As Actor and Activist Peter Coyote enters his seventh decade, he looks back on the movements of the 60’s and the impact made by groups like “The Diggers” of which he was a integral part. During the Summer of Love, they stood for social, cultural and political change — only some of that was truly […]Read more "Peter Coyote at 71 — Reflections of the World We Imagined"
Woody Allen is filming in San Francisco after a 40-year hiatus and Twitter is lighting up daily with crew sightings. I had the good fortune of catching up with them on Saturday as they set up shop for another day of shooting at 14th and Van Ness in the Mission to film scenes that included […]Read more "Woody Allen blends into the beat of San Francisco"
Flash Mob paid tribute to Rhythm Nation this weekend with dancers donning black leather and powerful moves. The Castro was their encore destination in a day of street dance that stopped trains on the tracks. The ‘F’ line had to pause for the four minute performance much to the delight of passengers. Who are these impromptu […]Read more "Flash Mob Moves in the Castro"
Alfred Hitchcock made several movies with scenes in San Francisco — with lavish backdrops like the Flood Mansion in Nob Hill, Grace Cathedral, Mission Dolores, Union Square, Palace of the Legion of Honor and of course the Golden Gate Bridge. One of his most memorable films shot here is Vertigo, made in 1957. Starring James […]Read more "Hitchcock’s Romance with San Francisco"
Zoo Station – a Bay area U2 tribute band – rolled through San Francisco on a flatbed to electrify the crowd at the tail end of the 161st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – and they were running on all cylinders. Dubbed “The Complete U2 Experience” vocalist Bonalmost (Joshua Fryvecind) has a remarkable resemblance to […]Read more "Zoo Station Rocks San Francisco on St. Patrick’s Day"
Crowds of constituents made their way to City Hall to watch San Francisco’s 43rd Mayor be sworn into office. Viewers were four and five rows deep leaning off balconies for a vantage point to see Mayor Ed Lee take the oath of office administered by Senator Dianne Feinstein. People were hanging over yellow taped off […]Read more "Big Fanfare for Mayoral Inauguration"
Sunday Streets 2011 promises to be the longest season yet – with the street party offering up a double dose of entertainment in September. It’s not yet on the website calendar, but organizers say September 18th will be the big day for Chinatown/North Beach. There’s also a city-wide ping pong tournament about to be officially announced. […]Read more "San Francisco’s Mayor Steps to Sunday Streets"