Alameda Watershed and the Muwekma-Ohlone

The present-day Muwekma-Ohlone Tribe have called the East Bay home for thousands of years. As the original inhabitants of the Sunol Valley and the entire Bay Area, their ancestors lived in societies with complex social, political, economic and religious institutions that connected them to neighboring tribal groups. The founding of Missions San Francisco (1776), Santa…

Latinx Heritage Month: Culture, Environment, and Metzali

Throughout Latinx Heritage Month, we will be profiling the experiences and perspectives of Latinx SFPUC staff. In celebration and acknowledgement of the rich diversity of our teams and the role that culture plays in enriching our work, we’re proud to present the unique perspective below. My name is Metzali Andrade, I am an environmental justice…

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month with SFPUC Lotería

From September 15th to October 15th  is a time to celebrate the many contributions and accomplishments of the Latinx community. In an effort to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month and the diverse culture of our community, we have created the traditional Lotería game, with a utilities inspired twist! Lotería is the Spanish word for Lottery and the game dates back…

Local Artists Sirron Norris Uses Construction Fence as a Canvas for Powerful Bayview-Hunter’s Point History Mural

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) unveiled the first of four large-scale temporary murals in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. The 300-foot artwork by Bay Area visual artist Sirron Norris spans across the Southeast Treatment Plant Headworks Facilities Project’s construction fence on Evans Avenue between Rankin and Phelps Streets for…