San Francisco history

05 Apr 2022

Rediscovering My San Francisco Roots

What I’m about to tell you isn’t a secret. I’m from the East Bay. I was born in Walnut Creek, lived in Oakland’s Laurel neighborhood until I was 12 and then moved around Contra Costa until we ended up finding a permanent spot in Martinez. I lived in Emerson Arms,

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06 Oct 2021

The Eagle Has Been Granted Landmark Historical Status

With the Stud closing in 2020 (though currently “alive” in a sort suspended animation) South of Market’s the Eagle becomes the oldest currently operating leather bar in San Francisco. But the Eagle has taken a beating over the last ten years too; the bar announced it would close in 2011,

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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30 Aug 2021

They Once Wanted To Put a Restaurant On Top of Sutro Tower

The iconic San Francisco “space fork” known as Sutro Tower has become a recognized symbol for t-shirts and tattoos, but the 48-year-old radio and TV signal tower was the result of a hard-fought battle between local radio and TV stations. Some wanted it where it ended up being built near

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25 Aug 2021

SF Nightclub Legend Harry Denton Has Died

Harry Denton’s Starlight Room atop the Sir Francis Drake Hotel has not been Harry Danton’s Starlight Room since 2019, when its name changed. But that very same Harry Denton once owned four nightclubs with his name on them across San Francisco, bringing glitz, glamor, and velvet ropes to the SF

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05 Aug 2021

SF’s Newest Park was Originally built by prisoners from Alcatraz : A History of Black Point Gardens

It’s not everyday that our little peninsula gets a new piece of public land, but for the last four years the Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and a team of volunteers, have been restoring the gardens, walkways, stairs, and terraces of The Historic Black Point Gardens. The Black Point

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02 Aug 2021

Trove Of Rad Vintage Muni Photos From 60s, 70s, And 80s Released Online

Some people are history buffs, some people are transit nerds, and then there’s that rare kind of person who is strangely fascinated by both local history and public transportation. That is the kind of person who will spend hours clicking and scrolling through a just released set of more than

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24 Jun 2021

A History & Drinking Guide to Polk Gulch

What’s better than a neighborhood drinking guide?  A neighborhood drinking guide that also gives you historical facts to drop while you’re drinking.  Bellow is a short history of Polk Gulch with links to source material, and bellow that is a list of great bars to visit there, by a veteran

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15 Feb 2021

The Oldest Living San Franciscan Has Died — At Age 114

The oldest known living person in San Francisco — and in the entire state of California, for that matter — was Balboa Park resident Lucy Mirigian, born in 1906 in Western Armenia, what we now call Turkey. Lucy Mirrigian passed away at home with her family on Friday, February 12.

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