2006Originially published on SFGate.com By Jane Ganahl Four attractive -- if completely different in style -- women greet each other at the Atlas Cafe with hugs and shrieks of joy. Strangers until recently, they're now forever bonded by the rigors of having 40 people carrying cameras...

BY CERISE HENZES The familiar squeak of Nikes on parquet coupled with laughter bouncing off the painted concrete walls of a gymnasium sends me directly back to recess, the highlight of my elementary-school days. But I’m not in my third-grade gym. I’m at the Visitacion Valley...

Reported by Carolyn Tyler, ABC7 News December 2003 (Transcribed by Curt Yagi) Carolyn Tyler: Growing up in this part of San Francisco isn't easy. Violence and gang activity are part of every day life in Visitacion Valley. Nine years ago, a group of volunteers wanted to do something...