Within weeks, two proposed San Francisco leases with big real estate firms have drawn criticism from supervisors over costs, and the debate has also revealed that a new “green” requirement can hike The City’s lease payments. Read More
The answer to ballooning housing costs and ever-shrinking vacancy rates in San Francisco might be simple: Build smaller.
How small? Tiny — 160 square feet, plus a kitchen and bathroom, to be exact, for only $1,200 to $1,500 per month. That’s exactly the kind of unit Berkeley-based developer Patrick Kennedy wants to build. Read More
Where’s Waldo? Thanks to a stolen cellphone’s tracking application, police said, investigators were able to apprehend Waldo Butler, a 21-year-old Vallejo man who was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Diamond Heights last week. Read More
I believe it should be clarified that while there may only be a dozen Warriors basketball games scheduled simultaneously with Giants baseball games each year, the arena will be used year-round for concerts and other entertainment purposes (“Warriors site might double-team traffic,” Monday). Read More
A pedestrian was struck head-on while crossing at Market and Church streets Wednesday, police said, and the driver fled the scene and left him for dead.
The victim, a 39-year-old man, suffered a life-threatening head injury after a dark-colored sedan struck him on Market Street just after midnight, police Officer Gordon Shyy said. The sedan was last seen driving north on Sanchez Street, Shyy said. Read More
The resurgence of San Francisco’s technology industry and the related property boom helped to add $6 billion to city tax rolls over the past year, Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting announced Wednesday. The total property-tax roll now amounts to nearly $170 billion in gross value, up 4.2 percent since the past fiscal year. Read More
A sheriff’s lieutenant who is accused of attacking an ex-lover in a Gold’s Gym last week pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three misdemeanors, prosecutors said.
Vincent Calvarese, 48, has been charged with domestic violence, assault and false imprisonment stemming from the alleged assault at the Market Street gym. Read More
I am writing to express my disappointment and sadness about the poor ethics and greed of real estate agents in San Francisco. Read More
Two people have been arrested in the East Bay in connection with the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in South of Market on Friday night, police said Sunday.
Anthony Pratt, 27, of Union City, and Trumillion Ballard, 24, of San Francisco, were arrested Saturday evening in Union City on suspicion of killing Gary Smith in front of the Baldwin House Hotel at 74 Sixth St. Read More
San Francisco features an expansive grid of scenic rolling streets, winding roads and tree-lined avenues, but there is one thoroughfare that defines The City.
Running diagonally through the heart of San Francisco, Market Street stretches roughly 4½ miles from San Francisco Bay to the hills of Twin Peaks. Transit lines carry 100,000 riders daily along the artery, and on a typical weekday, 250,000 pedestrians walk on its streets and thousands of cyclists use its bike lanes. Read More