The Many Vibes of Pride in San Francisco

Pride is as much for social butterflies as it is for wallflowers. It’s an explosion of color with moments of provocative and daring draped in family values, faith and corporate responsibility.   The show begins with a sea of motorcycles and thousands upon thousands of roaring spectators. There is that dash of flash, but it…

Preserving their Stories – USS San Francisco (CA-38)

This past year, we lost seven men who served on the USS San Francisco.  We feel the loss of our greatest generation while attending events such as the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the USS San Francisco monument in Lands End. Thanks to historians like James Hornfischer, author of “Neptune’s Inferno”, who spoke this year,…

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…

Blazing a Path of Latin Jazz in San Francisco

JazzSabor is a labor of love.  A group of seasoned Bay Area musicians are performing in propulsive rhythm to a hot genre of Latin jazz.  Some of these artists once shared the stage with legendary drummers and bandleaders.  Today their talent takes on new dimension as they deliver a unique blend of Latin dance music.  Among…

The Power of Music — Street People and Tourists unite in San Francisco

Music truly brings people together.  MJ’s Brass Boppers – a popular New Orleans-style brass band, takes to the street and everyone moves to the beat; following them on a beautiful journey down Market Street.  How fortunate am I to stumble on the scene with a Flip.  The popular brass band started out at Powell –…

T2- Global, Social, Sustainable

Layovers just turned luxurious at SFO with the soon-to-be open Terminal 2. A brilliant open house this weekend showcased fabulous affordable food (something rarely found in an airport), a unique shopping experience, superbly sustainable surroundings, and innovative entertainment stops — including ones for tots. It was a look into the past and a door to…

San Francisco Street Vibes

  Sunday Streets is back in full force and performers here know how to work an audience. Strutting your stuff in is easy at the biggest block party in the city!  The streets are blocked off to cars, and there are endless choice spots to set up shop and take center stage.  All the way…

Buddha you were the Bomb – Tribute to Three Heads Six Arms

It didn’t seem like it should happen so soon.  SF Station still shows Three Heads Six Arms will be in place through the end of the year.  But last week the forklift came in and dismantled our precious Three Heads Six Arms and carried him out of the Civic Center Plaza.  The crews on the…

Flying Furniture – Fans Seek Meaning in SOMA Art Site

A remarkable display of 60’s-style furniture adhered to the outside of the abandoned Hugo Hotel in the SOMA district could stick around longer than expected.  The hotel was slated to soon be replaced by affordable housing — but proposed state budget cuts could delay plans.  The redevelopment project is now in jeopardy according to SF…

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.…