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Joe Kukura

Mar 30, 2021
San Francisco Ingleside Parkside

The Oceanview Target will permanently close on June 26

The pared-down ‘Target Express’ store on Ocean Avenue near City College just got its pink slip, and will close in late June. Read More

Mar 23, 2021
San Francisco Mission

The 24th Street ficus tree removal project is underway

A three-year saga on the fate of the ficus trees on 24th Street is coming to an end, as the removal of 33 trees has started, though most of the other ficuses are merely being pruned. Read More

Mar 19, 2021
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Inner Richmond

Car-free JFK Drive advocates to rally Saturday for permanent car ban in stretch of park

Half of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park has been car-free for nearly a year now, and bike and pedestrians are rallying Saturday to make this arrangement permanent. Read More

Mar 16, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

SF Pride’s new ‘Chinatown Pride’ show to highlight LGBTQ culture in Chinatown

An hour-long virtual show next week “showcases the LGBTQ+ culture of Chinatown” with drag shows, cocktail demos, and the neighborhood’s untold queer stories. Read More

Mar 12, 2021
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tommy’s Joynt is offering indoor dining once again

The corned beef and cabbage will be served up for St. Patrick’s Day, as the Van Ness Avenue hofbrau Tommy’s Joynt adds indoor dining to their current take-out fare. Read More

Mar 11, 2021
San Francisco Ocean Beach Outer Richmond

The Cliff House auction is underway, with memorabilia available through Friday and Saturday

Vintage Sutro Baths bathing suits are already fetching more than $1,000, and the autographed movie star photos go on sale Friday. Read More

Mar 08, 2021
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Nob Hill Polk

Planned Parenthood to open its new flagship SF office and clinic on Tuesday

The $22 million facility was financed entirely through private donations, and gives San Francisco a third Planned Parenthood location for low or no-cost reproductive care. Read More

Mar 05, 2021
San Francisco Potrero Hill

A slice of Google’s $1 billion affordable housing initiative lands in Potrero Hill

Five current or under-construction affordable housing projects in Potrero Hill just got a major boost from Google’s billion-dollar housing effort. Read More

Mar 04, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown Nob Hill

Another elderly Asian American beaten and robbed in laundromat attack near Chinatown

The brutal attack on a 67-year-old man was recorded on security video, as another violent incident against an elderly victim continues a worrisome streak. Read More

Mar 03, 2021
San Francisco Marina Presidio Presidio Heights

The Presidio gets a roundabout, and slew of new bike lanes

A bike network improvement project in the Presidio is being completed shockingly on schedule, and features what’s believed to be the city’s first protected bike lane roundabout. Read More

Mar 01, 2021
San Francisco Lower Pac Heights Pacific Heights

Harry’s Bar in Pac Heights could be forced to close over parklet dispute

Parklet problems in Pacific Heights, as an adjacent building owner is demanding the removal of a parklet, which could mean the end for Harry’s Bar. Read More

Feb 26, 2021
San Francisco Alamo Square Cole Valley Divisadero Fillmore Hayes Valley Western Addition

Supervisor Dean Preston pushes for free Muni for the rest of the pandemic

The District 5 supervisor is lobbying the SFMTA to eliminate fare until COVID-19 blows over, “to restore ridership and put money into struggling San Franciscan’s pockets when they need it most.” Read More

Feb 25, 2021
San Francisco Design District Potrero Hill

Amazon submits plans for proposed six-acre warehouse at Potrero Hill Recology site

The online retailer hopes to demolish everything that’s currently on seven lots along Seventh Street, and build a three-story delivery and distribution station. Read More

Feb 24, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

Teens create a full, virtual replica of San Francisco's Chinatown in Minecraft

Shelter in place won’t block a youth-led tour group from giving Chinatown tours, as they’ve rebuilt the neighborhood in the virtual world of Minecraft. Read More

Feb 22, 2021
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Sunset

Neighborhood groups sue to halt massive UCSF Parnassus campus rebuild and housing project

Former SF mayor Art Agnos is among those speaking out and filing lawsuits claiming that an environmental impact report on the expansion was shoddy and rushed. Read More

Feb 17, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

SF Chinatown adds more Lunar New Year security measures in wake of attacks

Increased foot patrols, handbills, and police liaison programs aim to beef up security in advance of this weekend’s Year of the Ox celebrations. Read More

Feb 15, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

New Chinatown parklet murals ring in Lunar New Year

The temporary COVID-19 mural magic of the Paint the Void project comes to Chinatown in time for the Lunar New Year feasts, as three restaurant parklets get rejuvenating murals. Read More

Feb 15, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Falling tree demolishes parklet outside Hayes Valley restaurant Absinthe

DPW crews are dealing with the aftermath of a huge tree falling and smashing a parklet at the popular Absinthe Brasserie & Bar. Read More

Feb 12, 2021
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Inner Richmond Outer Richmond

Golden Gate dog park fixed up with $2.4 million renovation

The pup-ular Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area sees its first remodel in 60 years at the city’s largest doggie play area. Read More

Feb 10, 2021
San Francisco Excelsior

Excelsior’s sanctioned RV encampment to close, affordable housing project to break ground

The city’s only sanctioned Vehicle Triage Center for people living in RVs, next to Balboa Park BART, will be decommissioned by March 15, as a 138-unit affordable housing complex will take its place. Read More

Feb 08, 2021
San Francisco Divisadero Lower Haight

Berkeley’s Souvenir Coffee opens new Divisadero location, with another coming to Old Oakland

The former Coloso Coffee at Swan’s Market will reopen as a new Souvenir Coffee in March, hot on heels of Souvenir’s new San Francisco location whose grand opening was last week. Read More

Feb 05, 2021
San Francisco Outer Richmond

Cliff House burglarized, historic items stolen a month before their auction

We’re now learning the shuttered Cliff House was broken into and robbed in late January, with thieves making off with vintage historical decor that was scheduled to be auctioned off next month. Read More

Feb 03, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

Nonprofit proposes ‘sleeping cabins’ for Tenderloin safe sleeping village

Another “tiny house” proposal is in the works for what’s currently a safe sleeping site at Jones and Turk Streets, and while it’s still just a submitted plan, the funding is reportedly lined up. Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Pacific Heights Polk

Woman shot in face with BB gun at Polk Gulch Whole Foods

A random, unprovoked pellet gun shooting Friday night in the California Street Whole Foods parking lot left a 28-year-old woman hospitalized. Read More

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