Hi. I'm the author of the bestselling book Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco and the history column "Portals of the Past" (soon to be a podcast) which appears every other Saturday in the San Francisco Chronicle. I was a co-founder and longtime executive editor of the groundbreaking web site Salon.com, and the former executive editor of San Francisco Magazine. I also give unique walking tours by appointment and am available as a speaker about all things San Francisco.

 
 
The Bayview Boat Club, a wondrous oasis of old-SF funkiness miraculously preserved on the waterfront at the edge of uber-sterile Mission Bay, most of whose architecture looks like a runner-up for a never-constructed Olympic Village in Bulgaria.

The Bayview Boat Club, a wondrous oasis of old-SF funkiness miraculously preserved on the waterfront at the edge of uber-sterile Mission Bay, most of whose architecture looks like a runner-up for a never-constructed Olympic Village in Bulgaria.

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Sand ladder to Baker Beach. Intrepid pooch Huck may or may not join the walking tours.

Sand ladder to Baker Beach. Intrepid pooch Huck may or may not join the walking tours.

WALKING TOURS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

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