1812 Pacific - a red-and-white victorian sandwiched
between monster condos in Pacific Heights, the only building in area to
survive the 1906 fire-quake. Half a block from The Hippopotamus. Summer,
1959, the only period in which we all had jobs and money. Roomed with Ben
Hanley and Dick Magary. I worked in the mailroom at Hartford Insurance,
just a few blocks east, in Chinatown.
411 Cherry Street, summer 1960,
with Ed Griffith. Worked on the summer Foghorn (USF newspaper), had mono,
ran out of money, moved in with Ron Finucane (saxophone player with a
705 Irving. My last address in San Francisco
(1964-5). With Dave Ayala, Jack DeGovia, Dan Dugan,
and later Larry Buffington and his brother Howie. A block from the Park.
Wishing Well bar across the street. Judah streetcar. Area is now full of
trendy boutiques and restaurants. After a summer in Paso Robles, I moved
to Eugene OR for graduate school.