Category: S.F. Lives

Word Weaver: Kim Shuck fights back, one poem, one statue at a time

“Commemorative statuary is not about history, it’s about honoring historical people, that’s what a civic center is about,” said San…

1 week ago

Sound and Vision: Professor Irwin Swirnoff makes radical cultural change

“I don’t think you can be an adjunct professor, a teacher, and live in San Francisco,” said Irwin Swirnoff, his…

3 weeks ago

Cicely Ann Hansen is a dedicated follower of fashion

“We’re in the busy season,” said vintage clothing expert and shopkeeper Cicely Ann Hansen. Discovering the Haight as a teenager…

1 month ago

From Bernal to Pacific Heights, John Templeton tracks black lives

When asked if he’s comfortable being known as the official historian of Black San Francisco, John Templeton laughed, “I couldn’t…

2 months ago

Force majeure: Small, beautiful things are Rita Laforce’s raison d’etre

“I haven’t lived an exciting life, but I’ve had beautiful things to think about,” said Rita Laforce, seated kitty corner…

2 months ago

Spirited away: Tony Lioce takes pulse of the North Beach bar scene

“This is the neighborhood place,“ said North Beach bartender Tony Lioce of Specs, where he described the drinkers as “half…

3 months ago

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…

3 months 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…

4 months ago