tourism

6:00am

Wed May 20, 2015
Out In The Bay 5-21-15

Out Walking The Streets of San Francisco

Rick Shelton, aka "Lola Montez"

Summer is for tourists here in San Francisco so that means it's high season for Rick Shelton, aka "Lola Montez," your tour guide at Drag Me Along Tours. Host Marilyn Pittman talks with Rick about his two-hour walking tour and the rich San Francisco history you may not hear about on the mainstream tours. As Lola says: "Hear stories of the Barbary Coast. San Francisco was rich in more than gold. Many came to San Francisco to 'start over,' to follow their dreams.

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9:50am

Thu April 16, 2015
Out in the Bay ~ 4/16/15~ 7pm

Provincetown - The Gayest Little City in the World

Sunset over Provincetown Harbor
Provincetown Tourism Office

  

How did Provincetown, Massachusetts, get to be so "gay, gay, gay," as the Provincetown Business Guild puts it? Let the locals fill you in! 7pm Thursday, hear from the lounge pianist who's been there 50 years, The Fabulous Dyketones founder, the activist-artist who made a dress out of tampon applicators, the town clerk who married 200 couples in one day, and more. You'll hear about Portuguese sailors and innkeepers, fine art history, sand-filled cars, mass same-sex weddings in 2004, the dunes, "the dick dock" and more on this documentary-style romp with Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen, edited by Nora Elmeligy, through what is probably the gayest little city in the world - at least per capita! Airs 7pm Thursday April 16, 2015. 

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8:58am

Wed January 28, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Hole in Space (Oakland Redux) aims to connect Oakland neighbors across the city
Bert Johnson / East Bay Express

3:59pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

The New Gold Rush: How thousands of property owners and renters are breaking the law

A demonstrator protests the short-term rentals of apartments in a building where residents have been evicted.
David Zlutnick

Activists gathered in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, last month, to call attention to part of the city’s housing crisis. They got together around a three-unit apartment building where flats are rented out to vacationers through an online broker. The protesters plastered the building with green stickers that said the tourist rentals there are illegal.

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