There are a lot of highly regarded movies filmed in San Francisco, including Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 noir masterpiece, “Vertigo” and the 1968 slow-burn, groundbreaking action thriller, “Bullitt,” starring Steve McQueen as a brooding but honest police lieutenant. Every cinephile has seen those classics. I’d rather explore a few other significant (and more recent) films, where San Francisco does more than provide a dramatic, textured backdrop. The City is actually a supporting character.
Local Author and Historian Wrote the Book on SF’s Residence Parks
It’s not well known but during the early 20th century dozens of neighborhoods were planned with picturesque streets, landscaping, detached houses and setbacks to convey the feeling of living in a park – rare in San Francisco.
Press Release: Number of Vacant Homes in SF Climbs by 52% in Two Years
Vacant homes in San Francisco have skyrocketed from approximately 40,000 in 2019 to more than 60,000 in 2021, a 52 percent increase in just two years, according to a report released today by the City’s Budget and Legislative Analyst. An estimated 15% of all homes in San Francisco are empty, by far the highest rate among major cities in the country, the report found.
‘Photos of the Sunset District’: A Tale of Two Taraval Record Stores
Photojournalist Jeremy Word’s photos of two Taraval Street record stores.
Letter to the Editor: Why is SF Not Preparing for Climate Change?
New reports say the Sierras will be snow-free in 25 years, and that the Antarctic Ice Sheet has passed the tipping point.
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Oct. 29-31, 2021.
Link to photos from Outstde Lands 2019. TOP
Letter to the Editor: SF Leaders Falling Short on Climate Change Reduction Measures
San Francisco’s leaders keep showing us they’re not up to the enormous mitigation and adaptation efforts needed for SF to survive climate change.
Press Release: SF’s Minimum Wage Rises to $16.32 Per Hour
Effective July 1, 2021 the minimum wage for all workers in the City and County of San Francisco will increase to $16.32 per hour.
SF, Bay Area Public Schools Struggle to Open During Pandemic
San Francisco and San Mateo County public schools have been closed because of the pandemic for more than nine months, and officials are still struggling with whether and when to reopen.
Connie Chan Wins Seat on SF Board of Supervisors
On Saturday, Nov. 7, the final votes were tallied and it was announced that Connie Chan won the general election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She will represent District 1, replacing outgoing Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, who chose not to run for reelection.
San Franciscans rally outside City Hall with Biden/Harris Win
Photos by Guy Oliveira from around City Hall on Nov. 7 after Joe Biden was named president-elect.
Press Release: Walk to End Alzheimers on Nov. 7
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting San Francisco residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Nov. 7, 2020.
Letter to the Editor: Families for San Francisco – New Political Group
Our mission is to organize families and committed residents of San Francisco into a collective political voice. We aim to provide information about San Francisco issues and candidates.
Real Estate Market Remains Healthy on SF’s West Side
San Francisco Realtor Alexander Clark, however, said Zillow reports like these – and ensuing articles based upon them – are meant for “shock and awe” and often tell a partial story.
Photos: Marching on the Golden Gate Bridge against racial injustice, June 6, 2020
Photos of a march on the Golden Gate Bridge protesting racial in justice. June 6, 2020.