Bay Area history

12 May 2024

San Francisco Bay Ferry to Add Lines, Expand Service

San Francisco may be neglecting the full potential of the strategic waterways that brought it into being. If you’ve ever sat in Bridge traffic and watched boats fly by on the water below, you might have felt the same. There is no reason the Bay Area shouldn’t have as robust

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collection of pinball machines from the 1940s-60s
20 Feb 2024

The Art and History of (Illegal) Pinball in the Bay Area

The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) in Alameda hosts multiple rooms with a rotating cast of over 100 pinball machines from the 1940s – present, all in playable order. I attended Pinball and Pints at the PPM as part of SF Beer Week. Friendly folks sharing their passions of pinball and

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27 Jan 2024

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally

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09 Jun 2023

Did You Know You Could Stay in Alcatraz’s Infamous D-Block?

I alluded last week to my love for spooky spaces in The Bay. My fascination with these extraordinary locations began in 1999, when I was 19 years old and fortunate enough to have the chance to spend a night sleeping on a cot in Alcatraz’s notorious D-Block. The number of

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02 Jun 2023

The Infamous Cult House in Tomales Bay, Turning into a Luxury Hotel

A few years ago, I ventured into the mysterious depths of Marin County’s history when a friend convinced me to join them on an exploration of an abandoned cult house – once owned and operated by a now-defunct cult. Little did I know that in the upcoming fall of 2023,

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13 Apr 2023

The Daly City Thrill Killer, ‘Penny’

Penny giggled while acting out her crime for the police and various journalists. The fashionably dressed, gun-chewing teenager was a goldmine and the media ran with it.

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Firefighters spraying down a building.
20 Mar 2023

San Franciscans Rallied Together After Hardship Before. They Could Do It Again.

On April 18, 1906, five-foot-deep holes cracked through Market Street and ate people whole like cavernous maws to hapless anchovies. Author David K. Randall recounts in Black Death at the Golden Gate how Howard Street’s American Hotel collapsed on firefighter James O’Neill, crushing him beneath. And, when the first intense

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17 Feb 2023

Nostalgic Bay Area Commercials Guaranteed To Take You Back

This week, I casually referenced a Bay Area commercial to a friend. “Now you have a friend in the diamond business,” I joked. If you know, you know – our friend in the diamond business is Shane Company. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Every so often, I’ll

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07 Nov 2022

10 Fun Facts About San Francisco You May Not Know

You think you know a lot about San Francisco? Well let’s see how many of these fun facts you already had stored in your noggin. You’re about to be so much better at SF trivia. 1. Alcatraz was the only federal prison to offer hot-water showers, supposedly to dissuade prisoners

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