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Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat: Why San Francisco Is It for Me
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The songwriter Johnny Mercer wrote "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home" -- and, for me, that's San Francisco. I've been lucky enough to revel in this carnival metropolis since newspapers captivated readers with bristling exploits of the Zodiac Killer and Herb Caen wrote his daily columns for the San Francisco Chronicle exalting life in "Baghdad by the Bay." My attitudes have ripened over the decades and I've put away the bell-bottom pants, but I recently decided to take a fresh look around this town where parking tickets can cost a week's salary and vehicles haphazardly compete with pedestrians in weaving competitions similar to the blind road races once held through the streets of Calcutta.

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