Feb 17, 2021
San Francisco Japantown Marina Mission North Beach

News from the Bay 'hoods: Muddy's closes in the Mission, Senor Sisig opens Oakland location

A priest has died of COVID-19 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in North Beach, 27-year-old Muddy's Coffee House has closed at 24th and Valencia, and an East San Jose gym that had remained open in defiance of health orders has temporarily closed. Read More

Jan 09, 2021
San Francisco Japantown

Cherry blossom trees in Japantown vandalized, nearly destroyed by vandal

A pair of cherry blossom trees outside the Japanese Cultural and Community Center in San Francisco's Japantown won't be blooming this year after a vandal or vandals went to great efforts to rip all the branches off of them. Read More

Aug 19, 2020
San Francisco Japantown Western Addition

Driver who killed pedestrian at Geary & Gough was recording 'reckless behavior' for social media

The driver, who joked about "incriminating himself" on social media, killed a 50-year-old father of two. Read More

Aug 11, 2020
San Francisco Japantown Western Addition

Pedestrian killed by driver in early-morning Cathedral Hill crash [Updated]

With eight high-speed lanes, this stretch of Geary is considered a high-injury corridor by the city. Read More

May 11, 2020
San Francisco Fillmore Hayes Valley Japantown Western Addition

Geary & Steiner pedestrian bridge to be demolished later this month

Built in 1962, the bridge is set to come down as part of the project to speed up the 38 and 38R-Geary buses. Read More

Mar 20, 2020
San Francisco Japantown Polk

First escape game company in U.S. to close permanently

SF-based Real Escape Game, which was the first company to bring the popular Japanese trend to the U.S., is shutting down for good. Read More

Jan 28, 2020
San Francisco Japantown

Mums - Home of Shabu Shabu celebrates 40 years with legacy business recognition

Credited as one of the first restaurants to bring shabu shabu to the Bay Area, Mums is ringing in its fifth decade as a newly appointed SF Legacy Business. Read More

Nov 07, 2019
San Francisco Castro Golden Gate Park Inner Sunset Japantown SoMa Union Square

SF weekend: Ice rink returns to Union Square, $10 pet cuddling sessions, artisan gift fairs, more

The first festive signs of the holiday season are starting to emerge, including an ice rink and a pair of gift fairs featuring local makers. Read More

Oct 21, 2019
San Francisco Japantown

Meet Oji, Japantown's newest ramen destination

If ramen is what you're after, look no further than this new business. Read More

Sep 26, 2019
San Francisco Cole Valley Japantown Portola SoMa Treasure Island

SF weekend: Folsom Street Fair, Osaka-themed festival, Portola garden tours, more

Whether you're a fetish enthusiast or a family-fun enthusiast, there's a fair for you in SF this weekend. Read More

Sep 05, 2019
San Francisco Excelsior Japantown Lower Nob Hill SoMa Tenderloin

City unveils first 4 of 80 new Bigbelly trash cans in Japantown

The remaining 76 will be installed over the next few months in Lower Nob Hill, SoMa, and the Excelsior. Read More

Aug 22, 2019
Aug 02, 2019
Jul 18, 2019
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Japantown Nob Hill Ocean Beach Outer Sunset SoMa

SF weekend: Ocean Beach cleanup, 'Far Out' space exhibition, SF Anime Festival, more

This weekend's forecast is calling for sunny skies. Why not check out an anime festival or participate in a beach cleanup? Read More

Jul 01, 2019
San Francisco Fillmore Japantown

30-year-old shot and killed at Geary & Fillmore

The victim was shot and killed in the early hours of Sunday morning. Read More

Apr 24, 2019
San Francisco Japantown

Scenes from the 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown

Take a photo tour of this year's festival, which marked 50 years of celebrations in Japantown. Read More

Apr 22, 2019
San Francisco Fillmore Japantown Lower Pac Heights North Beach Western Addition

Blustery winds knock down several trees on Saturday, damaging power lines, parked cars

One fallen tree in the Lower Pacific Heights left three buildings temporarily without power, the San Francisco Fire Department said. Read More

Mar 27, 2019
San Francisco Japantown North Beach Outer Sunset Union Square

From classical to swing tunes: Top music events in San Francisco this week

From the baroque to Broadway, there's lots of options for music-lovers this week in San Francisco. Read More

Feb 08, 2019
San Francisco Japantown

1st annual Coven Film Festival highlights work of female filmmakers

The brand-new film festival will screen 25 short films from diverse female filmmakers, many of them local. Read More

Jan 31, 2019
San Francisco Japantown Western Addition

After 48 years serving seniors, Japantown's Kimochi receives legacy status

"[Recognition as a Legacy Business] is a way to thank our original founders for their hard work," executive director Steve Ishii said. Read More

Jan 14, 2019
San Francisco Japantown Western Addition

2 pedestrians injured, 1 critically, in collision near Geary & Laguna

One of the two pedestrians is in life-threatening condition, while the other sustained a broken leg. Read More