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Hoodline Now Covers Russian Hill

Do you live, work or play in Russian Hill? Starting now you’ll be able to find out about what’s happening around you, because Hoodline coverage is here. 

We’ve been writing about stories around North Beach and lower Polk street since last year, but we’ve gradually been going further north. Today we're officially reaching to the top of District 3, with local resident Nathan Falstreau leading our team in the neighborhood. 

Nathan has been writing for us since last year, working with Geri Koeppel to cover North Beach and with Brittany Hopkins to cover Polk.

Photo via Marc Tarlock/Flickr

Look for more stories from us on hot local issues, like the city’s affordable housing rezoning plan, the proposed Polk formula retail ban, the future of the Lombardi building Whole Foods, and much more. We’ll be reaching out to more local businesses and doing profiles like what you’ve seen already on Soapbox Cafe, Saint Frank Coffee and The Boys' Deli.

And we’ll be digging further into the rich history of the area, with explorations of special spots like Ina Coolbrith Park and the park at Hyde and Vallejo, and the story of the half-house at 1637 Taylor.

You can find Nathan at @nfalstreau on Twitter at or at You can follow Hoodline Russian Hill by email, by RSS, and/or by using the filters on our homepage or iOS app.

Russian Hill editor Nathan Falstreau. Photo: Hoodline

If you’re already logged in to your Hoodline account, select Russian Hill from the homepage filters to add it to your existing subscriptions, email preferences and push notifications. Don’t have an account yet? Sign up here.

If you have any ideas for Russian Hill stories we should cover, please let us know in the comments, or by sending us a tip. It's a busy neighborhood, and tips about local news and happenings are always much appreciated. 

And, if you're interested in writing about this neighborhood or another one for us, here's how to get started covering the local businesses, civic issues, and people around you. 


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