Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Bernal Heights

Books: A fun ride through SF and NorCal in the 1980s

I’ve known Daniel Ben-Horin for many years – as  journalist, as the head of Media Alliance way back in the days when I was a young reporter, and as...

Which side of the ‘house divided’ are you on?

This morning I made the dire mistake of reading twitter comments on a San Francisco Chronicle report of protesters at SF Mayor London Breed's house. The tenor was "These...

Travel back in time, daily, with Emperor Norton

Like all tourist functions, Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine Tour, a delightful peregrination amongst various sites of historical importance, has ceased temporarily. But you can still enjoy golden...

Election Day: Early turnout is light, but that will change

At first glance, the turnout for Election Day seems a bit slow: The Department of Elections reports that 385,999 vote-by-mail ballots have been issued, and as of today, only...

Hiking the Crosstown Trail: a photo-essay, part one

Read part 2 of Lucas' photo-essay here.  A wind-swept bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A grotto of impossibly luxe mansions. An overgrown canyon carved by a modest creek, adjoining a...

Supes poised to create 12 new districts where vacancy tax can be assessed

The Board of Supes is moving to create a dozen new neighborhood commercial districts – a move that will bring more of the city under the vacancy tax on...

Excelsior residents oppose new luxury housing project

On Sunday afternoon, Excelsior residents and community-based organizations gathered to march, drum, chant, perform, and express their collective anger and distress over the rise of luxury development that has...

DA candidates address SF’s failures in sexual assault cases

The profound failure of San Francisco to address sexual assault in a way that prioritizes survivors has become a major issue in the race for district attorney. The three leading...

Hopes, fears, dreams, and ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’

Two African American dreamers, Jimmie (first-time actor Jimmie Fails) and Mont (Jonathan Majors) are struggling to survive in the unforgiving reality of the City by the Bay in “The...

When demolition threatens neighborhood merchants

The Board of Supes will consider Tuesday/4 extending a rule that exempts many property owner on commercial strips in D4 and D11 from notification requirements when they change the type...