What is San Francisco?

  • (noun): A port in western California near the Golden Gate that is one of the major industrial and transportation centers; it has one of the world's finest harbors; site of the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco

San Francisco (/ˌsæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the leading financial and cultural center of Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Bagong Alyansang Makabayan - Political Structure - Member Organizations
... Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia - CPRF • RCWP-RPC San Marino Serbia Slovakia Spain - PCE • PCC • PCPE Sweden - KP • SKP Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United ... the first BAYAN USA assembly was held in San Francisco ... include the NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, League of Filipino Students in San Francisco State University, Anakbayan (New York/New Jersey, Los ...
George Moscone - Career - Mayor of San Francisco
... Moscone decided in 1975 to run for Mayor of San Francisco ... Members of the Peoples Temple saturated San Francisco neighborhoods, distributing slate cards for Moscone, Joseph Freitas and Hongisto ... victory for Moscone, Moscone appointed Temple leader Jim Jones as Chairman of the San Francisco Housing Commission ...
Fleet Week - San Francisco
... Navy ships to dock in San Francisco, California for a similar series of events ... over one million people who watch the air show along the San Francisco Bay waterfront stretching from the Ferry Building to the Golden Gate Bridge ...
San Francisco - Transportation - Seaports
... Main article Port of San Francisco The Port of San Francisco was once the largest and busiest seaport on the West Coast ...
Green Tortoise - Hostels - San Francisco
... The San Francisco hostel shares its space with the bus line headquarters ... It is located at 494 Broadway in North Beach, close to Chinatown ...

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    San Francisco is where gay fantasies come true, and the problem the city presents is whether, after all, we wanted these particular dreams to be fulfilled—or would we have preferred others? Did we know what price these dreams would exact? Did we anticipate the ways in which, vivid and continuous, they would unsuit us for the business of daily life? Or should our notion of daily life itself be transformed?
    Edmund White (b. 1940)

    Swan/Mary Rutledge: Oh no, no. I’m not running away. I came here to get something, and I’m going to get it.
    Col. Cobb: Yes, but San Francisco is no place for a woman.
    Swan: Why not? I’m not afraid. I like the fog. I like this new world. I like the noise of something happening.... I’m tired of dreaming, Colonel Cobb. I’m staying. I’m staying and holding out my hands for gold—bright, yellow gold.
    Ben Hecht (1893–1964)

    We had won. Pimps got out of their polished cars and walked the streets of San Francisco only a little uneasy at the unusual exercise. Gamblers, ignoring their sensitive fingers, shook hands with shoeshine boys.... Beauticians spoke to the shipyard workers, who in turn spoke to the easy ladies.... I thought if war did not include killing, I’d like to see one every year. Something like a festival.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)