Sunday, April 3, 2016
Herb Caen 100 -- April 3, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen was born in Sacramento on 03-April-1916. He always claimed that he had been conceived in San Francisco when his parents visited the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. He loved San Francisco and he loved bad puns. Herb Caen and Peanuts were reasons that I subscribed to the Chronicle for many years. Restaurant and bar owners often did not like the way he demanded to be comped. Businesses that made mistakes or treated customers badly hated to be mentioned in his column. He kept writing until shortly before his death in 1997.