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Shane Downing

Shane is a writer in San Francisco. He is currently covering issues of homelessness, marginalized youth, and affordable housing.

Feb 07, 2018
San Francisco Castro

Castro's 'The Sausage Factory' To Remain Open

“We’re trying to go for another 50 years," said new owner Mario Azzolino. Read More

Dec 15, 2017
San Francisco Castro

It Takes A Village To Raise An Urban Forest

Tomorrow, Friends of the Urban Forest will tackle the biggest sidewalk landscaping job it's ever done in San Francisco. Read More

Dec 12, 2017
Dec 06, 2017
San Francisco

SFMTA Board Approves Demand-Based Parking Pricing

The transit agency will start installing "smart meters" early next year. Read More

Dec 04, 2017
Oakland

Sonic Announces East Bay Gigabit Fiber Internet Expansion

The high-speed internet roll out will begin in Berkeley in early 2018. Read More

Dec 03, 2017
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Honeymoon Sweet: Beck's Motor Lodge's Rooftop Bee Colony

The bees at the Castro hotel produced more than 100 pounds of honey this year. Read More

Nov 20, 2017
San Francisco

Muni Rolls Out 1st New Light Rail Vehicle Since 1990s

The transportation agency plans to replace its entire LRV fleet by 2028. Read More

Nov 16, 2017
Nov 15, 2017
Oakland

Most Voters Favor Transit-Oriented A's Stadium Near Lake Merritt

More than 60 percent of voters are in favor of the transit-oriented ballpark, according to a recent poll. Read More

Nov 14, 2017
Oakland

Judge Rules City Can Be Held Liable For Ghost Ship Fire

The ruling paves the way for fire-related lawsuits against the City of Oakland to proceed. Read More

Nov 14, 2017
San Francisco Hayes Valley

Bail Set At $10 Million For Hayes Valley Murder Suspect

Suspect Othman Al-Muttalaby is expected to make a court appearance after he's released from the hospital. Read More

Nov 14, 2017
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

2 Restaurateurs Apply For Liquor License At 'Sweet Inspiration'

The bakery's current owner told Hoodline he wants people to know that his cakes will still be available. Read More

Nov 13, 2017
San Francisco

Arts Commission OKs New Design For Public Toilets, Ad Kiosks

The green-and-gold structures would be replaced with gray metal and security glass. Read More

Nov 10, 2017
San Francisco Castro

Petit Prêt-à-Porter: Kid's Clothing Store 'Mini-Chic' To Make Castro Debut

Before opening, the shop's native French owners hosted pop-ups to build their brand and clientele. Read More

Nov 10, 2017
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Critics React To Harvey Milk Plaza Redesign

The plaza's original architect said he wasn't even aware there was a redesign competition. Read More

Nov 07, 2017
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

24/7 Streaming Castro St. Cam Puts Neighborhood 'Just A Click Away'

Cameras are up and running just in time for the lighting of "Harvey's Halo" tomorrow night. Read More

Nov 07, 2017
Nov 06, 2017
Nov 05, 2017
San Francisco Fillmore Western Addition

The Old Landmark: Third Baptist Church Moves Closer To Historic Status

The church has served the city's African-American community since it was founded more than 160 years ago. Read More

Oct 31, 2017
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

NYC-Based Firm Wins Harvey Milk Plaza Design Competition

The winning design is likely to be altered for engineering, technical and funding reasons. Read More

Oct 27, 2017
Oakland

BART Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Vandalism Suspect

Anyone with information should contact BART police at 510-464-7040. Read More

Oct 27, 2017
Oakland

Tickets, Please: BART Adopts Proof Of Payment System

Recent estimates suggest that fare evaders cost BART $25 million a year in lost revenue. Read More

Oct 26, 2017
San Francisco Castro

Grill Quest: New 'Hamburger Mary’s' Still In The Works

A conditional use permit the landlord obtained in 2014 is set to expire in January. Read More