Revisiting my old stomping grounds in the New Year

SAN FRANCISCO – A room with a view! We are ringing in the New Year in my old neighborhood on Nob Hill. 

When I joined The San Francisco Chronicle in 1985, after working at the South Florida Sun Sentinel out of graduate school at Medill – Northwestern University, I rented a studio apartment at 1146 Taylor St.

Looking out the window of our room this weekend at the Huntington Hotel, my apartment was just beyond the park in the next block. I rode the cable car to work, riding down Powell St. past Union Square to The Chronicle at Fifth and Mission.

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco is across from Collis P. Huntington Park on the left side of Taylor St. And The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, is just to the right of the park. Herb Caen lived in the Brocklebank Building, also to the right of the park. Good memories! Good times!

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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