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Archived Since:January 30, 2008

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AM Linkage: It's Decorative Gourd Season; Attack of the Drone Lampshades

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Cool Map Thing: Redrawing the US Map Based on Where All the Developers Are

Images via Lucidworks Extending the pastime of editorial map-making in a somewhat mind-bendy direction, the folks at the SF-based search applications company Lucidworks have used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to remap the US to show the relative...

Play Station: Once upon a time, in its...

Once upon a time, in its infancy, the Powell Street BART station was a place where transit riders might have plausibly lingered, at least for the 90 seconds it took to play a game of Pong. That's right: Back in...

On the Market: Once $24M, Marin Home of Swindlers Now Seeks $15M, Honest

The huge estate at 185 Gilmartin drive in Tiburon is filled with both lavish amenities and sordid stories. In the late 1990s, a Ukranian businessman took up residence there before being arrested on the property on fraud charges. He was...

Off Broadway: What Do Picky Telegraph Hill Dwellers Want? A Theater Tent!

Telegraph Hill residents are notorious for fighting just about anything that would change the face of San Francisco's waterfront, most notably a new luxury development at 8 Washington that was voted down last year. But finally the finicky neighbors seem...

Worst-Case Scenarios: Just in time for the 25th...

Just in time for the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake on Friday, the aptly named risk-management firm Risk Management Solutions estimates that the next Big One could potentially cost $200 billion in (insured) property damage. A 7.9-magnitude quake...

Real Estate Sold: Last Week's Top Sales: Sexy Staircases and Gloomy Ballrooms

Listed for: $9.75M Received: $11.75M Size: 4-bed, 3.5-bath, 4,656-square-foot single-family home Location: 2610 Scott St, Pacific Heights The skinny: If this total stunner had been on the market for more than six days (which is how long it took...

Posh Pacifica: A new set of 10 "Frank...

A new set of 10 "Frank Lloyd Wright-style" luxury homes that start at $4.3 million is headed for Pacifica's Linda Mar neighborhood, and many of the area's longtime residents are wary of the development. Complaints include the potential for increased...

Revivals: Holy Flip! Ramshackle Church Is Born Again As Victorian Manse

When it landed on the market for $995K back in 2012, NoPa's 601 Broderick was a decrepit Victorian that had most recently been used as a Baptist church. Paint was peeling, windows were boarded up, and a wooden entryway...

Reckless Endangerment: The spread of illegal pot farming...

The spread of illegal pot farming in California is endangering a small woodland creature known as the Pacific fisher. The fisher—which is about the size of a housecat—is being taken out by the poison used to keep rats from eating...

AM Linkage: Human Trafficking in Silicon Valley; Loma Prieta's Legacy

Photo via Axisworks · Human trafficking abounds in Silicon Valley · Loma Prieta quake left legacy of repair, renewal · Legislature considers naming Waldo Tunnel for Robin Williams · Prankster promises Noe Valley Hooters · Bayview's newest playground · Burgers,...

Week in Review: Starter Castles, Staircase Houses, and Dogs Named Tesla

· Mapping the median rent for a one-bedroom around San Francisco. · Calling all monarchs-in-training: Anne Hathaway's house from The Princess Diaries seeks $2.6M. · What would SF look like crossed with Tokyo? The urbanists at Disney brought us...

Eater Tastings: Eater's Essential SF Restaurants; Oakland's New Bowling-Beer-Bocce Palace; Arguello Arrives; More!

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week. Photo via Patricia Chang SAN FRANCISCO—The Eater 38, our list of the essential San Francisco restaurants, has been updated. Find...

Dr. Teeth and the Condo Mayhem: After sweeping through Planning in June,...

After sweeping through Planning in June, the new condos planned for the Dugoni School of Dentistry in Pacific Heights will begin construction this month. The retrofit, designed by Handel Architects, will add two additional levels to the eight-story structure, for...

Sagas: Eight Decades in the Making, Veterans Memorial Opens Today

Photos via William Weber A large granite octagon, designed by architect Susan Narduli of Los Angeles with landscaping by San Francisco's own Andrea Cochran, has landed in the small patch of greenery between the beaux arts buildings of the War...

Cool Map Thing: Mapping the Average Commute from Every Part of the Bay Area

WNYC produced an interactive map of commute times across the US, based on data from the Census Bureau. From the looks of the map, people in Daly City have an easier time getting to work than anyone living in...

Human Street View: Google Street View has gone offroading...

Google Street View has gone offroading and mapped the trails of 14 California state parks. Because the usual Street View cars can't get through, obviously, the search giant had hikers strap on 40-pound backpacks outfitted with cameras. Some of the...

Pricechopper: Richmond Edwardian Flip Can't Find a Buyer, Cuts Price $100K

Out in the Richmond, a flip hit the market back in August asking $2.796 million. That amount was more than three times what the property had sold for in late 2012, when it was mustard yellow, and that triple...

Open House Report: Weekend Open House Report: Mission District Edition

Location: 1120 South Van Ness Ave. at 22nd St. Size: 3-bed, 3-bath, 4,000-square-foot single-family home Price: $3.595M Pitch: "Own a piece of History! Stunning example of classic Stick/Eastlake-style architecture, lovingly maintained & brought into 21st century. Magnificent home w/ period...

Billionaires: Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has bought...

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has bought up diet guru Jenny Craig's equestrian estate, of all things, for $18M. The 228-acre horse farm, known as Rancho Paseana, has a racing track, an olive orchard, five barns, a veterinarian's suite, a guesthouse,...

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