Mar 08, 2021
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Nob Hill Polk

Planned Parenthood to open its new flagship SF office and clinic on Tuesday

The $22 million facility was financed entirely through private donations, and gives San Francisco a third Planned Parenthood location for low or no-cost reproductive care. Read More

Mar 03, 2021
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

Walgreens to close store at Bush and Larkin, leaving some residents in a lurch

Walgreens posted signs last week at its location on the corner of Bush and Larkin streets announcing it will close permanently at 3 p.m. on March 17, 2021. Read More

Feb 12, 2021
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

Navigation center targeting homeless youth opens on Post and Hyde Streets

This city’s first navigation center dedicated to homeless youth aged 18-24 opened in District 3 this week, four years after funding was set aside to build it. Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Pacific Heights Polk

Woman shot in face with BB gun at Polk Gulch Whole Foods

A random, unprovoked pellet gun shooting Friday night in the California Street Whole Foods parking lot left a 28-year-old woman hospitalized. Read More

Feb 01, 2021
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

New craft beer and wine bar, Barley, opens in the Tenderloin

Fans of craft beer in the Tenderloin have something to celebrate: a brand-new beer and wine bar, Barley, is now open at 1038 Polk Street. Read More

Jan 13, 2021
San Francisco Bayview Hunters Point Polk

Two new homeless Navigation Centers announced for Bayview and Polk Gulch

Supportive housing for more 115 people is coming to a Bayview parking lot, while 43 beds will be available at Post and Hyde Streets.] Read More

Dec 24, 2020
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

Glide’s Christmas Eve House of Prime Rib Dinner still goes on, despite pandemic

San Francisco’s most charitable Christmas tradition carries on, as 2,000 pounds of prime beef are being served at Glide. Read More

Dec 10, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

Polk Gulch neighbors invited to weigh in on potential cable car turnaround re-vamp

Two Polk Street community benefit districts are seeking community input to inform a proposal that could transform the California Street cable car turn-around at Van Ness Avenue into a new parklet. Read More

Nov 17, 2020
San Francisco Mission Mission Bay Nob Hill Polk Potrero Hill

San Francisco exodus is real, Nob Hill has the most move-outs

Postal Service change of address data indicates as many as 90,000 households may have moved out of SF in the pandemic, with Nob Hill the most frequently fled neighborhood. Read More

Nov 13, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

Lower Polk welcomes new Saturday farmers' market starting tomorrow

Lower Polk will host a new farmers’ market starting this Saturday in a plaza already set aside for socially-distanced dining and camaraderie. Read More

Aug 26, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk

20-year-old Krav Maga studio among latest group of Lower Nob Hill business closures

The Lower Nob Hill area has seen nearly a dozen small-business closures since shelter-in-place began. Read More

Aug 24, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

Halal Dastarkhan brings San Francisco its first taste of Uzbekistan

A first-time restaurateur, Ismoil Ochilov sold his car and invested his life savings to bring his native Uzbek cuisine to San Francisco. Read More

Aug 11, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Polk Tenderloin

The party's over: Tenderloin's long-running SF Party to close after Halloween

"I'm done," says the party store's owner, a third-generation San Francisco native who plans to leave the city after the closure. Read More

Aug 06, 2020
San Francisco North Beach Outer Richmond Polk SoMa

Neighborhood volunteers deliver food for free, helping restaurants sidestep high fees

Third-party delivery services take a big bite out of revenue for struggling restaurants — a "predatory economy" that volunteers are fighting by delivering the food themselves. Read More

Jul 24, 2020
San Francisco Castro Financial District Polk Russian Hill SoMa

SF restaurants adapt to outdoor seating — and customer policing

Outdoor seating has been a lifeline for restaurants that didn't previously have it. But keeping customers in line hasn't been easy. Read More

Jun 30, 2020
San Francisco Polk

Anonymous donor to pick up tab for Polk Street businesses' outdoor barricades

A local donor has given "quite a substantial sum" to block off sidewalk or parking-space seating for Polk's cash-strapped small businesses. Read More

May 15, 2020
San Francisco Castro Cole Valley Polk

Supply shortages, huge customer crowds overwhelm San Francisco's hardware stores

“The pressure with the conditions we are working under right now is exhausting,” said one store owner. Read More

Apr 15, 2020
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

As San Franciscans struggle to pay rent, calls for landlord-tenant mediation go 'through the roof'

A local nonprofit is working overtime to help mediate disputes between landlords and tenants who've lost income to the COVID-19 crisis. 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

Mar 13, 2020
San Francisco Nob Hill Polk

El Capitan Taqueria to open tomorrow in former Miller's East Coast Deli space on Polk St.

The taqueria will open tomorrow on Polk St. in the former Miller's East Coast deli space. Read More

Feb 25, 2020
San Francisco Polk Tenderloin

Pedestrian dies after being hit by driver at O'Farrell & Polk

The pedestrian was allegedly in a crosswalk when he was struck by a driver turning left. Read More

Feb 19, 2020
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Lower Pac Heights Polk

7-story housing complex to rise on site of Polk Street's Out of the Closet

The Planning Department has given the go-ahead to a new mixed-use building at Polk & California streets. Read More