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Sublet Survivor

Sublet Survivor

May 13, 2013

  By Kenny Redublo Photos by Virginia Tieman Valencia street is alive as usual. Cyclists ride next to cars and trucks zooming by while couples walk their dogs on the sidewalks as they window shop at the local boutiques before stopping into a cafe for a coffee. It's a typical Mission day, ex...

The Bay Lights

March 8, 2013

By Kelly Leslie Photos by Virginia Tieman It’s a crisp, clear Friday evening in San Francisco- the kind that only happens after an incredibly beautiful day. The sun is setting over the city. The smell of seafood and the taste of the salty ocean are heavy in the air as residents change out of th...

Iris Butler


March 1, 2013

Words & Photos: Virginia Tieman Over eight years ago, Iris Butler brought her oldest son to Glide Memorial Church for the first time. Today, she works there helping community members in need of assistance. “I’m a people person and I know how to talk to the people,” said Butler. “F...

What Makes Big Ben Tick

What Makes Big Ben Tick

December 3, 2012

Words: Ben Pack Photos: Virginia Tieman When I woke up on October 10th I wondered two things. If the Giants had avoided elimination against the Reds, and why my room was so damn hot. A nurse walked in and I slowly realized I wasn’t in my converted half-living-room in Park Merced on my lumpy...

Red, White, and Pink: Barbie for President

Red, White, and Pink: Barbie for President

September 24, 2012

Barbie give a speech about saving the ocean, 'one fish at a time.' Photo by Virginia Tieman. Words: Molly Sanchez Photos: Virginia Tieman The message of hope is so last election-the newest presidential candidate is running on a campaign of dreams. Though the 2008 presidential race showed American...

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