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Aug 25, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

SoMa to get weekly Sunday Streets closure through October

SoMa, which has been entirely left out of the citywide push for car-free streets, will finally get its first street closure. Read More

Aug 13, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

After months of neighborhood complaints, city clears Duboce Triangle encampment

Nearly 200 complaints had been filed about the encampment since shelter-in-place began. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Hayes Valley Lower Haight Mid-Market

Concerned by growing tent camps, Hayes Valley neighbors lobby for safe sleeping site

As the city responds to the Tenderloin lawsuit by clearing camps there, homeless people are flooding into Hayes Valley, neighbors say. Read More

Jul 29, 2020
San Francisco Mission

San Francisco's first 'Community Fridge' brings free food to under-resourced Mission residents

Stocked with food donated by the community, the fridge has seen enormous demand from people in need. Read More

Jul 15, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

730 Stanyan residents find 'sanctuary' six weeks in, but is the site a 'success'?

The Safe Sleeping Site at 730 Stanyan was the subject of both optimism and controversy when it opened six weeks ago. Hoodline followed up with residents and neighbors to see how it's going. Read More

Jul 10, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro's homeless tent village to close after just 5 weeks, despite positive feedback

The city hasn't announced or opened a single new safe sleeping site since presenting a list of 42 options in early June. Read More

Jul 01, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro CBD gears up for renewal vote amid city funding crunch

The CBD is confident that property owners will give it another 15-year term. But with city funding likely to plummet, it may still be forced to cut some services. Read More

Jun 30, 2020
San Francisco

In wake of Trump comments, SF's Asian-Americans fear new wave of racist harassment

Since the pandemic started, Asian people have reported nearly 150 incidents of harassment in San Francisco — including violent assaults. 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

Jun 22, 2020
San Francisco

Top Berkeley news: Memorial planned for teen who was gunned down; schools look to sever police ties

Here's the most recent top news in Berkeley; see what headlines are trending among local readers, with links to full articles. Read More

Jun 17, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Mid-Market Tenderloin

Tamper-proof trash cans on the way to every Tenderloin intersection

After years of issues with insufficient cans and trash-pickers, the Tenderloin is hoping for a permanent solution to its street trash issue. Read More

Jun 17, 2020
San Francisco

Top Berkeley news: Search on for woman who pushed man onto tracks; man fatally shot; more

Here's the most recent top news in Berkeley; see what headlines are trending among local readers, with links to full articles. Read More

Jun 12, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

At Tenderloin's only safe sleeping site, disparities with other neighborhoods persist

While other city-run safe sleeping sites have security, food and water, the Tenderloin's is filthy, overcrowded and unguarded. Read More

Jun 12, 2020
San Francisco Fillmore

100+ volunteers paint 'Black Lives Matter' in center of San Francisco street

San Francisco now has its own streetside "Black Lives Matter" mural, inspired by the one painted last week in Washington, D.C. Read More

Jun 09, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

SF Public Works removes 'Black Lives Matter' art from Bernal Hill rock [Updated]

Supervisor Hillary Ronen said she was "incensed" over the incident, and called for Public Works to apologize. Read More

Jun 05, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

'Black Lives Matter' scrubbed from Bernal Hill rock; artist returns to paint it again

The "Black Lives Matter" art on the rock — long a space for public expression — was destroyed in less than 24 hours. Read More

Jun 02, 2020
San Francisco Bayview Hunters Point

San Francisco's first black woman-owned dispensary nears grand opening in Bayview

Posh Green Retail delayed today's planned grand opening, but hopes to hold a celebration later this month. Read More

Jun 01, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

UC Hastings students, alumni warn lawsuit could increase police force against unhoused

Over 150 students and alumni are pushing back on UC Hastings' Tenderloin lawsuit, arguing it prioritizes clearing streets over sheltering homeless people. Read More

Jun 01, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Without help, Tenderloin's Aunt Charlies Lounge says it will close in August

The Tenderloin's last gay bar will close on August 1, unless a fundraiser brings in enough to keep it going. Read More

May 29, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Haight sleeping site for homeless opens today, as officials work to allay concerns

The tent village will open to its first homeless clients today, and is expected to be full by the middle of next week. Read More

May 28, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Upper Haight tent village set to open tomorrow, despite legal battle

Despite a much-publicized lawsuit from neighboring Amoeba Music, the site is set to open to campers tomorrow. Read More

May 27, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Despite city's promises, Tenderloin still has no car-free streets

As "Slow Streets" have proliferated around the rest of the city, SF's densest neighborhood has seen no traction on promised street closures. 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

Top Berkeley news: Great grandma graduates from Cal; fire victims support PG&E bankruptcy plan; more

Here's the most recent top news in Berkeley; see what headlines are trending among local readers, with links to full articles. Read More

May 19, 2020
San Francisco Castro Corona Heights Twin Peaks

Bay Lights team to illuminate Twin Peaks' Pink Triangle

The effort will allow the triangle, which is usually installed by hundreds of volunteers, to be erected at a social distance. Read More