Shocking inequality: why San Francisco voted for ‘overpaid executive tax’

Faced by inaction on national and state level, city decided to go it alone and tackle huge wealth gap On Matt Haney’s walk to work at San Francisco city hall he passes the luxurious homes of some of the richest US tech billionaires, as well as hundreds of the country’s most desperate people living in […]

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for roast mushroom and sweet potato salad with balsamic onions | The simple fix

Roast sweet potatoes in a smoky dressing with sweet balsamic onions, crisp, baked bread and tangy goat’s cheese My first trip to the US was a food pilgrimage to California. While in San Francisco, I visited Zuni Cafe, a restaurant famed for its roast chicken bread salad. I wanted to make a vegetarian version, and […]

‘Unflinching humanity’ – how photographer Paul Fusco united an America in pain

From Aids patients in San Francisco to his magnificent shots of grief-stricken Americans taken from Robert Kennedy’s funeral train, the Magnum photographer captured a spirit that now seems gone for ever As tributes to Paul Fusco appeared following his death last week, it was his humanity that, above all else, was cited. Olivia Arthur, president […]

OFM’s classic cookbook: The Greens Cookbook by Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison was a pioneer of meat-free menus. David Tanis recalls the pleasures of her San Francisco restaurant’s cookbook Deborah Madison is one of the most prolific food writers, beloved by vegetarians and omnivores alike for more than 30 years. We have known each other for at least that long, shared meals and worked together. […]

‘I call furloughed staff once a week’: how one company is coping during the coronavirus crisis

An estimated 1m businesses in the UK have been protected until October through the government’s job retention scheme. Here, Daniel Pillai, CEO of the Welsh solar roofing firm BIPVco, discusses how it has worked for him Daniel Pillai first realised that life was about to change when he arrived at San Francisco airport on a […]

The big picture: spreading the message about the 1918 pandemic

A group of Californians keen to extol the importance of face masks during the deadly Spanish flu outbreak This picture was taken in California in 1918, during the second wave of the Spanish flu pandemic that killed more than 50 million people around the world. In an effort to curb the spread of the disease, […]

‘We hope to be a model’: the California town testing every resident for coronavirus

Bolinas, north of San Francisco, aims to be the first US town to achieve the feat as it seeks to learn more about transmission Coronavirus – latest US updates Coronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage A small town in northern California is working to become the first in the US to […]

When will California emerge from the coronavirus crisis? What models can – and can’t – predict

Three key models paint very different pictures, underlining the uncertainty ahead Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage The US’s most influential coronavirus model predicts California will see its outbreak peak this week – exactly one month after San Francisco and several other Bay Area counties enforced the nation’s […]

TV tonight: eerie sci-fi thriller Devs begins

Nick Offerman stars in Alex Garland’s enigmatic drama set in a shadowy San Francisco tech startup. Plus: Run, a new comedy from Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Here’s what to watch this evening Alex Garland, the writer-director of eerie sci-fi thrillers Ex Machina and Annihilation, brings a typically ineffable new series to the small screen, starring Nick Offerman. […]

World’s first virtual design festival launches in response to Covid-19

Organised by the team at digital magazine Dezeen, products and talks from the schedules of several cancelled design weeks, will appear online• The best arts and entertainment during self-isolation The global design community has collaborated to launch the first virtual design festival in response to the coronavirus lockdown. Products and talks from the schedules of […]

Beyond the Door review – peace, love and a pact with the devil

There’s plenty of silliness in this rereleased horror movie set in 70s San Francisco but also some dark, disturbing moments Time has lent some archival interest to this Exorcist/Rosemary’s Baby horror knockoff co-directed by the veteran grindhouse maestro Ovidio G Assonitis, made in 1974 and now rereleased on streaming platforms. There are lots of redundant […]

Wasted time: how San Francisco failed its homeless population amid coronavirus

Thousands of unhoused people remain on the streets or in overcrowded shelters as hotel rooms sit unused Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage As San Francisco enters its fourth week of sheltering in place, the thousands who are homeless in the California city remain more at risk for […]

Sammy Davis Jr. – The Rhythm Of Life lyrics

Daddy started out in San Francisco, Tootin’ on his trumpet loud and mean. Suddenly a voice said, “Go forth, Daddy. Spread the picture on a wider screen. “ And the voice said, “Daady, there’s a million pigeons Ready to be hooked on new religions. Hit the road, Daddy. Leave your common-law wife. Spread the religion […]

Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 Album)

The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gray The glory that was Rome is of another day I’ve been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan I’m going home to my city by the Bay I left my heart in San Francisco High on a hill, it calls to me To be where little cable cars […]

Emily Kinney – Michael lyrics

[Verse 1] I never could believe in God But always willing to give it a shot If there is such thing as magic human souls Well, then mine looks a lot like Michael Yes, my soul looks a lot like Michael [Verse 2] Manhattan baby, drop-out, drug abuse Naively feel I’ve walked around in his […]