San Francisco Marina Presidio
Palace of Fine Arts lagoon’s 28-year-old swan Blanche has died
Following last year’s untimely death of her mate Blue Boy, 28-year-old mute swan Blanche has gone on to the great lagoon in the sky, as the swan who lived nearly her whole life at the Palace of Fine Arts died last Thursday.
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Video: Musée Mécanique acquires glorious new, 110-year-old musical contraption
Meet the Mills Bow-Front Violano Virtuoso, a 350-pound, 110-year-old antique musical apparatus that self-plays a piano and violin at the same time, now performing regularly at the always-quirky Musée Mécanique.
San Francisco Lake Shore Parkside
The new Shake Shack at Stonestown has opened to long lines and much rejoicing
San Francisco’s latest Shake Shack addition had its ribbon-cutting and grand opening Thursday, as the Stonestown Galleria welcomed SF’s third Shake Shack to crowds clamoring for ShackBurgers and crinkle-cut fries.
San Francisco North Beach
The Condor Club becomes SF’s first topless club to get Legacy Business status
On the heels of a dressing-down from the SF Historic Preservation Commission, North Beach’s Condor Club was still awarded entry into SF’s Legacy Business Registry, 58 years after becoming the first topless dance club in the U.S.
San Francisco Glen Park
Glen Park’s Canyon Market being sold to Gus's Community Market
Effective December 21, one of SF’s favorite homegrown grocery chains Gus's Community Market will take over operations at Glen Park’s Canyon Market, and not one single employee will be losing their job at the Christmastime transition.
San Francisco Mission
Pile of steaming trash dumped outside SFPD station on Valencia Street
The SFPD station at 18th and Valencia Streets was not looking or smelling good Monday afternoon, as a Recology garbage truck was forced to dump a load of steaming trash there after suffering an apparent truck fire.
San Francisco Inner Richmond
Slow Street on Lake Street is the controversial wild card as SFMTA decides the Slow Streets’ fate
The SFMTA will decide the fate of nearly two dozen Slow Streets on Tuesday, and it’s pretty clear how they’re going to vote on all of them — except for one, the highly contentious Lake Street, and it’s anybody’s guess what will happen with that one.
San Francisco Inner Richmond Outer Richmond
Richmond District’s 4 Star Theater set to reopen, will be a movie house again
The 4 Star Theater has been closed for nearly three whole years, but the scrappy little theater at Clement Street and 23rd Avenue will rise again this week, with movies plus pizza and bagels provided by nearby neighbor The Laundromat.
San Francisco Ingleside Parkside West Portal
Check out the new Stonestown village plans, proposed for what’s now just a giant mall parking lot
There are new images and plans just released for the possible 2,900-unit housing village and parks in what is currently the Stonestown Galleria parking lot, an ambitious proposal that would completely reimagine that section of the 19th Avenue corridor.
San Francisco Fillmore
New Black-owned business marketplace In The Black coming to Fillmore Street — on Black Friday
More than 20 Black-owned retail businesses are getting a new home in the Fillmore District, as the new marketplace In The Black is moving in beneath the Fillmore theater at the end of this month.
San Francisco North Beach
Condor Club wants Legacy Business status, but gets dressed down by Historic Preservation Committee
North Beach strip club the Condor Club’s application for Legacy Business Status advanced Wednesday, but the SF Historic Preservation Commission told the club to do more legwork with regard to gender equity issues.
San Francisco Mission
Gyro Xpress co-owner bringing another Greek food spot to 24th Street in the Mission
The bad news is that 24th Street Indian soul food spot Ritu just permanently closed. The good news is that replacement is already lined up, a new Greek food venture called Gyros and Tzatziki, from the co-owner of the Castro’s Gyro Xpress.
San Francisco Chinatown
Here’s your first look inside the the Central Subway’s Chinatown-Rose Pak Station
It may be four years late, $300 million over budget, and some people are still sore about the name, but a few members of the public were allowed inside the Chinatown-Rose Pak Station for the first time Thursday.
San Francisco NoPa Western Addition
Developer abandons plans to build apartment complex at former Divisadero Touchless Car Wash
Plans for a six-story apartment building at Divisadero and Oak Street are now a wash, as the developer has surrendered the property back to the previous owners of Touchless Car Wash.
San Jose Fire Department has some explaining to do over stripper scandal
Plenty of questions are swirling over a new viral video of a woman wearing nothing but a bikini and high heels walking out of a San Jose Fire Department truck and into an “All Nude Adult Entertainment Club.” Or at least, that's how it looks to the naked eye.