Category: S.F. Lives

Parallel lives: Alejandro Murguía reanimates life of North Beach dancer Maclovia Ruiz

“Secret history has been the subject of my research for a long time,” said poet and educator Alejandro Murguía by…

2 days ago

Slow Healer: Dr. Victoria Sweet sees medicine’s future in Laguna Honda’s past

“I love this place,” said Dr. Victoria Sweet, staring up at the grand, old entrance to Laguna Honda Hospital and…

2 weeks ago

Empanada Lady: Paula Tejeda cultivates appreciation of Chilean food and cinema

As a small business owner, Paula Tejeda has seen her share of changes at the bottom of the Redstone Building,…

4 weeks ago

Electric Man: Cultural navigator Hanson Lee charged by people power

“I just read ‘Season of the Witch,’ said Shanghai-born electrical contractor Hanson Lee, of the history of divergent cultures and…

1 month ago

Heroic in the face of stigma

Mike Shriver has been living with HIV for 32 years. His diagnosis has survived five mayoral administrations, two high-pressure years…

2 months ago

Daughter of the rising sun

It was the 50th anniversary of the Peace Plaza in Japantown and, unusually, San Franciscan Karen Kai donned a kimono,…

2 months ago

Radio Activist

“It gets complicated when you’re Native,” said Mary Jean Robertson. “If you’re not out there doing the work, you’re coming…

3 months ago

A Poet’s Principles

“My poems are a product of a complete life of resistance,” said Tongo Eisen-Martin, a San Francisco-born movement worker, educator…

3 months ago