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Woody LaBounty, David Gallagher, and Nicole Meldahl of Western Neighborhoods Project (outsidelands.org) share San Francisco west side neighborhood history with humor, a real fact or two, and much-better-informed occasional guests.

Outside Lands San Francisco Western Neighborhoods Project

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 125 Ratings

Woody LaBounty, David Gallagher, and Nicole Meldahl of Western Neighborhoods Project (outsidelands.org) share San Francisco west side neighborhood history with humor, a real fact or two, and much-better-informed occasional guests.

    390: Zakheim Murals at UCSF

    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.

    • 33 min
    389: Louis' Restaurant

    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.

    • 28 min
    388: 4-Star Theatre

    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.

    • 29 min
    387: Mel's Drive-In: The Sit In

    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.

    • 33 min
    386: The Cliff House Project

    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/

    • 32 min
    385: Toppling Monuments

    385: Toppling Monuments

    In San Francisco, and the nation, several prominent statues have been toppled in reaction to the subjects' past history of racism, oppression, or enslavement. We examine the context during which the monuments were raised, the history of the subjects, and discuss their planned, and unplanned removal.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Instructor Robert ,

Best podcast in the Bay Are about San Francisco

I have lived in the Bay Area all my life and have seen and visited many of the places talked about in the podcasts. The trio of hosts bring the history of San Francisco to life. This is a MUST listen to podcast.

Golden-gator ,

San Francisco history and wit

The broadcasters tell the story of San Francisco through meticulous research and engaging personalities.

A national treasure.

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The “Mile” Houses

I’d love to see you guys research the history of these Wells Fargo stagecoach stops! The 7 Mike and 16 Mile still exist. (My dad owned the 5 Mile for several years)

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