San Francisco

5:01pm

Mon December 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

Care to join me in a Mint?

The Old Mint is currently used for special events. There are also tours on weekends.

San Francisco has a rich history, with many groups claiming a piece of it. There’s the California Historical Society, and the Society of California Pioneers - which are not to be confused with the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society (SFMHS). Additionally, many ethnic groups and neighborhoods in the City preserve specific aspects of our past. Our history is a big draw for out-of-towners.

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7:44pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

The Greenhouse Project: Bringing San Francisco’s forgotten flower farm back to life

Maya de Paula Hanika

In 2002, Juan Carlos Cancino, was riding his bike around town and found an entire city block of dilapidated greenhouses, near a hill in the Portola called University Mound.

“You step inside them and immediately it’s warmer,” Cancino says. “It’s quieter, the birds are chirping. You smell the flowers and there’s the crunch of earth under your feet.”

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5:32pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Breaking

How the biggest storm in years affected the Bay

City workers siphon water out of flooded buildings in San Francisco's Mission District
Ben Trefny


Today’s storm disrupted lives up and down the Bay Area, knocking down trees, flooding roadways, and cutting power to tens of thousands of people.

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5:25pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: San Francisco Flower Mart

With days that can start as early as 12 am, work hours in the floral business run long. Here, a Lupe Farms employee takes a mid-day break.
Liz Mak

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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11:40am

Thu December 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

An Afternoon with the Bard in Golden Gate Park

Shakespeare Garden
Jeremy Dalmas

 

In a quiet spot, just west of the bustle of the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, sits a garden dedicated to English literature’s crowned prince: William Shakespeare. Once you make it past the entrance gate and down the worn brick path, you are transported into an English garden filled with manicured flower beds, trimmed lawns, and people escaping the noise of the city.

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