On April 11, 2000, the Giants opened their new ballpark. Even before it opened, it was heralded as “the miracle on Third Street.” But there’s another miracle on Third Street, just a few blocks north of AT&T Park, that’s celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. It’s called the Moscone Center.
On Dec. 2, 1981, the Moscone Center opened to great fanfare. A few days later on Dec. 6, it welcomed its first convention group — the American Academy of Dermatologists.
That day in December had been a long time coming. Twenty years, in fact. Read More
Grants for the Arts is celebrating its 50th anniversary next month. Who knew that what was considered “an alien and controversial concept” in 1961, according to the Archives for the Performing Arts, would not only transform the arts and cultural landscape of San Francisco but also become a model for the funding of the arts from coast to coast? Read More
The kids are back in school.
Labor Day used to be the official demarcation between summer idylls and school bells. But for many students, the first day of school was mid-August. They’ve been hard at work, and we should be, too.
It’s time for San Franciscans to do a little homework.
A draft environmental impact report was released a few weeks ago by the Planning Department for the 34th America’s Cup and James R. Herman Cruise Terminal and Northeast Plaza. At more than 1,400 pages, it’s a daunting document. Read More