San Francisco

Spanish-Med condo in Pacific Heights asks $1.6 million

Tranquility galore inside renovated 1920s gem<p>Mere steps from Lafayette Park, this top-floor unit inside 1940 Sacramento is a treat for anyone with an eye for San Francisco’s 1920a Spanish-Mediterranean look.<p>"It represents a great opportunity for a buyer with his/her heart set on Pacific Heights,” …

San Francisco Bay Area

It feels like the Bay Area is baking. Is it hotter this summer?

As we head into another weekend with inland temperatures around the Bay Area forecast to hit 100, many are wondering, has July been hotter than usual?<p>The answer is yes in the Bay Area's far interior, in places such as Concord and Santa Rosa.<p>"Temperatures have been running above normal with those …

San Francisco Bay Area

Sarah Cooper's comics perfectly sketch out life in Fog City vs. The Big Apple

We have an International Orange bridge. They have a tall green lady statue. San Francisco and New York City are different.<p>This long-held fact—touted …

SF Guide

On a layover in San Francisco? Here's what you should be doing.

120,000 PASSENGERS move through San Francisco Airport (SFO) per day. Most of the in-transit passengers just shuffle to their next gate and wait out …

San Francisco Bay Area

Medical Cannabis Dispensary Eyes Vacant 100 Church St.

This past week, neighbors around 100 Church St. received a Planning notice stating that an inquiry was made into whether a Medical Cannabis …

Cannabis

Robbers target film crews in Oakland, San Francisco, Emeryville

Robbers have targeted four film crews over the past week in San Francisco, Oakland and Emeryville.<p>The string of robberies and attempted thefts have …

San Francisco Bay Area

Richmond mayor witnessed mob attack outside BART station

A mob attack on a man outside the BART station in Richmond this week had an influential witness who was not pleased with what he saw — the city’s Mayor Tom Butt.<p>Butt said two BART employees sat in a nearby truck and watched the Thursday morning attack, apparently doing nothing, as the victim was …

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Marathon 2017: Route, Course Map, Times, Road Closures and Details

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the San Francisco Marathon, and the momentous occasion is a record-breaking one, as well.<p>According to NBC Bay Area, the 27,500 runners taking part in this year's race mark the largest group in the marathon's history.<p>Whether you're just a casual spectator or plan …

Golden Gate Park

Bay Area Soccer Roundup: SSUSA Bay Area Cup Returns, Real Madrid & Man Utd Sunday, Quakes, Gold Cup

<b>STREET SOCCER USA BAY AREA CUP RETURNS</b><p><b>Street Soccer USA</b> is bringing its <b>Bay Area Cup</b> to San Francisco on <b>August 5/6</b> at <b>Street Soccer USA Park</b> at the Yard at Mission. This annual event is part of SSUSA Cup Series and follows their Times Square Cup held last weekend in New York.<p>Once again, the …

Soccer

'WSJ,' Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card Create 360 Interactive Ad

<i><br>The Wall Street Journal</i> homepage featured a 360-degree interactive ad unit sponsored by Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card yesterday.<p>The …

Advertising Industry

How the poor neighborhood that OJ forgot turned rich and forgot him back

OJ Simpson never looked back at the Potrero Hill neighborhood where he grew up, now a fast-gentrifying area not particularly keen on remembering him<p>Before there was a Bronco on the freeway, or a glove in the courtroom or the trial of a lifetime, OJ Simpson became a puzzle piece on Nicole Emanuel’s …

OJ Simpson

Fire at SF homeless encampment spreads to Muni warehouse

A homeless encampment in an industrial area south of Potrero Hill in San Francisco was set ablaze on Thursday night and the fire quickly spread to an adjacent Muni warehouse, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage, officials said.<p>The Muni warehouse and equipment inside sustained about …

San Francisco Bay Area

SFPD Issues Shelter In Place Due To Lower Haight Gas Leak

SFPD has issued a shelter in place order for residents and merchants within a block of the intersection of Pierce and Page Streets due to a ruptured …

San Francisco Bay Area

Lyft opens Palo Alto division to develop self-driving cars

“We want it to be open to share with the industry,” Raj Kapoor, Lyft’s chief strategy officer, says of the company’s self-driving car initiative. “There’s a unique opportunity in time for a company like Lyft to take a leadership role ... and get people together working on this problem, rather than …

Uber

Italian-Language Bookseller 'Libreria Pino' Pops Up In North Beach

North Beach is synonymous with all things Italian, but residents and visitors can dive even deeper into the culture at Libreria Pino, a pop-up …

San Francisco Bay Area

SF Resident Slain In Hayes Valley

An evening attack in Hayes Valley left a San Francisco resident dead Thursday night, and sent San Francisco's homicide count for 2017 to as high as …

Crime

Sandoval, ready for second chance, makes way back to San Francisco

One Giants fan, on the way back from Boston, appeared to catch Pablo Sandoval boarding his flight...

Pablo Sandoval

Noe Valley Victorian ‘sisters’ sold

Beloved home with stained glass, period details, and cow emblems galore finds a buyer<p>That sound you hear is yours truly’s heart shattering after hearing word that the downright stunning Noe Valley “sisters,” located at 656-658a Elizabeth, sold this month. Our pipe dream’s loss is one lucky buyer’s …

Ventriloquist doll stolen in SF street mugging

If only this dummy could really talk.<p>A pair of bandits beat and robbed a man of his ventriloquist doll and took off near the Polk Gulch neighborhood of San Francisco, police said Friday.<p>The 20-year-old victim was on the 1200 block of Van Ness Avenue near Post Street about 10:50 p.m. on Thursday …

San Francisco Bay Area

Recipe for nostalgia: Favorite dishes from bygone Bay Area restaurants

Discussing the meals one has enjoyed at a favorite restaurant is practically a sport here in the Bay Area.<p>Shift the conversation to a beloved …

San Francisco Bay Area

7 great Bay Area hikes that end with a beer

If you've ever hiked in Europe, then you know what it's like to crest a mountain peak, meander through a grassy field or circle a pretty glacial lake and then stumble upon a little pub where you stop for an ice-cold beer.<p>In places such as the Alps and the Pyrenees, these cafes and bars appear …

San Francisco Bay Area

Eatery Set To Replace 'Little Hollywood Launderette' Hosts Community Meeting

Last night, chef Nichole Accettola and her husband and business partner, Joachim Majholm, invited neighbors to "an informal event" to share their …

San Francisco Bay Area

The 9 Most Infamous Cults In The Bay Area

'Cult' is a word that gets thrown around casually a lot to describe everything from Mormonism to Soul Cycle. But here in the Bay Area there's been a …

Crime

Caffeine Fix: ‘Café Roza’ Settles Into Former Bernie’s, Philz 18th St. Location

There’s something about 4023 18th St. that keeps attracting coffee shops.<p>Following Philz’s relocation to Castro Street back in 2015 and Bernie’s …

Coffee

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: a brief history of the Beaux-Arts gem in SoMa

Described as “the best constructed public building in the country” when it opened, this South of Market structure reads like a love letter to granite and marble<p>San Francisco’s own U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit received national attention after it played a prominent role in federal politics …

San Francisco Bay Area

Man Killed In Hayes Valley Stabbing

Last night, an unidentified man died of stab wounds near the corner of Lily and Octavia Streets in Hayes Valley.<p>According to SFPD spokesman Officer …

Crime

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as homers hurt Bumgarner vs Padres

Madison Bumgarner returned home, but was once again hampered by two home runs by the Padres in a loss on Thursday night.

Baseball

Silicon Valley Beer Week: 170 tastings, tap takeovers, restaurant events

From Belmont to Dublin to Gilroy, Silicon Valley Beer Week is upon us, with a whopping 170 events on tap through July 30.<p>Major events include the …

San Francisco Bay Area

The island ghost town in the middle of the SF Bay

It's the Bay Area's last ghost town<p><i>This post originally appeared on KQED.com.</i><p>On an island in the middle of San Francisco Bay sits a series of abandoned wooden buildings, slumped over and sinking into the ground. They're all that remain of the town called Drawbridge — often referred to as the last …

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Marathon street closures and Muni disruptions

Public transit will be the wisest bet this Sunday<p>Sunday marks the 38th annual San Francisco Marathon. While participants (up to 20,000 expected) eat carbs and done their jogging gear before taking to city streets, those of us not partaking in the yearly shin-splint fest around the city should take …

Golden Gate Park