San Francisco’s French Connection and the Artist down at Pier 45

December saw a historic micro-moment down at Pier 45 in Fisherman’s Wharf when for the first time someone from outside the U.S. received the highest honor for his volunteer service on board the historic SS Jeremiah O’Brien Liberty Ship.  I documented Emmanuel (Manu) Alteirac’s three month journey from the time he arrived here from Brittany, France […]

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Lucia Gonnella

Italian born Lucia Gonnella is an amazing San Francisco artist who adores North Beach. Her brilliant paintings make you want to spend endless hours at an outdoor cafe savoring the sights of this historic neighborhood.  I met her on San Francisco’s oldest block – Grant Street – where she was painting the outside of a […]

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Impressionists at America’s Cup

America’s Cup is in full swing and it’s also an artist’s gateway to creative expression . Sketch artists and live painters were invited to tap into their genius as San Francisco hosts a premier sailing competition which dates back to 1851.  Cityscape Impressionist Michael Rodman was among 50 artists toting a canvas and easel to a vantage […]

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City Lights Books #SanFrancisco Celebrates Diamond Anniversary

#SanFrancisco #CityLights turns 60 and supporters are dancing in the streets of Jack Kerouac Alley as 94-year old Lawrence Ferlinghetti autographs books upstairs.  The author, activist and bookstore co-founder published many works by the Beats including Ginsberg, and Kerouac.  The year long celebration has just begun — click here for a series of upcoming events: […]

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