Joe Kukura

Oct 09, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

SF’s first Latina-owned dispensary opens to big crowd in Union Square

Though Union Square is still mostly boarded up like a ghost town, a new cannabis dispensary opening today is creating a big buzz. Read More

Jun 11, 2021
San Francisco Excelsior

OG dispensary ReLeaf will be reborn in Crocker-Amazon

One of San Francisco’s original cannabis dispensaries will be back at a new location, as ReLeaf gets Planning Commission approval right at the SF-Daly City border. Read More

About 6 hours ago
San Francisco Ingleside

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is coming to Stonestown Galleria on Saturday

Say hello again to the Instagram trap on wheels known as the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, which holds court all day Saturday at the Stonestown Galleria. Read More

Jun 10, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

Widely pre-panned YOLO Nightclub, in the former Slim’s, set to open June 18

The ladies will be scantily clad, but men must adhere to a highly non-sexual dress code, when the old Slim’s reopens as YOLO Nightclub next Friday, June 18. Read More

Feb 19, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

Vice President Kamala Harris has sold her SoMa condo

The sitting vice president of the United States no longer needs her SoMa apartment, and it sold with an asking price of $800,000 just one week after the listing hit the market. Read More

Jun 01, 2021
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf suddenly teeming will illegal booze vendors, city can’t do much about it

Unlicensed street vendors are slinging beers, shots, and cocktails on the wharf’s walkways, and an obscure state law prevents the Port of San Francisco from cracking down. Read More

May 27, 2021
San Francisco Embarcadero

Exploratorium is hosting three (online) LGBTQ ‘After Dark’ events for Pride in June

The Exploratorium won’t be reopen in time for Pride, but they are throwing three Pride events in their weekly Thursday night After Dark series. Read More

May 25, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Castro Theatre will reopen on June 26-27 for Frameline

Frameline’s schedule announcement features many treasures, but the biggest news is two days of screenings that will reopen the Castro Theatre. Read More

May 21, 2021
San Francisco Union Square

Hilton Union Square reopens Monday, but its top-floor Cityscape Bar will remain closed for now

The largest hotel on the west coast is back in business Monday, May 24th, but not at full capacity, and not with its 46th floor panoramic-view bar just yet. Read More

May 20, 2021
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Musee Mecanique announces June 15 reopening

Sal will laugh again in less than a month, as the Fisherman’s Wharf’s coolest attraction announces its coin-operated magic will return in mid-June. Read More

May 18, 2021
San Francisco Financial District

Salesforce Tower reopens to employees, albeit a very tiny number of them

San Francisco’s biggest employer reopened its very big headquarters to employees, in the city’s most significant office reopening yet. Read More

May 17, 2021
San Francisco Embarcadero Financial District

‘Nash Bridges’ reboot movie shoot electrifying the Financial District

The old combination of Don Johnson and Cheech Marin is bringing new life to downtown San Francisco, in the form of gunshots and exploding cars for the “Nash Bridges” made-for-TV movie. Read More

May 14, 2021
San Francisco Embarcadero Fisherman's Wharf

Watch: The F-Line ‘Boat Tram’ returns with ribbon-cutting celebration

The Blackpool Boat Tram popularly known as “Boat Boi” returned to the rails Friday, in advance of this weekend’s reopening of Muni Metro service and stations. Read More

May 14, 2021
San Francisco Embarcadero

Exploratorium announces July 1 reopening

You won’t need proof of vaccination or a negative test result to visit the Exploratorium when it reopens this summer, but the Tactile Dome will be off-limits. Read More

May 11, 2021
San Francisco Union Square

Feinstein’s at the Nikko reopening May 20, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Justin Vivian Bond scheduled

You’ll need a vaccination card for admission to the newly reopened Feinstein’s, but the Hotel Nikko’s cabaret theater has booked stars worth getting the shot for. Read More

May 10, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

Long-delayed Empress of China reboot Empress by Boon to open June 18

More than six years after we lost the kitschy favorite Empress of China, the opening of its potential Michelin star contender Empress by Boon now looks to be just a month away. Read More

May 06, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley Mid-Market

Market Street’s upscale Zuni Cafe is eliminating tips altogether

When the James Beard Award-winning Zuni Cafe reopens for indoor dining, they’ll be closing the gap between front-of the-house and back-of-the-house wages by eliminating tips and adding a 20% service fee. Read More

Apr 30, 2021
San Francisco Mission

Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Cinema will reopen in July

The beautifully restored and boozy movie theater will bring back the light, camera, and action in July, though no specific dates or films have been announced. Read More

Apr 27, 2021
San Francisco Bayview

Bayview is getting ‘Hollywood’-style letter signs installed

These ten-foot concrete towers of Bayview pride are going up along Bayshore Boulevard, and the finished product will be a lot more decorative. Read More

Apr 23, 2021
San Francisco Lower Haight Western Addition

SF Pride names African American Art & Culture Complex directors as 2021 Grand Marshals

Queer Black twin sisters Melonie Green and Melorra Green named community Grand Marshals for SF Pride 51, with more Grand Marshals to be named next week. Read More

Apr 22, 2021
San Francisco Upper Haight

New Jeremy Fish-Derby jacket collaboration celebrates Muni cable cars

The new old-school, must-have garment is a limited edition Derby jacket with Muni-inspired illustrations by celebrated artist Jeremy Fish. Read More

Apr 20, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center

SF Public Library Main Branch to Reopen May 3

The SFPL reopening will only involve the first floor and a “browse and bounce” program, but the access to computers will also be part of the limited library operations. Read More

Apr 14, 2021
San Francisco Glen Park

Glen Park’s adorably quaint Tyger’s Coffee Shop has permanently closed

The unpretentious, old-school omelette destination at Diamond and Chenery Streets closed April 1, though another cafe will apparently replace it. Read More

Apr 06, 2021
San Francisco Outer Richmond

Balboa Theater reopening May 14 with Godzilla film festival

A three-day Godzillafest welcomes audiences back into the Balboa Theater on Friday, May 14, but only at 50% capacity. Read More

Apr 05, 2021
San Francisco Mission

The Lone Palm cocktail bar has lost it lone palm

The 30-year-old palm tree that served as the namesake for the Mission’s Lone Palm bar has met its demise, but a new palm tree is apparently in the works. Read More