The Frisc

The Frisc shares voices and tells stories about our city in flux.

Anthony Lazarus

editor, writer, journalist @TheFrisc, curator, content manager, communicator —now @Wired, formerly @MarketWatch / @WSJ Digital. i fancy frankness and legumes.

Alex Lash

Editor in chief and founder of The Frisc. Also the national biotech editor of Xconomy, San Franciscan, dad, and the original Lefty Malo.

Jeremy LaCroix

Working towards creating more than consuming.

Jomo Z.

Designer, San Francisco booster, and contributor to The Frisc.

Latest Posts

Supporters of Mural Sue SF School Board to Halt Its Removal from View

Instead of destroying the mural at Washington High, the board voted in August to hide it permanently. That’s not acceptable, said the…

7 Places from My 1997 Move to San Francisco That No Longer Exist

In this age of retail anxiety, what does the ebb and flow of small businesses reveal about our penchant for nostalgia?

Golden Gate Park’s Highest Peak is a ‘Butterfly Bordello’

The first known butterfly extinction happened in San Francisco. Can habitat restoration on Strawberry Hill help prevent more?

SF High School’s ‘Life of Washington’ Mural Will Live On

A slim majority of board members reverse course over controversial frescoes. The new mandate is to hide them, not destroy them.

Wild City: Dutch-born Photographer Sees SF Through a Different Lens

As our city grows more crowded, Jouko van der Kruijssen wants his urban wildlife pictures to educate and inspire. But sometimes he still…

SF Is Holding Out For a Hero to Turn Transportation Around

As street deaths mount, the transit agency’s next leader must woo Muni riders, navigate City Hall, and decide if cars can turn right on…

In Six Verdant Sections, a Greenway Cascades Through Visitacion Valley

With passion fruit and swallowtails, the chain of pocket parks provides southeastern SF with a lush oasis.

All Eyes on the Haight for the City’s Next Homeless Services Site

SF has funds in place for a Navigation Center for young people. But is there enough political will?

Whatever Happened To … Part 2

It’s our 2nd anniversary. Time to update some of our popular stories: Social justice at Lowell High, and a 2nd century at Paul’s Hat Works.

A New App Blows the Whistle on SF’s Blocked Bike Lanes

Launched shortly after a bicyclist’s tragic death, Lane Breach collects citizen data to drive faster changes to city streets.


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