Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tag: Bernal Heights

Books: ‘Pura Neta,’ the Mission, and the price of gentrification

An interview with author Benjamin Bac Sierra on his new and powerful novel.

Best of the Bay 2020 Readers’ Stories of Resilience and Inspiration

We asked our readers for stories of Bay Area strength and celebration—your responses gave us hope for the new year.
Nickolas Muray, "Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán," 1939

Arts Forecast: Museums reopen, Litquake rolls out… and music in parklets?

Plus: SOMArts DĂ­a de los Muertos show, DJ Mark Farina, California Symphony, 'Heads of Hip Hop, more.

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...