America's Cup and Ping Pong

America’s Cup on the Bay connects with Ping Pong in Chinatown

Table tennis and competitive sailing really aren’t strange bedfellows. Both are made up of team spirit, enthusiasm, cultural bonding and can easily go down big on the same day as a spectator sport in San Francisco. Just as San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee celebrated the second annual Chinatown Sunday Streets and Ping Pong tournament, he…

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Postcard Tradition in SF

Oscar Wilde once said, “It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco.”  Perhaps the same can be said for postcards.  Many a rare find can be discovered by pouring through the collections of members of the San Francisco Bay Area Post Card Club.  These are our nations true historians.…

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One last shout out for the SF Giants Fans!

We may not be dancing in the streets this week, but the SF Giants World Series win can still be felt everywhere you go.  There’s just a certain sparkle in the eyes of everyone.  This morning I was doing laundry with a neighbor and we were showing off our Giants T-shirts.  She watched the final…

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SF Giants Fan Vehicle is Curbed on Victory Day

The fan truck that was all the rage this Giants season didn’t get to strut her stuff in the victory parade —  much to the disappointment of followers.  “Nellie” as her fans call her, is a ’55 Chevy pickup that is decked out bumper to bumper in Giants colors, flags and paraphernalia.  Before the parade…

11/1/10 - a day that will go down in San Francisco History

San Francisco Goes Wild with World Series Win

History was made on this night as the SF Giants scored World Series Victory and the city is crazy with excitement. Because the team was playing in Texas, San Francisco put up a jumbo screen outside City Hall and thousands upon thousands turned out.  As people got off work, the crowd became unbelievable. Perhaps it…