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Ru Temple Design Studio
L & R in Sausalito, 2002
Ruth at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 1999
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At Home in Redwood City since July, 2005
In the early summer of 2005, the house where we'd been renting a flat for six years sold, and the new owner was pleased to let us know she wanted to live in the "nicest, most historic flat" in the place. So we scrambled a little, and were glad to find Housing Maps combining the housing maps from Craigslist as waypoints on a Google Map. We thought we'd look within the City and also consider going a short way down the peninsula; we found an ad that just resonated with our hearts and went to find a wonderful delight of a house, complete with a huge yard, in Redwood City.
At Home in Noe Valley 1999 - 2005
From the summer of 1999 (Lise) and January 2000 (Ruth) we found ourselves at home in a neighborhood in the middle of San Francisco that has several different names, each evoking a different part of the history and heritage of the town. Officially in the Western Mission, a two-block wide by several blocks north-south strip along the Mission District along the flat valley floor between Twin Peaks and Potrero Hill to the East, we were in the beginning of the rise toward Twin Peaks to the west.
The Mission is a lovely and lively place to live, with more than 30
different ethnicities/countries represented in stores and at least 50 restaurants , and over half a dozen cafes offering free wifi 'net access within a
few blocks. There are also many, many murals beautifying and uniting the
neighborhood, some older projects and some ongoing or just finished this year. The
small markets, from the Wan Fat Fish Co, to Lucca Ravioli, to the mercado in the
middle of the block at the Mission Market at 22d Street, to the health food
store on the corner who put in an organic deli in 2002, are a pleasure to shop
at; these are all independent businesses owned and run by our neighbors and the scale of this
economy feels very good.