Barracks and Cemeteries and Lover’s Lane – Oh My!

The Presidio (Spanish for fort), which lies to the south of the Golden Gate Bridge, emerged in the mid-90s from its long military history which dates back to the Spanish settlement in 1776. Part of the GGNRA (Golden Gate National Recreation Area), it is run by the Presidio Trust and the NPS. You can visit…

Check out SF’s Cartoon Art Museum

Near Market St. in the Yerba Buena district at 655 Mission St. is the Cartoon Art Museum. It’s “About Us” page declares it “the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms.” On display are old Sunday comic strips such as The Yellow…

Christmas Comes to the Castro – and More

If you hurry, you can still catch the tree at the SE corner of the 18th and Castro – an intersection as famous locally as Haight-Ashbury. Speaking of that famous crosswalk, it’s now adorned with rainbow stripes. And the sidewalks fanning out from it area studded with bronze plaques of Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Christine…