SF History

21 Mar 2021

Chinatown Pride: Celebrating Queer Chinese Culture

On March 25 from 6-7 pm San Francisco Pride and the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco will join forces to present Chinatown Pride, an hour long online celebration of Queer Chinese culture. The event will serve as a fundraiser for both organizations and as a gesture of solidarity between

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25 Feb 2021

Cool, Safe, Artsy Things to do in SF During the Pandemic

Since we’ve been such good little citizens during the pandemic, our Covid infection rates are putting us into ‘Red Tier’ by next week.  What is ‘Red Tier’ you might ask?  It means we can join NYC in indoor dinning and indoor museums at 25% capacity!  So check your favorite restaurants,

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23 Feb 2021

Tuesday Night Vigil Will Honor Life of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A vigil will be held Tuesday night in Jack Kerouac Alley near the famed City Lights Booksellers & Publishers to celebrate the life of San Francisco icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The poet died Monday after a battle with interstitial lung disease. He was 101 years old, and had lived that century

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23 Feb 2021

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Restless Revolutionary of Prose, Dies at 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti — the poet, the publisher, the painter, the activist, the man who propelled the Beat Movement and brought City Lights to San Francisco — has died at the age of 101. According to his daughter, Julie Sasser, the lifelong provocateur lost his battle Monday with interstitial lung disease.

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06 Oct 2020

Thomas, Alito Signal Same-Sex Marriage Rights Could Be Undone

Get ready for the undoing. It was February 12, 2004 in San Francisco when then Mayor Gavin Newsom officiated the country’s first same-sex marriage ceremony, helping legally tie the knot for Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, a couple who’d already been together for 50 years. In the month that followed,

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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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