Joe Kukura

Jan 13, 2021
San Francisco Bayview Hunters Point Polk

Two new homeless Navigation Centers announced for Bayview and Polk Gulch

Supportive housing for more 115 people is coming to a Bayview parking lot, while 43 beds will be available at Post and Hyde Streets.] Read More

Jan 12, 2021
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Marina

Sundance Film Festival will be screening some of its 2021 flicks at Fort Mason drive-in

While you can’t go to hot tub parties in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival this year, the flicks are coming to SF as Fort Mason will be a ‘satellite’ site for the 2021 festival. Read More

Jan 08, 2021
San Francisco Financial District

Tadich Grill gets generous relief grant rant from ethically questionable Barstool Sports

The $31,000 a month is a godsend to keep California’s oldest continuously run restaurant open, but the source is a sports site with a lengthy rap sheet of sexual harassment and male toxicity. Read More

Jan 06, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

Bruce Lee-written Chinatown action series ‘Warrior’ arrives on HBO Max

A TV pilot Bruce Lee wrote in 1971 is now a big-budget TV series set in 1870s San Francisco Chinatown, and it’s streaming now on HBO Max. Read More

Jan 05, 2021

Internet-famous Lake Merritt duck couple gets rescue shelter home to treat their injuries

The bonded, black and white duck couple have become rock stars on Twitter and Reddit, but they’ve been enduring some serious pain and suffering behind the feathers. Read More

Dec 29, 2020
San Francisco SoMa Union Square

Moscone Center says it needs city funds to survive, city says take a number and wait

The Moscone Center says it faced declining business even before the pandemic, but the city is loath to help amidst COVID-19 budget deficits. Read More

Dec 28, 2020
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Marina

More sea otters coming to the Bay, if conservationists have their way

Despite all the ship traffic, marine biologists think the San Francisco Bay is the safest place to move endangered sea otters so they can multiply safely. Read More

Dec 24, 2020
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

Glide’s Christmas Eve House of Prime Rib Dinner still goes on, despite pandemic

San Francisco’s most charitable Christmas tradition carries on, as 2,000 pounds of prime beef are being served at Glide. Read More

Dec 23, 2020

71-year-old bowling alley Albany Bowl has closed permanently

Albany Bowl is the latest legacy business to be guttered by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the owner says its lanes will not reopen. Read More

Dec 21, 2020

Square Pie Guys bringing their Detroit-style pizza to new Oakland location

Rectangular slices with premium ingredients and punny monikers have made a name for Square Pie Guys, who will expand with a new Oakland location on top of their cult-hit SoMa spot. Read More

Dec 15, 2020
San Francisco Marina Presidio

Marina NIMBYs not happy with 30-Stockton extension to the Presidio

The two-month-old 30-Stockton Presidio bus route extension has some Marina residents up in arms over costs, congestion, and how they feel the buses ruin their views. Read More

Dec 14, 2020
San Francisco Alamo Square Divisadero NoPa Western Addition

Yet another cyclist hit by car on Fell Street prompts calls for Wiggle bike path safety measures

Sup. Dean Preston calls safety upgrades to the Fell and Divisadero Streets intersection that’s notorious to cyclists as one of the most dangerous in town. Read More

Dec 10, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Upper Haight Western Addition

Giant cypress tree at Golden Gate Park still done up for Christmas, despite pandemic

For the 91st holiday season in a row, the gigantic Monterey cypress tree at Stanyan and Fell Streets still dazzles as San Francisco‘s ‘official’ Christmas tree. Read More

Dec 09, 2020

Cat lovers furious that East Bay Regional Park District is shooting feral felines

At least a dozen feral cats have been shot and killed by park authorities at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline, and animal lovers are up in arms over the aggressive tactics. Read More

Dec 04, 2020
San Francisco Ocean Beach Outer Richmond Outer Sunset

Rash of car thefts targeting surfers hits Ocean Beach and China Beach

Vehicle thefts are up 50% in the Taraval and Richmond Districts, and surfers say a new lockbox key system is responsible for a spike in thefts targeting their cars. Read More

Dec 01, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Mission Pupuseria owner fends off violent customer with furious table-flipping skills

An unruly customer messed with the wrong grandmother at Panchita's Pupuseria, where the matriarch owner took matters — and a large wooden table — into her own hands. Read More

Nov 25, 2020

Free public WiFi coming to large sections of Oakland

Oakland is closing the digital divide with a $7.7 million CARES Act grant that will provide free public WiFi to as much as 85% of the city. Read More

Nov 25, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

Martin Yan’s Westfield Centre restaurant M.Y. China closes permanently

A lucrative location was rendered a terrible location when the pandemic hit, and Martin Yan’s namesake foray into shopping mall chic has closed. Read More

Nov 20, 2020
San Francisco

SF is hiring artists and performs to do COVID-19 PSAs

Work will be slightly less scarce for 30 underemployed artists and performers in the coronavirus economy, as a new San Francisco Creative Corps will be giving the gift of gigs. Read More

Nov 19, 2020
San Francisco Union Square

Rejoice! A new Britex Fabrics neon sign has gone up in Union Square

The cultural fabric of Union Square has been brightened with a spiffy new incarnation of the iconic Britex Fabrics sign. Read More

Nov 17, 2020
San Francisco Mission Mission Bay Nob Hill Polk Potrero Hill

San Francisco exodus is real, Nob Hill has the most move-outs

Postal Service change of address data indicates as many as 90,000 households may have moved out of SF in the pandemic, with Nob Hill the most frequently fled neighborhood. Read More

Nov 16, 2020
San Francisco Bayview Bernal Heights Hunters Point Visitacion Valley

Alemany Farmers’ Market to become free COVID-19 testing site

Starting Tuesday, the site of the Alemany Farmers’ Market will be the newest free coronavirus testing center, with no insurance required. Read More

Nov 12, 2020
San Francisco Nob Hill Russian Hill

House of Prime Rib is remaining open, switching to carry-out only

The imminent indoor dining shutdown prompts House of Prime Rib to go take-out only, but you have to come in and place the order yourself. Read More

Nov 10, 2020
San Francisco

Menlo Park school board president resigns over wife’s racist Kamala Harris tweets

Some crude speculation about Kamala Harris’ anatomy has led to the resignation of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District president. Read More

Nov 09, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Banksy mural in the Mission marked up by taggers

A 10-year-old Mission District mural attributed to street artist Banksy got graffitied, so cue up the debate on the ethics of tagging over someone else’s tagging. Read More