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Op-Ed: A local neighborhood band has a following at the pubs Special

San Francisco - With St. Paddy's Day soon to arrive, no doubt, bands will be performing at pubs, taverns and bars around the City. What better atmosphere for any band than to play at a pub on St. Patrick's Day.

Op-Ed: Earthquake preparedness is ever-present, especially for SF Bay Special

San Francisco - As the little ghost town of Bodie was rattled this past December, those who prepare for Earthquakes see the trembler as yet another opportunity to remind people that seismic activity is always present.

Op-Ed: A car 'Climbing to the stars' existed before Tony Bennett song Special

San Francisco - The famous song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" has a verse that says, "to be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars." Decades before Tony Bennett sang that song,

John Stanley retired host of 'Creature Features' talks ghost Special

Sonoma - On Halloween night it is customary for the older kids to watch scary movies. These days Netflix, Hulu and others have dozens and dozens to select from. But not too long ago, there was a time when a scary move was on local TV.

Op-Ed: San Francisco's Catherine Merrill is 'A Passion for The Figure' Special

San Francisco - Strolling along Irving Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, locals have noticed the establishment of the San Francisco Woman Artists Gallery.

Op-Ed: Architect critic still has affinity for his old neighborhood Special

San Francisco - As housing continues to be an issue often forcing many to leave, there are some who still hold their cherished neighborhood to heart. Even if they moved away.

Memory Care Cafe seeks to support caregivers of Alzheimers Special

San Francisco - According to the Alzheimer's Association, in 2014 an estimated 5.2 million Americans were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

San Francisco Hair Salon is doing well thanks to blowout Special

San Francisco - While the down-turn in the economy has been a hardship on many, it has also inspired people to step up to unexpected opportunities.

Smart Housing or is it high-rise development? San Franciscans ask Special

Members of the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People, one of San Francisco's oldest neighborhood groups, got an earful of the virtues of "Smart Housing."
 

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A rendering of what the  rain-garden  will look like once completed by summer time of 2015.
A rendering of what the "rain-garden' will look like once completed by summer time of 2015.
Lily Madjus, Media Dept. SF Water/SF PUC
Local historian and archivist  Woody LaBounty speaking at the monthly SHARP meeting on Nov. 28  2016...
Local historian and archivist, Woody LaBounty speaking at the monthly SHARP meeting on Nov. 28, 2016. He enjoys providing information about local history because it gives insights into current issues. "Proclaiming the #6 Trolly car line as 'Streetcar to the stars' was a way to get people to move to what was then considered 'outside lands.' Real Estate developers even then were coining terms or describing areas in ways to attract business," said LaBounty.
Courtesy of Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP)
Light Rail Vehicle or trolley train along Judah Street which goes all the way out to Ocean Beach in ...
Light Rail Vehicle or trolley train along Judah Street which goes all the way out to Ocean Beach in San Francisco's Sunset District. Next to Golden Gate Park, the Sunset District is the backbone of the City's working middle class.
Prof. Matt Springer speaking to the members of SHARP this past June of 2016 in the Sunset District. ...
Prof. Matt Springer speaking to the members of SHARP this past June of 2016 in the Sunset District. Neighborhoods like the Sunset are among the most densely populated areas and is built on former sand dunes, which makes it vulnerable to seismic activity.
Courtesy of SHARP, SF
Cafe Romano with its twist of lemon is a unique coffee experience. Served in a demitasse cup  the fl...
Cafe Romano with its twist of lemon is a unique coffee experience. Served in a demitasse cup, the flavor and aroma is satisfying and very sophisticated. Robert's Espresso in San Francisco's Sunset District offers a variety of specialty coffee and tea drinks.
Robert Ayanian,
Scene in the distance  bathed in evening sunlight  is the Romanesque-style towers of St. Anne s amid...
Scene in the distance, bathed in evening sunlight, is the Romanesque-style towers of St. Anne's amid the rows and rows of middle-class and working class homes that made up one of San Francisco's most average neighborhoods. Architect-columnist John King mentions it. And, he noted that it is one of the neighborhoods that an ordinary family could afford a home.
Courtesy of John Barry, realtor
Executive Director Sue Ann Schiff of the San Francisco Botanical Society made a presentation of the ...
Executive Director Sue Ann Schiff of the San Francisco Botanical Society made a presentation of the $14 million dollar plans to rebuild the SF Botanical Gardens and Arboretum to the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP) on Monday January 30.
Courtesy of Sunset Heights Association for Responsible People

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