Kimberly Gomes is a local freelance writer who has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle and The Bold Italic. I came across one of her articles in The Bold Italic called “A Guide to SF’s Shittiest Streets”. Yep, it’s about poop. In fact, the article details which blocks in San Francisco have the most of it laying around. And you won’t believe the backlash this article generated in the comments section! This led me to read more of Kimberly’s articles and some of her creative writing. After that, I knew I had to get her on the show! Join me as Kimberly shares her path to getting published in some of SF’s most prestigious media outlets and the background on some of her best stories. She also provides a sneak peak at her first novel which is currently under development. Kimberly lives in San Bruno but spends most of her time in San Mateo and San Francisco. On the show, she shares her favorite spots in each area.
Last month marked the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco. How much do you know about the events from October 17, 1989? Until digging into the story, I didn't realize just how close we were to losing the Marina district that day. On today's episode, I talk with three long time SF residents who were here during the earthquake. Peter McKenna, Gail Goldyne, and Frank Blackburn share their amazing story of what it was like in San Francisco when the ground started shaking.
When it comes to the San Francisco real estate market, you should listen to what Helena Zaludova has to say. With over 10 years of experience, she has become one of the top real estate agents in The City. Last year, Helena closed 18 transactions with a total value of $35 million. This puts her in the top 2% of all agents in San Francisco. Helena walks us through the current state of the market and what's driving it. She also gives her insight on whether it's time for you to buy and what steps you can take to get going. Helena lives in the Portola neighborhood. She shares her favorite spots in her neighborhood and what she loves most about San Francisco.
Heather McGough is a person that takes big ideas and turns them into reality. Heather is the successful founder of Urbanity Events, an event production company specializing in tech and startup conferences, speaker series, and launch parties in the Bay Area and beyond. She's also had a big impact in the non-profit world, including her time as Deputy Director for City of Dreams. Join me as Heather shares her story and all her favorite spots in North Beach. I will also tell the story of my recent climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa.