Fog City Blues
Welcome to San Francisco
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the leading financial and cultural center of Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The only consolidated city-county in California, it encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of about 17,179 people per square mile (6,632 people per km2). It is the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the 14th most populous city in the United States, with a population of 805,235 as of the 2010 Census. The city is also the financial and cultural hub of the larger San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area, with a population of 7.6 million.
Of course, that’s not the whole story. Not by a long shot.
Fog City is a place to get lost, to start over. Has been since the Gold Rush, maybe before. Word in the supernatural world is that the White Council sends people it needs off the radar here. Of course, that also makes it a good place for other supernaturals to disappear, too. It’s become a melting pot of different folk, from Changelings to minor practitioners.
It’s survived two major earthquakes, and was both the place where soldiers shipped off to fight in the Pacific and where the war in the Pacific officially ended. It’s been the center of the Summer of Love, and the battleground between the Chinese Tongs and the Vory v Zakone.
It’s Baghdad by the Bay, the Paris of the West. It’s the Golden Gate, in more ways than one.
Welcome to Fog City.
- The Castro District
- Pier 39
- Lincoln Park Golf Course
- Nob Hill
- Old Chinese Tunnels
- The Tenderloin District
- UCSF Medical Center