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Cue the next “dramatic jump” here!

Consumer confidence is still soaring, and buyers continue to push aside concerns about recent financial market volatility, federal tax law changes affecting Bay Area homeowners, and interest rate increases, to fuel heated neighborhood markets throughout San Francisco. Houses have become the scarce commodity in San Francisco: Few new houses are built in the city anymore, […]

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Brick and mortar tamale lady is like a major sf oxymoron.

Hey, Joven! It’s been nearly five years since San Francisco’s patron saint of late-night drunk food the Tamale Lady vowed to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant, after a regrettable 2013 city code crackdown banned her from selling tamales at Zeitgeist and other regular Mission stops. The Tamale Lady ban made national news, but it appeared that venerable one-woman tamale institution Virginia […]

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My fault or your fault? Whose fault line?

Last week, Bay Area residents experienced seven earthquakes and even a brief tsunami warning following a 7.9 earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska. In 2014, the USGS warned that there is a 72-percent chance that “the big one,” or an earthquake of a magnitude of at least 6.7 strikes California within the next 30 years. So it’s probably worth […]

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340 Bradford Street

Offered at $1,200,000 Welcome to this super sophisticated L.E.E.D. Certified Platinum single family home. On the eastern slope of Bernal Heights and overlooking a dramatic urban landscape, 340 Bradford boasts an ideal layout with all three bedrooms on the upper level, a sexy master suite, and a shared full bath. An outdoor patio with a […]

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I’ve never heard of any of these. #thisistelling

Happy hour is that precious reprieve from San Francisco’s unrelenting drainage of your bank account. It’s the time of day when anything seems possible — even a beer that won’t require taking out a mortgage or choosing between snacks OR drinks. And with more and more hot spots opening around town, that means more and […]

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Market researcher quoted here ““They love areas like Noe Valley, the Castro and Cole Valley, places where they wander out in their jeans and sneakers for a cup of coffee and sushi and that sort of thing. And it’s also close to highways south on the peninsula.”

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Century-old architecture and cottage homes meet enormous, modern construction on the hottest street in San Francisco for high-roller tech executives. Laidley Street, which curves around the east flank of the Glen Park neighborhood, could soon be recognized as a new San Francisco “microhood” which some realtors have begun calling Laidley […]

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Not sure how I feel about this. Too much fun in one place?

Long-delayed Chicago arcade bar Emporium is finally ready to play: Customers can set new high scores at the soft opening this Friday, December 1st. Co-owner/operator Danny Marks just made the announcement, teasing the bar’s more than 50 games, from pool and skee-ball to classic arcade video games. Those are housed in a four-level space with soaring, 45-foot […]

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For the chilly chill.

Karl the Fog has been making his presence very known lately, but that does not mean there aren’t ways to stay warm. You can of course decamp the city (may we suggest a Marin County oyster outing or Napa Valley road trip, should you so choose that route?), but that is not always an option, and sometimes you […]

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76 Richland Avenue

Offered at $1,745,000 Don’t miss this gorgeously renovated two level house-like condo located perfectly on the border of Glen Park, Bernal Heights and Noe Valley. The upper level boasts 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 baths, 2 ensuite. Downstairs, enjoy modern living in the large, open concept living/dining/kitchen area that walks out onto a sunny deeded […]

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Sold: 177 Wawona Street

Sold for $3,105,000 The architectural heritage of West Portal is woven into 177 Wawona. Details from the original 1920’s design are thoughtfully integrated with contemporary renovations to create a home that is understated, warm, and welcoming. A spectacular feature of the home is the kitchen which has dozens of details tailored to the cooking enthusiast […]

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I like the Classics

Restaurant history runs deep in San Francisco, a city that originated to everything from cioppino to the Mission burrito, and which even has a city project dedicated to identifying and preserving historic dining establishments. To kick off Classics Week, we’ve compiled our 25 favorite restaurants that have unquestionably impacted the Bay Area dining scene. The ground rules: must […]

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Uh oh!!! How far back will they go?

Forgiveness has its limits at the San Francisco Public Library. After offering a six-week fine amnesty period at the start of the year in which patrons could return overdue books without having to pay penalties, library officials are now turning over the records of about 13,000 patrons who owe more than $100 in overdue fines […]

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