archive for January, 2006

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Thank You!

San Francisco Magazine for the complimentary review of Sparkletack appearing in the “Snap Judgements” section of the January issue. The February issue is already out on the stands, of course, but better late than never, right? San Francisco Magazine

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Saturday, January 28th, 2006

#44: Moving the Dead — San Francisco Cemeteries

There are only three cemeteries left within the city limits of San Francisco. Note the phrase carefully: “left” in San Francisco. There were once far more than just three, which makes perfect sense — after all, thousands upon thousands of San Franciscans have passed away since the establishment of Yerba Buena 170 years ago, and […]

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Friday, January 20th, 2006

#43: San Francisco Motorcycle Club — Since 1904

Established at the dawn of the century, the San Francisco Motorcycle Club has thrived for over a hundred years.There are plenty of fossils in this town, relics of another age, but the SFMC represents living history, from the days when motorcycles were little more than heavyweight bicycles with engines squeezed into their frames — suspension […]

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Friday, January 13th, 2006

#42: Alexander Leidesdorff — The Black Millionaire

It was 1841, and like so many of those who have washed up on these shores, then or since, William Alexander Leidesdorff was a man on the run from his past — a man trying desperately to reinvent himself on the blank canvas of the western coast. Though hardly anyone remembers his name these days, […]

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Friday, January 6th, 2006

#41: The Golden Gate Bridge, a Modest Proposal

“So what do you think of that beautiful bridge?” I started to say, but she suddenly stopped dead in her tracks, an odd, wistful look in her eyes. “what is it?” I asked. She turned to me with a grave expression and said — “at the risk of sounding crazy, is there a reason that […]

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