SF History

24 Jan 2020

This 1966 Video of Market Street Neon Signs is Spellbinding

As Market Street makes news for preparing to go car free next week, it’s pretty amazing to take a peek at this video of what it looked like in the 1960s.

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15 Jan 2020

Drawn from the City: Jack is a gay costume designer and self-described gender-fucker

DRAWN FROM THE CITY: Illustrations and Interviews of SF’s Best, first appeared in The Bold Italic in 2015 and ran through 2016. We at broke-assstuart.com liked them so much we asked Crystal if we could put them out again as a time capsule of SF’s creative scene during the height of the most recent

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31 Dec 2019

The History Behind New Years Resolutions

Resolutions, like wishes, like dreams, are ostensibly reachable, hopefully, feasible goals that many of us around the globe try desperately to hold ourselves to in the new year. Depending on your perspective of the whole thing, you may not even think about resolutions, maybe concerned solely about where you’re going

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05 Dec 2019

The Writers Grotto Celebrates 25 Years in San Francisco

Via – Connie Hale  The Writers Grotto Celebrates 25 Years in San Francisco and Announces New Initiatives for the Next 25 In a city that once stood for art and literature and subversive expression, where it’s become freakishly difficult for all artists to survive, the Writers Grotto remains a champion

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05 Dec 2019

SF’s Tuesday Siren Will Just Play Fart Noises Now

The San Francisco Tuesday noon warning siren has been in use since World War II, when the west coast was nervous about an attack from the Imperial Japanese navy and airforce.  San Francisco Bay was a major hub for the US Navy’s Pacific fleet, districts like Treasure Island and Hunters

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02 Dec 2019

The Five Stages of Losing for a 49er’s fan

and then the weird one-year stint with Jim Tomsula who used to sell doormats, food, and medical equipment, the Niners really know how to test their constituents

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08 Nov 2019

When the City You Love Doesn’t Love You Back

“The city is cruel to the weak, deaf to those who love it, and subservient only to those who are wrecking it. Like all neurotics, the city hates its friends, and loves its enemies.”

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22 Oct 2019

Hundreds of 1850’s-1900’s Photos Surfaced of San Francisco!

314 New Photographs added to the OpenSFHistory archive! If you’re like us, you love historical photography of San Francisco.  Looking through a looking glass into the past and comparing it with the present, lends a certain magical realism to our current lives.  See Market Street before the 1906 earthquake, nob

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