Cliff House in the 1950s, covered in neon



Almost as good as Market Street in the 1950s, covered in neon!

[via Found Photos]

BONUS: Cliff House long before that, looking very different…

[via Nika]

All about ORFN


SF Weekly this week published an in-depth look back at the life and times of the departed local artist:

It’s 1993, and 19-year-old Aaron Curry is trapped on an overpass towering above a crime-ridden Hayes Valley, long before the Central Freeway came down and it became the uber-chic hamlet it is today. Curry, better known as Bay Area graffiti writer ORFN, had been spotted mid-tag on the two-story-high roadway, and cops are approaching him in both directions.

He thinks fast and jumps — not to his death, but to a nearby wooden telephone pole. He grabs hold with his jacket-clad arms and bare hands, and wobbles down to safety.

 Read on for the whole story.



[Top photo by SF_Scum; bottom photo by FajitaGate]

Market Street at night, 1950s



[via Found Photos]

Freaky stickers in the freaky sticker machine at Mission: Comics and Art

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Here’s what I got:

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(As is their enamel pin selection.)

Tasty new seasonal “salad” special at Wes Burger

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Beautiful heirloom tomatoes, plus Fritos and bacon! A truly great salad.

Traffic lights coming soon to 19th and Dolores (the intersection where you’re always like “Why aren’t there traffic lights here???”)

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It’s a Polar Jungle out there…


The Polar Jungle is bringing community to the airwaves – parks – beaches – and venues of San Francisco. This Wednesday at Pops Bar, Polar Jungle takes over the decks at Spin The Night from 9pm-2am. Spin The Night is a fun boozy filled evening showcasing the local heroes working hard to keep the music scene alive and well. Join us in the creative exploration of music, art, and unique experiences in San Francisco!


A hot pastrami sandwich inspired by the In-N-Out Double-Double, today in the Mission!

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At Turner’s Kitchen, possibly today only! If this photo isn’t enough, read all about it:

Sandwich special! Hot pastrami, melted American cheese, avocado, garden lettuces, grilled onion, tomato and 1,000 island (aka spread) on Dutch crunch roll. Inspired by the @innout double-double. ❤️🍔🇺🇸

[via Turner's Kitchen on Instagram]

Song about the bridge in Big Sur that recently ceased being a bridge


When I first saw this photo (by photographer Kodiak Greenwood) back in February, I was like “I’m gonna write a song about that.” Here it is:

Hope u like it


Striking new SF street photography by Troy Holden



The great Troy Holden has been a major street photography force in SF for as long as I can remember. Yesterday he published some new stuff on his blog.

(These two are from here and here specifically.)