Robert Mailer Anderson, the terrific writer whose novel “Boonville” is the only work to deal with and capture the experience of those kids who were the children of the Flower Children, and his wife Nicola Miner are San Francisco’s other Attractive Couple. He’s on the board of the SF Opera (perhaps the only ex-Caffe Trieste barista to make that leap). Nicola founded the Quotidian Gallery and is active in the Woodhull Institute, which works on empowering powerful women with a strong sense of ethics.
The duo also has a strong sense of fun, style, and apparently, politics. The style and fun is readily to be seen in themselves and also in the home up on Outer, Outer, Outer Broadway that they are rehabbing – some say to the tune of $12 million. That’s quite an aria.
Anyway, the home boasts an indoor basketball court, and a guesthouse. A guesthouse so glam that Willie Brown said he’d like to live there. But maybe the Andersons have their eye on another mayoral tenant for the guesthouse.
No it’s not Gavin. He’s got a house, even if there isn’t a stick of Stickley in it. The Andersons are backing a mayoral candy who needs a house: Matt Gonzalez. Matt, of course, lives with roommates in the Haight.
But maybe he could move up to the Andersons. They’ve just recently given a thousand bucks to the Matt Gonzalez For Mayor campaign. And you didn’t think Matt had any High Society pals! (Walter Wong doesn’t count). So maybe they’ll let Mayor Matt board in the Broadway Bunk House. And now we know who’d make a good Protocol Chief in the Matt Mayoralty: either Nicola or Robert….
By the way, Matt was very unkind to a man who needed housing and thought he had a promise of help from Matt. It’s Matt’s own loyal Boswell, h. brown, as he styles himself. Word is Matt told h. brown, a wandering poet/reporter of the Homeric class, that he could crash at a campaign HQ. What’s wrong with that? Campaign offices are crash pads. But then Matt told h.brown to sleep on the porch. You shouldn’t put your Virgil on the veranda, Matty …