SF History

16 Jul 2020

The Beauty & ‘Beef’ in San Francisco’s Street Art Scene

You’ve seen their work all over the city, on boarded up storefronts and hanging in windows, you’ve seen it on walls, garage doors, and mailboxes.  Street art in San Francisco a reflection our city’s culture, politics and creativity.  The great majority of art hanging in SF’s museums, is not by

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02 Jul 2020

The Hidden Time Capsules All Around San Francisco

There are many time capsules buried around San Francisco containing everything from newspaper clippings to bottles of Anchor Steam beer.   The oldest SF time capsule is from 1865, and it was only unearthed in 2001.  Bellow we discuss the contents, discoveries and dates of several capsules that have found in

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12 May 2020

From The Bay to Palestine & Back, How Grand Coffee Became a Mission Staple

East Bay to Palestine, Palestine to San Francisco: How Nabeel Silmi built a coffee staple in the San Francisco Mission.

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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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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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29 May 2018

The ‘Largest Winery in the World’ is Abandoned in Richmond, CA

Hidden East Bay Wonders brings you everything weird, whimsical and wonderful in the East Bay. This week: the abandoned Winehaven winery in Richmond.

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10 Apr 2020

Help Keep City Lights Books Alive!

There are few things more holy to the soul of creative San Francisco than City Lights Books. It is part of our DNA, hell it’s part of the DNA of every countercultural movement that has existed in the United States. I love this bookstore so dearly that it would shatter

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27 Mar 2020

All That Glitters: An Homage to Bay Area Dreamers & Schemers

All That Glitters is an homage to the dreamers and schemers that make the Bay Area unique. San Francisco artist Kaytea Petro uses a homemade hibiscus ink to illustrate historic photos, lovingly depicting a bygone era. More of her work can be seen at kayteapetro.com or on her Instagram. All

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