Alum Lee Meyerzove On Growing Up In 1940s San Francisco

Monday, October 19, 2015
HOODLINE SAN FRANCISCO -- Leland (Lee) Meyerzove, longtime SoMa resident, journalist and activist, was a radio programmer and host of the weekly radio broadcast of Board of Supervisors meetings on KPOO. In the mid-1960s. He was friends with the last of the Beat poets and at SF State edited Transfer, the campus literary magazine. In the later 1960s, Meyerzove headed up the San Francisco Economic Opportunity Council’s Anti-Poverty Program. “When I was going to Lowell High School, we had to walk through miles of sand dunes to get out to the soccer field at San Francisco State,” he said. “People just don’t understand that not long ago, you could walk all over many neighborhoods, but when the city began expanding into the real western areas, the Richmond and Sunset, we became lost.”