Stephen Somerstein has had several lifetimes worth of achievements so far in his 81 years. Almost as amazing as his photos in the Smithsonian, his Emmy Award or his career as an aerospace engineer is how Somerstein can recall and recount his experiences in explicit detail.
Everyone who grew up in the Sunset District during the 1950s and 60s will have stories about their childhood adventures and the changes they have seen in their neighborhood and City. Not everyone writes them down. Kevin Carroll did.
When Susan Bell was a little girl, her mother received a Ukranian Easter egg, called a pysanky, from a friend, an immigrant from Eastern Europe. Bell remembers admiring its bright colors and designs and would look forward to each spring when the egg was put on display.
…. Several years later, she moved to her current space at 2414 28th Ave., near Taraval, which has been the home of Young Artists Studio ever since.
In 2020, the nonprofit Jess Goldstein worked for cut back its operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In her newfound spare time, Goldstein revisited an old hobby: creating crossword puzzles.
For a few hours on Sunday, Oct. 31, the Upper Great Highway between Taraval Street and Sloat Boulevard was transformed into a Halloween festival for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and dancing.
While traveling in Mexico City, Sunset resident and author William Vlach became fascinated by statues of military students fighting the United States Army during the Mexican-American War. He did a little research and learned that these students were called San Patricios. They were Irish expatriates who joined the Mexican Army.
To provide adaptive bicycles for free to people with disabilities, the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) has teamed up with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Lyft Bay Wheels and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).
he Northern California coastline is a major migration route for many species of whales, and home to even more species of marine mammals, like seals, sea lions, otters and dolphins.
Bruce McKay is a San Francisco native with deep roots. His family has lived here since coming from Scotland in 1829.
In October of 2015, Asima Arif ended an engineering project in Wyoming. Just two months later, she opened Earthfire Arts Studio on the corner of 10th Avenue and Judah Street in the Inner Sunset.
The idea was born when Pettit-Taylor learned that the Star Dance Studio couldn’t occupy its usual indoor location at 300 Moraga St., under guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Efforts are underway to give landmark status to one of San Francisco’s hidden jewels in a location that has featured predominantly in the City’s history for more than a hundred years.
Every year from mid-January through March, the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park puts on a show. Or rather, its magnolia trees do. From eye level to 80 feet in the air, blossoms ranging from white to deep fuchsia can be found in every corner of the Garden.