Secrets of the Presidio

The Presidio is an artistic landscape of wilderness and historic military hallmarks taking on new dimensions.  The one-time homes of Army Officers are now $4,000 a month rentals for young families looking for that classically simple lifestyle within the boundaries of the big city.  And as the onslaught of entrepreneurs and technology workers converges on San […]

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On location with Artist Anthony Holdsworth — at The Golden Gate Bridge

Anthony Holdsworth is a well-known San Francisco/Oakland artist who’s been commissioned to take part in an exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. SFMOMA Gallery will present a collection of tributes to this iconic structure in May. I had the good fortune of catching up with him as he embarked on the […]

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Dare to Soar in 2012

What better way to start off 2012 than to reflect on the pearls of wisdom from brilliant minds of centuries past? In the words of Emerson, …”then in a moment, and unannounced, the truth appears.” I embraced the first day of the New Year with a walk along Crissy Field and felt so much creative […]

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The Drama and the Draw of Occupy SF

The Occupy SF camp is like one big storefront window this holiday season.  There’s mixed reaction as to whether it’s helping or hurting retailers.  Demonstrators spent one of the busiest shopping days halting cable cars and busses down Market Street on two occasions for 20 minute stretches.  That irritated some to the point of public […]

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The Visual Artistry of Julie Michelle – Inside City Hall

Julie Michelle records San Francisco history by embracing the stories of strangers and bringing their words to life through inventive imagery.  Her photos celebrate the city spirit against cultural murals, vintage doorways, turn-of-the-century glass, and tile stairwells dripping with coral, indigo and parrot green.  She is in love with color, nature, design and all San […]

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