SF History

10 Dec 2018

San Francisco is the City Where you Can’t….

The story goes that, the day after breaking ground for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, President William H. Taft, the last of our exquisitely mustachioed Commander-in-Chiefs, toasted San Francisco as “The City that Knows How.” It had been less than a decade since the Great Conflagration had burned most of The City to the ground, and President Taft was in awe at the incredible speed at which San Francisco had managed to rebuild.

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04 Dec 2018

It’s the LAST DAY to Get the Limited Edition BAS Poster!

Today is the very last day you can get your hands on this badass, limited edition, signed BAS poster. That’s right, after today it will be gone! All you gotta do is become a member of the $15 tier on my Patreon page. That said, as we’ve seen so many

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30 Nov 2018

There’s a Festival of Old Archival Footage of San Francisco

The people at the Long Now Foundation have been putting this on for 13 years and it keeps getting bigger each time. This year it’s happening over two nights at the Castro Theatre. The info below is from the Eventbrite page, which is where you can also buy tickets. The Long

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21 Nov 2018

People Are Painting the Mezzanine like Chili’s in Protest

Corporate evil-doers are booting the legendary Mezzanine in exchange for some plush office space. For all intents and purposes, it seems like a very sad done deal. But a group of people have started a Facebook event with the goal of saving the Mezz by hiding it in plain sight

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14 Nov 2018

Long Live La Taqueria! The Battle to Save the Mission Icon Has Been Won

You have to be on your game to be considered “The Taqueria” in an area famous for stuffed tortilla goodness. La Taqueria has been honing their skills for 46 years and with the founder’s purchase of the iconic building, the Mission staple promises to keep it up for many years

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13 Nov 2018

Thank You Ralph, An Unforgettable Encounter with a Gonzo Legend

By Tess F. Stevens Haight Street 2018, a buzzing motorized hallway filled with Ubers and Lyfts, and I’m in one with an eccentric former artist and now, photographer of “women over 50,” Denise, who has lived in San Francisco for 20 years. “What’s going on at the gallery tonight?” She asked,

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01 Nov 2018

Salesforce Tower Reveals New Partnership with Mordor

In a landmark deal between Salesforce executives and The Dark Lord Sauron, Mordor will now begin using Salesforce products to modernize its staff recruiting process, manage border security, and engage with its orcs, goblins and cave trolls.

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26 Oct 2018

Why the Monument in Union Square Should be Taken Down

Guest post by Max Silver Disclaimer: The author of this article is not Filipino. He is a white man from San Francisco. While this story focuses on the acts of Admiral George Dewey of the U.S. Navy, figures such as Emilio Aguinaldo and Apolinario Mabini are also mentioned. Their perspectives are

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