Sep 22, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Divisadero Hayes Valley Inner Sunset Lower Haight Upper Haight

District 5 pilots $100,000 victim assistance program for vandalized small businesses

The program, administered by the SF District Attorney's office, will reimburse merchants up to $1,000 for replacing broken windows. Read More

Sep 02, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero NoPa

City clears prominent DMV tent camp, prompting relocations but few shelter enrollments

With hotel rooms only offered to certain groups, many campers are simply being shuffled from neighborhood to neighborhood. Read More

Sep 01, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Mission NoPa

San Francisco's DIY instructors get crafty to keep classes going

Been thinking of taking a DIY craft class to liven up your quarantine? These studios are ensuring all you'll need is a laptop and a mailbox. Read More

Aug 31, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero

MaduSalon, one of Divisadero's only Black-owned businesses, to close [Updated]

Marie France Cesar, who's cut hair on the Divisadero corridor for 19 years, says she was one of its only remaining Black business owners. Read More

Jul 30, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Lower Haight NoPa

Vinyl Coffee & Wine Bar to move from Divisadero to Haight; cannabis retailer seeks its space

A new cannabis venture has its eye on the storefront at Oak and Divisadero, with a community Zoom meeting set for tomorrow night. Read More

Jul 28, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Mission

Divisadero's Barvale to close, become Beretta pop-up

Valencia Street's popular Italian restaurant is taking over its Spanish sibling on Divisadero. Read More

Jul 23, 2020
San Francisco Alamo Square Cole Valley Divisadero Golden Gate Park Hayes Valley Inner Richmond Inner Sunset Lower Haight Upper Haight Western Addition

'It's a boiling point': City ignores District 5 encampments as COVID-19 threat rises

40 of the Haight's unhoused have found safe shelter at the Stanyan Street tent village. But there appears to be no plan for hundreds of others sleeping on the street. Read More

Jul 16, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero NoPa

Hop to it: NoPa neighbors to attempt world-record hopscotch course on Saturday

The neighborhood event also highlights offerings from local merchants, offering a small discount at area businesses. Read More

Jul 09, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Mission

SF Eats: Velvet Cantina, Indian Paradox close permanently; Old Jerusalem severely damaged in fire

It's a sad week for restaurant news, with the closures of two popular spots and another damaged by fire. Read More

Jul 07, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Hayes Valley Marina Mission NoPa

SF Eats: Matching Half Cafe to change hands; why Souvla remains closed; more

Numerous tipsters have asked why Souvla has been closed for nearly four months. Here's what we've learned. Read More

Jun 30, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Mission Nob Hill Noe Valley

Little Chihuahua closes Divisadero location after 3 employees test positive for COVID-19 [Updated]

The Divisadero location is temporarily closed, and owners say they're determining their next steps "day by day." Read More

Jun 18, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Mission SoMa

Why these SF retailers won’t reopen yet, despite loosening restrictions

Small business owners say they're eager to re-open, but a wide variety of challenges remain before retail can return to normal. Read More

Jun 17, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero

Divisadero Arco station goes up for sale

The station, which is "in the top 10% of performers in the Arco network", has anchored Divisadero's string of gas and service stations since 1941. Read More

Jun 12, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero

'Throw us a bone': Struggling Divisadero bars navigate state's murky rules around to-go cocktails

SF bars need to sell to-go cocktails to stay afloat, but they're required to serve them with "bona fide" meals. For bars without kitchens, that's a challenge. Read More

May 22, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero

The story of a block: 13 Divisadero businesses on adjusting to a post-pandemic world

We interviewed every business on the 800 block of Divisadero Street. Their stories reveal a spectrum of financial fears, surprise successes and community uplift. Read More

May 20, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero NoPa

Divisadero's Bar Crudo returns as 'El Crudo,' with taco-focused menu

The seafood-focused restaurant, which turns 15 this month, is moving in a different direction post-pandemic. Read More

May 06, 2020
San Francisco Alamo Square Divisadero Lower Haight

Former Horsefeather chef takes over Alamo Square deli

The Alamo Square Deli is relaunching under the name Lucinda's, with the goal of offering park-friendly sandwiches and prepared foods. Read More

Apr 16, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Hayes Valley Lower Haight Upper Haight

From front-porch perch, professional cellist serenades Page Street neighbors

With classical concerts canceled for the foreseeable future, cellist Saul Richmond-Rakerd has found a new audience: his neighbors. Read More

Feb 21, 2020
San Francisco Anza Vista Cole Valley Divisadero Fillmore Hayes Valley Inner Sunset Lower Haight NoPa Upper Haight Western Addition

Sup. Preston revives long-stymied push for District 5 navigation center

Starting with a meeting this Sunday, Preston is taking on the conflict that's stymied two of his predecessors — including Mayor Breed. Read More