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Little Creatures, from down under? It’s WAY better than it sounds!

The first American outpost of growing brewery Little Creatures opens in San Francisco tomorrow, July 26, showcasing beers made with prized hops from Australia and New Zealand. Located between the Giants at Oracle Park and the Warriors at Chase Arena, the 6,300-square-foot Mission Bay taproom will pour 36 beers and serve an all-day food menu of pizzas, […]

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Vertical kale?!

A trio of California’s most distinguished chefs will lead the culinary advisory board of vertical farming startup Plenty. Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza) and Traci Des Jardins (Arguello) will lend their expertise — and high profile — to the venture capital backed food tech company, which just unveiled its second-generation vertical farm in South San Francisco. “Dominique, Traci, and […]

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What happened in the Spring and why did it happen….again?

Sales & Values by District and Price Segment, Special Circumstance Sales, Market Seasonality, the Luxury Home Market & Foreign Buyers. The May Case-Shiller Home Price Index was released in late July for the 5-county SF metro area. This chart illustrates the difference in appreciation rates between the Bay Area (higher price markets) and the entire […]

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It’s that time of year again….

It’s that time of year. It’s finally the weekend that bass lines weave through acacia trees and Monterey pines into the avenues, and smuggled-in cannabis vapes intermingle with the haze of Fogust. In one hand you’ll have a Senor Sisig burrito; in the other, a locally-brewed IPA. This August 9-11 is Outside Lands at Golden […]

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Alert to those who use Muni as their DD

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency [SFMTA] warns that for approximately two weeks starting August 12, train service through the subway will shut down early each night, leaving late-night commuters to rely on replacement buses to make trips between Embarcadero and West Portal Stations. SFMTA dropped the announcement last week, noting that from 9:30 p.m. […]

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A little fluff for your Monday

Oakland Zoo’s four 6-week-old gray wolf pups have emerged from their den and begun exploring their enclosure, the zoo announced Monday. The zoo acquired mother and father wolves Siskiyou and Sequoia in April 2018 as part of their partnership with the California Wolf Center, an organization dedicated to increasing California’s wild wolf population. Siskiyou and […]

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I’m not sure I want to know…

The employees at Palace Games – an escape room company located behind a nondescript door at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco’s Presidio – have encountered some things. They’ve seen six marriage proposals. They’ve seen a grandpa heedlessly dive headfirst down a slide, safety be damned, only to bust his head open (“It was worth […]

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SF…Bourdain style

Food writer and TV host Anthony Bourdain loved San Francisco and visited often to film episodes for his travel and food shows. When visiting a city, Bourdain was known for eating at hole-in-the-wall restaurants frequented by locals, and in S.F. he put many of these on the map nationally. In an oft-cited quote on San […]

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How did the spur of IPOs impact Bay Area housing markets?

Executive Summary: Higher-end sales (above $3 million) surged in the second quarter to last year’s historical peaks. Home prices remained flat in the second quarter, except in San Francisco and San Mateo. For-sale inventory growth slowed considerably, especially in San Francisco. Inventory remains at 50 percent of the last housing boom. Tax reform is likely …

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I have 3 words for you: Detroit. Style. Pizza.

Fans of Square Pie Guys have gone without pizza these past few weeks, as owners Danny Stoller and Marc Schechter take a break from pop-ups to prepare for their permanent location. But they won’t be waiting much longer, Stoller and Schechter say. Square Pie Guys will open in SoMa on July 16, serving more of the crispy-edged, […]

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A little summer vacay inspiration

Summer at the Jersey Shore, roller coasters at Disney World or a roadtrip on old Route 66 – what could better describe Americana? There are few things as iconic as an all-American summer vacation. The sun comes out, school lets out and certain destinations become ripe for exploration. If you want a classic American getaway […]

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Downsize, in your own back yard!

For Nancy Stern, adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit to her backyard made sense on several levels. Knowing that the cost of Bay Area housing is “outrageously expensive,” Stern looked at adding an additional dwelling to her Richmond Annex property, as a flexible housing option for either her or potentially her friends and family. Building Accessory […]

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Santa Clara Q2 Real Estate Market – Compass

Santa Clara County saw a rebound in buyer demand, luxury home sales and in median home sales prices in Q2, assisted by stock markets hitting new peaks and interest rates falling to multi-year lows. However, its market remains distinctly cooler than the white-hot period running from late 2017 through mid-2018 – when it was perhaps …

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Now THIS is the map I’ve been searching for!

There is much more to Italian wine than the tried-and-true prosecco, pinot grigio, chianti and brunello. San Francisco is lucky to to have a community of wine professionals well-versed in the wines of Italy, a country home to over 1,000 native grapes and 20 wine producing regions. These 10 restaurants and wine shops chose by […]

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June U.S. Jobs Report: Continued strength lowers expectations of Fed cut in July

Friday’s national employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the U.S. economy added 224,000 in June, exceeding the expectations of market observers who were counting on lower gains amid some slower May economic reports. The current economic expansion also entered its 121st month in July, marking the longest expansion in modern …

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Heath tiles in airport bathrooms?!?

This week San Francisco International Airport officials opened the doors of the brand new, $2.4 billion Harvey Milk Terminal 1 to members of the media. The new terminal will officially open on Tuesday, July 23. This is the first opening phase of a project that will span four more years, through 2023. Southwest Airlines and […]

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