Otters are making a comeback north and east of San Francisco, but there is only one who is stealing the show. They call him Sutro Sam because he is squatting at the Sutro Bath ruins at the bottom of the Cliff House. He has become the media's darling, and I'm just one of his many fans. Read my story about the otter in OnEarth.
D. Coolbrithwas crowned California's first poet laureate in 1915. She referred to San
Francisco as her "city of mists and of dreams," and shrouded her own
life story with a fog as thick as that which covered the city's seven
Coolbrith contributed hundreds of poems to the leading journals
of her time and published several poetry collections. She counted Bret
Harte, Mark Twain, and John Muir as friends, and mentored Jack London and Isadora Duncan when she worked as
Oakland's first public librarian. Magazines and journals profiled her,
reporters adulated her, and fans adored her—but few knew the
secrets she kept. I'm writing a biography about Coolbrith and will share some of her secrets with you.