Over the past decade, Argueta, who is a poet and award-winning children’s author, has been returning to his home country with more frequency and purpose.
On the verge of turning into the Bill Murray character in Caddyshack, I finally called the experts.
Kathy Peck is a Texan who arrived here just in time to be among the first wave of ‘70s punk musicians
“These celebrations reaffirm that our existence matters, that our language matters that our culture is worth celebrating.”
They devoted their lives to labor movement, beginning with organizing Head Start teachers
“We have a deep braid of tech industry and a big progressive tradition in the Bay Area,” said Jennifer Beach, co-founder of Prison Radio
“It’s a beautiful country but I don’t think I’m going to stay here forever,” Tommy Bermejo wrote in a letter from the United States to his wife.
‘I don’t believe this community could’ve manifested in any place other than San Francisco. We belong to San Francisco,’ said Archbishop Franzo W. King, co-founder of the Church of St. John Coltrane.
“The store exists because of the largesse of people who support it,” said Eric Whittington, proprietor of Glen Park’s Bird & Beckett’s Books and Records.
Selling his bundles of lilies, freesias and peonies on the corner of Noe and 15th Streets for 38 years, Guy Clark has seen San Francisco at its finest and not-so.
“Twin Peaks was a place for him to get grounded,” said Loren Michelle, mother of Pablo Ramirez.
“To any artist, the light is important,” said printmaker and painter, Calixto Robles.
Barbara Klutinis has lived her life seeking adventure.
From the time she was eight years old, Mission-born and raised artist Vero Majano remembers hearing about Los Siete.
“I want my students to stand up for people who can’t stand up for themselves,” said Gail Meadows, principal of the Meadows Livingstone School.
“I love listening to the kids on Muni after school and hearing Spanglish being spoken,” said poet Josiah Luis Alderete.
“There’s this image of him as a harrumphing loveable kook in a…
“I love San Francisco,” wire sculptor Kristine Mays laughed, realizing she had…
High above The City, Jack Dairiki enjoys a panoramic view from the…
“I spent my entire adult life trying to run away from here…