Geri Koeppel

Jun 05, 2018
San Francisco Financial District Jackson Square

Owners start moving into new Jackson Square condos

We found out how much new neighbors paid and asked about potential ground-floor tenants. Read More

May 11, 2018
San Francisco Financial District

Lee Radner, activist who fought 8 Washington, dies at 92

Radner devoted himself to saving a neighborhood swim club from being razed to build luxury condos. Read More

Apr 19, 2018
San Francisco Marina North Beach Telegraph Hill

North Beach Raconteur Ernie Beyl Dies At 90

A fixture in local bars and cafés, the local author had celebrated his birthday the day before, surrounded by family and friends. Read More

Apr 19, 2018
San Francisco North Beach

Suspect Stabs Two With Scissors In North Beach

A 44-year-old woman randomly stabbed two strangers near a playground in broad daylight. Read More

Apr 18, 2018
San Francisco SoMa

No Good Deed: Vandals Target SoMa Mural

A mural intended to beautify the neighborhood quickly turned into an eyesore. Read More

Apr 17, 2018
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf Reveals Strategy To Reel In More Locals

A retail strategy report outlines a vision for drawing more residents to the city's top tourist destination. Read More

Apr 16, 2018
San Francisco

No Will? There's a Way: City Deals With Those Who Die Unprepared

The Public Administrator's office will step in if you die without a will, but it's best to prepare for the inevitable. Read More

Apr 06, 2018
San Francisco SoMa

Life on a Houseboat Is Mostly Ups, Few Downs

A floating community of 20 houseboats on Mission Creek is a bucolic oasis with birds, sea life and serene water views right outside the door. Read More

Apr 04, 2018
San Francisco Embarcadero

A Look Inside The Commonwealth Club's New 'Home For Ideas'

The forum's new home brings cutting-edge technology and architecture to an historic site. Read More

Mar 29, 2018
San Francisco Dogpatch Embarcadero Financial District Fisherman's Wharf SoMa

Port Of San Francisco Offering Public 'Walkshop' Tours

The agency seeks feedback on a slate of recommendations for updating the city's Waterfront Plan. Read More

Mar 26, 2018
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf Sees Increase In Visitors, Hopes For Street Improvements

The tourist mecca seeks $13 million in funding to complete street improvements to the busy district. Read More

Mar 17, 2018
Mar 24, 2017
San Francisco Chinatown

'Katsu House' Brings Poke Bowls, Sushi, & More To The Heart Of Chinatown

The owners are aiming to offer something "hip and trendy" to the Chinatown community. Read More

Mar 10, 2017
San Francisco Financial District

Italian Deli 'Wise Guy' Pulls Out Of Planned FiDi Opening

We have some disappointing news for lovers of hearty Italian sandwiches. Read More

Nov 24, 2016
San Francisco Chinatown

Plugged In: The Fascinating History Of The Chinese Telephone Exchange

The exchange's all-female staff was required to memorize every customer's phone number and address—more than 3,000 of them. Read More

Jun 30, 2016
San Francisco Embarcadero SoMa

Monthlong LaborFest Spotlights Workers' Rights Over The Past Century

Events highlight everything from the 100th anniversary of the Preparedness Day Parade bombing to the plight of modern-day rideshare workers. Read More

Jun 29, 2016
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Where To Find Facts For a Fun Fourth At The Wharf

Check the schedules on the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District website and Pier 39 site for details on the 9:30pm fireworks show, live bands, viewing cruises, where to watch and more. Read More

Jun 29, 2016
San Francisco North Beach

Baked Bear Ice Cream Sandwich Shop Opens Saturday In North Beach

The company's second SF location has a larger selection of ice cream and cookie flavors than its trailer at Fisherman's Wharf. Read More

Jun 28, 2016
San Francisco Embarcadero

Land Use Committee Sends Latest Teatro ZinZanni Vote To Full Board Of Supervisors

The committee voted 3–0 to recommend that the full board vote on a term sheet for the circus dinner theater's anticipated return to the Embarcadero. Read More

Jun 28, 2016
San Francisco SoMa

Food Truck 'Dabba' To Debut SoMa Brick-And-Mortar In Early July

After some delays, Dabba is on track to serve up Indian-inspired bowls, burritos and tacos at its first brick-and-mortar location in early July. Read More

Jun 27, 2016
San Francisco Marina SoMa

Mustachioed Cyclist Who Beat Car With U-Lock Pleads Guilty

Ian Hespelt, 39, was arrested last September after a widely circulated video showed him smashing a Zipcar repeatedly with a U-lock. Last week, he pleaded guilty to felony assault and vandalism. Read More

Jun 27, 2016
San Francisco Telegraph Hill

Coit Tower Concession Kiosk Controversy Continues With Vote Today

Rec & Park says the kiosk will provide a better visitor experience, but opponents say the intent is to bring in more money. Read More

Jun 27, 2016
San Francisco Russian Hill

Brazen Russian Hill Armed Robbery, Dramatic Arrest Caught On Video [Updated]

Plainclothes officers took down three suspects who laid in wait for, and then robbed, three tourists from Argentina. Read More

Jun 24, 2016
San Francisco Union Square

SFPD, Shop Owner Seek Help Finding Suspects In $2 Million-Plus Jewelry Heist [Updated]

Burglars ransacked Grace Jewelry, netting possibly $2–$4 million in less than 12 minutes; the owner is offering a $25,000 reward for information on the suspects. Read More