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Health concerns cause American Tulip Day event to scale down

Tulips are stacked and handed out by volunteers in order to adhere to San Francisco health regulations spurred by recent COVID-19 developments during the American Tulip Festival at Union Square on March 7, 2020 (Photo by William Wendelman)

Story by Malakai Wade & Photos by William Wendelman

April 9, 2020

Despite the rain and recent COVID-19 health scare, hundreds of people still clustered around Union Square to collect free tulips on Saturday, March 7. However, the event was different than in past years. After a press release issued Friday, March 6, by Mayor London Breed, which urged San Francisco resi...

How I Got the Shot: Point Reyes

How I Got the Shot: Point Reyes

Story and photo by William Wendelman

April 6, 2020

I have a habit of going out and taking photos while the world is still asleep. I'm often on the road before the sun turns the night sky a hazy purple, signifying dawn. The world is dark besides the occasional street light and my high beams illuminating the road in front of me. No matter how many miles...

Recovery through sport: Aaron McMihelk, USMC

Recovery through sport: Aaron McMihelk, USMC

Video by William Wendelman

February 26, 2020

Aaron McMihelk is a retired Marine who was paralyzed during basic training due to an allergic reaction to the immunizations he received entering boot camp. Aaron fought his way through depression and physical challenges to find his passion, training horses. Through the Semper Fi Fund resources and his...

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