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The Numbers: SF's Population is Growing Way Faster Than Its Housing Stock

Nearly half of San Francisco's existing housing stock was built before 1940, and building since then has struggled to keep up with population growth. A new report from Paragon Real Estate examines the amount of residential building that has occurred...

Dismembered body parts in San Francisco belonged to male, officials say

The body parts found stuffed in a suitcase in downtown San Francisco this week were those of an “unidentified light-skinned male,” the San Francisco office of the chief medical examiner said Friday.

Suitcase full of body parts discovered in San Francisco

The body was so mutilated that a medical examiner had to be called in to determine whether the dismembered corpse belonged to a human or animal.

Illegal ivory for sale in California has doubled in 8 years, study says

An expert investigating illegal African ivory trafficking found that as much as 90% of the ivory he examined in Los Angeles markets and stores was illegal under state law. He found similar numbers in San Francisco and concluded that the proportion of illegal ivory for sale in California has...

Friday Morning Stir

-The folks over at BBDO San Francisco created “Yule Loggins” (video above). -Fashion retailer AllSaints ignores traditional advertising in favor of content creation. -AdAge examines “10 Things That Won’t Happen in 2015.” -UNICEF created...Show More Summary

ProFootballTalk: Kaepernick, evolving offense to blame for 49ers’ struggles

In light of San Francisco’s latest disappointing loss to the Oakland Raiders, the PFT crew examines the struggles from quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the issues with the 49ers’ ever-changing game plan.

Micro-Dwellings: New Housing Math: Micro-Home + Parklet = Houselet?

Image: Morgan Pintarich via the Examiner Tim McCormick, a micro-housing enthusiast and self-taught designer, has a proposal for San Francisco's housing crunch. McCormick is prototyping a portable micro-home styled after a parklet, dubbed the Houselet. This eight-foot-square module is about...

OMG, Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” is Awesome – Show Plays Near AT&T Park Until Jan. 18th, 2015

TweetKurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is here and everybody loves it, so far: San Francisco Chronicle’s  Robert Hurwitt San Francisco Examiner’s  Jean Schiffman  San Jose Mercury News Karen D’Souza Yelp Huffington Post’s Leo Stutzin I mean, find me a negative review, Gentle Reader. I tried to find one. I failed. You know, I’ve never actually paid to […]

The State of the Lesbian Bar: San Francisco Toasts To The End Of An Era

4 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Iconic lesbian bar The Lexington Club is closing. Let's pour one out for it and examine the State of the Lesbian Bar in these sad times.

Joel Goodrich Wire: If you missed this weekend's profile...

If you missed this weekend's profile of San Francisco real estate uberagent Joel Goodrich, this is your chance to read about the super salesman's world of vitamins and Versace shirts. The article examines Goodrich's somewhat tumultuous past, which included turns...

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon Becomes First Major South Korean Politician to Endorse Gay Marriage

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In an interview with The San Francisco Examiner on Sunday, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon became the first mainstream South Korean politician to endorse gay marriage. The paper reports: "I personally agree with the rights of homosexuals," Park said. "But the...

The Numbers: Condos Going Gangbusters in SF's Southern Neighborhoods

The heart of San Francisco's condo market has been shifting south for some time, but now it may be headed even further down toward the city's lower borders. A new report from Polaris Pacific (PDF) examines the market from...

Shorties (Eula Bliss Interviewed, Stream the New Lucinda Williams Album, and more)

Bookforum interviewed author Eula Bliss. NPR Music is streaming the new Lucinda Williams album Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. The San Francisco Examiner profiled the Raveonettes. Sophie Hannah talked to the Guardian about continuing Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot...

Two-Ton Tanker: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Nash Two-Ton Tanker Truck." This begins a new series of photos, scanned by Shorpy from glass negatives taken by or for Christopher Helin, travel and automotive editor of the San Francisco Examiner from about 1915 to 1930. 8.5 x 6.5 inch glass negative. View full size.

A firsthand account of the 5-alarm blaze in the Mission

Editor’s note: We received this firsthand account from Ben Rosenfeld, who lives in close proximity to the site of yesterday’s [Thu/4] 5-alarm fire. Read more about the blaze in the San Francisco Examiner. By Ben Rosenfeld For those who don't know, we were lucky our building survived a 5-alarm fire yesterday, almost directly behind us (feet away). Show More Summary

Carlisle Floyd on Susannah

APOCRYPHA WATCH: Carlisle Floyd discusses the narrative dimension of opera (Stephen Smoliar, The Examiner).Yesterday evening San Francisco Opera (SFO) presented the first Insight Panel of the its 2014–15 season. The Panel was hostedShow More Summary

The Numbers: Bay Area Home Price Growth Takes Its Annual Summer Vacay

It's time to take the temperature of the Bay Area housing market yet again via the monthly Case-Shiller Index, which examines home prices across five local counties. Like San Francisco itself during the summer months, the market began to cool...

San Francisco 49ers' projected roster

Examining the San Francisco 49ers' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Colin Kaepernick Blaine Gabbert Gabbert solidified his spot with Sunday's performance. RUNNING BACKS (5) Frank Gore Carlos Hyde Bruce Miller LaMichael James Jewel Hampton Hey,...Show More Summary

SF cab drivers form a union while Rome burns

6 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

San Francisco cab drivers have voted to unionize for the first time in over forty years, reports the SF Examiner. The move, which is either the single smartest or single dumbest thing that cab drivers could do right now, comes as atShow More Summary

Examining Glenn Dorsey's Biceps Tear as Injury-Plagued 49ers Preseason Continues

As if the San Francisco 49ers needed another serious injury, defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey suffered a torn biceps over the weekend, an injury that might end his 2014 season before it begins. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news Saturday...Show More Summary

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