The Broadview

Tearoom brings charm to 21st century

Junior Frankie Incerty pours tea at Lovejoy’s Tea Room. Although the sign says “Reserved for Royalty,” Lovejoys welcomes tea drinkers of all ages — specializing in warm scones and dainty sandwiches with the crusts cut off. ANJALI SHRESTHA | the broadview

December 16, 2009

Anjali Shrestha Feature Editor The soft murmur of ladies chatting paired with the clink of porcelain lend to the homey atmosphere of Lovejoy’s Tea Room in Noe Valley. Lovejoy’s, founded by an English couple 14 years ago, is a quintessential San Francisco restaurant with its rando...

Nutcracker ballet retains popularity in SF

Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan dance in the Grand Pas de Deux in Tomasson’s Nutcracker. Nutcracker’s premiere in the United States was with San Francisco Ballet in 1944. Erik Tomasson | with permission

December 16, 2009

Meghan Helms Asst. A & E Editor It does not snow when winter comes to San Francisco — except on December evenings at The War Memorial Opera House where snowflakes dance in Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker. Seat cushions offering slight seat elevation for children line...

Youth struggle to survive on city streets

Markeith McDaniels spent the majority of his childhood living on the streets after running away from his aunt when he was 14. After attending rehab for a drug and alcohol addiction, he found a job at Glad Tidings Church.

December 16, 2009

Jovel Quierolo Managing Editor Luke Burton invites homeless children for dinner every Tuesday night. Over the past three years as a member of the faith-based outreach group The Outer Circle, he has met hundreds of the estimated 1,400 homeless youth living on San Francisco streets, shelters or with ...

Homeless youth overlooked by city

December 16, 2009

Zoe Newcomb News Editor San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, bone-chilling summer fog, the Seven Painted Ladies and cultural diversity. It’s also known for the widespread homelessness that blankets the city. Of the 7,000 homeless said to be living on the streets, it’s estimated 1,4...

Graffiti’s popularity grows as art form

Vibrant graffiti art covers walls in Clarion Alley in the Mission District. Artists create pieces that reflect the cultural diversity of the neighborhood.

October 30, 2009

Isabelle Pinard Reporter Empty metal cans lie on the damp gravel sidewalk with the lingering smell of spray paint in the air, and a trail of large blocked lettering and mural illustrations dance along the sides of grimy buildings. Many areas in San Francisco, like the Mission, are getting makeovers by commi...

LGBTQQ teens continue struggle for acceptance

October 30, 2009

Jovel Quierolo Managing Editor When Rory Baldwin was 9 years old, she was physically beaten up for being a lesbian. “I tried kissing a girl I thought was pretty, and she told all the guys that I was a freak,” said Baldwin, who asked not to use her real name, “so they banded together and beat...

LovEvolution brings out love for San Francisco’s cultural diversity

October 30, 2009

by Sara Kloepfer A&E Editor Only in San Francisco would riding the bus with a man dressed in neon hot pants and body glitter be part of a normal Saturday in October. My fellow passenger and I were on our way to LoveFest, renamed this year to LovEvolution. LovEvolution, San Francisco’s sixth annual...

Increasing need puts stress on SF Food Bank

Volunteers Doris Greene and Pamela Newman help package food. The San Francisco Food Bank distributes food to over 600 Bay Area community programs.

October 30, 2009

Jovel Quierolo Managing Editor Requests for assistance from the San Francisco Food Bank are up 20 percent this year, and although it is responding with more products and produce than ever, with 192 pantries citywide and a warehouse bustling daily, food is still not being distributed fast enough in large enough quantities to meet steadily climbin...

San Francisco addresses health reform

September 23, 2009

Jovel Quierolo Managing Editor More than 82,000 San Franciscans have no health insurance, according to the San Francisco Medical Society, but the City and County of San Francisco provide some basic coverage that proposed national health care reform would extend. “We really don’t know how the ...

Job cuts tighten families

May 21, 2009

Zoë Newcomb Features Editor Rising unemployment rates and seemingly negative lifestyle changes might just be a good thing for families facing job loss and economic insecurity. Sophomore Jamie Haigh’s life changed drastically when her father lost his consulting job four months ago because investor...

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