at Chestnut: Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain.
Theatre, 295 Bay Street.
SF at the Academy
of Friends Oscar night gala at Fort Mason, 02/25/07. Pictured with
Friends board member Rob Murray (left) and Murray's husband, Bruce Davis.
(photo by Joseph Driste.)
asks, What is the depth of the water below Golden Gate Bridge?
asks, Does it make San Francisco happy to say I told you so about
George W. Bush?
Not at all! There's
no satisfaction while our Democracy remains so mercilessly usurped by
the Bush administration.
asks, Where is/was the Palace Hotel in SF? What hotel is it now?
Hotel endures at #2 New Montgomery Street. The Garden Court was
made SF Landmark #18 in 1969.
asks, I'm a junkie for both militaria and abandoned things, and I
want to check out HP Naval Shipyard. But is it safe to go down there and
Areas that you
can visit on an outing to Open
Studios (also ArtSpan)
have been deemed to be safe by EPA standards. However, I wouldn't recommend
poking around, wandering, or tresspassing. Because nuclear materials
were handled at the shipyard I recommend a conservative approach to
rummaging what is still, on its best day, a military junkyard. A group
called San Franciscans for Our City's Health counts city officials including
Supervisors Chris Daly and Ross Mirkarimi among its supporters. The
group says flatly, "The shipyard remains toxic and dangerous."
I've seen as much of the shipyard
as the average reporter has access to, but I'm not in a hurry to return.
I wouldn't go to Ground Zero or Chernobyl either, but it's a personal
decision. I don't want to answer a Q&A ? with a ? Chris, but you
have to go with, how safe is safe enough for you?
Weekly: Special Series
Bay's Nuclear Leftovers
asks, Hello Mister SF! What do you think of the new Zodiac
I loved it! I think
it's one of the best police stories in the cinema in many years. Mark
Ruffalo's performance as San Francisco's legendary police inspector
Dave Toschi more than makes up for his participation in Just
asks, Could you please stop referring to Zodiac suspect [Arthur Leigh]
Allen as a 'school teacher,' which he was for only a few months. His main
jobs were as a chemist, auto mechnic, etc. Thanx - retired teacher
asks, Hola from an ex-SFer in El Paso. The Mister SF Minute is a great
addition. Will you be on TV again soon?
Hola. Watch for
"What Makes San Francisco Tick" on the Fine
Living Network in May (check listings).
asks, Hank, Great website you have. I saw a photo of the Northpoint Theatre
on Powell. Does that building still stand today? Is it still vacant? Thank
still stands at 295 Bay Street. It was recently sold to Japanese publisher
Shogakukan for $5.1 million. The theatre location appears in the new
Zodiac movie as itself, where the Dave Toschi and Robert Graysmith characters
see "Dirty Harry."
asks, Where in San Francisco is the Charmed House?
A frequently asked
question! The "Charmed" house is fictional, 1329 Prescott
Street, San Francisco, in the 1998-2006 Aaron Spelling TV series about
witchcraft and sisterhood. The shooting location is really 1329 Carroll
Avenue in L.A.
asks, Is it true that some alleys in San Francisco are named after prostitutes
that served the goldminers or shipyard workers?
Yes, by mostly
all accounts it is true.
asks, Are you aware of 39 Chattanooga Street, one of the oldest houses
left in San Francisco (1857-ish)?
The house, probably
the oldest in Noe Valley, was the subject of a recent preservation tug-of-war.
At this writing, a new owner plans to keep the structural integrity
of the little gem which was reportedly saved using the landmark fireplug
on Church Street at 20th during the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
asks, Coming to SF in a couple of weeks - any suggestions on what to do
and where to visit? Thanks and Good Luck!
Bob! My favorite 10,000 things to do in the City - give or take a few
- are right here on this site. When I travel to a new city I usually visit
beautiful places and museums
first. Depending on your idea of a good time, here are some random faves:
Wave Organ, ballgame,
Ferry Bldg on Saturday, Lucasville,
Castro Theatre, Beach
Blanket, North Beach, Clement Street Shopping District (unspoiled
your question for Mister SF?