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Is Newsman Phil Bronstein Leaving Us? House in Leafy Mill Valley on Market for $2.4 Mil.

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

[UPDATE: PB tweets to answer about whether he’s leaving us: After 40 years here: no.” Huzzah!]

From the Peninsula Press Club comes the news of the crib of San Francisco Chronicle Editor-at-Large / former Executive Vice President and Editor Phil Bronstein being up for sale for $2.39 million, up in leafy Mill Valley, CA.

Check it out at the SFGate, and here’s the listing from Pacific Union’s Dana Johnson with 26 photos. Enjoy.

Complicating matters for us is the fact that Phil’s Twitter has nothing to indicate that he’ll be staying here in the greater Bay Area. San Francisco’s favorite alligator-wrestler will be around on Sunday(?) (for Litquake?), but after that, who knows…

Is Phil leaving us?

Via Michael Reuter

Courage.

Arrested Decay in the Richmond District – Monty’s Groceries

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Looking like something from the Bodie State Historic Park ghost town, the former Monty’s Grocery store at 701-703 Tenth Avenue (or 839-849 Cabrillo) appears to be in a state of “arrested decay.”

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Hollywood couldn’t come up better gone-to-Hell look if it tried. Click to expand – it gets big.

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See that old glass tubing above the sidewalk?

Will this neon sign still be here in a hundred years? Maybe.

Mayor Willie Brown Parties at the WashBag – What Decade is This?

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

This was the scene when former San Francisco Mayor and urban planner Willie Brown dropped by the newly reopened Washington Square Bar and Grill in North Beach. The place was packed last night, with slightly more than the maximum occupancy of 103 souls. Read about “bachelor” Willie L. Brown, Jr. and the Washington Square Bar and “Grille” here in the LATimes. (And read about the night’s “weirdness” here, from Steven T. Jones.)

It’s the 1970′s all over again. The WashBaG is BACK, baby!

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Here’s what they said about the WashBag the before it closed last year:

“This SF landmark, re-opened after being painstakingly restored, is a perfect time capsule of Herb Cain-era North Beach, when writers, politicians, musicians, professional athletes and charmingly crooked cops all schmoozed, boozed and occasionally ate here. Gimmick-free and defiantly old-school, “The Washbag” clings to its history with memorabilia and framed black-and-whites of local icons…”

The only thing missing was writer Herb Caen, but he was there in spirit, embracing his beloved North Beach, in a way.

Herb Caen Way, a “25-foot-wide pedestrian promenade, running 3.2 miles along the waterfront next to the Embarcadero from South Beach to Fisherman’s Wharf.”

Long Live the Washbag