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Emotional memorial for pedestrian killed in S.F. car chase

Sam Rosoff said he and Bridget Klecker became close friends during the four years they lived as roommates in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood.<p>But over the weekend, Rosoff had the painful task of making arrangements with the 42-year-old’s family after she was struck and killed in a …

Most walkable neighborhoods in San Francisco, Oakland

A neighborhood’s walkability is often a key consideration when it comes to house or rental hunting, particularly for urban dwellers. People who live in cities covet conveniences that don’t require owning a car (or losing a prime parking spot just for a quick trip to the grocery store).<p>San Francisco …

Crabtree signs with Raiders for 1 year, $3 million

While with the 49ers, Michael Crabtree ended the team’s eight-year drought of 1,000-yard receivers in 2012. Now he is going across the Bay Bridge and trying to help jump-start a Raiders offense that hasn’t had a 1,000-yard receiver in nine seasons.<p>Crabtree, 27, agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal …

SF SPCA and Pets Unlimited Unite to Serve SF Animals

Last year, the San Francisco SPCA and Pets Unlimited merged, creating a centralized animal care nonprofit. By joining together, these like-minded organizations can better support the SF community, clients, and the animals that they serve.<p>The animals are the biggest beneficiaries of this merger. …

50-foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore at Pacifica beach

The decomposing carcass of a nearly 50-foot sperm whale washed up on a beach in Pacifica on Tuesday, according to officials from the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.<p>It was unclear exactly when the massive whale appeared on the beach, how it died or what would be done with it, but researchers from …

Before the fires: Arnold Genthe's Chinatown

There are very few photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown before the earthquake and fires of 1906. This makes the work of Arnold Genthe, a German-born American photographer, all the more special.<p>Genthe began photographing life in Chinatown in 1896 and continued his work there until 1911 when he …

Upper Haight Farmers’ Market Season Opening

The <b>Upper Haight Farmers’ Market</b> season opening is on on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. More than a dozen California farmers and other local food …

SoMa Tenants Sue Landlord Over Sewage in Sink, Bloody Walls

Forty SoMa tenants have filed suit against their landlords for a litany of nightmarish complaints, including sewage bubbling up in a kitchen sink, <b>prostitution and drug dealing in the hallways</b>, shut-off electricity, and a homeless encampment in the back of the building. The suit, filed in the …

Festival of Books: In San Francisco, sightseeing by ear

Headed to San Francisco soon? The people at Detour.com have no hotel or restaurant reviews for you. But they would like to whisper in your ear all the same.<p>Why? Because they've just entered the audio tour business, and, as senior producer Jorge Just said recently, they're eager to give travelers …

Why Are San Franciscans so Goddamn Busy All the Time? — The Bold Italic — San Francisco

<i>By Drew Hoolhorst</i><p>Ask anyone in San Francisco if they can go out tonight.<p>What’s that? They couldn’t make it out? Crazy. What are they up to? They’re …

SALT PONDS OF SAN FRANCISCO -  California -  USA

SALT PONDS OF SAN FRANCISCO - California - USA<p>From the sky, a kaleidoscope of color brighten the grey landscape of the San Francisco Bay.

Bolts along Bay Bridge bike path fail

Welders' basic mistake adds to Bay Bridge problems<p>Numerous bolts used to anchor the railing along the bicycle path on the new Bay Bridge eastern span have failed, forcing Caltrans to make plans to replace hundreds of the steel parts, The Chronicle has learned.<p>Crews that built the railing committed …

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How to make SF housing more affordable

Rents for housing in San Francisco have been soaring for the past 18 months, causing understandable alarm in a city where 65 percent of residents are …

Watch This Incredible Video of Fog Rolling Into San Francisco

If you just spent a half hour on the packed, humid subway train, full of people with coffee breath who smell faintly like wet dog, then <b>this video is</b> …

Renderings: San Francisco Giants to plant the first-ever edible garden in a major American sports facility - Inside Scoop SF

Because Portland does not have a major baseball or football team, the responsibility has fallen to San Francisco to plant the first-ever outdoor edible garden in a major American sports facility.<p>The Chronicle’s Janny Hu reports on the San Francisco Giants’ plans to create an ambitious 3,000 square …

San Francisco's Guide to Cheap Eats

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The Cronut Has Landed in SF

Versions of the Cronut—the croissant-donut hybrid created and trademarked by a New York City bakery—have landed in the Bay Area at the South Bay’s …

Snapshots from the San Francisco Street Food Festival

GallerySnapshots from the San Francisco Street Food Festival<p>I arrived in San Francisco on Wednesday night after a whirlwind drive across the country with my best friend in the passenger seat and the dogs in the hatchback, not really knowing much about the city I'm going to be living in for the next …

San Francisco's Bacon Bacon cafe was forced to close because neighbors complain about the constant, pervasive smell of bacon

San Francisco's Bacon Bacon cafe was forced to close because neighbors complain about the constant, pervasive smell of bacon. What is the world coming to?

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Seven Top Sushi Spots Around San Francisco

It's a question we get often: Where do you go for sushi? Now, while all sushi spots aren't created equal, the thing you most want in the way of sushi …

San Francisco's Forgotten Attractions (PHOTOS)

San Francisco is a city that respects and honors its eccentrics, but even in the U.S. capital of weird, some obscure landmarks get forgotten. What was once the largest pool in America is, today, a parking lot. The old Seals Stadium, where Joe Dimaggio played before becoming a Yankee, is buried …

Where to Eat in Dogpatch, San Francisco's Up-and-Comingest Neighborhood

Beware: You can't visit without getting some serious bites<p><i>In San Francisco, arguably the most food-obsessed city in the U.S., the tiny Dogpatch area is nurturing new talent, while fresh openings keep the Mission District on the map</i><p>Perched on the edge of San Francisco's eastern waterfront sits …

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8 Must-Try Meatballs in San Francisco

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What $4,200/Month Can Rent You Around San Francisco

<i>Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour the San Francisco's rental listings to see what your monthly rent will get you across the city. This week, we're investigating apartments listed for $4,200. This is about $200/month above the average rental price of a two-bedroom apartment - so</i> …