Remember Matt Baran? We toured his house project as construction got underway. At about 3 this morning, he was dealt a setback when arsonists allegedly torched his building site and two others nearby.
Matt knew he was building in a changing neighborhood, but he never expected something like this to happen.
The local news media is trying hard to play the story as a race issue, but Matt and his neighbors see it as being a question of crime.
In the Bay Area, a home of your own can feel like an unattainable dream. We're saddened to see this happen to Matt, who wanted to build a green home for his family in a place with all kinds of different people.