Growing by the Bay

Month: June 2007

Pilgrimage Sites in the Haight


Pilgrimage sites in the Haight

Pilgrimage sites in the Haight.

Here‘s a chap who lived through the sixties in the Haight and claims to remember it.

Video: Bob Dylan’s 1965 Press Conference in San Francisco

The video excerpts I originally posted here have come down. This one seems pretty complete. My favorite question was “How wasted is really wasted?”


San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Directory

I just discovered this on-line resource.

Is SF gayer than NYC?

Boinkology weighs in with an opinion.

Top 10 Affordable Restaurants in San Francisco

According to RealTravel, this is the list:

    1. Park Chow (Inner Sunset)
    2. Taqueria Cancun (The Mission)
    3. Magnolia Pub & Brewery (Upper Haight)
    4. Shangrila Vegetarian Restaurant (Outer Sunset)
    5. Sparky’s 24 Hour Diner (The Castro)
    6. Seniore’s Pizza (Outer Sunset)
    7. PJ’s Oyster Bed (Inner Sunset)
    8. Buca di Beppo (Downtown)
    9. Ali Baba’s Cave (Lower Haight)
    10. All You Knead (Upper Haight)

I haven’t eaten at many of these.

How Expensive is San Francisco?

That’s the discussion at MetaFilter, headlined “If I move to San Fran and earn the same salary as I do in St Louis, will I be poor?” There’s a variety of viewpoints. (For me, Saint Louis is too far from the ocean.)

Time Lapse Photos of San Francisco Bay

I’ve been on the road a bit and not posting much. I’ll be back up to speed soon. Here’s the San Francisco Bay from 6:00 am to 9:30 pm.

1907 San Francisco Street Map

1907 sf street map

This 1907 street map from the San Francisco History website has great detail. Clicking on the sections of the map at that site enlarges them.

Public Tennis Courts in San Francisco

anne white at wimbledonCity Tennis has a page that lists the city’s public courts. It includes Google Map of the courts as well as pictures. Handy!

The image at left is of Anne White at Wimbledon in 1986. See what ESPN had to say about her unitard here.

UPDATE: Looks like the “related posts” program is having trouble with this one!

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