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By Eric Kauschen | All things San Francisco

Drugs, prostitution and 'unspeakable dance halls': How the Tenderloin became the Tenderloin

When exactly did the Tenderloin become the city's notoriously seedy neighborhood? It turns out the answer is harder to find than you might think.<p>In 1913, the city shut down the infamous Barbary Coast. This caused the action to shift to the Tenderloin. But in truth, the neighborhood has always …

Beast on Bryant Goes to Planning Commission With New Offer

Controversial construction slouches toward City Hall for approval<p>The hour has come round at last for the ever controversial redevelopment of 2000-2070 Bryant Street, dubbed the "Beast on Bryant" by critics. Twice before, the enormous proposal has been slated to appear at the Planning Commission, …

Andrew Bird and full band ensemble debut at the Masonic - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Indie-folk whistling virtuoso <b>Andrew Bird</b> returns to the Bay Area for his first performance at The Masonic on Monday, May 16 in San Francisco.<p>Touring …

Warriors’ injury situation appears promising

Two days into their four-day break, the Warriors offered a pretty rosy outlook Friday afternoon on their health situation for the Western Conference finals against Oklahoma City.<p><b>Stephen Curry</b> (right knee) and <b>Draymond Green</b> (left ankle) practiced Friday, and head coach <b>Steve Kerr</b> is hopeful that …

The Luckiest Dog in SF History, and Other Bizarre Historic Plaques

Interactive site records over 10,000 historic markers around the world, including a few weird local ones<p>Dozens of commemorative plaques are scattered all over San Francisco, many of them recording some fascinating oddities. Normally this is the kind of thing we would love to make an interactive map …

Under $700K Club: Sunnyside Cottage Asks $699,000

Too cute<p>Coming in under the wire, this Spanish/Mediterranean cottage in Sunnyside (Glen Park's darling offshoot neighborhood) charms to the tune of $699,000. This one bedroom, one bath home—billed by the relator as the "perfect starter home," though it would also make a lovely time life-long …

Samples & Ends Sale: Independent Designers & Local Brands | SF

Join them for a “Samples & Ends Sale” market this Saturday from 10am to 1pm. This market will regroup curated independent designers and local brands …

San Francisco Chinatown History Talk | SF

Don’t miss Judy Yung’s illustrated talk on her newly revised book San Francisco’s Chinatown. Yung tells an insider’s story of this vibrant Chinese …

Introductory Yoga | SF

Learn how to practice yoga in a fun, supportive class with other beginners. This class is for students who have never taken a yoga class before or …

Video captures SF police car slamming into bicyclist

A cyclist riding in a newly painted bike lane was knocked over by a police squad car in San Francisco on Thursday — the city’s Bike to Work Day.<p>Footage of the collision posted Friday to YouTube shows the squad car pulling over briefly to the right-hand turn lane of Second Street, before swinging …

Real Feels & Rollercoasters: An Art Show | SF

Encompassing the many collaborative and individual projects created by the young artists in their Artists in Education programs, Real Feels and …

“Social Kitchen & Brewery” 6th Year Anniversary in the Sunset | SF

Social Kitchen & Brewery will be celebrating their six year anniversary the best way they know how; <b>stellar brews, creative cocktails, tasty bites</b>, …

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Wacky costumes and wild behavior expected at Bay to Breakers

Styling her hair in the signature loops of her favorite “Star Wars” character won’t be easy at 6 a.m. Sunday, but Oakland resident Jennifer Lazo says looking like Rey the scavenger from the planet Jakku will only add to the thrill of running in this year’s Bay to Breakers.<p>She and tens of thousands …

Free Exploratorium Film Night “Indelible Hallucinations” | SF

By the time the Tom DeWitt graduated from San Francisco State in 1968, two of his short experimental films were in the <b>Museum of Modern Art</b>. He then …

Smitten Ice Cream Headed to Marina to Delight of Kids and Yoga Pants Wearers Alike

It’ll fill a much-needed ice cream gap.<p><b>Smitten Ice Cream</b> is quickly expanding its empire to rule all of the Bay Area. Back in December, the liquid nitrogen-based ice cream chain announced a sixth location in the Mission, and following quickly on its heels will now be an upcoming location in the …

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Queen Anne Done Up in Designer Style Looks for $2.695M

From the outside, the Queen Anne at 179 Carl Street is completely true to its Victorian origins. Inside, however, modern designer touches mix with the home's period details in a carefully curated blend. The updates are among the most interesting we've ever seen, in fact. The dining room in …

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get <b>free admission to six Bay Area museums</b> and two Sacramento museums for the</b> …

16 San Francisco Restaurants With Spectacular Views - Eater SF

San Francisco certainly isn't lacking in the epic view department. Whether it's the Bay, the Pacific Ocean, or one of the bridges (or a totally dense wall of fog), there is something beautiful to look at from every direction in this city. Since most restaurants are low to the ground or not on the …

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Treasure Island Flea: 400+ Vendors, Food Trucks | SF

Photo | Treasure Island Flea<p>The <b>Treasure Island Flea</b> is a <b>modern urban market</b> for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling …

San Francisco Tops U.S. Cities Where Income Inequality Is Growing Fastest

In what came as a surprise to absolutely no one, San Francisco ranks in the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest degree of income inequality. …

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Dated Hayes Valley Days Inn Could Make Way for Bigger Hotel

If you've walked through booming Hayes Valley recently, you may have thought that the Days Inn on Grove Street looks a little out of place in an increasingly upscale neighborhood. The 47-room motel has been around since 1960, when it was a roadside motel convenient to Central Freeway. Now, the …

Just Eat It: San Francisco Foodie Culture and the Return of Sam Wo

Before the invention of WhatsApp and underutilized fish, San Francisco was an obscure gay hamlet, notable mostly for its colorful characters and …

Beach Boy Brian Wilson to play Masonic in S.F. for 50th anniversary of 'Pet Sounds'

In honor of the golden anniversary of iconic record "Pet Sounds," former Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson will be headed out to play 70 concert dates across the world.<p>In mid-October, Wilson, along with former bandmates Al Jardin and Blondie Chaplin, will hit the 3,000-capacity Masonic Center in Nob …

Pacific Heights Home Mixes Elegance, Playfulness, and Color

<i>Welcome to House Calls, a recurring feature in which Curbed tours lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes in the Bay Area. Think your space should be featured next? Here's how to submit.</i><p>Photos by Patricia Chang<br>You could say that Kim Bachmann's San Francisco home mirrors the clothes she creates. …

Monday commute snarled by first weekday of Super Bowl closures in S.F.

On Sunday, the Broncos and Panthers earned their spots in the Super Bowl. On Monday, San Francisco commuters discovered the gridlock hell that event is bringing to the region for the next two-plus weeks.<p>Street closures near the Embarcadero began on Saturday, but Monday was the first day drivers …

“The Big Lebowski” Outdoor Movie Night & Biergarten | SF Beer Week

<b>SF Beer Week</b> is a ten day celebration that showcases the Bay Area’s brewing heritage and contemporary <b>craft beer</b> scene.<p>Have a pint… or a few… at <b>over</b> …

SF Beer Week Outdoor Movie Night & Biergarten “Dr. Strangelove” | Proxy

<b>SF Beer Week</b> is a ten day celebration that showcases the Bay Area’s brewing heritage and contemporary <b>craft beer</b> scene.<p>Have a pint… or a few… at <b>over</b> …

“Make Mine a Mullet” Awful Haircut & Pint Night | SF Beer Week

<b>SF Beer Week</b> is a ten day celebration that showcases the Bay Area’s brewing heritage and contemporary <b>craft beer</b> scene.<p>Have a pint… or a few… at <b>over</b> …