Denise Sullivan

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…

Spirited away: Tony Lioce takes pulse of the North Beach bar scene

“This is the neighborhood place,“ said North Beach bartender Tony Lioce of…

Parallel lives: Alejandro Murguía reanimates life of North Beach dancer Maclovia Ruiz

“Secret history has been the subject of my research for a long…

Slow Healer: Dr. Victoria Sweet sees medicine’s future in Laguna Honda’s past

“I love this place,” said Dr. Victoria Sweet, staring up at the…

Empanada Lady: Paula Tejeda cultivates appreciation of Chilean food and cinema

As a small business owner, Paula Tejeda has seen her share of…

Electric Man: Cultural navigator Hanson Lee charged by people power

“I just read ‘Season of the Witch,’ said Shanghai-born electrical contractor Hanson…

Heroic in the face of stigma

Mike Shriver has been living with HIV for 32 years. His diagnosis…

Daughter of the rising sun

It was the 50th anniversary of the Peace Plaza in Japantown and,…