The 1200 block of Page Street in the Haight hosted its 7th annual Memorial Day block party.
The pot luck event saw the usual assortment of neighbors and friends contributing their time, efforts and of course, plenty of food.
Surprise guest Local District Five San Francisco Supervisor and board President London Breed paid a visit taking the time to talk with attendees and residents.
Sadly, ten years ago today – June 2, 2006 – former Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick left this world.
Welnick committed suicide in his Sonoma County home and became yet another member of the band’s ‘dead keyboardists club.’ Previous members who occupied that seat – Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan, Keith Godchaux and Brent Mydland – all passed away from various causes over the band’s 30 year history.
The keyboardist previously enjoyed great success with the Tubes and had a modest post Grateful Dead career fronting his own bands and sitting in with numerous other musicians. Welnick was 55 at the time of his death.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders endorsed San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Jane Kim in her bid for California State Senate last week.
The Vermont senator’s endorsement reportedly had Kim’s campaign phones ringing off the hook and netted the supervisor $25,000 in a short time according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Mercury Soul brought its multi-dimensional music presentation to the DNA Lounge in San Francisco May 20, 2016.
With an eclectic mix of classical and electronic music, Mercury Soul presented two shows – one with its core musicians playing with local high school students and several DJs and an evening event that went into the wee hours.
Spin, a new Table Tennis theme club in San Francisco’s SOMA district celebrated its opening in grand style, May 19, 2016.
Complete with an orange carpet arrival area for Spin executives, participants and high-end guests, the event welcomed attendees to the expansive new club. Decked out, the venue features several sets of Ping Pong tables and the event was capped off by a series of ‘celebrity’ tournaments.
Located in the heart of SOMA, just adjacent to the Moscone Center, San Francisc’s location joins Spin clubs in other major cities such as London and New York and is partially owned by actress Susan Sarandon.
The temporary Transbay Terminal, seen here on April 23, 2016. In the background, construction continues on the future permanent terminal, envisioned as San Francisco’s version of New York’s Grand Central Station. The beleaguered project is behind scheduled and rife with cost overruns, so much so the Board of Supervisors had to bail it out, authorizing additional money from the city coffers.