SF History

17 Oct 2018

We wanna send you on a SF Ghost Hunting Tour on Halloween Night!

  Celebrate Halloween at San Francisco’s premiere haunted walking tour, the San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour. Founded in 1998 by local raconteur and paranormal investigator Jim Fassbinder, this decades-old tradition combines San Francisco’s rich haunted history with storytelling, insider gossip, and a magic twist provided by San Francisco Ghost Hunt’s current owner-operator,

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20 Sep 2018

Bad Judges, Bridge Nets and Racial Discrimination: Your Bay News for the Week of Sept. 20, 2018

This week’s news touches on the effort to reduce suicide deaths on the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco’s racial discrimination problem and all sorts of judicial woes, locally and nationally. Here goes… Please Don’t Jump In 2008, the New York Times described the Golden Gate Bridge as “the most popular

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05 Sep 2018

What it’s Like Being a Black Gentrifier

Guest post by LeRon L. Barton The story of San Francisco today can be summed up in three words: Housing, Displacement, and Gentrification. The removal of people from their homes, the loss of local business, the reimaging of neighborhoods, and the destruction of community is the number one issue with

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21 Aug 2018

With the Owner in Jail, The Westin St. Francis is for Sale!

The Westin St. Francis is up for sale, and its current owner is none other than the Chinese government.  Why?  Because its previous owner was Chinese insurance magnate We Xiaohui, and he was recently sentenced to 18 years in Chinese prison for fraud and embezzlement.  His Westin purchase was part

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06 Aug 2018

San Francisco: Before the Tech Boom, and Now

Look at these side-by-side pictures of what San Francisco looked like just ten years ago compared to now. Google Maps provides Street View images dating back to the 2007-08 Great  Recession and financial crisis, so we we dug up some not-even-that-old photos to compare how San Francisco looked in the

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02 Aug 2018

New SF Subway Line Taking Longer to Build Than Golden Gate Bridge in 1930’s

The new SF Subway Line connecting the SOMA with Chinatown, is taking twice as long to build as it took to build the entire Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930’s.

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29 Jun 2018

An Exhaustive Collection 2018 SF Pride Photos

Another Pride has come and gone in a year that felt little of celebration.  The fight continues, however, and visibility is the strongest message one can send.  And if there are folk  that knows how to show off the fight with fabulousness and ferocity, they are the babes of the

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28 Jun 2018

SF Chronicle Investigation Reveals Nothing About SF Homeless Problem…Again

For the second year in a row, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Heather Knight kicked off the SF Homeless Project with a splashy front-page article in which the voices of homeless people are nearly absent. Last year’s lead article used innovative data-driven reporting to illustrate how annoying homeless people are (but

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