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mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerBlake He

Neighbors fight new SF e-cigarette shop and hookah lounge

A young couple might want to call their new Ocean Avenue business…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerBlake He
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerChang Jok Lee

Ping Yuen residents fear crime in Chinatown housing project

Chang Jok Lee has lived in a ground-floor apartment in Chinatown's Ping…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerChang Jok Lee
Mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoOrs Csaszar

Recycling before sunrise: New shuttle bus filling a void

At 4:34 a.m. on a recent Monday, hours before sunrise, an elderly…

Mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoOrs Csaszar
cindy chew/2005 S.F. Examiner file photoA medical marijuana dispensary looking to add a location in the Excelsior was put on hold due to concerns from the neighbhorhood about the types of people the businesses attract.

SF medical marijuana industry expansion on hold

San Francisco is saying no to a medical marijuana green-light district. Cannabis,…

cindy chew/2005 S.F. Examiner file photoA medical marijuana dispensary looking to add a location in the Excelsior was put on hold due to concerns from the neighbhorhood about the types of people the businesses attract.
Mike Koozmin/THe S.f. ExaminerA Rec and Park Commission meeting Thursday was packed following a viral video in which tech workers argued with neighborhood kids over who could play soccer at Mission Playground.

In wake of viral video, permit rules changed at SF’s Mission Playground

A week after a video depicting an argument over a Mission district…

Mike Koozmin/THe S.f. ExaminerA Rec and Park Commission meeting Thursday was packed following a viral video in which tech workers argued with neighborhood kids over who could play soccer at Mission Playground.
Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerTerry Grimm

Coit Tower vendor proposes new concession kiosk to help with costs

Coit Tower reopened in its restored fashion in May with a new…

Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerTerry Grimm
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerOwner Jeffrey Bruton

SF artists’ last stand emerges in the gritty Tenderloin

Every year, it is becoming more and more expensive to live in…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerOwner Jeffrey Bruton
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerSupervisor Mark Farrell’s free Wi-Fi program — which makes wireless Internet service available at 32 parks

San Francisco officially launches free wireless service in 32 public spaces

San Francisco is officially rolling out free Wi-Fi service in 32 public…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerSupervisor Mark Farrell’s free Wi-Fi program — which makes wireless Internet service available at 32 parks
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St. Anthony’s to open new, larger dining room on foundation’s 64th anniversary Saturday

When Father Alfred Boeddeker opened the St. Anthony's Dining Room in the…

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MIke koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoAbove

Flower Mart’s future could go to SF voters

The future of the Wholesale Flower Mart may be in the hands…

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Erica Marquez/special to the s.f. examinerThe Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground reopened on a full-time basis Tuesday

Chinatown playground clubhouse reopens full-time, enhancing area’s limited open space

With the help of a Chinatown neighborhood nonprofit, the Willie "Woo Woo"…

Erica Marquez/special to the s.f. examinerThe Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground reopened on a full-time basis Tuesday
Erica Marquez/special to the s.f. examinerA portion of Bayfront land in the Bayview was purchased by The City to be developed into a network of parks.

SF’s last piece of original waterfront envisioned as anchor of new Crissy Field

A stretch of mud facing San Francisco Bay in Hunters Point might…

Erica Marquez/special to the s.f. examinerA portion of Bayfront land in the Bayview was purchased by The City to be developed into a network of parks.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe Old Skool Café is a 1940s-style supper club — with workers dressing in bowties and dresses — in a church-owned building on Mendell Street.

Donors help secure permanent home for SF’s innovative Old Skool Cafe

In a San Francisco gone mad over tech riches, with the smartest…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe Old Skool Café is a 1940s-style supper club — with workers dressing in bowties and dresses — in a church-owned building on Mendell Street.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerOrs Csaszar

With recycling centers dwindling in SF, one operator plans to bring the people to his business

As San Francisco evicts recycling centers and blocks new ones from opening,…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerOrs Csaszar
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerDespite the building being foreclosed on by Wells Fargo and sold at auction last year

Strange saga of Visitacion Valley center leaves community in the dark

Most every day, Mary Chow is at the Visitacion Valley Senior Center…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerDespite the building being foreclosed on by Wells Fargo and sold at auction last year
Supervisor Katy Tang

First-of-its-kind plan unveiled for Sunset district

More than a century ago, the Sunset district was a landscape of…

Supervisor Katy Tang
Mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerMabel Teng

How the Chinese Culture Foundation ended up in the Hilton Hotel

Across Portsmouth Square, linked by a pedestrian bridge, the 27-story Hilton San…

Mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerMabel Teng

Ocean Beach sand management project to begin in October

The National Park Service will team up with the San Francisco Public…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThere are 69 below-market-rate units that will be part of the 282-unit Avant Housing development at 900 Folsom St. in South of Market.

SF’s below-market-rate housing lottery is laborious process that leaves many behind

A woman stands on stage in the auditorium at the San Francisco…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThere are 69 below-market-rate units that will be part of the 282-unit Avant Housing development at 900 Folsom St. in South of Market.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerLeonard Helm shows a week-old Petri dish that is filled with mold that is an inch thick from his home in the Sunnydale projects.

Extra cash for SF public housing won’t fix vacancy issue, substandard conditions

Religion was not the motive behind Leonard Helm placing a Bible in…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerLeonard Helm shows a week-old Petri dish that is filled with mold that is an inch thick from his home in the Sunnydale projects.