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Camden Avery

Sep 09, 2020
San Francisco

San Francisco awakens to darkness, as wildfire smoke blankets city in red twilight

Eerie scenes of daily life are unfolding today under vivid red and orange skies. Read More

Sep 02, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero NoPa

City clears prominent DMV tent camp, prompting relocations but few shelter enrollments

With hotel rooms only offered to certain groups, many campers are simply being shuffled from neighborhood to neighborhood. Read More

Aug 31, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Upper Haight business briefs: Vintage shop reopens, dispensary expands, plus an update on Amoeba

Some bright spots in this edition of Upper Haight business briefs: one expansion, one reopening, and more good news from the neighborhood. Read More

Aug 28, 2020
San Francisco Duboce Triangle Hayes Valley Lower Haight Mid-Market

Nixing navigation center plans, city considers 33 Gough St. for safe sleeping site

The site was approved as a navigation center in March, but the city has scrapped those plans, and is now evaluating it for a potential tent village. Read More

Aug 27, 2020
San Francisco

In a San Francisco with less police spending, youth programs could be a vision of the future

As Mayor Breed diverts $120 million out of traditional law enforcement, programs that keep youth out of jail could serve as examples for crime prevention among adults. Read More

Aug 25, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

Developers reveal new plans for Haight & Stanyan affordable housing complex

Currently a safe sleeping site for the unhoused, the lot will eventually have over 100 housing units for low-income residents. Read More

Aug 24, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Jeremy Fish to move into Haight's historic Doolan-Larson home as inaugural artist-in-residence

Fish plans to interview dozens of veterans of the '60s and '70s counterculture, creating an archive for future artists-in-residence. Read More

Aug 21, 2020
San Francisco NoPa Upper Haight

Two prominent Panhandle trees collapse in unrelated incidents

One of the fallen trees crushed two cars at the DMV, trapping a passenger inside. Read More

Aug 18, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Upper Haight business briefs: More clothing stores shutter permanently as pandemic impacts continue

In this week's Upper Haight business brief, two longtime clothiers close permanently, and a new vintage store appears to have changed its plans about opening. Read More

Aug 18, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park

SF's famed 'corpse flower' is in bloom — and you can visit it safely

The flower only blooms every 3-5 years, so the Conservatory of Flowers has figured out a socially distant way to show it off. Read More

Aug 17, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Drag in the age of social distancing: Red Vic debuts 'fish bowl' window shows

The Red Vic's front window is now hosting drag shows — and raising money to turn the space into housing for trans people of color. Read More

Aug 13, 2020
San Francisco Mission

City unveils proposed location for new Mission safe sleeping site

The new city-sanctioned tent site, with room for 40-50 people, will offer an alternative to unhoused Mission residents as shelters remain at limited capacity. Read More

Aug 13, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

1 dead, 1 in custody after daylight shooting outside Metreon

A manhunt ensued after the suspect fled into the adjacent parking garage. Read More

Aug 12, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

SUVs flip in Duboce Triangle, Market & Gough collisions

Emergency crews responded to flipped SUVs two days in a row, on 15th Street at Noe yesterday afternoon and Market & Gough today. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

SFPD seeks elderly victim in July Upper Haight assault

Park Station is seeking the victim of a July assault at Waller and Belvedere to help build a case against the suspect, who police have identified. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley Lower Haight Mid-Market

Concerned by growing tent camps, Hayes Valley neighbors lobby for safe sleeping site

As the city responds to the Tenderloin lawsuit by clearing camps there, homeless people are flooding into Hayes Valley, neighbors say. Read More

Aug 07, 2020
San Francisco Mission

1-2-3-4 Go! Records to depart the Mission; co-tenant Silver Sprocket to remain

Valencia Street's popular record shop is consolidating to Oakland, giving its co-tenant a chance to expand into the full space. Read More

Aug 06, 2020
San Francisco Castro Mid-Market SoMa

Despite recent closures, Bay Area's gay sex clubs see cause for hope [NSFW]

The Bay Area recently lost two veteran sex clubs to COVID-19. But others say they're confident they can survive it — and that a new law may grow their ranks. Read More

Jul 31, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

After 6 years in business, Goorin Bros. tips its hat to Haight Street

The milliner's Haight Street store, one of several in San Francisco, is calling it quits. Read More

Jul 31, 2020
San Francisco Inner Richmond

Jane The Bakery in talks to re-open Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, carrying on 38-year tradition

"We're not looking at doing a whole revamp at all," founder Amanda Michael said. "Just a little bit of Jane brought into a lot of Toy Boat." Read More

Jul 30, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Lower Haight NoPa

Vinyl Coffee & Wine Bar to move from Divisadero to Haight; cannabis retailer seeks its space

A new cannabis venture has its eye on the storefront at Oak and Divisadero, with a community Zoom meeting set for tomorrow night. Read More

Jul 27, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Richmond Upper Haight

Tantrum to close Cole Valley store, focus on Inner Richmond location

Before the pandemic, the popular toy shop was considering a third location. Now, it's being forced to downsize to remain viable. Read More

Jul 27, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to go virtual, give $1.5M in grants to local musicians

It's official: the 20th edition of Hardly Strictly will be moving to the digital sphere. Read More

Jul 23, 2020
San Francisco Alamo Square Cole Valley Divisadero Golden Gate Park Hayes Valley Inner Richmond Inner Sunset Lower Haight Upper Haight Western Addition

'It's a boiling point': City ignores District 5 encampments as COVID-19 threat rises

40 of the Haight's unhoused have found safe shelter at the Stanyan Street tent village. But there appears to be no plan for hundreds of others sleeping on the street. Read More