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Saul Sugarman

Hoodline neighborhood editor focused on the Sunset, the Financial District, and the city at large.

Oct 30, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park

Illuminated LED 'forest' coming this winter to Golden Gate Park's Peacock Meadow

Beginning Dec. 1, Peacock Meadow will be illuminated by 2,000 LEDs that will be entwined within and surrounding three sculptural trees. “Entwined,” as it’s called, is an installation by Bay Area artist Charles Gadeken, and it is part of a small series of activities to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park during the pandemic. Read More

Mar 31, 2020
San Francisco

Some SF clinics seek hand-sewn face masks; others say 'no thanks'

Looking to make and donate hand-sewn masks in SF? Here's where to send them — and where to skip for now. Read More

Mar 31, 2020
San Francisco

SF stylists, aestheticians share tips for shelter-in-place grooming

SF's beauty experts have been advising their clients from afar — and are willing to dispense a little free advice to the rest of us. Read More

Mar 25, 2020
San Francisco

COVID-19 crisis could have serious impacts for HIV-positive San Franciscans

SF has one of America's largest populations of HIV-positive people, with more than two-thirds of them over 60. Read More

Mar 23, 2020
San Francisco

AIDS/LifeCycle canceled, interrupting unbroken 26-year tradition

Fundraiser AIDS/LifeCycle will not return this year due to COVID-19 concerns, halting an annual tradition for the first time since it began in 2002. Read More

Mar 17, 2020
San Francisco

LGBTQ+ nightlife community rallies to raise funds during coronavirus closures

Bar and venue closures have been particularly hard on the LGBTQ+ nightlife community and its performers. Here's how they're weathering the storm. Read More

Mar 17, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

HD Buttercup to permanently close SF location after 10 years

Prior to the shelter-in-place order, the SoMa location of the furniture chain announced it was set to close on March 25. Read More

Mar 13, 2020
San Francisco

Event restrictions amid COVID-19 have 'devastating' impact on gig economy, workers say

Hoodline spoke recently to performers, bar owners, photographers, and stagehands about the cancellations, which they say have severely affected their work and income streams. Read More

Mar 13, 2020
San Francisco

Event cancellations and postponements grow in San Francisco amid COVID-19 concerns

Many San Francisco venues and organizers are halting large and small gatherings this month in an effort to stymie the spread of COVID-19. We rounded up a list of them for you. Read More

Mar 05, 2020
San Francisco

2 coronavirus cases diagnosed in SF; Lowell High closes after student exposed to patient

Two San Franciscans have been hospitalized with COVID-19, while Lowell High has closed out of caution over a student exposed to a patient. Read More

Feb 28, 2020
San Francisco

Walgreens says near-empty Van Ness & Market store isn't closing — it's just theft

Many shoppers assumed the store's empty shelves heralded a closure — but Walgreens says it's all due to shoplifting. Read More

Feb 28, 2020
San Francisco Inner Richmond Potrero Hill SoMa

Pottery studio Clayroom to expand to SoMa, add woodworking classes

The popular Potrero Hill studio is offering a twist at its new location: the opportunity to work with wood, as well as clay. Read More

Feb 27, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley retailers alarmed by increase in vandalism, robberies

Following two high-profile incidents, a number of retailers told Hoodline they're seeing widespread issues with vandalism and robbery in the neighborhood. Read More

Feb 26, 2020
San Francisco Outer Sunset Parkside

Sunset business briefs: Odsy moving to Irving Street; new Chinese spot opens near Ocean Beach; more

A popular cobbler and leather workshop is moving within the neighborhood, while a new nail salon and acupuncturist have also debuted. Read More

Feb 25, 2020
San Francisco Outer Sunset

3 stalled Sunset eateries struggle to open

On a three-block stretch of Irving Street, these three planned eateries appear to be stuck in development hell. Read More

Feb 19, 2020
San Francisco

Why are so many San Francisco Walgreens locations closing?

Another Walgreens location is set to close next month, after notable closures in the Westfield Mall and at 16th & Mission streets in December. Read More

Feb 18, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Scooter-riding suspect apprehended in $5,000 safe theft at Hayes Valley's Doppio Zero

A scooter-riding burglar stole a safe from the Hayes Valley pizzeria earlier this month. Read More

Feb 14, 2020
San Francisco

Another KFC/Taco Bell location closes in San Francisco at Ocean Avenue

Another KFC/Taco Bell location has shuttered in San Francisco. The fast food spot over at 2040 Ocean Ave. closed this week. Read More

Feb 11, 2020
San Francisco Inner Sunset

Every day is 'Galentine's Day' at Inner Sunset co-working space for women

A holiday made up by "Parks and Rec" is becoming reality at The Collab, which aims to bring the growing women's club movement to the city's westside. Read More

Jan 31, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

38-Geary bus collides with sedan in Tenderloin, injuring bus driver

It's unclear who was at fault, but police say the driver of the sedan attempted to flee the scene. Read More

Jan 31, 2020
San Francisco Inner Sunset Outer Sunset

Sunset Eats: San Tung 2 closes as Indian eatery takes over; 'malatang' noodle spot moves in; more

A popular Chinese restaurant has closed its next-door spinoff, while Chinese noodle and dessert spots have recently opened. Read More

Nov 27, 2019
San Francisco

SF Thanksgiving week: Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony, Milk and Moscone Vigil, More

If you're staying home for the holiday, there’s a robust selection of things to do for Thanksgiving in San Francisco. Read More

Nov 21, 2019
San Francisco

AIDS Memorial Quilt to return to the Bay Area

After spending 18 years in Atlanta, the memorial to AIDS victims created in SF will once again make its home here. Read More

Nov 18, 2019
San Francisco Outer Sunset

Boavida cafe offers simple eats with a Portuguese flavor in Outer Sunset

Owner Andrea de Francisco recently opened the new cafe, influenced by her childhood summers in Portugal. Read More

Oct 26, 2018
San Francisco Castro Lower Haight SoMa Upper Haight

Better know a drag queen: Lindsay Slowhands

Get to know the life of San Francisco drag queen Lindsay Slowhands, whose alter ego embodies every bad party girl — without the guilt. Read More