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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerNeighborhoods such as the Sunset are already tightly packed

Cottage industry: The ups and downs of building backyard homes in SF

The simplest solution to San Francisco's housing crisis, development advocates say, is…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerNeighborhoods such as the Sunset are already tightly packed
courtesy Bay City NewsMayor Ed Lee and Rep. Nancy Pelosi

Transitional housing opens in Cow Hollow for at-risk youth

Rep. Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined community members…

courtesy Bay City NewsMayor Ed Lee and Rep. Nancy Pelosi
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe Yerba Buena site at 706 Mission St. will house the new 54

SF approves lease for Mexican Museum at Yerba Buena

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a lease…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe Yerba Buena site at 706 Mission St. will house the new 54

Company donates sand to vandalized SF park

A donation from a global business rectified the latest in a string…

Courtesy of Recreation and Park DepartmentRevamped toilets

Revamped toilets to open at Portsmouth Square

During Saturday's Chinese New Year Parade, Chinatown power broker Rose Pak promised…

Courtesy of Recreation and Park DepartmentRevamped toilets
Photo by Gerard KoskovichThe GLBT History Museum worked out a new lease deal with Walgreen Co.

GLBT History Musuem extends Castro lease for 5 years

A one-of-kind U.S. museum dedicated to the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual…

Photo by Gerard KoskovichThe GLBT History Museum worked out a new lease deal with Walgreen Co.

Park Service floats plan to move Alcatraz ferry to Ft. Mason

Residents of the Marina are complaining about plans to move the Alcatraz…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerHomeless czar Bevan Dufty

Navigation Center for homeless services to launch in the Mission

For at least eight months, San Francisco will take a novel approach…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerHomeless czar Bevan Dufty
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Monday First Friendship in the Western Addition will change to a call-in reservation system.

SF homeless shelter changes policy on families amid criticism

An emergency family shelter in San Francisco is now allowing families to…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Monday First Friendship in the Western Addition will change to a call-in reservation system.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAbout 15 to 25 floats are built by East West

Chinese New Year: Building floats is a lifetime passion

The man and woman in charge of a warehouse at Pier 54,…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAbout 15 to 25 floats are built by East West
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerFood

Chinese New Year: Community welcomes Year of the Ram

It was just past 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 — Chinese New…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerFood
Courtesy Knight Lights PhotographyThe Rev. Norman Fong has been the voice of the Community Street Fair for 15 years.

Chinese New Year: Fong is making way for new street fair leaders

Those who have immersed themselves in the Chinese New Year Community Street…

Courtesy Knight Lights PhotographyThe Rev. Norman Fong has been the voice of the Community Street Fair for 15 years.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerStephanie Mufson holds a sketch of a train includes the engine and two cars as well as several sheep was used to build a float honoring Chinese transcontinental railroad workers.

Chinese New Year: Honoring history

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the force behind San Francisco’s internationally known…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerStephanie Mufson holds a sketch of a train includes the engine and two cars as well as several sheep was used to build a float honoring Chinese transcontinental railroad workers.
Courtesy Knight Lights Photography

Chinese New Year: How to celebrate Year of the Ram

TODAY Chinatown New Year Run 7 a.m. registration; 8 a.m. start Grant…

Courtesy Knight Lights Photography
Jessica Kwong/The S.F. ExaminerShirley Liu

Chinese New Year: Pageant helps build character

Like many Chinese immigrants, when Mengying Liu moved from China to South…

Jessica Kwong/The S.F. ExaminerShirley Liu
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerIt takes 35 members of Leung’s White Crane Dragon and Lion Dance Association to control the 268-foot-long Gum Long

Chinese New Year: Watch Gum Long rule streets of S.F.

Once a year for decades, a 268-foot-long golden dragon is let loose…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerIt takes 35 members of Leung’s White Crane Dragon and Lion Dance Association to control the 268-foot-long Gum Long
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSupervisor David Campos

Mission nonprofit cancer center fights off tech displacement

A nonprofit cancer resource center in the Mission has staved off displacement…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSupervisor David Campos
Courtesy Presidio TrustThe Presidio Trust is seeking the public's input on the design of 13 acres of new parkland.

Public invited to weigh in on Presidio parkland design

At the end of last year, the Presidio Trust selected James Corner…

Courtesy Presidio TrustThe Presidio Trust is seeking the public's input on the design of 13 acres of new parkland.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerLand adjacent to the College Hill reservoir could be used in a pilot agriculture project.

Urban agriculture showing some life on SF lands

San Francisco residents four years ago called for more urban agriculture space…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerLand adjacent to the College Hill reservoir could be used in a pilot agriculture project.
Mike Koozmin/s.f. examinerTurf installation work at the Beach Chalet athletic fields began in November.

Beach Chalet athletic fields project on schedule despite continued opposition

Construction for the artificial turf and new lighting at the Beach Chalet…

Mike Koozmin/s.f. examinerTurf installation work at the Beach Chalet athletic fields began in November.