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San Francisco City Hall is the seat of government for the City and County of San Francisco, California. Re-opened in 1915 in its open space area in the city's Civic Center, it is a Beaux-Arts monument to the City Beautiful movement that epitomized the high-minded American Renaissance of the 1880s to 1917. The structure's dome is taller than that of the United States Capitol by 42 feet. The present building replaced an earlier City Hall that was destroyed during the 1906 earthquake, which was two blocks from the present one. It was bounded by Larkin Street, McAllister Street, and City Hall Avenue (a street, now built over, which ran from the corner of Grove and Larkin to the corner of McAllister and Leavenworth), largely where the current Public Library and U.N. Plaza stand today.The principal architect was Arthur Brown, Jr., of Bakewell & Brown, whose attention to the finishing details extended to the doorknobs and the typeface to be used in signage. Brown's blueprints of the building are preserved at the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Brown also designed the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, Veterans Building, Temple Emanuel, Coit Tower and the Federal office building at 50 United Nations Plaza.
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The San Francisco Symphony, widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S., celebrated its Centennial season in 2011-12. The Orchestra was established by a group of San Francisco citizens, music-lovers, and musicians in the wake of the 1906 earthquake, and played its first concert on December 8, 1911. Almost immediately, the Symphony revitalized the city’s cultural life. The Orchestra has grown in stature and acclaim under a succession of distinguished music directors: American composer Henry Hadley, Alfred Hertz (who had led the American premieres of Parsifal, Salome, and Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera), Basil Cameron, Issay Dobrowen, the legendary Pierre Monteux (who introduced the world to Le Sacre du printemps and Petrushka), Enrique Jordá, Josef Krips, Seiji Ozawa, Edo de Waart, Herbert Blomstedt (now Conductor Laureate), and current Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT). Led by Tilson Thomas, who begins his nineteenth season as Music Director in 2013-14, the SFS presents more than 220 concerts annually, and reaches an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, through its multifaceted education and community programs, and on national and international tours.
Since Tilson Thomas assumed his post as the SFS’s eleventh Music Director in September 1995, he and the San Francisco Symphony have formed a musical partnership hailed as one of the most inspiring and successful in the country. His tenure with the Orchestra has been praised for outstanding musicianship, innovative programming, highlighting the works of American composers, and bringing new audiences to classical music. In addition, the Orchestra has been recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in music education and for the use of multimedia, television, technology, and the web to make classical music available worldwide to as many people as possible. MTT now is the longest-tenured music director for a major American orchestra, and the longest-serving music director in the San Francisco Symphony’s history.
In its Centennial season, the Orchestra reprised its acclaimed American Mavericks Festival of music by pioneering modern American composers, featuring the world premieres of four commissioned works in two weeks of concerts at Davies Symphony Hall and on a two-week national tour, including four performances at Carnegie Hall. The San Francisco Symphony regularly mounts special weeklong semi-staged productions with multimedia, hosted and curated by MTT, and in 2012-13 presented specially staged performances of Grieg’s Peer Gynt and the first concert performances by an orchestra of the complete music from Bernstein’s West Side Story, which were recorded for release on SFS Media. Tilson Thomas and the Orchestra also dedicated several weeks to explorations of the music of Beethoven, selections of which were recorded for SFS Media, and Stravinsky, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the premiere of his Rite of Spring.
Since 1996, when Tilson Thomas led the Orchestra on the first of their more than a dozen national tours together, they have continued an ambitious yearly touring schedule that takes them to Europe, Asia and throughout the United States. In March 2014 they return to Europe for a three-week tour performing repertoire from the SFS Media catalogue including John Adams’ Absolute Jest, Ives’ A Concord Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique at two concerts each in London, Paris, and Vienna, and performances in Prague, Geneva, Luxembourg, Dortmund, and Birmingham. In 2012, they performed during a two-week national American Mavericks tour and a two-week tour of Asia with pianist Yuja Wang in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, and Macau. In 2011, they made a three-week tour of Europe, culminating in Vienna performances of three Mahler symphonies to commemorate the anniversaries of the composer’s birth and death. Recent touring highlights also include a three-week 2007 European tour that featured two televised appearances at the BBC Proms in London and concerts at several other major European festivals.
The Orchestra’s recording series on SFS Media continues to reflect the artistic identity of its programming, including its commitment to performing the work of American maverick composers alongside that of the core classical masterworks. The San Francisco Symphony has recorded works from the American Mavericks Festival concerts by Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, and Edgard Varèse with pianist Jeremy Denk and organist Paul Jacobs, and won a 2013 Best Orchestral Performance Grammy award for its recording of John Adams’ Harmonielehre and Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Other recently recorded works include Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 5, 7, 9, and Piano Concerto No. 4, with soloist Emanuel Ax; Ives’ A Concord Symphony; and Copland’s Organ Symphony with Paul Jacobs. A live performance of John Adams’ Absolute Jest with the St. Lawrence String Quartet and the Orchestra was recorded for future release on SFS Media, and live performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II was released in November 2013. Tilson Thomas and the Orchestra have recorded all nine of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies and the Adagio from the unfinished Symphony No. 10, and the composer’s works for voices, chorus, and orchestra for SFS Media. Their 2009 recording with the SFS Chorus of Mahler’s sweeping Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand, and the Adagio from Symphony No. 10 won three Grammy awards, including Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance. Other significant recordings include scenes from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, a collection of Stravinsky ballets, a Gershwin collection, and Charles Ives: An American Journey, among others. In addition to fifteen Grammy awards, seven of them for the Mahler cycle, the SFS has won some of the world’s most prestigious recording awards, including Japan’s Record Academy Award, France’s Grand Prix du Disque, and Germany’s ECHO Klassik Award.
Tilson Thomas and the SFS launched the national Keeping Score PBS television series and multimedia project in 2006 to help make classical music more accessible to people of all ages and musical backgrounds. The project, an unprecedented undertaking among orchestras, is anchored by eight composer documentaries, hosted by Tilson Thomas, and eight live concert films; it also includes www.keepingscore.org, an innovative website to explore and learn about music; a national radio series; documentary and live performance DVD and CDs; and an education program for K-12 schools to further teaching through the arts by integrating classical music into core subjects. More than six million people have seen the Keeping Score television series, and the radio series has been broadcast on almost 100 stations nationally.
The San Francisco Symphony provides the most extensive education programs offered by any American orchestra today. In 1988, the Symphony established Adventures in Music (AIM), a free, comprehensive music education program that reaches every first- through fifth-grade child in the San Francisco Unified School District. The SFS Instrument Training and Support program reaches students in all San Francisco public middle and high schools with instrumental music programs, providing coaching by professional musicians. The Symphony expanded its educational offerings in 2011-12 with Community of Music Makers, a program that supports amateur choral singers and instrumental musicians with professional coaching by SFS musicians, rehearsals, and other learning opportunities. In development is a revitalized children’s music education website, www.sfskids.org, created in conjunction with the UC Irvine Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds. The SFS also offers opportunities to hear and learn about great music through its programs Concerts for Kids, Music for Families, the internationally-acclaimed SFS Youth Orchestra, and annual free and community concerts.
Built in 1927, the Nourse Theater is a landmark venue located in the heart of San Francisco’s performing arts district (across the street from Davies Hall musicians’ entrance). The hall has been closed to the public for over thirty years. In 2012, City Arts & Lectures began a restoration project and brought the theater back to public use in 2013. The hall features excellent acoustics, a well-designed layout offering unobstructed views throughout the orchestra and balcony, and original architectural details. City Arts & Lectures has refurbished the 1,689-seat hall, installing state of the art lighting and high quality sound equipment including Meyer speakers, new curtains, plush upholstered seats, newly decorated green room, and a dressing room. The Nourse is an ideal venue for a wide range of performances and a uniquely beautiful setting.
The Herbst Theatre is an auditorium in the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center in Civic Center in San Francisco, California, United States. The 928-seat hall hosts programs as diverse as City Arts & Lectures, SF Jazz, and San Francisco Performances.Architecture and decorationOriginally designed as the Veterans Auditorium, the theatre was refurbished and renamed Herbst Theatre in 1977 in honor of brothers Herman and Maurice Herbst, whose foundation underwrote the renovations. It is entered through a foyer off of the building's main lobby. Eight large beaux-arts murals, created by Frank Brangwyn for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, adorn the walls while overhead five chandeliers hang from the blue and gold-leaf ceiling.United Nations CharterOn June 26, 1945, the United Nations Charter was signed on the stage of the Herbst Theatre by the group of 50 founding nations, following the two-month-long United Nations conference at the War Memorial Opera House.
Programming is directed by Yannis Adoniou and Kathleen Hermesdorf, incorporating a fusion of ideas and ideals found in KUNST-STOFF's educational offerings and La ALTERNATIVA's Alternative Conservatory. Our faculty represents the best of San Francisco and the national and international scenes. With dedication to focus and quality, the program reaches out to a broad spectrum of interests, experiences and abilities.
Monday-Saturday training for professional dancers and devoted practitioners with dedicated master teachers, as well as evening and weekend workshops, KUNST-STOFF's Summer Choreography Intensive, and the Alternative Conservatory New Years & Spring Intensives and Spring & Fall 3-month Sessions.
Classical and contemporary dance techniques
Cross-disciplinary training & experiments
The San Francisco Arts Commission is the City agency that champions the arts as essential to daily life by investing in a vibrant arts community, enlivening the urban environment and shaping innovative cultural policy. Our programs include: Civic Art Collection, Civic Design Review, Community Investments, Public Art, SFAC Galleries and Street Artist Licensing. To learn more visit, sfartscommission.org
Come celebrate evenings in the Presidio! Presidio Twilight takes place on the Presidio’s lush Main Parade Ground, with gorgeous views of the park and the sun setting over San Francisco Bay. Enjoy free sunset yoga, lantern-lit cabanas, shared fire pits, and live music from local musicians. The best of the Bay Area food scene, cocktail service, and a convivial communal atmosphere make this one of the city’s best places to gather. Enjoy an evening in the park, and make plans for a return visit. Sponsored by the Presidio Trust and Off the Grid. More on the Presidio at www.presidio.gov.
Market Street Gallery exhibits work of established and emerging artists of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to give artists with a clear creative voice a stage to showcase their work. For those who visit our gallery, we curate the exhibition to maximize the cerebral experience between the viewer and the art with an objective to connect people to new creative ideas. We actively seek out artists to identify those who are ready to share their creative energies and thoughtful artwork to the public here in San Francisco. From paintings… to photography… to multi-media installations, our exhibiting artists employ everything across the medium spectrum; the common thread among the artists is strong, relevant & unique content.
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Susan Lin, Secretary
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Jane Burkhard, Immediate Past President
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The SHN Orpheum Theatre is a performance venue located at 1192 Market at Hyde Street in the Civic Center district of San Francisco, California. The theatre first opened in 1926 as one of the many designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca for theater-circuit owner Alexander Pantages. The interior features a vaulted ceiling, while the facade was patterned after a 12th-century French cathedral. The Orpheum seats 2,203 guests. In 1998, there was a $20 million renovation completed to make the Orpheum more suitable for Broadway shows after a previous renovation in the 1970s. The Orpheum is a locally designated San Francisco landmark as determined by the San Francisco Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board.The theater has hosted a number of Broadway shows, and from April 30 to May 4, 2007, hosted Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and was recently home to a two-year sit-down production of the musical Wicked from January 27, 2009, through September 2010. The Grateful Dead gave six performances here in 1976: July 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, and 18.Productions that were staged at the Orpheum prior to opening on Broadway have included Bring It On: The Musical (2011-2012), Evita (1979), Mama Mia! (2000-2001), and The Act (1977).
Das Black Hawk war ein Jazzclub in San Francisco, der von 1949 bis 1963 bestand.Der Jazzclub Black Hawk war eine der bekanntesten Veranstaltungsorte für Jazzmusik in San Francisco während seines Bestehens von 1949 bis 1963. Er befand sich Ecke Turk Street und Hyde Street im Tenderloin-Viertel. Besitzer des Clubs waren Guido Caccienti sowie Johnny und Helen Noga. Die intime Clubatmosphäre war ideal für kleinere Jazzgruppen. 1959 konnte der Club für Jazz-Veranstaltungen Honorare von $300 bis über $3.000 pro Woche zahlen. Eine Reihe von Musikern nahmen hier Alben auf; dazu gehören Miles Davis, Cal Tjader, Thelonious Monk, Shelly Manne und Mongo Santamaría. Billie Holiday und Lester Young gaben hier ihren letzten Konzerte an der Westküste, das Modern Jazz Quartet sein erstes. Auch Charlie Parker fand sich zu einer Jamsession im Black Hawk ein. Weitere bekannte Musiker, die hier auftraten, waren u. a. Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Johnny Mathis, Art Blakey, Shorty Rogers, Art Pepper, Art Farmer, Gerry Mulligan, Horace Parlan und Russ Freeman. Art Tatum gab hier in den letzten 18 Monaten seines Lebens Konzerte; er spielte 1955 im Black Hawk.
Zuni Café is a restaurant in San Francisco, California. Named after the Zuni tribe, it was established in 1979 by Billy West. In 1981 he hired Vince Calcagno as the manager, who became a business partner in 1987. West and Calcagno hired chef Judy Rodgers (formerly of Chez Panisse) in 1987. Billy West died on July 1, 1994; Calcagno and Rodgers went on to become co-owners. Zuni Cafe, with Rodgers at the helm, won the James Beard Foundation Award for 'Best Chef: Pacific' in 2000, 'Outstanding Restaurant' in 2003, and 'Outstanding Chef' in 2004. It is located on Market Street in San Francisco. Rodgers became head chef in 1987, and a co-owner two years later. Calcagno retired in 2006. Gilbert Pilgram joined Zuni Café as a co-owner in 2006. Rodgers died on December 2, 2013.
Market Street (San Francisco) Distance: 0.4 miCompetitive Analysis Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Market Street is a major thoroughfare in San Francisco, California. It begins at The Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Building at the northeastern edge of the city and runs southwest through downtown, passing the Civic Center and the Castro District, to the intersection with Corbett Avenue in the Twin Peaks neighborhood. Beyond this point, the roadway continues as Portola Drive into the southwestern quadrant of San Francisco. Portola Drive extends south to the intersection of St. Francis Boulevard and Sloat Boulevard, where it continues as Junipero Serra Boulevard.Market Street is the boundary of two street grids. Streets on its southeast side are parallel or perpendicular to Market Street, while those on the northwest are nine degrees off from the cardinal directions.Market Street is a major transit artery for the city of San Francisco, and has carried in turn horse-drawn streetcars, cable cars, electric streetcars, electric trolleybuses, and diesel buses. Today Muni's buses, trolleybuses, and heritage streetcars (on the F Market line) share the street, while below the street the two-level Market Street Subway carries Muni Metro and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). While cable cars no longer operate on Market Street, the surviving cable car lines terminate to the side of the street at its intersections with California Street and Powell Street.
Blush: The Ultimate Wedding Experience Distance: 0.6 miCompetitive Analysis 1409 Sutter St San Francisco, CA 94109
BLUSH! The Ultimate Wedding Experience
San Francisco, CA, Sunday, March 29, 2015 – BLUSH is a wedding event intended for planners and industry pros and for savvy couples seeking a more personal and unique experience while planning their wedding day. Unlike traditional bridal shows, this event will have something for everyone, including the groom and the same sex couple, which we feel are equally important.
This event is something completely fresh, unusual, interactive and promises to ignite the senses and get the creative juices flowing.
Combining an eclectic array of independent artisans and wedding purveyors, the event will feature:
- 30+ fresh and unique wedding purveyors offering creative + current wedding ideas + resources
- The latest trends and out-of-the-box ideas in wedding and event design
- Yummy food bites + decadent desserts
- Delicious craft cocktails
- Outdoor Cigar Bar
- Bright Lip and Lash Bar
- An incredible fashion show
- Beats to keep the party going
- Swag Bags! + Raffles!
- Judgement free atmosphere welcoming gal + dude, gal + gal, dude + dude, couples of all kinds!
- All of the above and more!
Welcome to PanIQ Room San Francisco. Do you have the critical skills to survive? Experience 60 minute live escape games like you’ve never before. Each escape room is built
around a different story; the characteristics and style of the room are shaped with the help of accessories and interior design connected to the story. Live Escape games are a type of
physical adventure games in which people are locked in a room and have to use elements of
the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room. Choose between 3 escape games:
Slowly you regain consciousness and realize you're inside a psycho’s apartment. You’re alone but not for long... escape before he gets back!
Find your way out of the Prison you are held with your fellow prisoners!
You work for a startup company and you have to stay and work overnight in the office. Your goal is to find an investment check hidden in a safe then escape the room!
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"Painted ladies" is a term in American architecture used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. The term was first used for San Francisco Victorian houses by writers Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen in their 1978 book Painted Ladies - San Francisco's Resplendent Victorians.Since then the term has also been used to describe groups of colorful Victorian houses in other American cities, such as the Charles Village neighborhood in Baltimore, Lafayette Square in St. Louis, the greater San Francisco and New Orleans areas, Columbia-Tusculum in Cincinnati, the Old West End in Toledo, Ohio, and the city of Cape May, New Jersey.San Francisco's painted ladiesAbout 48,000 houses in the Victorian and Edwardian styles were built in San Francisco between 1849 and 1915 (with the change from Victorian to Edwardian occurring on the death of Queen Victoria in 1901), and many were painted in bright colors. As one newspaper critic noted in 1885, "...red, yellow, chocolate, orange, everything that is loud is in fashion...if the upper stories are not of red or blue... they are painted up into uncouth panels of yellow and brown..." While many of the mansions of Nob Hill were destroyed by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, thousands of the mass-produced, more modest houses survived in the western and southern neighborhoods of the city.
Fillmore West was a historic rock and roll music venue in San Francisco, California which became famous under the direction of concert promoter Bill Graham from 1968-1971. Named after Graham's original "Fillmore" location at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard, it stood at the southwest corner of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue. There is now a Honda automobile dealership at that location.HistoryThe Carousel Ballroom, was originally a big band dance palace. Later, Fillmore West booked primarily African American performers as part of the Chitlin Circuit, prior to 1967. Blues legend B.B. King played before his first primarily white audience there in February 1967, with Bill Graham promoting.The Carousel Ballroom was for a few months in 1968 operated by a collective formed by the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother and the Holding Company, as a social/musical "laboratory experiment". The "six-month run may well have corresponded with the height of the whole '60s Haight-Ashbury/San Francisco thing." Bill Graham then took it over.
Fillmore West foi uma histórica casa de shows em São Francisco, Califórnia, fundada pelo empresário de rock Bill Graham. Seu nome é advindo do Fillmore original, que funcionava nas esquinas da Fillmore Street e Geary Boulevard.Em razão da deterioração urbana da vizinhança e da capacidade exígua do Fillmore original, Graham decidiu mudar sua casa de shows para o local antes conhecido como The Carousel Ballroom e El Patio, nas esquinas da Market Street e South Van Ness Avenue. Renomeou o empreendimento para Fillmore West em contraste a seu Fillmore East, então em funcionamento em Nova York.No começo da década de 1970, Graham decidiu afastar-se da indústria musical, fechando a casa em 4 de julho de 1971 com uma leitura de poesia por Allen Ginsberg e concertos das bandas Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead e Quicksilver Messenger Service. O documentário Fillmore, retratando os últimos concertos, e um LP triplo, Fillmore: The Last Days, foram lançados em 1972.
Union Square is the retail and cultural hub of San Francisco. It boasts the city’s largest collection of luxury, department and boutique shopping, making it one of the premier tourist attractions in the Western United States. A spectacular selection of hotels, art galleries, salons, and performance halls also contribute to the area's cosmopolitan, 24-hour character. The center of the neighborhood is a landmark park bordered by Geary, Powell, Post, and Stockton streets and is home to the Dewey monument.
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Sundance Kabuki is an independent film movie theater in the Japan Center complex in San Francisco's Japantown neighborhood. Formerly the AMC Kabuki Cinema 8, it was acquired by Robert Redford's Sundance Cinemas chain in 2006 as part of an anti-trust agreement allowing AMC to acquire Loews. Sundance renovated the theater, and reopened it under its current name in December 2007, as the chain's second theater.The theater was the first multiplex in San Francisco. It has been host to San Francisco's Cherry Blossom Festival activities, is one of a small number of theaters showing performances by the San Francisco Opera, and has screened several films for San Francisco International Film Festival and San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival as recently as 2011.
Brought to you by the producers of San Francisco’s long running (and always sold out) Absolute Magic, Magic at the Rex is an evening of mystery, wonderment and laughs. In an intimate nightclub setting at the classic Hotel Rex, you will be up close and personal with every flick of the wrist and wave of a hand of Adam Sachs and Sebastian Boswell III.
Sebastian Boswell III is a most remarkable man who does fantastic things. As Mr. Boswell would modestly admit ,words cannot do justice to his performance of unusual feats he has learned in his travels over the world; suffice to say that you will be riveted.
Close-up Magician Adam Sachs is as nimble with his fingers as he is with his wit. Writing in the New York Times, William Safire described Adam as a "wise guy, wiseacre." Adam is sophisticated and refined, but he sheds all that before the shows begin.
Magic at the Rex will occasionally include a guest magician.
But don't take it from us, here's how the San Francisco Chronicle described the earlier show, Absolute Magic:
Forget the pyrotechnics, fog machines and cheesy background music - this isn't Caesars Palace. Absolute Magic focuses on the interactive and communal aspects of a magic show rather than the spectacle. Featured are local magicians RJ Owens - whose avuncular charm and offbeat brand of comedy magic will have you somewhere between smirking and outright chortling (depending on your sheepishness) - and Adam Sachs, with his mystifying sleight of hand, which may require reminders to close your mouth.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and there is a two drink minimum.
Parking is available at nearby public parking garages including the Sutter/Stockton Garage. Please note that seating will begin at 7:30 PM. You may also meet and relax in the classic bar next to the salon for pre-show drinks.
Did we mention that Adam and Sebastian sometimes wander to the Rex’s bar after the show and mingle over drinks for discussion and more close up performances for the guests . In other words, you may ask them questions they won’t answer, like “how did he do that?” and questions they will answer, like “why do you do that?”
Moscone Center is the largest convention and exhibition complex in San Francisco, California. It comprises three main halls: Two underground halls underneath Yerba Buena Gardens, known as Moscone North and Moscone South, and a three-level Moscone West exhibition hall across 4th Street. It was initially built in 1981 by architects Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum as one single hall, Moscone South, and named after San Francisco former mayor George Moscone, who was assassinated in November 1978.BackgroundThe South of Market Area where Moscone Center was built was claimed by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, and a protracted battle was fought by the displaced low-income residents during the 1960s and 1970s.Although the Center is named after the murdered mayor, Moscone opposed the development of the area when he served on the SF Board of Supervisors in the 1960s because he felt it would displace elderly and poor residents of the area. As mayor, Moscone convened a special committee of proponents and opponents of a convention center. Hearings were held throughout SF seeking citizen input. A compromise was reached which was supported by Moscone. He put the matter on the ballot and it passed overwhelmingly.Labor organizations supported the construction of the Center, and were granted full labor jurisdiction. All labor in the Convention Center is performed by I.A.T.S.E. Local 16 Stagehands, Sign and Display Workers Local #510, Brotherhood of Teamsters local #65, IBEW Local #6, Security I.A.T.S.E. Local #B-18, Communications Workers of America, and the Hotel & Restaurant Workers Local #2. McCune Audio/Video/Lighting is the on site rental service.