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5:24pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Navigating San Francisco’s pretzel bureaucracy

Stanley Roth with his first cart in 1974. To throw off city regulators, Stanley indicated that his pretzels were "delicious, but not intended for human consumption."

Starting a small business in the Bay Area can be quite a chore. To be successful, you have to twist yourself into unusual shapes.

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8:18pm

Thu September 18, 2014
Out In The Bay

Out In The Bay 9/18/14

Interview with Rick Shelton, aka Lola Montez.

5:01pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Birth of the Cool: San Francisco's New Fillmore District

A mural paying homage back to when the Fillmore was known as "The Harlem of the West."
Julie Blaumstein

As the city of San Francisco experiences new waves of growth and expansion, we travel back to another time before redevelopment reshaped the Fillmore District. 

In the 40’s and 50’s the Fillmore was a vibrant mix of cultures, and a national hotspot for jazz musicians. On any given night you could hear the voice of Billie Holiday, or the playing of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Dizzy Gillespie. The lively and diverse neighborhood quickly earned a nickname: The Harlem of the West.   

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5:32pm

Thu March 20, 2014
Arts & Culture

The view from the Bayview Opera House

Bayview Opera House


This year marks the 125th birthday of a San Francisco historic Landmark. Not City Hall, not the Golden Gate. The Bayview Opera House — San Francisco’s oldest theatre. 

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5:16pm

Mon December 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

The sour truth behind San Francisco food myths

Our part of the world is famous, or maybe infamous, for its interest in food and how it’s grown. We’re also known for local specialties ranging from sourdough bread to the super burrito. Author Erica J. Peters of Mountain View explains the history of several “signature dishes” in her book San Francisco, A Food Biography.

The book highlights a number of Gold Rush-era specialties. Two of note are the Hangtown Fry, and sourdough bread.

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