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Blair Czarecki

Jul 19, 2016
San Francisco Civic Center SoMa Tenderloin

Listening In At 'Sound Commons,' UN Plaza's New Public Art Installation

The "Living Innovation Zone," created in partnership with the Exploratorium, is intended to activate and improve safety at UN Plaza. Read More

Jul 18, 2016
San Francisco Tenderloin Union Square

'Glütless' Gives Gluten-Free A Permanent Home Downtown

Gluten-free bakery Glütless has become a permanent fixture on the edge of Union Square. Read More

Jun 13, 2016
San Francisco SoMa

At SoMa's San Francisco Pole & Dance, Art, Dance & Competition Collide

After four years as Studio Botan, 8th Street's pole dancing studio has a new owner, name and focus. Read More

May 05, 2016
San Francisco Tenderloin Western Addition

'Up On Top' Weaves Literacy, Local Pride Into Children’s Summer Curriculum

Up On Top is one of the many programs that keeps the Tenderloin's children actively learning through the summer months. Read More

May 02, 2016
San Francisco SoMa

JAX Vineyards Brings A Taste Of Napa Valley To SoMa

The Calistoga-based vineyard's SoMa tasting room was designed to offer a wine-country experience to urban dwellers. Read More

Mar 29, 2016
San Francisco Mission Tenderloin

After Losing Their Home To Fire, A Mission Family Struggles To Start Over In The Tenderloin

The family of four has been crammed into a Tenderloin studio, after losing their Mission two-bedroom in November's tire shop fire. Read More

Feb 29, 2016
San Francisco Civic Center Mission

High-School Architects Lead Design Of New Civic Center Public Space

Six high school students, taught by a professional architect, have spent the past six months designing a new Living Innovation Zone on Fulton Street. Read More

Feb 04, 2016
San Francisco Tenderloin

Event Spotlight: Feel The Love At The Loin's Valentine's Day Art Show Tonight

There'll be hearts and love, plus "some despair, weirdness and vice" at the Tenderloin art space tonight. Read More

Jan 29, 2016
San Francisco Tenderloin

New Photo Book Shows The Tenderloin Through The Eyes Of Its Youngest Residents

Since 2013, youth from the Tenderloin have been involved in a photojournalism project that's been turned into an exhibit and now, a book. Read More

Jan 23, 2016
San Francisco SoMa

Amid SoMa's Changing Landscape, Mars Bar Continues To Thrive

Rapid change spreading through SoMa doesn't threaten the current owners of Mars Bar one bit. Read More

Jan 11, 2016
San Francisco Tenderloin

After 26 Years Of Studio Living, TL Family Is Housing Lottery Success Story

The Chou family has lived in a studio apartment for decades, but they're about to upgrade through the city's BMR ownership program. Read More

Dec 29, 2015
San Francisco Union Square

Meet Benjamin Cooper, Union Square's Hidden Neighborhood Bar

There's no sign on this little cocktail and oyster bar, so you have to be in the know to find it—and that's just how the owners like it. Read More

Dec 28, 2015
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Interactive 'Living Innovation Zone' Headed To Fulton Street This Summer

The new Living Innovation Zone, designed by high school students, is intended to bridge the Main Library and the Asian Art Museum. Read More

Dec 09, 2015
San Francisco Tenderloin

Revamped Boeddeker Park Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

Last year's $9.3 million renovation transformed the park with a new open layout, basketball court and clubhouse. Read More

Nov 10, 2015
San Francisco SoMa

Bryant Street Sewer Construction To Continue Through February

Construction on the sewer system below Bryant Street between Eight and Ninth won't let up until early next year. Read More

Oct 27, 2015
San Francisco Tenderloin

UC Hastings Students Continue Youth Trick-Or-Treating Tradition This Friday

The university will open the doors of its McAllister Tower Apartments for an afternoon of Halloween fun for neighborhood youth. Read More

Oct 15, 2015
San Francisco SoMa

Art & Engineering Intersect In The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Latest Exhibition

NEAT (New Experiments in Art and Technology) opens its doors to the public today at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Read More

Oct 08, 2015
San Francisco Tenderloin

Vietnamese Youth Development Center Launches New Mental-Health 'Hangouts' Program

VYDC is opening up their space for "Friday Hangouts," in the hopes of encouraging youth to take advantage of mental-health counseling. Read More

Sep 26, 2015
San Francisco SoMa

Taking In The Food And Art At SoMa's Triptych

The art-heavy restaurant, whose lease is up next year, hopes to continue providing food and artistic energy to a changing Folsom corridor. Read More

Sep 24, 2015
San Francisco SoMa

Here Comes The Folsom Street Fair

The leather and kink fest will return to SoMa this Sunday, September 27th. Read More

Sep 10, 2015
San Francisco Chinatown North Beach

North Beach Community Works To Restore Bill Weber's Jazz Mural

Bill Weber's iconic jazz mural is undergoing a massive restoration, thanks to recent funding and community assistance. Read More

Sep 09, 2015
San Francisco SoMa

Driftwood Debuts Interior Updates, Live Bluegrass And Jazz

The SoMa bar now features live music on Tuesdays, as well as a reconfigured interior and new fall cocktail menu. Read More

Sep 08, 2015
San Francisco Tenderloin

Tenderloin Leadership Community Gives A Voice To Formerly Homeless Youth

The organization recruits members in their teens and early twenties with a history of homelessness. Read More

Aug 29, 2015
San Francisco Tenderloin

Glide And Five Keys Offer New Learning Programs For The TL's Adult Community

The free program supports the educational aspirations of adults hoping to catch up after life's circumstances get in the way of schooling. Read More

Aug 24, 2015
San Francisco North Beach

Formerly Homeless Clients Reflect As New North Beach Citizens HQ Unveiled

Two formerly homeless clients discuss the difference the organization has made in their lives. Read More