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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…