Meet Your Neighbors


Thu December 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Meet your neighbors: San Francisco's Arguello Market is more than just a turkey sandwich

When I moved to San Francisco’s Inner Richmond last year, I found a lot of things to like -- Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, even the fog. But when I started telling people exactly where I lived, they only cared about one thing: the turkey sandwiches at the Arguello Market. When I went to check it out, I found that the sandwiches were indeed great -- but that wasn’t all that made the place special. 

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Wed October 31, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

San Francisco’s Columbarium – where you can truly leave your heart

Neptune Society Columbarium, San Francisco

Oh, how the residents of San Francisco love their city! So often they’ll say, “We never plan to leave here. Never!” That’s a great sentiment, but the reality is that nearly everyone will someday have to leave this place, because there are no public cemeteries within the city limits.

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Tue September 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

Meet Your Neighbors: Cooking up three decades of school lunch

Gowana Keys

If you listen to KALW regularly, you might have noticed that every day, we announce the school lunches in the San Francisco Unified School District. What you might not know is that KALW studios are actually located inside a San Francisco High School. In this story from our archives, KALW’s Audrey Dilling followed the former head lunch lady here in the school cafeteria and brought back Gowana Keys’ reflections on nearly three decades of serving school lunch.

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Thu May 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Inside the creative minds at the SF Writers' Grotto

Photo courtesy of Flickr user ROSS HONG KONG

The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto is not a grotto, really. A grotto is a cave … or, something like a cave. This is just a floor in a nondescript office building: 31 offices surrounding a conference room, where a few dozen people can sit somewhat comfortably. From the hallways, each office door looks about the same. What makes this place special, though, is what’s behind each door.

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Thu May 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

Meet Your Neighbors: Batting lessons from a pro

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Mot the barber

To many people in the Bay Area, the city of Burlingame is just a city straddling the 101, just south of San Francisco International Airport. As you drive by, you might see industrial warehouses and business parks- nothing too distinctive. 

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