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
After Years of Delays & Well Over Budget, The Central Subway Opens
Just two and a half weeks away, the grand opening of a long-awaited project. The Central Subway will finally (tho not completely) be opened. An extension of the T Third Line route on 3rd Street, the Central Subway will extend through SOMA, the FiDi and Chinatown. Last week, the city
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
Ride Around 1940s San Francisco in this Remastered Film
In the comments section, people who formerly swore off colorized film were enchanted by how the hue made the past feel closer than ever. A 35mm black and white film of San Francisco from the 1940s found in the Internet Archive was restored by NASS for stabilized, de-noised, cleaned, and
SF Chinatown Showgirl Cynthia ‘Empress’ Yee Is A Living Legend
“I think people come to Chinatown because they expect a Disneyland atmosphere,” Cynthia Yee says. “When they see it’s just a neighborhood, a community with restaurants and daily life, they wonder.” Yee is a tour guide with the award-winning Chinatown Magic Tours, but she was once herself at the center of
Mama Candy Retiring From Bow Bow Cocktail Lounge, Giving Place to Bartender
Larger than life Chinatown bartender Mama Candy hasn’t been seen much lately, as her famed karaoke dive bar Bow Bow Cocktails has been closed throughout the pandemic. But Bow Bow Cocktails will run a little differently when it reopens in the next few weeks. SFGate reports that Mama Candy is
Chinatown Senior Burlesque Troupe Bashing Back On AAPI Hate Crimes
Remember the 76 year-old Asian grandma who whacked her attacker with a wooden board in March? Get ready to multiply her fury times ten, as KPIX reports that the legacy, Chinatown senior citizen burlesque troupe Grant Avenue Follies is preparing a burlesque number that prepares Asian seniors to fight back
San Francisco Sunday Streets Are Back This Weekend!
After a pandemic-cancelled 2020, a program returns to San Francisco this month that promotes health and wellness by eliminating cars from some streets for a day. The Sunday Streets program — a collaboration between multiple city agencies, MUNI and the non-profit Livable City — will relaunch in a limited fashion
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