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Aug 13, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

1 dead, 1 in custody after daylight shooting outside Metreon

A manhunt ensued after the suspect fled into the adjacent parking garage. Read More

Aug 06, 2020
San Francisco Castro Mid-Market SoMa

Despite recent closures, Bay Area's gay sex clubs see cause for hope [NSFW]

The Bay Area recently lost two veteran sex clubs to COVID-19. But others say they're confident they can survive it — and that a new law may grow their ranks. 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

Aug 03, 2020
San Francisco Lower Haight Mission Potrero Hill SoMa

SF Eats: Lost Resort debuts in the Mission, CatHead's BBQ closes for good, Toronado reopens, more

A new nautical-themed restaurant opens in the Mission, a coffee and pastry-focused cafe debuts soon in Potrero Hill, a barbecue joint closes for good in SoMa, and a popular beer bar reopens with plans Read More

Aug 03, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Japanese retailer Muji permanently closes all Bay Area stores

Known for its minimalist fashion and home goods, the Japanese retailer has pulled out of its stores in SoMa, San Jose and Palo Alto. 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

Jul 21, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Landmark SoMa sex club Blow Buddies to close permanently after 32 years

"The club was created in response to one virus and done in by another," its owners write. Read More

Jul 09, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Muni bus driver strikes 35-year-old pedestrian, now in critical condition

The collision occurred around 9 a.m. this morning, and the pedestrian remains in life-threatening condition. Read More

Jul 07, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Gene Friend Rec Center plans to double in size, but faces financial, logistical headwinds

The new center would provide more space for basketball and community meetings, but funding and temporary relocations are concerns. Read More

Jul 06, 2020
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 18, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Perpetual indulgence: New SoMa Italian eatery to be named for Sister Roma

Owned by her longtime friend Matt Leum, Roma's will offer classic Italian food in an inclusive, queer-friendly space. Read More

Jun 11, 2020
San Francisco Mission Mission Bay SoMa

Apartments for rent in San Francisco: What will $3,900 get you?

Curious just how far your dollar goes in San Francisco real estate? From budget apartments to luxury apartments, here's what you can get locally by price point, with photos and amenities. Read More

Jun 09, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

SoMa liquor store damaged in apparent arson

Fire investigators are also looking into the apartment building above the store, where fire alarms did not sound despite thick smoke. Read More

May 29, 2020
May 28, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

What apartments will $4,200 rent you in SoMa right now?

Curious just how far your dollar goes in SoMa? Here's what you can get in neighborhood apartment rentals for $4,200/month. Read More

May 21, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Final 7th St. protected bikeway construction phase begins next week

The bikeway improvements, which began in 2016 following two deadly hit-and-run collisions, will provide an uninterrupted protected bike lane between Market Street and Mission Bay. Read More

May 20, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Man in life-threatening condition after SoMa shooting

The shooting victim was robbed at gunpoint alongside two other men, who were not injured. Read More

May 14, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

No shelter-in-place for weed-grazing goats on Rincon Hill

While the Rincon Hill dog park is closed to people and pooches, a herd of goats have moved in. Read More

May 11, 2020
Oakland Mission SoMa West Portal

A tail of two cities: SF's dog groomers reopen, while Oakland's say ongoing shutdown endangers dogs

Dog grooming isn't purely cosmetic — and local groomers say they're seeing dogs with serious health issues after two months without a trim. Read More

May 01, 2020
San Francisco Fillmore Hayes Valley SoMa

The Grove to close in Hayes Valley after all, citing missing stimulus checks

The restaurant's owners offered an exceptionally transparent look into their finances, and how the federal stimulus program and their bank have let them down. Read More

Apr 29, 2020
Apr 24, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

What apartments will $2,500 rent you in SoMa, this month?

Curious just how far your dollar goes in SoMa? Here's what you can get in neighborhood apartment rentals by price point, with photos and amenities. Read More