Life By Design

Life By Design

LeRoid David doesn’t consider himself a full-time artist. The world can only imagine what would happen if he did.
The Rosemont resident has been creating art since age 3, citing the Sunday comics as inspiration. He studied graphic design at San Francisco State, but never saw art as a main gig.

“I’ve always kept art at a hobby level. I treated it as my escape,” David says. “I did internships in college, but the feel is different. I couldn’t see myself doing it full time and working under a team of creative directors, so I’ve just always freelanced instead.”

Sometimes art and his day job overlap. During his 10-year stint with Tower Records from 1996 to 2006, he coordinated events for Bay Area stores and oversaw store design.

Out And About June 2024

Out And About June 2024

Out & About By Jessica Laskey June 2024 Summer Shopping Farmers markets offer more than fresh produce More of your favorite local markets have reopened, some with summer hours. The Midtown Farmers Market at 20th and K streets offers fresh fruit and produce,...
Hands Off

Hands Off

There’s one nugget of good news buried in the budget debacle at City Hall. The $66 million deficit has zero impact on finishing the Sacramento River Parkway bike trail.

While City Council members scramble to produce a balanced budget, vacuuming dimes and quarters from under sofas, money for the levee trail is beyond their reach.

Funds for engineering, environmental analysis, easement acquisition and construction are locked down, under contract or spent. Levee trail dollars are secure. This means the parkway project sails forward, a half-century after it was promised to the community.

Pub Grub

Pub Grub

Many beer-focused places around town concentrate on the suds and keep the kitchen out of sight. But some beer joints work hard to highlight their food.

Lights Out

Lights Out

Whenever I meet fellow veterans, we often engage in some good-natured ribbing. I set up the first joke by announcing that I’m an Air Force vet. This inevitably invokes the response, “Oh, you mean you’re a Chair Force vet.”

I understand the nickname because Air Force members occupied a lot of chairs doing technical work in places such as Cyber Command and Space Command.

I met those seat-techies in 1994, on my first active-duty assignment at Onizuka Air Force Station in Sunnyvale.

Cats Killer

Cats Killer

Try to imagine the 2025 World Series between the Dodgers and A’s. Picture how Major League Baseball explains why the A’s home field games will move to Oracle Park in San Francisco.

Imagine words like these: “Because the World Series requires an appropriate venue.”

Lucky for Major League Baseball, the A’s have no chance to reach the World Series. Not as long as the club is run by John Fisher, heir to the Gap clothing fortune and one of the cheapest, least effective operators in sports.