Top 10 Books Written by Our Presidents

Commemorate this Independence Day by reading a book written by a President of the United States. Our current and former Commanders in Chief have composed many memoirs, political and social writings and even works of […]


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History of Father’s Day

Father’s Day, the holiday set aside to celebrate dad, has been an institution for 101 years. But what is the evolution of Father’s Day? How did it become the holiday it is today? One Father’s Day historian offers his unique perspective on the third Sunday in June and after you read this, you too will be a Father’s Day expert.


A man smokes marijuana. (AP photo)

Origin Of ‘420’ – The Marijuana Holiday

People around the world are celebrating 420 Day, a term synonymous with smoking marijuana. There are many myths behind the origins of 420, what’s the true story?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/20/2011


Curriculum Changes Coming To San Francisco’s Lowell High

Class requirements are shifting at San Francisco’s highest performing school, Lowell High. The idea, district officials say, is to better prepare students for a high school curriculum that will ensure success getting into a good college.


Scow Schooner Alma

1880s-Era Schooners Unearthed At Dig Near Candlestick Park

Utility crews digging out an area near San Francisco’s Candlestick Park have unearthed two 1880s-era schooners that had once been used to ferry goods throughout the Bay Area, long before bridges and highways existed here.

CBS San Francisco–02/11/2011

Destruction around Union Square.  The tall steel skeleton left of center is the Whittell Building - then known as the Union League Building. It was under construction at the time of the earthquake, later finished, and still standing on Geary Street.  The Butler Building at right, also under construction at the time of the quake, had walls peel away during the quake, killing several people. The building later became I. Magnin's, and its windows shattered during the 1989 earthquake. Several people on the street were injured by falling glass. The Butler Building is now part of Macy's. (sfmuseum.org)

Expo To Showcase The History Of San Francisco

More than two dozen historical societies and associations will be coming together for the first ever San Francisco History Expo.


San Francisco school time capsule

San Francisco School Unveils 100-Year-Old Time Capsule

Students at San Francisco’s Cleveland Elementary School saw history played out in front of them on Wednesday, as a 100-year-old time capsule was opened up.


First airplane takeoff from a warship - Eugene B. Ely flies his Curtiss pusher airplane from USS Birmingham in Virginia, November 14, 1910. (Wikipedia)

Centennial Of Daredevil Plane Stunt Into San Francisco Bay

One hundred years ago Tuesday, aviation history was made on San Francisco Bay, when the first plane was successfully landed onto a warship.


Historical image of Peraltas on porch (Peralta Hacienda)

Historic Oakland Park In Dire Need Of Funding

Funding to preserve a piece of East Bay history that dates back to the early Spanish settlers of California has all but vanished.


Market Street 1906

Historic 1906 Film Captures S.F.’s Market Street

A film made more than a hundred years ago on Market Street, San Francisco’s main thoroughfare, shows in fascinating detail how people lived and traveled and dressed.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/17/2010