Warren Hellman

The 15th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival takes place in Golden Gate Park this weekend. Evan Ducharme/Special to the S.F. Examiner file photo

Hardly Strictly festival kicks off with a twist, heavy traffic expected

With seven stages and over 100 musical acts, San Francisco's admission-free Hardly…

 

Courtesy Panama Black/Flickr Creative CommonsGlobe-trotting indie-pop group Cibo Matto is among the bands debuting at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival this year.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announces hardly expected festival lineup

This year, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival has made some surprising choices…

 

Courtesy PhotoHardly sad: Nancy Hellman Bechtle

Hellman family wants people to ‘have a great time’ at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

“People should not take this as a memorial to Warren”: So says…

 

Mike Koozmin/Special to The SF ExaminerSteve Earle.

Warren Hellman honored with San Francisco concert

Philanthropist and bluegrass lover Warren Hellman was honored Sunday with a free…

Mike Koozmin/Special to The SF ExaminerSteve Earle.
SF Examiner file photoZynga's tax break saved the company millions.

Nurturing new crop of philanthropists will help SF bloom

With the passing of Warren Hellman last month, a classic generation of…

SF Examiner file photoZynga's tax break saved the company millions.
AP file photosZynga CEO Mark Pincus

San Francisco seeks Hellman’s philanthropic successors

The death of San Francisco philanthropist Warren Hellman was felt across The…

AP file photosZynga CEO Mark Pincus
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerFriends and family gathered at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco to say goodbye to Warren Hellman

A musical farewell for Warren Hellman, city's benefactor

Amid bluegrass tunes both somber and joyful, more than 1,000 people gathered…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerFriends and family gathered at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco to say goodbye to Warren Hellman
Examiner file photoA memorial for billionaire financier Warren Hellman is being held Wednesday at Congregation Emanu-El. Hellman died Sunday

LIVE: Watch the Warren Hellman memorial

A memorial for billionaire financier Warren Hellman is being held Wednesday at…

Examiner file photoA memorial for billionaire financier Warren Hellman is being held Wednesday at Congregation Emanu-El. Hellman died Sunday
DeVotchKa played the Star Stage on Sunday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)DeVotchKa played the Star Stage on Sunday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)

San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival seamlessly melds old and new

Jimmie Dale Gilmore gave Saturday’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass audience a little insight…

DeVotchKa played the Star Stage on Sunday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)DeVotchKa played the Star Stage on Sunday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)

San Francisco pension rates fuel debate about reform

As Mayor Ed Lee strives to craft a consensus pension reform measure…

San Francisco's Mayor Lee still formulating pension-fix plan

After being named mayor in January, Ed Lee pledged that reining in…