Film honors George Moscone legacy in San Francisco

Nov 17, 2018 350

BY: Catherine Bigelow

That San Francisco is named in honor of an Italian saint is no surprise. Even with the “official” 1776 founding of our city by Spanish colonists (well, that’s after the original Ohlone natives), many ethnic groups have contributed to the culture of this city of St. Francis, including Italian immigrants and their descendants.

Liguria Bakery. Sculptor Benny Bufano. Alioto-Lazio Fish Co. Banker A.P. Giannini. Molinari Deli. Tommaso’s pizza. The DiMaggio baseball brothers. And an entire neighborhood, North Beach, where former Mayor George Moscone played basketball as a kid. A new documentary airing on KQED on Moscone’s storied political career screens Friday, Nov. 23, near the 40th anniversary of his death.

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