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Carrie Sisto

Jan 15, 2021
Oakland

Ghost Town Brewing plans new tap room in Oakland's Laurel District

West Oakland’s Ghost Town Brewing plans to expand to the city’s Laurel District next month, taking over the recently-vacated 4505 Burgers and BBQ location. Read More

Jan 13, 2021
San Francisco Bayview Excelsior Visitacion Valley

Revamp of Jerry Garcia Amphitheater aims to improve access to McLaren Park venue

Renovations to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park are underway to make the site more accessible and improve facilities for concert performers and attendees alike. Read More

Jan 11, 2021
San Francisco Mission SoMa Tenderloin

27-Bryant bus service to return January 23 on a new route

The 27-Bryant bus route will restart on January 23, 2021, on a realigned route that aims to speed up service while still improving access to low-cost food and healthcare options for Tenderloin residents. Read More

Jan 06, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

Updated: Vigil for women killed during New Year's Eve hit-and-run postponed

Two women killed in a hit-and-run on New Year's Eve will be remembered during a vigil Wednesday afternoon at the scene of the collision in SoMa. Read More

Dec 22, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin safety advocates seek community-led alternatives to police traffic enforcement

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the Tenderloin Community Benefit District have teamed up to evaluate potential measures to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety through community-led enforcement. Read More

Dec 12, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

Civic Center modern Indian spot August 1 Five to close permanently next week

Modern Indian eatery August 1 Five will close permanently on December 20, after just over four years at the corner of Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street. Read More

Dec 10, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

Polk Gulch neighbors invited to weigh in on potential cable car turnaround re-vamp

Two Polk Street community benefit districts are seeking community input to inform a proposal that could transform the California Street cable car turn-around at Van Ness Avenue into a new parklet. Read More

Dec 07, 2020
San Francisco Alamo Square Castro Civic Center Hayes Valley Mission NoPa Outer Richmond Outer Sunset SoMa Tenderloin Western Addition

Shop local for the holidays: Hoodline's gift-giving guide in support of small SF businesses

Although 2020 seems to be unending, the holiday season is upon us, and it’s worth remembering the wealth of small businesses scattered across San Francisco that offer the perfect gifts for friends, loved ones, and even yourself. Read More

Dec 04, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown Mission Mission Bay SoMa

San Francisco seeks developers interested in nine affordable housing sites

The City of San Francisco is seeking interest from qualified developers to build affordable rental housing at nine sites across eastern San Francisco, including an unassigned parcel at Pier 70 and several SoMa locations. Read More

Nov 18, 2020
San Francisco Mid-Market SoMa

Planning Commission to consider long-delayed plans for 1145 Mission development

The San Francisco Planning Commission tomorrow will consider a proposal to construct a new five-story housing development to fill a lot on Mission Street that has been vacant for nearly two decades. Read More

Nov 18, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

City closes sanctioned encampment at 750 Eddy following evidence of mismanagement

One of the Tenderloin’s Safe Sleeping Sites is now permanently closed after neighbors raised ongoing concerns about overcrowding and persistent illegal activity. Read More

Nov 13, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

Lower Polk welcomes new Saturday farmers' market starting tomorrow

Lower Polk will host a new farmers’ market starting this Saturday in a plaza already set aside for socially-distanced dining and camaraderie. Read More

Nov 11, 2020
San Francisco Presidio Tenderloin

The Walt Disney Museum to highlight veterans' voices in new exhibit launching tomorrow

An exhibit designed to amplify the voices of local veterans will be on display at the Walt Disney Museum starting tomorrow. Read More

Nov 10, 2020
San Francisco

Self-published book by SFMTA staff offers an in-depth perspective of Muni vehicles and the agency's history

Muni history fans looking for an escape from recent political upheaval and public health crises should find some relief in SFMTA Transit Planner Paul Bignardi’s A Fleet History of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. Read More

Oct 27, 2020
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

Oct 22, 2020
Oakland

East Bay's new shoreline park opens more than 50 years after conception

East Bay Regional Parks’ newest park opened this week, spanning 45 acres of Oakland’s historic shoreline and reusing some of the old Bay Bridge’s foundation for public space. Read More

Oct 15, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Playgrounds reopen across the city, including two newly revamped Tenderloin parks

The city's 180+ playgrounds reopened yesterday, including two recently-remodeled parks in the Tenderloin. Read More

Oct 08, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

SFPD deploys mobile unit to disrupt drug dealing in the Tenderloin

A mobile command van will be stationed in the Tenderloin intermittently in a new effort to disrupt street-level drug dealing. Read More

Oct 07, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

City sued for SFPD use of private cameras to track May and June protests in Union Square

Three protestors are suing San Francisco after police accessed a privately-run network of security cameras to surveil organized protests against police violence this summer. Read More

Oct 02, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

[Update] Man killed in Union Square shooting linked to violent May robbery in Fremont

SFPD are investigating a shooting that left one man dead onside the luxury stores on the 100 block of Geary Street. Read More

Sep 25, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Lower Pac Heights Marina Pacific Heights Tenderloin

City offers grants to Van Ness businesses impacted by construction, but some say it's not enough

With construction now two years behind schedule, area businesses say the grants won't make a dent in their six-figure revenue losses. Read More

Sep 18, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin's car-free outdoor dining program to launch next week

Three blocks of the Tenderloin will be closed to cars for outdoor dining and shopping. Read More

Aug 27, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

Tenderloin to finally get street closure for kids' play space, after months of delay [Updated]

The city's densest and most child-heavy neighborhood is set to close a block to cars each Saturday afternoon. But it still faces headwinds to creating more outdoor space. Read More

Aug 25, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin's 'pothole artist' embarks on most ambitious project yet

After years of covertly filling Tenderloin sidewalk crevices with resin and found objects, Rik Lee Leipold has received funding to install more long-lasting work in the neighborhood's streets. Read More

Aug 20, 2020
Oakland Tenderloin

PianoFight expands to Oakland, taking over The Flight Deck theater

PianoFight is expanding to Oakland despite continued uncertainty over when live audiences will be back in either of its locations. Read More