Denise Sullivan

Musician Roy Loney performs with the Flamin’ Groovies at the 2016 Burger Boogaloo at Mosswood Park in Oakland. (Courtesy/ Ruth E. Kaiser)

Remembering rockin’ Roy Loney: San Francisco born and bred

“I wanted to be Roy when I grew up,” said Jello Biafra…

Musician Roy Loney performs with the Flamin’ Groovies at the 2016 Burger Boogaloo at Mosswood Park in Oakland. (Courtesy/ Ruth E. Kaiser)
Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia visits the home on Florida Street in the Mission District where she used to live.                                 Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

SF Lives: A ‘poverty scholar’ gives visibility to homeless people

Houseless, landless and unhoused are the preferred terms of Gray-Garcia and the people she’s aligned with in the POOR Media Network.

Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia visits the home on Florida Street in the Mission District where she used to live.                                 Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
The marquee at the Clay Theatre in Pacific Heights which closed its doors after 110 years. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Lives: The changing mood of SF’s Fillmore Street

The Landmark Theatre chain was tight-lipped about The Clay’s abrupt closure

The marquee at the Clay Theatre in Pacific Heights which closed its doors after 110 years. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hairstylist and author Donnelle Malnik plans to leave San Francisco after making it her home for 29 years.

SF Lives: Divorcing San Francisco

‘This is a town that thrived on being eclectic. I don’t think we can recover’

Hairstylist and author Donnelle Malnik plans to leave San Francisco after making it her home for 29 years.
Becoming a filmmaker was a long journey for Dr. Hassan Zee, pictured here outside the Castro Theatre on Dec. 30. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A filmmaker finds his home in San Francisco

Dr. Hassan Zee didn’t intend to make San Francisco his home when he immigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan

Becoming a filmmaker was a long journey for Dr. Hassan Zee, pictured here outside the Castro Theatre on Dec. 30. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Anna Lisa Escobedo recently has been hired as the engagement project manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (Courtesy Tony Lee)

Fifty stories later, SF Lives revisited

The soul of The City lies in its people

Anna Lisa Escobedo recently has been hired as the engagement project manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (Courtesy Tony Lee)
Artist Deirdre White mixes colors on her art palette in her art studio.

SF Lives: Painting under pressure

Painting has always provided White a way through life’s inevitabilities

Artist Deirdre White mixes colors on her art palette in her art studio.
Moises Garcia, community affairs manager for the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, poses outside the group’s new home at 170 Valencia St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Lives: Learning what a gay man could do and be

Moisés Garcia wasn’t alive at the time The City was shaken by its tragic events of 41 years ago

Moises Garcia, community affairs manager for the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, poses outside the group’s new home at 170 Valencia St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Phyllis Nabhan, who has owned and operated Gaslight and Shadows Antiques at 25th Avenue and Clement Street in the Richmond District since 1976, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The last antiques store on Clement Street

Update Nov. 19, 2019: On November 18, Nabhan announced on social media…

Phyllis Nabhan, who has owned and operated Gaslight and Shadows Antiques at 25th Avenue and Clement Street in the Richmond District since 1976, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Stella Adelman, managing director at Dance Mission Theater, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Lives: A dancer on a mission

“I was one of those kids always on the bleachers when their…

Stella Adelman, managing director at Dance Mission Theater, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Author Jorge Argueta at his bookstore, Luna’s Press & Bookstore on Mission Street in Bernal Heights. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Jorge Argueta’s Caravan of Dreams

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.

Author Jorge Argueta at his bookstore, Luna’s Press & Bookstore on Mission Street in Bernal Heights. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lieutenant Ellie Sadler of San Francisco Animal Care and Control at her office on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Into the SF urban wild with Lieutenant Ellie Sadler

On the verge of turning into the Bill Murray character in Caddyshack, I finally called the experts.

Lieutenant Ellie Sadler of San Francisco Animal Care and Control at her office on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kathy Peck, Executive Director and co-founder of Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers, holds her Rickenbacker bass from her days with SF punk rockers The Contractions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Kathy Peck spares musicians and their fans from hearing loss

Kathy Peck is a Texan who arrived here just in time to be among the first wave of ‘70s punk musicians

Kathy Peck, Executive Director and co-founder of Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers, holds her Rickenbacker bass from her days with SF punk rockers The Contractions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Rodrigo Duran, marketing director with the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, stands in front of the mural honoring Micaela “Chata” Gutierrez at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Lives: Carrying the torch for his Latino ancestors

“These celebrations reaffirm that our existence matters, that our language matters that our culture is worth celebrating.”

Rodrigo Duran, marketing director with the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, stands in front of the mural honoring Micaela “Chata” Gutierrez at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Susan Solomon, President of the United Educators of San Francisco, has devoted her life to labor organizing.

Union organizers were united in love and work

They devoted their lives to labor movement, beginning with organizing Head Start teachers

Susan Solomon, President of the United Educators of San Francisco, has devoted her life to labor organizing.
Jennifer Beach, co-founder of Prison Radio. The walls of the small Mission District office are lined with flyers, posters and images of Mumia Abu-Jamal, an imprisoned political activist and journalist. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prison Radio: Broadcasting uncensored, incarcerated voices

“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

Jennifer Beach, co-founder of Prison Radio. The walls of the small Mission District office are lined with flyers, posters and images of Mumia Abu-Jamal, an imprisoned political activist and journalist. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Elmy Bermejo stands outside Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, which she opened with her late husband, Tommy in 1965, on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant: A place of friendship

“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.

Elmy Bermejo stands outside Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, which she opened with her late husband, Tommy in 1965, on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Wanika Stephens, pastor of the St. John Coltrane Church in the Western Addition, says, “Everyone is welcome here.”(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A Love Supreme: Coltrane Church celebrates 50 years

‘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.

Wanika Stephens, pastor of the St. John Coltrane Church in the Western Addition, says, “Everyone is welcome here.”(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Eric Whittington, owner of Bird and Beckett Books and Records in Glen Park, sits near an old typewriter on the performance stage in the bookstore on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

From Miles to Melville: The scene at Glen Park’s Bird & Beckett

“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.

Eric Whittington, owner of Bird and Beckett Books and Records in Glen Park, sits near an old typewriter on the performance stage in the bookstore on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Guy Clark has operated his flower stand at the plaza at Noe and 15th streets for 38 years.

SF Lives: Guy the flower man

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.

Guy Clark has operated his flower stand at the plaza at Noe and 15th streets for 38 years.