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The streets have been cleaner than usual during the pandemic.

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A rock in the community for nearly 50 years, Bob Farina, affectionately known as “Broadway Bob,” takes a quick break from serving customers at the Marina Supermarket.
A rock in the community for nearly 50 years, Bob Farina, affectionately known as “Broadway Bob,” takes a quick break from serving customers at the Marina Supermarket.
“Times are tough,” says Carlos Pillado of Pane e Vino on Union Street. He’s hoping to hold an art show to raise some more funds when he’s allowed to do so. “Union Street to-go …” it’s a killer, he gestures.
“Times are tough,” says Carlos Pillado of Pane e Vino on Union Street. He’s hoping to hold an art show to raise some more funds when he’s allowed to do so. “Union Street to-go …” it’s a killer, he gestures.
Proudly showcasing his homemade “Be Happy” protective gear, Andrew Michael of Partnerships for Change, a nonprofit located in the Presidio focused on the essential work of women’s health, says he hopes to spread some cheer with his crafty look.
Proudly showcasing his homemade “Be Happy” protective gear, Andrew Michael of Partnerships for Change, a nonprofit located in the Presidio focused on the essential work of women’s health, says he hopes to spread some cheer with his crafty look.
Officer Niko Hawes takes a lunch break at the Marina Deli, a popular spot for police offers working the Marina beat. He says there aren’t as many emergency calls during the quarantine, but people are calling for weirder reasons.
Officer Niko Hawes takes a lunch break at the Marina Deli, a popular spot for police offers working the Marina beat. He says there aren’t as many emergency calls during the quarantine, but people are calling for weirder reasons.
Mai Homsriprasert shows off a freshly made matcha latte with some beautiful latte art, working the takeout shift for Blackwood on Chestnut Street.
Mai Homsriprasert shows off a freshly made matcha latte with some beautiful latte art, working the takeout shift for Blackwood on Chestnut Street.
Rebecca and her partner, John, at Frascati on Hyde Street in Russian Hill feel lucky to have such supportive neighbors during the Covid-19 pandemic. “We’re very lucky to be located in such a great neighborhood, but we hope we don’t have to go on like this much longer,” says Rebecca.
Rebecca and her partner, John, at Frascati on Hyde Street in Russian Hill feel lucky to have such supportive neighbors during the Covid-19 pandemic. “We’re very lucky to be located in such a great neighborhood, but we hope we don’t have to go on like this much longer,” says Rebecca.
Gio Gelati on Union Street continues to bring fresh and delicious gelato to the community during the lockdown, run by mother-son pair Patricia and Corrado.
Gio Gelati on Union Street continues to bring fresh and delicious gelato to the community during the lockdown, run by mother-son pair Patricia and Corrado.
Keith of the U.S. Postal Service says working during a pandemic is like working during a holiday, when everyone’s out of town.
Keith of the U.S. Postal Service says working during a pandemic is like working during a holiday, when everyone’s out of town.
Chestnut Street’s dedicated Department of Public Works street cleaner Calvin says the streets have been cleaner than usual during the pandemic.
Chestnut Street’s dedicated Department of Public Works street cleaner Calvin says the streets have been cleaner than usual during the pandemic.

Content and photography by Deanna Anderson

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