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The 1915 World's Fair and the City Today

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of joining Jay Turnbull (Page & Turnbull) and Mark L’Italien (EHDD) for a panel discussion at the California Historical Society on the “shadow” of the 1915 World’s Fair, as viewed from San Francisco today. 372 more words


"B" is for the Big Cheese

Once upon a time–about one hundred years ago–San Francisco hosted the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, just nine years after the 1906 earthquake and fire which left more than 400,000 people homeless. 577 more words

Group Hopes To Find New Home For 100-Year-Old Organ Gathering Dust At San Francisco Civic Center

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A 40-ton pipe organ that was one of the largest in the world is in pieces, gathering dust below Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. 272 more words


"Be a Decent Human Being."

Rex Huppke has an excellent weekly column at the Chicago Tribune. I read it yesterday, as I do every Monday. I’ve been reading it since it began a few years back, and his words never fail to resonate. 837 more words

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Literary Process

Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt

The premise for this walk was somewhat unusual: go to San Francisco for the evening of the Chinese New Year Parade, but avoid as much as possible walking along the parade route and try not to even cross it. 1,331 more words

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The Race Betterment Booth: an intimate look at California’s eugenic legacy on the centennial anniversary of the PPIE.  

Last week the US State of Virginia agreed to compensate it’s victims of state-sponsored sterilization and eugenics programs. Virginia joins a handful of other US states, including Oregon and North Carolina, in officially acknowledging its eugenic past. 1,208 more words