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"
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 […]Read more "Secrets of the Presidio"
The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen defines local, social, sustainable and the food is off the charts delectable. Food and Wine ranked them one of the best restaurant openings of 2010 and they’re about to open a second restaurant in the Mission. Down the street from AT&T park, this gourmet sandwich shop touting artisanal ingredients is truly […]Read more "Grilling up a Savory Sandwich for the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary"
The Presidio’s famed Montgomery Row is evolving into a vibrant neighborhood for business, tourists and locals alike. Buildings once occupied by soldiers serving during a span of conflicts – from the Spanish-American War to the Vietnam War – are gradually being prepped for a new era. Revamped to accommodate 2012 telecommunications and LEED standards, one […]Read more "Presidio’s Old World Charm Retained with Renovation"
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"