Movie Review: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

“LBMSF” opens to a sleepy, mournful, rhythmic foghorn – a sound that recurs in different incarnations and instrumentations throughout the film. We get the immediate sense of being in a fog-laced, wistful dream vision — one that laments the state of a once gentle and inclusive city, even as it celebrates its unparalleled beauty throughoutContinue reading “Movie Review: The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

Disco Nights At “Dance Your Ass off Incorporated, San Francisco”

                  It wasn’t about smoking, buying a drink, I just wanted to dance. My roommate Jennifer introduced me to Disco.  She had this wild fascination with drag queen’s, especially black drag Queens.   At one forty five am, we would walk down street to the Foster’s Restaurant atContinue reading “Disco Nights At “Dance Your Ass off Incorporated, San Francisco””

First drive: 2019 Mustang Bullitt chases legends in San Francisco

    By: Mark Phelan\Detroit Free Press (Video By Roadshow) SAN FRANCISCO — The greatest chase scene in movie history would’ve ended a lot sooner if Steve McQueen could’ve got his hands on a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt. The Dodge Charger that eluded McQueen’s 1968 Mustang fastback for 12 minutes of brilliant filmmaking never wouldContinue reading “First drive: 2019 Mustang Bullitt chases legends in San Francisco”

Just another Refugee from San Francisco

I saw a familiar head in line at the BelAir Market on West El Camino.  We used to call him Peanut head back in the day.   I hadn’t seen Peanut head in more than ten years.  We lost contact after my family moved to Sacramento in the nineties.   There he was, in living color, inContinue reading “Just another Refugee from San Francisco”

October 17,1989 5:04 pm San Francisco, Cailfornia

On October 17th 1989 .I was working at a Rental Car Company in downtown San Francisco.  A older couple from New Jersey was returning a Chevy Corsica they rented at the airport,after they learned the 46 story San Francisco Hilton wanted $50 a day to park their car. As they approached the counter the buildingContinue reading “October 17,1989 5:04 pm San Francisco, Cailfornia”

Your own Island or 3 bedroom San Francisco Condo?

Island or Condo? The Island Located off the coast of Menorca Spain . The 143 acre island has been up for sale by the family that has owned it for more than a century.  The island  boasts two sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and woodland. It also has a 18th century house ripe for renovation and a wooden cabinContinue reading “Your own Island or 3 bedroom San Francisco Condo?”

New York killed my dating life — and I couldn’t be happier now

Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis in “Sex and the City 2” (Credit: New Line CInema) “If you think the San Francisco dating scene is bad, wait till you get to New York,” people warned me By: Emily J. Smith/ “Don’t give up, ” my friend urged me, my shoulder inContinue reading “New York killed my dating life — and I couldn’t be happier now”

San Francisco REAL Estate Fixer with a sludge problem for $1.558 Million

Story from Amy Graff/ San Francisco Chronicle  If you live in Georgia or the southwest this charming fixer would sell for $10 grand Max. But this is San Francisco and 1.5 million is a steal.  However you will need a minimum of a half million to make it habitable. And this one is a REALContinue reading “San Francisco REAL Estate Fixer with a sludge problem for $1.558 Million”

Proud Mary, Denial and Kindness on Stockton Blvd

Ike an Tina Turner added  this  verse  to Proud Mary Ya’ know, every now and then I think you might like to hear something from us Nice and easy But there’s just one thing You see we never ever do nothing Nice and easy We always do it nice and rough I identify with thisContinue reading “Proud Mary, Denial and Kindness on Stockton Blvd”

My teeny tiny encounters with Robin Williams

By: Cityfella If you work in Downtown San Francisco near the major hotels, Celebrity sightings aren’t  uncommon. I worked for car rental agencies and from time to time celebrities would rent or return their cars. You remember the nice celebrities, Linda Grey, Jim Nabors, John Travolta come to mind and you have lifetime stories aboutContinue reading “My teeny tiny encounters with Robin Williams”