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Hunters Point or Bayview-Hunters Point is a neighborhood in the southeastern portion of San Francisco, California. A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...


The neighborhood

This thematic map shows the population levels of African-Americans in San Francisco
This thematic map shows the population levels of African-Americans in San Francisco

Hunters Point, named after a local family during the 19th century, is in the extreme southeastern part of San Francisco, strung along the main artery of Third Street from India Basin to Candlestick Point, home to Monster Park. Of San Francisco's microclimates, Hunters Point has the warmest weather of anywhere in the city. Bayview-Hunters Point, or "HP", as it commonly called, is a predominantly African American area with the highest percentage of homeownership in the City. This image is a self-generated thematic map from the U.S. Census Bureaus American Factfinder at http://factfinder. ... This image is a self-generated thematic map from the U.S. Census Bureaus American Factfinder at http://factfinder. ... A Masai man in Kenya Black people or blacks is a political, social or cultural classification of people. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... India Basin is the easternmost neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. The parameters of India Basin are roughly the neighborhood surrounding Cargo Way, Third Street, Evans and Innes Avenues to the Hunters Point Shipyard, from the top of the hill to the water. ... Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick or Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Hunters Point, or "HP", is home to many family businesses, community organizations, home recording studios, and churches that have thriving congregations. Many of the African-Americans in the area are the children of the massive southern migration of the 1940s, where thousands of African-Americans came from Southern states for job opportunities at the burgeoning war industries at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Between 1940 and 1950, the population leaped from 16,500 to 147,000; the neighborhood's predominance of African-Americans is a legacy of the restrictive housing covenants of the past. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ...


Many consider Bayview-Hunters Point a marginalized community, with nearly one-third of San Francisco's toxic waste sites with concurrent endemic health issues from those toxins. A 30% unemployment rate along with marginal city services create a volatile social powderkeg. Black-on-black crime and prostitution is a huge problem with gang wars surrounding territorial drug trade accounting for a high murder rate. Blacks comprise less than 8 percent of the population, yet they made up 63 percent of San Francisco homicide victims in 2005. Toxic waste is a hazardous waste that is toxic (poisonous or hazardous) for a variety of reasons. ... For a list of biologically injurious substances, including toxins and other materials, as well as their effects, see poison. ... An 1837 political cartoon about unemployment in the United States. ... Whore redirects here. ... Gang warfare is the conflict between differing groups of people identifying themselves as gangs. ... Retail selling Street selling is the bottom of the chain and can be accomplished through purchasing from prostitutes, through cloaked retail stores or refuse houses for users in the act located in red-light districts which often also deal in paraphernalia, dealers marketing merriment at night clubs and other events... Homicide (Latin homicidium, homo human being + caedere to cut, kill) refers to the act of killing another human being. ...


The neighborhood's population is changing — a traditionally Black-community established the Hunters Point Shipyard and blue-collar factory jobs and the reasonable housing prices has recently seen a decline due to gentrification. Many African-Americans from the Bayview-Hunters Point region have moved to other Bay Area cities, notably Antioch, Oakland, Hayward and Richmond while Latinos, Asians, and whites represent a growing part of the neighborhood drawn by warm weather, cheaper housing prices and new construction surrounding the city's current projects with this neighborhood is the Third Street Light Rail Project, expanding mass transit system into less-serviced neighborhoods. A Masai man in Kenya Black people or blacks is a political, social or cultural classification of people. ... The San Francisco Naval Shipyard was a United States Navy shipyard in San Francisco, California, located on 638 acres (2. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Antioch is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in California[1] and the county seat of Alameda County. ... Hayward is a city located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... // The term Latino is a linguistic identity that refers to an individual that has significant ancestry from a nation-state where a Latin derived language is spoken or is the offical language of the government. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Third Street Light Rail Project is a project to extend Muni Metro lines in San Francisco, California. ... In the United States of America, transit describes local area common carrier passenger transportation configured to provide scheduled service on fixed routes on a non-reservation basis. ...


The Bayview-Hunters Point area is rapidly morphing — the old infrastructure of factories and shipyards in some of the last available land in San Francisco is being torn down. Murals featuring Black pride are common in Hunters Point — residents there hope that those murals will still be there when the noise and dust of construction clear and that the new improved Bayview-Hunters Point community will provide new opportunities. Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ... Black pride is a slogan used interchangeably to depict both the movement of and concept within politically active black communities, especially African Americans in the United States. ...


Many community groups, such as the India Basin Neighborhood Association work with community members, other organizations and city- wide agencies to strengthen and improve this diverse part of San Francisco.


History of the Shipyard

Hunters Point as a community grew up around the two graving docks purchased and upbuilt in the late nineteenth and early-twentieth century by the Union Iron Works, owned by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company, located at Potrero Point. The original docks were built on solid rock. In 1916, the drydocks were thought to be the largest drydocks in the world, for the time. At a length of over 1000 feet, they were said to large enough to accommodate the largest warships and passenger steamers afloat. Soundings showed an off shore depth of sixty-five feet. The Navy used the docks as a mid-site between San Diego and Bremerton, Washington. 'I Luv My HunnyBunz (8-8-2006)' Much of the shoreline was extended by landfill extensions into the San Francisco Bay during the early-20th century. The Navy recognized the importance of shipbuilding and repair in the San Francisco Bay and began negotiating for use and appropriation of the Hunters Point Drydocks during World War I. A Congressional hearing on Pacific Coast Naval Bases was held in San Francisco in 1920 at San Francisco City Hall wherein city representatives, Mayor Rolph and City Engineer O'Shaughnessy and others testified on behalf of permanently siting the Navy at Hunters Point. The San Francisco Naval Shipyard was a United States Navy shipyard in San Francisco, California, located on 638 acres (2. ... U.S. Navy submarine USS Greeneville in dry dock following collision with a fishing boat. ... Union Iron Works, located in San Francisco, California, built a number of ships for the United States Navy. ... Bethlehem Steel Corporations manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Potrero Point, location of the earliest and most important industrial facilities in the Western United States, was a natural land mass extending into San Francisco Bay. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Sinclair Inlet and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (left), Dyes Inlet (middle distance) and Manette and Warren Avenue Bridges (left to right) across Port Washington Narrows Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, USA. The population was 37,259 at the 2000 census. ... Albury landfill, Surrey, England A landfill, also known as a dump, is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... This article is becoming very long. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... San Francisco City Hall in Summer 2003. ...


The land was again appropriated by the United States Navy at the onset of World War II and became one of the major shipyards of the west coast. Many workers, including African Americans, moved into the area to work at this shipyard and other wartime related industries in the area. After the war, the area remained a naval base and commercial shipyard, as many blue collar industries moved here. The Navy closed the shipyard and Naval base in 1974 [1] and gave it back to the city. Right now, there is a renaissance of the Hunters Point Shipyard.[2] The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Dockyards and shipyards are places which repair and build ships. ... A blue-collar worker is a working class employee who performs manual or technical labor, such as in a factory or in technical maintenance trades, in contrast to a white-collar worker, who does non-manual work generally at a desk. ...


As in most industrial zones of the era, Hunters Point has had a succession of coal and oil-fired power generation facilities that have left a legacy of pollution, both from smokestack effluvents and leftover byproducts that were dumped in the vicinity. In 2006 Pacific Gas and Electric Company completed rerouting of electrical services in the Bay Area and closed their Hunters Point Power Plant.[3] After WWII and until 1969, the Hunters Point shipyard was the site of the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, the US military's largest facility for applied nuclear research, which left many areas of the shipyard radioactively contaminated. [4] Pollution is the release of environmental contaminants. ... The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) , (NYSE: PCG), is the utility that provides natural gas and electricity to most of Northern California. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... The radiation warning symbol (trefoil). ...


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