Is it just me or does this happen to other people too? I have a feeling it does. It happens like maybe one or two times a decade… where i will be living within a particular set of emotions. They seem to be wide ranging and diverse, but… alas… they are just the ones that have been chosen by my brain to do the job of living. It is the safe set. Sometimes not a healthy set, but it is a functional set.
Brick House: At America's first LEGO-themed hotel in California, you can dine at "Bricks" restaurant and stay in either "Pirate," "Adventure" or "Kingdom" rooms. (TIME.com)
COME ON: Hey hermano, check out the hilarious promotional posters for the newest season of Arrested Development, debuting on Netflix next month. (Flavorwire)
Poosie Nansie: After work you can find us at the Three-Legged Mare, The Cat and Custard Pot, or any of these other 21 British pubs with funny names.
One day, while walking up Fillmore St, I encountered an abandoned building. I asked a few people what the building was - why it was there, why it was abandoned, etc. The only one with any answers was Randall. He explained that the building was an abandoned Muni Substation; then he invited me to a local cafe to talk about Redevelopment and the Fillmore/Western Addition neighborhood.
When I came to San Francisco in 1991, it was cheap and filled with young freaks and artists. I worked in a used bookstore three days a week and managed to survive. Then, as a grad student, I lived like a king -- even making a $12,000 scholarship last me nearly 18 months. I roamed the streets, thinking and writing about Merleau-Ponty and, sometimes, thinking of nothing at all.
I have been stressed out this last week. I feel a bit like a mouse trapped in a corner. Why might you ask? It is because i am trying to figure out a way that i could become one of the ones that has the luxury of staying in San Francisco in the near future.
I am not a high paid executive and have honestly never cared much about money (to my dismay).
I look at my brother who i am really proud to see is slated to be in a good position to be able to stay in SF and become one of the new population movement. He owns his own business and it is in the medical industry so it is pretty stable and lucrative.
Me on the other hand… not so easy. And in fact… seemingly impossible to stay. I am an artist who is on disability. I am just able to afford what i have but it is far from an ideal situation !!
I either have to stay in my house (which is what is going to happen) until the man (who is very old) owns it passes or i have to leave this town.
So over the last few days i have been racking my brain. Now for the past week, I have been trying to figure out what my options are to be able, at my age, to make enough money to not have to leave SF. I came up with 2 options… drugs and sex.
If you are not in the tech or medical world or are an attorney, then, good luck! ..Unless you want to become a drug dealer or work in the sex trade.
Neither option sound good. I am not going to pick a career that vacation time is spent in the big house and i dont really particularly want to have to let old fat harry smelly men paw at me all the time to make rent!! That doesnt seem fair! Selling one’s soul for the city that they live… SUCKS!!
What other options are there here for someone who is not tech savvy?
I would be curious to hear any and all other ideas on this topic. It is a serious issue for many of us and there still may be a minute do do something about it before it is too late… so any ideas i would love for you to share!
- Neighbor David Talbot Laments the Tech-Fueled Gentrification of Bernal Heights (bluepearlgirlsworld.wordpress.com)
- Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held For SF’s Transbay Tower (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- Lights Out: What SF, NYC, And Tokyo Would Look Like Under Montana’s Stars (fastcodesign.com)
- Development Watch: SF to Become Major Cruise Port? (sf.curbed.com)
- Virginia Avenue, 29th Street, San Francisco (sfgate.com)
- Dear San Francisco recent recruits… Question for you on housing… (bluepearlgirlsworld.wordpress.com)
- Intro to SF Startup Community (slideshare.net)
- Debate Surrounding Anarchist Bookfair’s Location Misses The Nuance of the Porn Debate (indybay.org)
- Ron Conway’s next challenge: tackling homelessness (sfgate.com)
- Stigmatizing, Censoring Talk of Sexuality in Technology (psychcentral.com)
Well folks, we have been here before, i tell you. My poor Macbook’s problem just re-surfaced after 3 long dormant months. I replaced the part last time so this time, i just dont know why the problem is still persisting. This means, that my postings may be coming less frequently until i can resolve this technical failing. Thank you again for your patience and loyalty!!
I hate it when i feel this way. Nostalgic, lonely, antsy, despondent and yet at the same time hopeful. I think also a huge contributing part is bordom and the stagnent place my life and especially my social life is in.
Usually… in fact i would say about 90% of the time i am quite content. I am usually EXTREMELY independent. I like to do my own thing and in fact am a sort of loner (that does not count against my kitty though… we are a team! Except when people are around! lol). However, once in a while, i get so depressed about the friends that i have had and the friends that i have lost and the friends that i am surrounded by now. It all just gets a bit gloomy and overbearing on my poor little brain. Continue reading
My friends started this company called Bulletproof in San Francisco in the early 1990′s. Continue reading
ON Google, and elsewhere, from time to time an image crops up that makes you wonder. And then it makes you stop and starte. And if you’re like us, you save the picture and show it other people, and gage their reactions. Does any one of them say, “Oh, yeah, I remember this” or “Dad!” or “Did you find that on the crashed space ship?
I came across this video one day randomly when i was looking on Youtube. I have a feeling that this may be an old viral great, but i had never seen it and i was rolling on the ground. I give that guy a clap for 1. his truly stylish atire (is it Sunday??) and 2. for his true unaware-ness of how truly bad this commercial is. It wins in the ‘so bad it is good’ category. I hope you enjoy it!
…However, it is super bizarre and a little bit unsettling thing to see something so enormous! Of course this was seen… wait for it… in Russia!
Considering that i have not the first clue to what something like this could be used for!
Can you figure it out? Or are you in some super engineer position that recognizes what this thing could be for??
I am very curious to hear your ideas so, dont be shy! Put in your 2 cents or your guess!
- This Is Just A Tank Crossing The Street In Russia, No Big Deal (jalopnik.com)
- Gift-wrapped human skulls stump police in Brazil (foxnews.com)
- Bulldozer vs. Crane Goes Terribly Wrong in Russia [Video] (autoevolution.com)
- Eight-Year-Old Russian Girl Drives, Parents Cheer (animalnewyork.com)
- 9 Beautifully Bizarre Places You Should See (archieli.com)
- Bizarre Animals You Didn’t Know Existed (mysteriousuniverse.org)
- Park stumped over bizarre emu theft (dailytelegraph.com.au)
- 11 Really Bizarre World Records (mentalfloss.com)
- 30 Bizarre News Captions You Won’t Believe Are Real (techeblog.com)
- Bizarre extinct frog brought back to life (lynleahz.com)
Matt Nathanson is a genuine rockstar, with seven studio albums, two live albums, and a few Top 100 singles marking his musical career. He also lives in Bernal Heights (and brags about it on his Twitter profile).
This week Neighbor Matt released a new brand-new song and video called "Mission Bells," which contains a very pleasing mix of San Francisco allusions, historic photographs, local video footage, and familiar views from Bernal Heights.
They always say that
“One never knows what they have got until it is gone.”
This is not and has not usually been the case for me. Nope. Instead, i can see that things are really good right now and they are changing and the changes are not ideal. I realize when i am living in one of the apex’es of my life… On the verge of a new, darker dawn. A time where things are now as intelligent and as open as they may ever be. I can see a new dawn before me, yet i am still standing in yesterday or what is today.
It is a strange feeling to be living in what feels more like a memory than the now. Usually when i think of the right now… it feels exciting and innovative and current. But sometimes it feels like the now is the yesterday or yesteryear. The golden era that once was… the good ol’ days. And it feels like right now is actually part of the past because I know what the future is looking like.
Usually when i have this kinda like reverse deja vous, it makes me very melancholy and i just wish i could push that button on that stopwatch so I can just stop time before things move into this new outline i see before me. Like a line drawing that is about to be colored in. That is what the future feels like. You know what it is going to be (in its simplest form) and you know what these changes are going to do to the reality that you have grown your life around and into. You know that big things are about to change. Drastically.
The familiar markers that you thought were a part of the landscape that was a permanent fixture of the main picture. You thought that certain infrastructures as a part of the fabric that you have come to count on would be part of that picture forever. That, without that part of the landscape infrastructure, it would or could never survive. That it has relied on these components for so long that you assume that it is and will be like that forever.
I think that this is an optimistic and naive perspective and not surprising from someone who’s generation has never seen the face of a drafted war or famine.
I am sure that all of those jewish people who were just living their lives in Germany, going about their business like they had been doing for generations were caught off guard when all of a sudden their friends and colleges were being harassed and eventually moved into ghettos. They never thought that that would be their reality or that they would not be doing what ancestors had been doing for generations. No, Their reality and future was MUCH much different. They would be fighting for their lives with many of them losing that fight, and the ones that managed to survive, their towns, and their families and communities did not.
My point is this… What if those German Jewish people were able to see what was in store for them before it was actually become a reality? It would make one despondent yet so desperate to try and capture the reality before the darkness. To remember it and keep it with you for always.
But that makes one not really interact within their lives. Because it feels more like interacting with a scene on a set. You cant really dig roots or make any plans for one’s future when that future is so different and unknown. What do you do?
I think this has been how it has been for me for a good portion of my life. At least my adult life. I think that this is EXACTLY why i have never gotten married or had any children and i think it is a huge contributing component to why i have suffered depression so severely over the past 20 years. It can be a never ending downwards free fall of despondence. Along with that guilt and a warm fuzzy feeling of nostalgia.
I guess i am saying that it is a very weird feeling to be having a lifetime apex moment and at the same time being so totally aware that things will never be better than this very moment and you can not hold onto it. It is elusively slipping away as the seconds tick by. It kinda feels a little bit out of body experience.
ELLENSBURG — Dick and Jane’s Spot in Ellensburg gives new meaning to the term “public art.”
For more than 27 years, artists Jane Orleman and Dick Elliott gave a unique and whimsical art treatment to the outside of their home on North Pearl Street. It’s a collection of art by some 40 artists and a way to display some of their own work. Continue reading
One of my favorite websites is called FoundSF.org. It has such great articles about San Francisco and all of its colorful history. Sometimes when i am bored, i go to it to just read. My ancestors were some of the founders of San Francisco. I did not learn this fact until i was the age of 19, at which point i began studying San Francisco history as well as my own lineage.
When i came across this article this morning, i could not believe how perfect it was… like it was written just for me!
I have always had trouble understanding just how my ancestors lives influenced my own. It is several generations away and clearly lifestyles have changed greatly. But i feel the past. I feel my relatives around me. They push me to become a better person and to continue to be proud of the Koshland name as well as my closely related relatives. Continue reading
There is a shortage of housing in Hong Kong. Actually, there seems to be building all the time and new flats are being regularly put on the market, but they are expensive. Indeed a trawl through the real estate adverts reveals a less than 500sq foot flat (1 bedroom) that is on sale for just over $10 million (HK), which when you do the conversion is a bit under $1.3 million US.
Go ahead and laugh. And then explain just how my door tonight became locked from the inside when i left the room empty and dead bolted when i left…?
I know we have a ghost here. It seems that i often seem to have a ghost that resides in my residences. And my childhood home growing up we even wondered if we had a ghost.
This apt. is by far the most active hauntings than all of the others. In this house, i finally got haunted by having something (my iphone mind you) fly across the room! I luckily had a witness there with me so she can confirm that i am not delusional and vice versa. That time we were the only 2 people in the house.
Usually the ghost likes to play what i like to think of as hide and seek with my stuff. I have found that if i tell it to put it back right now… it gets found in often an absurdly unbelievable spot (like the middle of my bed or right on the middle of the floor or even in my own lap… AFTER i have stood up and sat back down!).
Tonight though, it managed to lock the other lock in my room that can only be locked from the inside. Lucky for me i was able to take a bicycle spoke and wrench it back to where i could open the door. This is the only time i have ever had this happen and it is somewhat disturbing… mostly because my little baby kitty Arthur is in there. but also because… THAT IS MY ROOM!!
I went down and talked to our downstairs neighbor Mary one time and what she told me, scared the pants off of me.
Mary has lived in the building for over 40 years, raising 3 children here after arriving from Nicaragua. Mary is the shit! I really dig Mary. She is a sweet lady. However, i speak no spanish and she speaks some english but is much more comfortable in spanish.
Over a conversation lasting about 45 minutes, i got up the nerve to ask her if there was any paranormal incidents here when her boys were living up here. She told me this…
She said after one of her sons had moved away for college, he had moved back to the house (so he was a grown up by then.). She said he was upstairs taking a nap when he came bounding down the stairs screaming and crying. She made a big issue of this because i get the feeling that she was not used to seeing her son in such a state.
She said “What happened? What is it”??
He went on to tell her that while he was resting, he was levitated. LEVITATED!!
Now, i have never experienced being levitated but i know that there is enough unexplained phenomenon here that enough people have seen it or had it happen to themselves that i am finally not looking quite so crazy when i come bounding out of my room mumbling …god damn ghost….
It is a curious thing though. Dont you think?
Have you ever been “haunted” before? Please share your story! It is hard to know how wide spread these things are if no one ever talks about them! Wouldnt that suck for me if i am the only one… I had never thought of it like that…. uh oh! ;)
- Fancy a bit of ghost busting this halloween? (visitwales.co.uk)
- Top 10 Haunted Cities in America – Rent.com | The Shared Wall (rent.com)
- Most Haunted Destinations in Canada – As Voted By You! (flightnetwork.com)
- Ghost of Snowman Photographed, Confirmed by Forensics (bolognaornot.wordpress.com)
- Ocean Born Mary, or why a ghost is good for business…. (yankeeskeptic.com)
- ECCC | ‘Ocean’s 11 in a haunted house’: Williamson, Sudzuka bring ‘Ghosted’ to Skybound (robot6.comicbookresources.com)
- Now Fear This: The Changeling (satelliteshow.wordpress.com)
- Whale-y Of A Tale-y: An Asylum Review (averystrangeplace.com)
- True Blood Star Encountered Ghost At Haunted Winery (contactmusic.com)
- “Unhappiness” – Franz Kafka (biblioklept.org)
The beautiful front of Chez Panisse burned last night also burning the front porch. Alice Waters who started the restaurant with partners in 1971 said that they will rebuild. Only the front porch area which sat 8-10 people saw the flames. The upstairs cafe, kitchen and first floor dining room were sparred, however the first floor will take longer before we see it back in action due to more severe damage. Mrs. Waters said that she will be looking into re-designing the front porch area to try and include more seating in the new design.
Chez Panisse made an international name for its self due to her use of locally grown fresh ingredients sourced as close to the restaurant as possible.
I have only eaten at Chez Panisse once, but the restaurant is not very far away from my brothers house and it was an incredible meal. I am sad to see this random event strike such a great eating establishment. I along with others will be watching and waiting for them to rebuild.
They are canceling reservations through March 23 2013.
I look forward to when Chez Panisse looks back like this….
- Fire damages Chez Panisse in Berkeley (sfgate.com)
- Chez Panisse, Berkeley Shrine to Innovative Cuisine, Closed by Fire (blogs.kqed.org)
- Alice Waters’ Iconic Chez Panisse Damaged In Fire (sfist.com)
- 1000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die, by Patricial Schultz (hotelscheap.org)
- Alice Waters Vows to Reopen Chez Panisse (nbcmiami.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the weekend to spring ahead for daylight saving time. Most Americans will get an hour less sleep but will gain an hour more of evening sunlight in the coming months.
Officially, the change starts Sunday at 2 a.m., though most people are likely to reset their clocks before going to bed Saturday night.
It's also a good time to put new batteries in warning devices such as smoke detectors and hazard warning radios.
I know that things are starting to change over there for you in Oakland. Rents are rising and the vacancies are less. There are more people moving to Oakland because the locals are being forced out of places like mostly San Francisco due to the new sweetheart deals our douche-bag mayor arranged to bring in new tech firms and along with them over 50,000 new soul-less, uncultured, ass-brained tech workers.
This topic of gentrification has been one i have been writing about for a while now and is probably the issue that weighs down on me more than any other. It is such a heavy subject that i actually see it changing the way i see society and my general outlook on people in general. It is making me a little bit discriminating towards certain new crowds. And i know that there are probably a few cool ones in all of that gentrification… but i hate you regardless… i know… it is wrong…. Continue reading
Just to give you some idea of what a hot market that is highly inflated (if you ask me!) for housing sales… Check out these numbers….
Last year, 162 properties sold in the Bay Area for over $5 million.
AND In the 9 counties of the Bay Area, over 11,000 $1 million-plus properties were sold.
Now if you dont call that a sellers market… i dont know what is!
It does not surprise me though. If you want anything more that 2 bedrooms in San Francisco, you are looking at over 1 million dollars.
That is pretty crazy and ridiculous to me if you ask. I remember not very long ago, if you spent a half million dollars on a home, you were living LARGE. …But… that is back when being a millionaire was a big deal. Now i think you need to be a billionaire to really impress anyone these days.
So much for buying a house in my hometown in this lifetime! And… they wonder why people want or have to rent…? HELLO!! Some of us dont make a 7 figure salary… and never will. Thankfully, this is ok with me if this is our reality. As long as i have a roof over my head, running water and insulation, i am all good. That is as long as i am in my home of SF. even if it is too expensive for god! I am just going to enjoy it each day as it comes and hope that there are many before displacement is a reality for me too….
There is a proposal being put together that addresses this issue that i hold dear. It is a proposal to put into the books a new way to deal with wild predators that we come into contact with and, more specifically, its effect on our own wild mountain lion population.
Now, if ever a mountain lion is spotted (even if it is in a thickly forested area), if it is seen, it is shot. We kill on site. If we can not find it, we go searching for it to kill it.
Why is this necessary? Do we even know how large that population is? Do they have enough animals not to go extinct if we kill each one that happens to wander into “human’s territory?”… wherever that may be? How many used to be living here that we have displaced and or killed or just taken its habitat away? Why can we not just tranquilize these beautiful animals and transplant them into deeper forest and NOT kill them? These are a few of the questions that wander through my mind. Continue reading
Yesterday's post about the impact the Silicon Valley commuter shuttle network is having on Bernal Heights pairs neatly with the article by Bernal neighbor David Talbot that appears on the cover of the current issue of San Francisco magazine.
Under the headline "How Much Tech Can One City Take?" Neighbor David considers how the growth of the tech industry is changing the texture of San Francisco, and in one part of the article, he looks at this through the prism of our own Precita Park:
I came across this article today talking about having the city of SF buy a gas station on the south east corner of Divisadero st. and Fell St. This gas station sits directly across the street from a BP and adjacent to a Shell.
Here is the full article for you if you want to check it out. http://district5diary.blogspot.com/2013/03/plan-to-turn-arco-station-into-park.html)
Gee… Isnt it interesting that they are trying to buy the busiest AND CHEAPEST of 3 gas stations on that block and the only one that is not owned by the hugest oil companies on the planet.
If they (SF) are going to buy a gas station, go across the street to the BP on the west side of Divis.
Since that one changed from being a 76 station, it is the most expensive and the least busy of the gas stations on the whole block. Not to mention that the Bi-rite would then have some adjacent land for people to buy a picnic and eat lunch.
Let that end of fell, oak, divis and scott be the gas end. That way you keep it all on one side of the street on a block that has little in beauty going for it since the other 2/3 is a shell and a carwash.
I just do not find it surprising that they want to eliminate the markedly cheapest gas in that whole part of town. Plus… When did we have enough money to buy a gas station (to make a park 2 blocks from GG park and 1 block from Alamo square. Not like they are lacking in parks around those parts!) Fishy!!
Something smells fishy… AGAIN!! surprise.. no. sad face…
- San Francisco Criminal Lawyers at Beles & Beles Announce No Cost Case Evaluations For People Hiring a San Francisco Criminal Defense Lawyer (prweb.com)
- Why aren’t government services on your iPad? (mypersonalipad.wordpress.com)
- State Sues BP, Arco Over Alleged Environmental Violations At Gas Stations (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- MapQuest gives iPhone users free navigation (reviews.cnet.com)
- How San Francisco Has Changed Since Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ (Photos) (blogs.kqed.org)
- Marina District Gas Station Robbed (sfappeal.com)
- Opposition grows against San Francisco’s bicycle tracks (aviewfromthebrink.typepad.com)
- Biking the train to the swap meet, or life in a carbon-proportionate world (svenworld.com)
- Supervisor (And Victim) Mar Calls For Hearing On SF’s Bike Theft Trend (sfappeal.com)
- Biking to Tacos, Ramen, and Beer From the Lower Haight (haighteration.com)
Since San Francisco is now clearly turning into a town of big corporate sponsors and a high earning population… AND is really in its prime for its curent ‘bike culture, together makes for a perfect storm for bicycle thefts. Continue reading
Did you know TIME didn’t always have a red border? It's true. Back in March of 1923, when the magazine first hit newsstands, the cover was a white affair. A few years later, the border switched to red; a few years after that, in hopes of compensating for an editorial oversight, the "Person of the Year" franchise was born, to ensure Charles Lindbergh's face appeared on the cover after his famous flight across the Atlantic.
If you make so much income, why are you really working for your landlord and not yourself? You know that you are being fleeced by your deep pocketed (and lined) landlord. It doesnt really have to cost that much to live in San Francisco but you are willing to give up up to 60% of your income in order to live here which means, you are really working for your landlord who is planning his retirement thanks to you now.
So, if you are making all of this elitist income, which entitles you to be able to call yourselves San Franciscans, WHY ARE YOU RENTING AT ALL???
You are supposed to be the smart ones right? If you were so smart, with interest rates where they are and programs for first time buyers in place, why on earth would you not be working to be paying yourself to be able to call yourself a SFer instead of some international corporation that is your landlord?
The thing that has been going through my mind ever since this new tech migration started moving in… How can these kids afford to be saving anything that they earn? They only eat out and at the hippest joints!. They can pay upwardly of up to 50-60% of their income on rent and the fees associated with hi-rise and condo living (parking, gym, etc.). They (mostly) refuse to use MUNI so only take cabs which by 2015 will not cost less than $5 just to get in.
Where are you saving or investing your income? How do you plan on actually becoming one of these rich people that you are pretending to be?
Real rich people are NOT renters that is for sure! And they have houses that are actually big enough to COOK in!
As well as a place to store all of your fun outdoor sporty equipment so you can stop having to rent a storage unit to house the real stuff in ones life. Hard to live so minimally without any storage or space isnt it? Hard to invest when you can not save. Hard to save when you are throwing all your money away as disposable income.
No wonder the city likes you so much! You come in, make a good wage and turn around and just gladly give it right back.
You all may be ‘smart’ but you do not have much common sense or intelligence. If you did, you would have migrated into this town with a whole different approach and with a knowledge of what their smartest way of integrating would be for both them and for those that they are trying to inter-merge with.
All of other groups in the past that get recruited or just decide to move to SF to work, if they can not find appropriate accommodations, They, in the past have taken a place outside the city until they can find the right place for them. Why is this not an option for you? If some of you had decided to do this, the cost of your rent would not be so overly inflated and you would be able to figure out exactly where in SF or otherwise you fit best thus looking in that area if you chose to come in after getting settled in your new job. This is how things have been done for the ages. What makes you think that instead of that, you can come in and force the market up into the sky so you can find a place right here right now??
I am just wondering, why is it not YOU that has to look outside the city to find a place and not people that have lived here for decades?
Remember the saying… First come first served… YOU are definitely NOT the first! So go serve yourself somewhere where there is availability. Quit being predators upon the local population AND with that awful entitled attitude problem of yours! It makes me truly SICK.
I am just saying….
- This is just one random home that is currently for sale in San Francisco… Can you see the change? (bluepearlgirlsworld.wordpress.com)
- San Francisco Struggles With Decision That Could Help Some Homeowners–and Hurt Renters (blogs.kqed.org)
- Uber recruiting San Franciscan drivers, no (official taxi) license needed (engadget.com)
- Bay Bridge Sunset over San Francisco by Paul Reiffer (500px.com)
- Tenant Troubles: My Landlord Is Selling My Building, How Pessimistic Should I Be? (sfappeal.com)
- Police Search For Armed Suspect After Argument Leads To AK-47 Shooting In San Francisco (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- Car Share Parking Attracts an Unlikely Foe in San Francisco (transportationnation.org)
- Nanny State In San Francisco Is Deadly (futurelawyer.typepad.com)
- 25 Things I wish I knew before moving to San Francisco (jasonevanish.com)
Just incase we need a visual to get an idea of what San Francisco real estate market has been doing in the last couple years, here is a lovely chart thanks to Zillow. I know right now, i am just lucky to still be here! It wont be forever unfortunately. At least according to charts like this (and the rest are all the same…:(.
- Rising home values push more Bay Area homes above water, Zillow says (mercurynews.com)
- San Francisco Gets Off to a Hot Start in 2013 (bayarearealestatetrends.com)
- San Francisco Struggles With Decision That Could Help Some Homeowners–and Hurt Renters (blogs.kqed.org)
- I Love San Francisco, Do You? (luxlifebynyshoediva.com)
- Body Found In Water Near San Francisco AT&T Park Identified (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- Zillow opens 1st Bay Area office (mercurynews.com)
- San Francisco and San Jose are best places to sell in the U.S. (sfgate.com)
- Zillow: More Bay Area Home Values Rise (hispanicbusiness.com)
- Curbed Maps: Updating the Map of the 25 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in San Francisco (sf.curbed.com)
The house is called The Koshland House and is one of San Francisco’s landmark number 95. (http://www.victorianalliance.org/house-tour/house-histories/koshland-house/)
It was built beginning in 1904 and housed many refugees after the earthquake. My ancestors built this house because they were in the process of getting ready to build Emanu-el down the street on Anza. You can see the giant terracota dome of the church in the arial shots here. I try to imagine what it must have been like to have grown up here in San Francisco in the victorian era. Things were so very different back then! It may look glamorous but there were a LOT and i mean A LOT of unwritten societal rules that had to be adhered to or your whole families reputation could be at risk. There was (at least for a woman) a lot of down time too. I think that this is part of the reason for having such large families. That and to help keep the wealth within the family lines as well. There was a lot of 1st 2nd and 3rd cousin marriages within families back then. If they went outside those lines, they stayed within their ethnic culture (mine being Bavarian Jews).
I hope you enjoy it!
…Nothing like a little bit of pressure to fill some pretty big shoes! I am just going to let someone else in the family worry about accomplishing that! Instead, i will be the family historian for myself and all of you….
- Haas/Koshland Award Winner Oren Kroll-Zeldin (sfjcf.wordpress.com)
- One-stop student-services center opens in Sproul (newscenter.berkeley.edu)
- NMNH Youth Advisory Board: Offering the Teen Perspective on Museum Experiences (nmnh.typepad.com)
- Menzie Chinn vs. Richard Posner: Basic Math for the Math Challenged (delong.typepad.com)