Oral History: Andrew Pollack

Oral History

Interviewed by Chris Carlsson for Shaping San Francisco on January 29, 2019.

Andy Pollack came to San Francisco as a teen in the late 1960s and fell in with the Diggers for a time. Later he went to the New College Law School and became an alternative tax lawyer to hundreds. He was a director of The Farm in the early 1980s when it became a storied punk rock venue, he spent time in the far north of California at the infamous Black Bear compound (a Digger back-to-the-land project), and much more... he has a unique perspective on what being "alternative" in San Francisco has been, and continues to be.

There are seven consecutive clips that play one after another... most are just a few minutes, but the one on The Farm is 12+ minutes (it's #5 in the sequence)...

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