Category: S.F. Lives

Former Mission District family finds peace amid housing crisis and their new neighborhood

It’s been three years since Dale Duncan, Marta Muñoz and their 10-year old, Emilia, were forced to vacate their Mission…

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Bernal Heights artist Anna Lisa Escobedo thrives in a painter’s paradise

“I didn’t grow up with art on the walls or art around me,” said artist Anna Lisa Escobedo now in…

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Jeff Cotter builds a tree of hope with a thousand cranes

Built by careful placement of thousands of origami cranes with children’s wishes like “peace and education” and “no fighting” written…

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Erika Lam’s business and family are Chinese in origin, San Franciscan to the core

“I used to think, I’m going to buy a house in Sea Cliff one of these days,” said Erika Lam,…

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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…

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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 months 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…

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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…

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