Green Dreams... Up in Smoke

Green Dreams... Up in Smoke

Jonathan B.
Jul 29, 2008

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.

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