Photo: Guillermo Durán, Park
Spotlight on San Francisco, California
- What would locals like visitors to know about San Francisco?
San Francisco has only one drawback — ’tis hard to leave.
– Rudyard Kipling
They Don’t Make San Francisco’s Playgrounds Like They Used To
What to eat and drink at the Yard at Mission Rock, opening this week
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the effort to rename the grassy lawn on the east end of Golden Gate Park was led by Debi and Will Durst, who have put on Comedy Day at the park for 37 years. Williams, who grew up and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, performed at the first Comedy Day and returned to take part whenever he could.
Mission Dolores: The Misión San Francisco de Asís was founded October 9, 1776. The settlement was named for St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order, but was also commonly known as “Mission Dolores” owing to the presence of a nearby creek named Arroyo de los Dolores, or “Creek of Sorrows.” Mission Dolores is the oldest intact building in the City of San Francisco and the only intact Mission Chapel in the chain of 21 established under the direction of Father Serra.