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  • Podcast Episode 390: Zakheim Murals at UCSF

    The New-Deal era, Bernard Zakheim murals at UC San Francisco are in imminent danger of being destroyed. Portraying the history of medicine, ten frescoes are displayed in UC Hall, which will soon be demolished as plans for a new hospital and research center on the site take shape. This week's pod discusses the artists and how you can comment in favor of the murals' preservation.
  • Podcast Episode 389: Louis' Restaurant

    We mourn the permanent closing of Louis' Restaurant due to the pandemic, but celebrate its history and the thousands of meals served overlooking the Sutro Baths Ruins, Seal Rocks, and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Podcast Episode 388: 4-Star Theatre

    We miss theatre popcorn! Continuing our long-running series about West Side movie theatres, this week's we recall the history of the still extant, 4-Star Theatre.
  • Podcast Episode 387: Mel's Drive-In: The Sit In

    As you enjoy a burger and shake at Mel's Drive-In on Geary Boulevard, in those very booths nearly 60 years ago, there was a protest against Mel's owners for their discriminatory hiring processes. Learn what happened in 1963 and how it resonates today. For more images of the protest, visit https://opensfhistory.org.
  • Podcast Episode 386: The Cliff House Project

    Special guest, Gary Stark of the Cliff House Project joins the pod this week to talk about his organization and share some fascinating facts about the ever evolving, west side landmark. To see more Cliff House photos, visit https://opensfhistory.org/

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