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Frisco’s Opt Out System for Useless Telephone Book Delivery Isn’t Working, and Here’s the Proof

TweetHere’s the official opt out webpage, but it don’t work. What happens is that deliverers count the number of units in a building and then leave that exact number on your stoop regardless of anybody opting out. Really, this is a lot easier than consulting some Do Not Deliver list. So, a 3-unit building: And […]

Frisco is the Only Big City in America Where the MSM Doesn’t Advertise Itself on Its News Vans – Why is That? – One Simple Trick

TweetI guarantee you that this is a local news van from a major network affiliate, complete with an SFPD-issued parking permit on the dash. But where are the garish graphics you’d expect to see? Well they were ash-canned due to vandalism. So if the Blac Block doesn’t know that you’re the MSM, then they are […]

FTDK: A Forked-Tailed Doctor Killer Above Frisco, 58 Years After The Day The Music Died

TweetThat was the old name for this Beech Bonanza 35 seen flying over the 94117. That was in reference to the type of flier it attracted, due to its appearance, its “ramp appeal.” They don’t make them anymore, but newer versions of the FTDK include the Icon A5 and the Cirrus SR22. Some feel  

Huge new NoPa development at Touchless Carwash site finally moves forward

For years, developers have had their eye on creating high-density housing at the site of Touchless Carwash on Divisadero and Oak streets. Now that development many finally be moving forward as SocketSite reports the newly revamped plans—created by a new architect, among other changes—have been submitted to the city’s Planning Department. The original plans from

Mid-century Portola beauty has luxury Scandinavian chalet appeal

This Portola Valley stunner, originally built in 1957, owes its current vaulted-chalet-appeal to redesign by Carl Hess of Square Three Design Studios. There are six bedrooms and six and a half baths spread across 6,080 square feet of lofty living space (with a pool house!) on 1.4 acres. The price tag is similarly lofty: $6.85

For SF’s Old Mint’s future, historical society seeking ‘blue-sky ideas’

The tides of change that have transformed San Francisco have bypassed one of the city’s most venerable monuments — the Old Mint at Fifth and Mission streets. The building, a national historic landmark that dates from 1874, has been underutilized for years. Show More Summary

Transit agencies reducing service for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving closures Transit schedules and other services Thursday.

Their home lost to the Tubbs Fire, Calistoga family rebounds with a little help

Once there were tubs full of Legos to play with. Bikes to pedal under the tall pine trees. Comfy beds to sleep in, and nothing but pretty forest for a front yard, every so often visited by gobbling wild turkeys. But that was then, before...Show More Summary

Union Square construction zone dresses up for the holidays

For the past three holiday seasons, San Francisco has transformed the Central Subway construction zone on two blocks of Stockton Street just south of Union Square into a shoppers’ respite. Construction stops, holes are fenced off and dirt is covered with fake grass. Show More Summary

Police: Man stabbed 15-year-old boy with scissors in SF park

A 45-year-old man stabbed a 15-year-old boy with a pair of scissors Tuesday at Crocker Amazon Playground in San Francisco after he became enraged over a soccer ball being kicked into the area where he was sitting, police said. The boy was playing soccer with friends around 2:18 p.m. Show More Summary

Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian rock star of opera, dies at 55

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, a Russian baritone who was one of the most celebrated opera singers of the modern era, dazzling audiences with a voice that was by turns brooding and delicate, died Wednesday near his home in London. He was 55. His death was confirmed by his office in a statement. Show More Summary

A 'felt-like' accumulation of human hair could spark fires on DC metro. Could it happen here?

Considering BART also has a third rail, is this a problem that's ever been identified on our local system?

Other protected species eating food of orcas

SEATTLE — Booming populations of seals, sea lions and other marine mammals are eating so much chinook salmon, they may pose a bigger challenge to the survival of hungry local orca whales than fishermen do, a new study has found. TheShow More Summary

Coyote injures dog that chased it in Stern Grove

A dog was taken to a veterinarian after tangling with a coyote in Stern Grove on Tuesday afternoon, police said. The pit bull was walking with its owner off leash when it began to chase the coyote, police said. The dog ran into thick bushes, where the owner could hear the sounds of animals fighting but could not see anything. Show More Summary

A mystery predator is creating undead 'zombie butterflies' in Pacific Grove

There's a spooky mystery brewing at the famous monarch butterfly sanctuary in Pacific Grove.

BART Police: Officers used stun gun to subdue combative woman on train

BART Police used a stun gun to subdue a 31-year-old woman riding on a Richmond-bound train Tuesday evening, after she reportedly had a man in a headlock and became combative with officers, officials said Wednesday. Several officers responded to reports of a dispute on the train, which was held in Fremont station around 7 p.m. Show More Summary

Last stop for cannabis advertising on Muni buses, trains, stations and stops

As the cannabis industry takes shape in California, one place it won’t be able to advertise is on San Francisco’s public transportation. The Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors on Tuesday banned ads for cannabis businesses from the transit system’s buses, trains, cable cars, stations and bus stops. Show More Summary

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