One day if I go to heaven, I'll look around and say, "It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco."
- Herb Caen
SAN FRANCISCO – The chopsticks say "Good Luck!" on them; consider that your warning.
I said no to a Peter Pan collar. But yes to a velvet Polish vest, an Indian dress, and a souvenir jacket from Japan. It was major.
WEST OAKLAND, California – Coffee roasteries, modern soul food, funky used bookstores, and markets as far as the eye can see.