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Gardens of the Dead

It’s a scene of contrasts, if not out-and-out incongruities. Farmers in straw…

A Rejection of ‘Pure Shlock’

Much of the Sunset’s homes are two-story square pastel blocks, often with…

Surrender to the Sand

For more than a century, San Francisco has fought against the rising…

Will Teach For Housing

As housing costs increase in San Francisco, people who earn less than…

Unpaving Paradise

When it rains in the Sunset District, water runs along the little…

Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll ’67: The Bad End of the Summer of Love

Paul McCartney visited the Haight in May 1967 to spin a copy…

Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll ’67: Prostitution, Overdoses, and STDs

“Haight Street was not a good place to be,” Mitch Maycox, a…

Reimagining (Tiny) Vacant Lots

In between the city’s bustling freeways and the houses and businesses that…

Portola’s Pronunciation Quandary

San Francisco is no stranger to two things: odd pronunciations and neighborhood…

Neon Revival: Portola’s Avenue Theater Returns

Stroll through any neighborhood in San Francisco, and you’d be hard-pressed not…