Most American cities used to have skid rows in the heart of downtown. They’ve all been developed and gentrified out of existence — but not in San Francisco. Bestselling author Gary Kamiya explores why.
Gary Kamiya is author of the bestselling Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, awarded the 2013 Northern California Book Award. He was a founder and longtime executive editor of Salon.com and former executive editor of SF Magazine. His work has appeared in publications including the NY Times Book Review, Sports Illustrated, ArtForum, and Mother Jones. He writes a history column, “Portals of the Past,” for the SF Chronicle and lives on Telegraph Hill.
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