Saturday, August 16, 2008
Totenreich 2: Orlando Martin-Camas
The graffiti on the wall of the San Francisco Unified School District headquarters has been cleaned off, and a small, homemade memorial for Orlando Martin-Camas has sprung up.
The 30-year-old Mexican cook was murdered on Monday night by a gang of punks for reasons unknown, and it's shaken up the neighborhood badly.
The de facto community center around here is the corner grocery at Gough and McAllister run by the brothers Sam and George, and they were devastated. "He was one of the nicest people we've ever known. This is horrible."
They were helping Orlando's family collect donations in order to send his body back to his family in Mexico.
If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and drop a dollar in. It's about the least we can do.