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    The Spirit of San Francisco

    Back in the day, our beloved city was dubbed “Yerba Buena,” a medicinal herb used for centuries by the Ohlone tribe, native dwellers of this temperate bay mecca. Its translation, “good herb,” is a rather apt Rx moniker for our current populace, stressed by COVID-19. But in 1847, this pre-Gold Rush, Spanish colonial backwater (stolen, technically, from the former Mexican Empire) was renamed San Francisco…

    June 11, 2020

    How to Create the Ultimate Home Office

    San Francisco’s favorite designers share their do’s and don’ts for the best WFH space ever.  When a shelter-in-place mandate hit…
    June 8, 2020

    The Art of Isolating

    While sheltering in place, entrepreneurial Bay Area artists and cultural institutions are doing what they do best: Creating. With the…
    May 29, 2020

    Why San Francisco Prevails

    By all accounts, San Francisco has paced well ahead of most American cities in its response to the coronavirus outbreak.…
    May 19, 2020

    The Ultimate Zoom

    We’ve assembled quite the grid of VIP guests for our dream zoom. Left to right from the top: Lisa Zabelle…
    May 16, 2020

    Checks, Please!

    Pardon: Tyler Florence, Mourad Lahlou and others follow José Andrés’ lead in galvanizing their communities to support the restaurant and…
    May 16, 2020

    Keeping the Faith

    Faith: Rows and rows of empty pews are forcing San Francisco’s religious leaders to find new, virtual ways to reach…
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      June 11, 2020

      How to Create the Ultimate Home Office

      San Francisco’s favorite designers share their do’s and don’ts for the best WFH space ever.  When a shelter-in-place mandate hit the Bay Area, many of us found ourselves suddenly working from home — and in major need of a productive and inviting office. But what exactly makes a home office productive and inviting? And how…
      June 8, 2020

      The Art of Isolating

      While sheltering in place, entrepreneurial Bay Area artists and cultural institutions are doing what they do best: Creating. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen the art world as we know it lapse, unnervingly and with shocking immediacy, into hibernation. Art and performing arts institutions have closed amid shelter-in-place. Concerts and tours have been canceled, and…
      May 29, 2020

      A Portrait of Yesica Prado

      The Berkeley photographer documents the lives of people living in their vehicles. She happens to be one of them — and coronavirus has upended her community Like everybody else, Yesica Prado can feel frustrated by shelter-in-place. She’s restless working from home, staring at the same walls. “I don’t want to be in here all day,”…
      May 26, 2020

      Surviving Crisis, One Drawing at a Time

      Wendy MacNaughton’s online art class has evolved into a global community. If your work and passion are observing people and drawing their stories, what do you do when a global pandemic forces us all inside? This is the question that faced artist Wendy MacNaughton as her hometown of San Francisco — and largely, everywhere else…
      May 19, 2020

      The Gospel of Spencer Christian

      The beloved ABC7 weatherman on battling a gambling addiction — and learning to forgive himself Longtime television newsman Spencer Christian seamlessly adapted to sheltering in place, filming daily weather segments from his Castro Valley home, hula-hooping for his Facebook feed, playing board games with his wife, Lyn, and comparing notes at virtual wine tastings. But…
      May 19, 2020

      The Ultimate Zoom

      We’ve assembled quite the grid of VIP guests for our dream zoom. Left to right from the top: Lisa Zabelle models her @drawbertsoninspired mask; Jack Dorsey donates big to fight COVID-19; Sharon and David Seto shelter in style; Dr. Sara Cody guides Santa Clara County; former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown reads his Gazette cover…
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