KPIX-TV Eye on the Bay show from 2007 featuring a look at the Alum Rock neighborhood in San Jose and the Fruitvale neighborhood in Oakland. Presenter Marla Tellez is shown around Alum Rock by Len Ramirez and they visit: James Lick High School; the National Hispanic University; Peters' Bakery; Mario's Barber Shop; Alum Rock Park (California's oldest municipal park, founded in 1872) and Mark's Hot Dogs. Presenter Dave Stoelk looks at the rich history of Fruitvale from the Nineteenth Century onwards, which includes visits to: International Blvd.; the Jingletown area; Peralta Hacienda Historic Park and also includes interviews with Gilda Gonzales, Betty Marvin and Holly Alonso. Ends with brief views of Brian Hackney visiting Lee's Sandwiches and Bakery in San Jose, where he buys a 10-inch ham and cheese sandwich for $3.75 and points out the construction site for what will be the Vietnam Town shopping mall. Note that KPIX originally titled this episode "Ethnic Neighborhoods." Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
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