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3633 Taraval Street

Offered at $1,750,000 Rarely available neighborhood commercial space for sale in Outer Parkside. Hot hot hot neighborhood. Renovated in 2017, the space includes: concrete floors, ADA restroom, 25′ of street frontage, high ceilings, 1.5 blocks from the beach, between 46th & 47th Ave, bright skylights, right off the L Train! NC1 Zoning. 40′ height limit. […]

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Glam pop!

Olivia Hsu Decker knows more than a little bit about Parisian design. The owner of two French chateaus, Decker is also the listing agent for 1001 California St., Unit 3, a two-bedroom occupying a full floor in a Beaux-Arts building down the street from Grace Cathedral. “The quality of the apartment is rare, it’s better […]

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Thomas keller. Solid and classic.

There’s a fresh crop of traditional Mexican herbs and chiles growing in the French Laundry’s culinary garden, planted just for use at La Calenda, a casual new taqueria from, yes, Thomas Keller. The restaurant opened quietly last week at 6518 Washington Street, just blocks from the famous restaurateur’s three Michelin star flagship the French Laundry and […]

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Carbos and fat. And salt. Done.

Since learning of plans for Daily Driver, a combination creamery and bakery that’s headed to Dogpatch, San Franciscans desperate for a decent bagel have been whipping themselves into a frenzy. “We’re always afraid to post updates on Instagram,” says partner Tamara Hicks, “because people will message us and say, ‘can we have three dozen bagels this Monday?’” Not just […]

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The whole enchilada/kit and caboodle/shebang. Right here, right now. Enjoy!

There were almost too many local, national and international political, economic, social and ecological factors impacting the 2018 market to count. In the first half of the year, market conditions were about as hot as they’ve ever been, and there were staggering year-over-year appreciation rates. Come summer/early autumn, real estate and financial markets began to […]

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Hoping to get my son into cross country skiing this year!

Most New Year’s resolutions have to do with health, romance and adventure. You have a chance at all three when you venture out to cross-country ski. Among winter sports, cross-country skiing has the highest percentage of women, 45 percent, of all ages, according to an industry survey. If you’re a single guy, are you getting the […]

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The other cost of wildfires.

UK-based news service Reuters reported last week that Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is exploring the possibility of “filing some or all of its business for bankruptcy protection” as a hedge against the potential legal and monetary fallout of recent California wildfires. According to the report: The company is considering the move as a contingency, in part because […]

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Who wants to go to the dog show with me??!!

San Francisco Tape Music Festival 16th Street Victoria Theater, 2961 Valencia St. www.sfsound.org/tape/ America’s only festival devoted to the performances of audio works projected in three-dimensional space has been described as “cinema for your ears” (SF Weekly). Fresh Festival 2019 Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St. www.freshfestival.org Do you have an appetite for thinking outside […]

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Get ‘er done. Gun control. Now

SACRAMENTO — Gavin Newsom took the oath as California’s 40th governor Monday and instantly challenged President Trump, promising a “progressive, principled” administration that will counter “corruption and incompetence” in the White House. “It is up to us to renew the California dream for a new generation. And now more than ever, it is up to […]

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Who else got stuck?!!!

A fierce winter storm pummeled the northern Sierra Nevada over the weekend, burying ridge tops around the Tahoe Basin in more than three feet of snow in a 48-hour period. Caltrans reported whiteout conditions on roadways throughout the Sierra Nevada Sunday into early Monday, creating major delays for those traveling over the mountain range. Rainfall […]

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Helping out our “piers”

More than any thoroughfare in San Francisco, the Embarcadero brings together the elements that make today’s city so compelling, no matter the difficulties it presents from day to day. Watery vistas unfold between atmospheric historic structures, with Fisherman’s Wharf at one end and AT&T Park at the other. Cultural destinations like the Exploratorium are interspersed […]

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Still debating this? Really? 

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors are set to vote on a change to the city’s planning code that would do away with decades-old requirements that new developments include a certain amount of new parking. The legislation, introduced months ago by Supervisor Jane Kim, would, if passed, “eliminate minimum off-street parking requirements citywide.” […]

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Go at it! Happy New Year! 

If you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve in San Francisco, you can find plenty of things to do. Some of them are obvious: All the big hotels and large event spaces will have parties. They’re fun but expensive. A list of some of the best of them is below. But there are more ways […]

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I LOVE this… good perspective. 

Every now and then, Beverly Coughlin drives from her Sea Cliff home to the marina near St. Francis Yacht harbor. As young people pass by, little dogs trotting behind them, and the boats bob on their tethers, the San Francisco native sits and reflects on her 92 years in the city. People have come and […]

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MY kids will be thrilled!!

Listen up, AFOLs: Lego will—at last—introduce a San Francisco edition of its popular architecture series, tentatively scheduled to launch sometime in 2019. Although Lego has yet to make the announcement official—a Lego spokesperson would not go into details about the upcoming SF-themed set—Lego fan sites Promo Bricks and Brick Fanatics broke the news, which was later picked up by […]

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Resist. Persist. Unions.

Striking hotel workers approved a contract agreement with Marriott on Monday to end San Francisco’s largest hotel strike in decades. The strike, which began Oct. 4, spanned seven San Francisco hotels operated by Marriott. Almost 2,500 workers marched outside the hotels, demanding higher pay, lighter workloads and preservation of existing health benefits. Workers overwhelmingly approved the […]

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Going this Friday! festive.

If you want to catch San Francisco’s gingerbread men (and women!) at home in their spectacular mansions, just take a cable car or a streetcar to some of the Bay Area’s most magnificent confectionery masterpieces. A host of gingerbread houses featured in San Francisco will instantly put you in the holiday spirit. Although tasteful visual […]

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Taco Bell was always my favorite fast food joint in college. I never knew they were in Pacifica on the beach.. now selling beer!

Famously Beautiful Pacifica Taco Bell Is Getting Booze and a Makeover Coincidentally, watch the Presidio’s very pretty Burger King location get demolished Supreme crunchwrap purveyor plans upgrades A famously scenic Linda Mar, Pacifica location of Taco Bell — often celebrated as the world’s best location of the chain — is taking things to the next level. Franchisee […]

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