Compassion for all Creatures

In 1868, a San Francisco banker saw two men dragging a terrified hog along a cobblestone street. The hog was saved by the banker and he mobilized other San Franciscans to create what is now our Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or SPCA. It was the fourth SPCA in the nation and the first west of the Mississippi. Continue reading

Death of Hippie

Many people, most of them from somewhere other than San Francisco, either idealized what they thought was the Hippie life, or condemned it. Much of what we saw taking place in the Haight was an extension of what started out as street theater from a combination of members of the SF Mime Troupe and the Diggers organization. Continue reading