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Travel association blames homeless crisis for stalling San Francisco tourism

Political upheaval also to blame, says SF Travel, as international visitors less attracted to US San Francisco tourism slumped a bit in 2017, and the San Francisco Travel Association [SFTA] says that a one-two punch of the city’s ongoing...Show More Summary

San Francisco goes to Tokyo in new mural

Bernal Heights artist’s newest work gives Japan the gift of San Francisco San Francisco has gotten itself a little bit lost in the latest cityscape mural by local artist Amos Goldbaum, transported by unknown means to the foot of Mount...Show More Summary

Nearly half the state is in drought again

2017’s gains are not rolling over Despite a smattering of precipitation this week that included a surprise hail storm, February remains perilously arid in California, and the US Drought Monitor reports that nearly half of the state is...Show More Summary

Billionaire petitions US Supreme Court to keep people off beach

Vinod Khosla has fought for years to turn Martins Beach into de facto private property Vinod Khoslas, the billionaire founder of Sun Microsystems, is trying to take his ten-year battle to get exclusive access to one of the Bay Area’s...Show More Summary

Modern Chalet with Hip & Fresh, California Living Vibe

Walk to Noe, Commute to FIDI or South Bay. Immerse Yourself in Nature and Dwell in Fresh Design. Pristine In-Law Unit, 1-Car Garage, 93 Walk Score. 541 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA 94114Wendy Storch, 415.519.6091, [SOTHEBY’S]

What $3,300 rents you in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from Mid-Market to Glen Park Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio is another person’s townhouse? Today’s...Show More Summary

California agrees to stop suing San Francisco over waterfront zoning limits

Nearly four-year-old fight wrangled who had true legal control over the piers Both the California State Lands Commission and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that they will settle a nearly four-year-old lawsuit...Show More Summary

Chalet-like Noe Valley home asks $1.79 million

Tahoe meets Bolinas on Diamond Street Billed in the listing as a “modern chalet in Noe Valley,” this circa-1906 home, overhauled at some point over the last few decades to include midcentury vibes, lands on the market to the tune ofShow More Summary

Mysterious swings pop up all over San Francisco

Anonymous group wants the city to rediscover their inner child San Francisco’s reputation as a playground for the elite takes a turn toward the literal after guerrilla group Swing Bomb SF set up 50 swings across the city. Delightful! Exactly where the swings are is anyone’s guess—some are located in parks, other in dense urban areas. Show More Summary

San Francisco prepares to remove part of racist statue

Native groups and others have complained about Pioneer Monument for decades San Francisco’s seven-person Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to remove part of Civic Center’s Pioneer Monument, almost clinching...Show More Summary

Duboce Triangle Victorian, built in 1892, seeks $1.9 million

Comes with period details galore Photo by Rachel Swann, The Agency This Victorian specimen in Duboce Triangle is a treat to behold. Not only did it survive the Great Quake—it was constructed in 1892—the detached house also has not (yet)...Show More Summary

Proposition 13 rollback pushing to make ballot

If approved, new law would split Prop 13, keeping shelters for taxes on residential buildings, but allowing for tax hikes of other properties The California Attorney General’s Office released on Tuesday its summary of a proposed state...Show More Summary

Mill Valley bellyachers deem bold storefront color unacceptable

Paint job slammed as “too bright” Like a scene out of Footloose wherein Reverend Shaw Moore bans dancing at the high school prom, the city of Mill Valley, a wealthy albeit aesthetically-staid Marin County enclave north of the Golden Gate Bridge, wants nothing to do with fun, daring colors. Show More Summary

SF artist slaps notices on vacant SROs to spotlight homeless

Graphic designer Erik Schmitt’s “Housing Displacement Facts” piece singles out empty SROs As of today, San Francisco has 1,827 rooms sitting vacant in licensed SRO hotels, enough to house nearly a third of the city’s estimated homeless...Show More Summary

Chase Center starting to look like an arena

Future homes of the Warriors comes to life It’s been a full year since the Chase Center, future home of the Golden State Warriors, broke ground in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. And now—at last—it’s beginning to take shape, with a visible arena oval, giving a clear sense of what’s to come. Only three months ago it didn’t look like much. Show More Summary

Doc’s Clock wants $20,000 to move signature neon sign

Staple dive bar had to leave its illuminated trademark behind when it relocated in 2017 When staple Mission dive bar Doc’s Clock lost its least in 2017 and had to move a block away, it left behind its single most recognizable asset:Show More Summary

Famed Hines House in Sea Ranch asks $2.4 million

Winner of the Sunset/AIA Home of the Year Award in 1970 Designed by Northern California architecture icon William Turnbull, who helped conceive the Sea Ranch community, the Hines House, one of the are’s first private residences designed...Show More Summary

San Francisco teachers allowed to request residential parking permits

“An $84 ticket for not having a residential parking permit is an economic hardship for a teacher making less than $70,000 a year” It’s a small but important step in helping the city’s teaching force. Today the MTA Board will make changes...Show More Summary

Pedestrian etiquette guide: How to use the sidewalk like a good person

Step up your game Originally published in 2017, this article has been updated with recent information and republished because some San Francisco pedestrians still need a refresher course. Being a pedestrian in 2018 San Francisco is rough. Show More Summary

Fun and funky Oakland Victorian asks $575K

East Bay home hides a surprise behind modest facade Built in 1896, this Oakland Victorian, located in the Jingletown neighborhood, has seen it all—most recently, this whimsical take by Benjamin Winter. The artist (who designed this spiral...Show More Summary

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