Quantcast

Hoodline Now Covers Russian Hill

Our general Russian Hill coverage area, overlaid on Google Maps.
By Eric Eldon - Published on April 13, 2016.

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 [email protected] 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. 

About 23 hours ago
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

PianoFight opens new virtual venue to raise funds for its future

The team behind PianoFight is launching a virtual venue this week with a fundraising event that aims to let attendees mingle and interact safely from their own homes. Read More

About 23 hours ago
San Francisco Castro

Castro CBD announces plan for security camera town hall & online survey

Last week the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District (Castro CBD) announced plans to seek immediate community feedback regarding a controversial proposal to install a private network of security cameras. Read More

Oct 26, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Mission's Alley Cat Bookstore & Gallery to reopen Thursday with 'new intentions' and varied vinyl collection

Among an increasingly long list of imminent reopenings, the Mission District’s beloved cultural space and bookstore, Alley Cat Bookstore & Gallery, is set to open its doors Thursday, October 29 — with a curated vinyl collection and “new intentions” for the independent bookstore. Read More

Oct 26, 2020
San Francisco Parkside

Fight over Lowell High School admissions escalates with threatening video focused on two female school board members

Things turned from tense to creepy and frightening in the ongoing argument between the SF Board of Education and prospective parents, students, and others who are upset that Lowell High School is set to switch to lottery admissions in the 2021-2022 academic year. Late last week, two female board members, both women of color, were targeted by a threatening video featuring a hand in a bloody glove burning a piece of paper with their photos on it, both with Nazi symbols on their heads. Read More