Alum Alvin Orloff Remembers SF Counterculture Legend Bambi Lake

Monday, December 07, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER -- While much of the San Francisco in which he and Lake came of age is gone, Orloff is still very much in touch with its spirit on his walks across town. “I don’t need to bring anything back because it never goes away.” He has made his pandemic project a mission to discover our hidden parks.

“I’ve been loving the spectacular views,” offered at Lakeview/Ashton mini-park, Brooks Park and San Bruno Mountain State Park, he said, as he tries to practice what he learned from Michelle Carter at his master’s of fine arts writing program at San Francisco State.

“Go places where you don’t belong, with people you don’t know,” he said. “It’s great advice for writing and for life.”