Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 Dipsea

I love photographing the Dipsea race, especially the start line in downtown Mill Valley.

People stretching to get ready for the big race.

Or have their photo taken at the start line.

Winning runners are announced at the start line.

And then head out of downtown...

as the fans watch.

Then its time to climb the Dipsea steps!

There is the first staircase.

Which the runners then sprint around a bend...

to find another staircase.

Some runners also no longer can take part in the race and are remembered with a memorial on the path.

To see more photos from the Dipsea (all the way to the end) click on the Marin IJ.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Metallica's Lars Ulrich surprises fans at SF Food Bank

Metallica drummer and Bay Area resident Lars Ulrich made a surprise appearance with Metallica fans who volunteered at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank in San Francisco, Calif. on May 22, 2019. The band’s nonprofit All Within My Hands Foundation encouraged fans to volunteer at 50 food banks around the country.

Before the fans arrived Ulrich was shown around the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank by Executive Director Paul Ash.

The fans, who came to volunteer, were the 150 lucky chosen to help out at the event.

It was pretty amazing to see them all working together to tackle the huge project.  It was quite a feat!

After saying hello Ulrich also took a group photo with the fans.

To see more photos and read about the event, click here for Marin IJ story.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Bay to Breakers 2019

Once again it's time for that only in San Francisco event: Bay to Breakers.
I covered it again for the SFGate, and we wanted to capture all the energy, zaniness, and incredible costumes on display at the road race.

It is one of my favorite events to photograph.
It is an event that expects you to get involved.
But there are plenty of spectators as well.

You never know what you will see...

Make sure to be responsible...
and have some fun!
To view more photos, click the story on SFGate.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

US Women's National Team vs. South Africa

The US Women's National Team started its send-off series for the Women's World Cup playing a friendly against South Africa at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Fans of all ages were excited to see the team play before they make the trip to France to defend their title.

The fans cheered the whole game.

And got to say hello to Carli Lloyd.

To view more photos, click on ISI Photos.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dressed in period gear, SF Mayor London Breed leads remembrance of 1906 Earthquake

San Francisco Mayor London Breed created quite an impression arriving in early 20th century period wear for the 1906 Earthquake and Fire Remembrance ceremony at Lotta's Fountain on Thursday morning.

 It is traditional for the mayor of San Francisco and other city department heads, including the police and fire chief, to make an appearance at the annual ceremony. However, for her first time at the annual event as San Franciso's mayor, Breed joined many others who participants attend the event dressed in early 1900's clothing.

The mayor's outfit included a period-style full-length dress, velvet jacket, and hat. The 1906 earthquake struck at 5:12 am on the morning of April 18th - one hundred and thirteen years ago. The resulting damage and fires caused by the magnitude 7.9 quake took the lives of over 3,000 people. The Mayor honored the survivors and the first responders of the earthquake.

"We learned about the resilience of our city and how we bounce back, we rebuild, and we make sure that San Francisco is better and stronger than ever," Breed said.

 Master of Ceremonies Bob Sarlatte led off the remembrance with a timeline of the day. After Breed and other city officials addressed the crowd, they hung a memorial wreath on the fountain. Then a moment of silence followed by a fire siren that blared at the exact time the earthquake struck the city.

SF Mayor London Breed and former SF Mayor Willie Brown
The gathered finished off the event joining together with a singing a rendition of the theme from the 1936 film 'San Francisco.' Some people, including Mayor Breed, then boarded a streetcar to paint the 'Golden Hydrant' at 20th and Church streets. It was one of the only hydrants that still worked in the Mission and helped save the District.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Playoff Soccer in Marin

I love photographing soccer, and especially playoff soccer in Marin.
The competition.
The celebration.
The action.
The joy.

And the defeat.