Archive | March, 2014

WEBS Chapter Eight ‘North Beach’

North Beach San Franciscans are resilient people.While many are natives of the city, many more have come from other less beautiful, less tolerant places. They are willing to suffer shifting fault lines every few decades for the pleasures of living in one of the world’s most charming cities. The fog had dissipated. Sirens could still […]

WEBS Chapter Six ‘The Marina’

The Marina In 1912 thousands of tons of sand were dredged up from the ocean floor and deposited at the northern edge of the city overlooking Alcatraz Island. A seawall had been constructed to enclose a boat harbor and the area came to be known as the Marina district. Little did the engineers know when […]