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Dozens of ‘invisible’ statues coming to Civic Center

Inspired by Ralph Ellison’s 1952 classic work San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza will play host to 40 new occupants this summer—and they’re all six and a half feet tall, 300 pounds, identical, and, by a certain standard of the word,Show More Summary

Design within reach

The Cooper-Hewitt’s latest exhibition clarifies why accessible design is not a privilege, but a right They don’t call it a radio, because who has a radio anymore? Yet the brick-like shape; the round, cloth-covered speaker; and the two...Show More Summary

San Francisco cable cars: 27 things to know about our moving national landmark

More than just the muse to a popular instant rice jingle Once upon a time, cable cars were common sights in Portland, Seattle, and even Oakland. But only in San Francisco, where the first cables ran, have they become a part of the city’s...Show More Summary

Seaside Pacifica lot drops price to $3.8 million

The 7.7-acre site is zoned for dozens of homes When it comes to oceanfront property, there’s a certain assumption that buyers are paying for the views as much as the home. In the case of 4000 Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica, it’s a given...Show More Summary

Architecture on the air: The story of Open University’s televised classroom

A new exhibit looks at a pioneering, mixed-media college course exploring modern architecture Satisfying your curiosity for architecture, or any subject, has never been easier. Thanks to Google, online courses, and YouTube, there are...Show More Summary

Marin County’s anti-growth mindset keeps minorities and low-income residents out

Homeowners’ real concerns are becoming more clear As the state of California looks forward to a denser, more inclusive future, Marin is stuck in the past. Homeowners in the tony county north of the Golden Gate Bridge have gone out of...Show More Summary

Onetime home of pop star Britney Spears was Calabasas' top sale of 2017

The affluent city of Calabasas is mainly known, at least in the modern sense, for its ability to attract celebrities. See Drake’s “4PM in Calabasas.” Others on the city’s A-list include various “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” personalities, former Clipper Chris Paul and rock musician Tommy Lee....

Another “Give Back Brokerage”, Giving Tree Realty

I was pleased to find another socially conscious brokerage this week — Giving Tree Realty in Charlotte. Short video: It’s not surprise I love their about page… What makes Giving Tree Realty different than all the other real estate companies? Our company is built upon a foundation of giving. Show More Summary

15 must-play video games for architecture and design nerds

From a skyscraper-hopping action game to castle designing adventure Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information. As children, we begin our interaction with the world through shapes, building blocks, and Legos. Show More Summary

Lemonade, Peer to Peer Insurance, and Giving Back

Lemonade raised $120 million this week. When I saw they are doing peer to peer insurance, it caught my attention because home owners / renters insurance are both antiquated products in need of modernization. I poked around their website,...Show More Summary

Jokesters propose fountain on top of Salesforce Tower

No comment The 1,070-foot-tall Salesforce Tower will soon open for business as San Francisco’s tallest building. It seems that a few local wisenheimers have an opinion about its silhouette. Most notably, San Francisco rapscallion Micah...Show More Summary

Heisler: Kobe Bryant becomes immortal on the night he always knew was coming

Future Hall of Famer pretty much took it upon himself to control the entire game his entire career. He could have done it differently, but he’s among the greatest players ever, so his way worked pretty well.

A Virtual Reality Theatre in Minneapolis

Real estate offices used to be a necessity. Why? Buyers needed somewhere to look at MLS photo books with active listings. MLS books, of course, have been replaced by the internet, Zillow, and thousands of IDX sites in every market. No one needs to go to a real estate office to look at listings anymore. Show More Summary

2017 in architecture: The good, the bad, and the pink

Two architecture critics weigh in on a year in design For the eighth consecutive year, Curbed’s own Alexandra Lange and critic Mark Lamster of the Dallas Morning News cover the ups and downs, triumphs, and tragedies of the year in design. Show More Summary

Social Media & Ripping Apart the Fabric of Society

I’m a huge fan of Chamath Palihapitiya & his drum of working on hard problems (see here). He says what everyone is thinking, but are too scared to say publicly. Here’s a recent talk at the Stanford Business School that generated press...Show More Summary

Tech executive brings field of Rohrabacher challengers to 12

It's not for lack of candidates that tech executive Rachel Payne has decided to challenge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Costa Mesa. The 11 other challengers to the Republican incumbent from Costa Mesa include business owners, a pioneering stem-cell biologist, a lawyer, an architect and a former Nestle executive. Show More Summary

Original ‘Real World: San Francisco’ house drops $2.1 million

This was the true story of a house picked to have seven strangers live in it Back in August, the seven-bed, seven-bath Russian Hill triplex at 949 Lombard, once used to film the first San Francisco season of MTV’s The Real World, popped...Show More Summary

California sues ‘unscrupulous’ Orange County janitorial firm for wage theft, fraud

An Anaheim janitorial company servicing 80 major retail stores across Southern California paid its 150 workers just $400 a month, far below the minimum wage, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra charged Thursday.

Why can’t LA stop watching live police chases?

These pursuits are dangerous and deadly, but we keep tuning in Los Angeles has a acquired a reputation for its car chase obsession. We’re not the only place where car chases happen, but we broadcast them live on the news like each one is the first ever. Show More Summary

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