asks, How can I find out more about Pat [Montandon]'s new environmental
She directed inquiries
about "Peace for the Planet" to her website, patmontandon.com.
asks, Did you ever go to Dago Mary's?
I go everywhere
petrale sole is still on the menu. I have posted photos of DM's for
asks, If as you say Pat Montandon's Forgiveness chapter should have
an asterisk what should it say?
*but I get to tell,
and tell, and tell.
asks, Your meticulous research on movie locations, buildings, etc
is such a resource to the San Franciscophiles who unfortunately live elsewhere.
Any chance you will be documenting scenes from "The Streets of San
Francisco" which is now on DVD?
few are documented in the cinema section. It would be a great task to
comb the entire series. Never say never!
asks, How is Herb Hamrol doing? Is he really the last [1906 earthquake]
Mr. Hamrol is doing
great! It was a cold morning at Lotta's Fountain, but don't let that
Red Cross blanket fool you. He possesses great physical and mental vigor
for a man of 104. You could run a grocery store after hearing him describe
the workflow process on his job at Andronico's. While Mr. Hamrol was
the only survivor to appear at the commemoration this year, there are
a few others who were not able to attend.
asks, Where was Taren Sapienza?
Sapienza, the native
San Franciscan and longtime organizer of the annual 1906 quake commemoration,
sat out this year due to bad will between Sapienza and City officials
over last year's event. The mayor extended an olive branch via the Examiner
at this year's festivities but frankly, no one involved missed the past
drama. The rebooted event was beautiful and filled with heart. Best
of all, it seemed to belong to no one but us 500 or so diehards including
the mayor and police and fire chiefs, NERT people, Red Cross volunteers,
Lee Houskeeper, Chuck and Donna Huggins, and all the wonderful friends
and neighbors like my pals Kimberly and Roger who wouldn't dream of
not being there to remember where we've been and think about where we're
asks, Are you really paying $3.99 for gas out there?
Yes. Even television
commercials designed to promote fuel efficient cars don't show gas prices
as high as ours!
asks, what do you see when you look at your city lately?
I see a City so
beautiful that even the most prolific graffiti artists prefer to mark
removable objects once in a while. From Masonic and Parker I see the
tower on Rincon Hill rising over the horizon. It is playing peek-a-boo
now, even before its birth. I see a City in hopeful anticipation of
continued national political turnaround. I see overhead wires disappearing
into the past on Oak Street. It has been a lovely start to the spring;
too many homeless, still, again, always, it seems. In North Beach I
see my old friends. And I see fresh paint from Drumm Street to La Playa.
asks, Is Tad's closed for good?
Tad's is closed
only for remodeling swear its owners.
your question for Mister SF?