Summer of Love celebration at the de Young

With all other efforts to stage a free 50th anniversary Summer of Love concert in Golden Gate Park getting a thumbs-down from the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission, the only officially sanctioned way to commemorate the occasion for now is the Summer of Love exhibition opening-day celebration at the de Young Museum on Saturday, […]

Unearthed Grateful Dead pool party photos debut at North Bay museum exhibition

According to Grateful Dead historian Dennis McNally, the band left San Francisco for Los Angeles in January 1966 to pursue success in the music industry. When that didn’t play out, the band came home and took a six-month summer rental at Olompali, a century-old adobe mansion with outbuildings, a swimming pool and vast grounds for […]

Royal brides’ wedding eve: how Princess Beatrice, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, more spent it

The Waleses’ nuptials really brought the big white wedding back into fashion. The opening salvo of the public celebrations was fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery with a gun salute in Hyde Park marking the first marriage of a Prince of Wales in 118 years, followed by a huge fireworks display. Among the […]