Denise Sullivan

Remembering Los Siete and The Mission district’s identity

From the time she was eight years old, Mission-born and raised artist Vero Majano remembers hearing about Los Siete.

A San Francisco school where black studies start young

“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.

Spanglish Spoken Here: Josiah Luis Alderete and “the great American language”

“I love listening to the kids on Muni after school and hearing Spanglish being spoken,” said poet Josiah Luis Alderete.

Altered history: A new suit for an old Emperor

“There’s this image of him as a harrumphing loveable kook in a…

An artist wired for humanity

“I love San Francisco,” wire sculptor Kristine Mays laughed, realizing she had…

After surviving the bombing of Hiroshima, Jack Dairiki appreciates everyday life in The City

High above The City, Jack Dairiki enjoys a panoramic view from the…

For a roving and well-traveled local, there’s no place like home

“I spent my entire adult life trying to run away from here…

Playing the San Francisco music scene from BART plazas to Sketchfest

Marc Capelle has beaten the odds on a few scores: Not only…

For baker reinventing his life in San Francisco, worker-ownership is a sweet deal

“Not all bakers are early risers,” said Howard Ryan. “I go to…

Learning the hard way about the dangers cyclists face on the road

“I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in my life,” said…

History buff Peter Linenthal is a Potrero Hill treasure

“When I moved to the neighborhood in 1975, it was very quiet,”…

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…

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…

Jeff Cotter builds a tree of hope with a thousand cranes

Built by careful placement of thousands of origami cranes with children’s wishes…

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…

Sound and Vision: Professor Irwin Swirnoff makes radical cultural change

“I don’t think you can be an adjunct professor, a teacher, and…

Cicely Ann Hansen is a dedicated follower of fashion

“We’re in the busy season,” said vintage clothing expert and shopkeeper Cicely…

From Bernal to Pacific Heights, John Templeton tracks black lives

When asked if he’s comfortable being known as the official historian of…

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…