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 In San Francisco (from Santa Cruz) for the weekend. Sat. night we went looking for a copy of Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle, our favorite paper. Wanted to see Entertainment section, what was going to be happening the next day. Saturday night in San Francisco, Union Square, and not one newspaper in sight. No newstands, no kiosks. I approach a cop, "Would you happen to know where I could find a copy of the Sunday Chronicle"? (I grew up in Chicago and in a time when there were news stands and news vendors could actually earn a living.) Cities and daily newspapers, they used to go together) Cop explains, "You know, newspapers are having a hard time..."

We're in SF because of huge fire in the Santa Cruz Moutains. Our Town fills with smoke and ash... asthma... hard to breathe... so off to The City. And, walking distance from the hotel, Museum of Modern Art.

1) Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection
July 01, 2004 - November 08, 2009
SFMOMA's modern and contemporary art holdings include paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by the likes of Salvador Dalí, Giorgio De Chirico, Marcel Duchamp...

Crowds. Crowds. Crowds for everything and, in particular, the 2) Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams exhibit— "two of America's best-known artists —  revered for their ability to capture, in their own unique ways, the essence of natural"

We make it to the Matisse and Beyond... plan separate visit for the Georgia O'Keeffe...