Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Medical Revolution

Fifty years ago during the Summer of Love, thousands of teenagers descended on San Francisco seeking spiritual transformation of their lives. When their unmet medical needs threatened to create a health crisis, the Health Department response was, We don’t want to take care of them. We want them to go away.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Punjabi Cowboy

Violence against Sikhs in America — a faith based on equality with a heavy emphasis on social justice — can be attributed to a combination of ignorance about non-Christian religions, and a long history of racism. Sikhs wear turbans, but they are neither Hindu or Muslim; they are Sikh.
In the aftermath of 9/11, a Sikh in San Francisco’s Mission District stood at a bus stop in front of me wearing his turban with a ten-gallon Stetson hat on top. To me, this signified a dark humor about bigotry in the US.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Schooner GRACIE S

Former Golden Gate Pilot Schooner GRACIE S ended its days as a seafaring school and private yacht exploring the Salish Sea and Vancouver Island.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Art Fashion R&R

The Summer of Love Experience runs through August 20 at the de Young Museum.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Music for Everyone

Thursday, April 06, 2017

SF International

The oldest film festival in the Americas, April 5-19, in San Francisco and Berkeley.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Hippie Movement

The Summer of Love photo exhibit runs at City Hall through June 17.