By Mary Charlebois The ground seems to blush when cherry blossoms fall in early spring… …conversations and signage are Japanese language. Pagodas, paper parasols, kimonos, and happi coats pop in and out of view. Tonkotsu ramen is an art form, sushi bars, sake lounges, and izakaya are commonplace. You are in San Francisco’s Japantown. Once, thirty-square-blocks embraced the tradition and… View Post
By Jeanine Consoli In 2009, Tony Goldman, a real estate entrepreneur and founder of Goldman properties, discovered an area of Miami that was almost a wasteland. There were abandoned parking lots filled with garbage and stark walls that screamed out for beautification. Mr. Goldman’s vision was to create an outdoor street art museum, featuring enormous murals from some of the… View Post
By Renate Strub We could feel the vibration in the air and on our skin. A balmy breeze occasionally carried a cool mist over the broad expanse, touching our faces. Standing on the Overlook of the magnificent Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park early in the morning, we were dazzled by the sight and thunderous sound of the waterfall. The… View Post
Cow Hollow is a small San Francisco neighborhood bordered to the north by San Francisco Bay and to the west by historic Presidio.
By Theresa St. John He was 40 years old, a successful cooper-otherwise known as a wooden barrel and cask maker-from Missouri. More importantly, “Jerry” was considered a free man in the North. Aside from The Fugitive Slave Act, passed by The United States Congress on September 20th, 1850, which considered him an escaped slave. Period. The law stated all runaway… View Post