San Franciscans turn ordinary events into grand spectacles. Every May, up to 100,000 costumed (and possibly drunk) runners race across town, and each month hundreds of bicyclists take over the city streets — and then there's the annual convergence of belligerent Santas who descend on downtown at Christmastime. So when the largest Chinese New Year Parade outside of China starts today, consider donning your finest Sam Spade trench coat and fedora and taking to the streets in search of old-time San Francisco lore, hidden alleys, and city secrets.... More >>>