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Michael Hendrickson/S.F. Examiner file photoEvictions have been a target of tenant advocates in San Francisco

Report: SF sees spike in evictions based on low-fault issues

Evictions on the rise -- no-fault and at-fault -- is nothing new…

Michael Hendrickson/S.F. Examiner file photoEvictions have been a target of tenant advocates in San Francisco

2-alarm apartment building fire Saturday displaces 12 people

A two-alarm fire in downtown San Francisco displaced 12 people Saturday morning,…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe Recreation and Park Commission has approved a new nine-year lease contract with Gleneagles Golf Course manager Tom Hsieh

Rec and Park Commission approves new contract for Gleneagles Golf Course

The Recreation and Park Commission unanimously approved a new contract Thursday with…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe Recreation and Park Commission has approved a new nine-year lease contract with Gleneagles Golf Course manager Tom Hsieh
Courtesy PJ Johnston CommunicationsThe new Warriors arena site in Mission Bay will have two office towers and open in 2018.

Warriors arena conceptual plan includes 2 office towers, plazas, retail space

Plazas and multilevel walkways lined with restaurants and trees, all straddled by…

Courtesy PJ Johnston CommunicationsThe new Warriors arena site in Mission Bay will have two office towers and open in 2018.
Nathaniel Y. Downes/special to the s.f. examinerBernard Strong stands in his unit at Winton Hotel

After SF residents’ actions improve dismal SRO units, they could be without homes

For four years, William Masone, a laid-off social worker for San Francisco…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/special to the s.f. examinerBernard Strong stands in his unit at Winton Hotel
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerMembers of the SEIU

Activists blast SF investment for low-income residents in thriving Bayview

The hottest neighborhood for real estate in San Francisco is also The…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerMembers of the SEIU

Therapy pushed off Valencia Street by rent hike

Therapy, a furniture shop that has operated on Valencia Street for over…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCity Business Center in the Excelsior was still operating Thursday as an Internet gambling cafe despite an April police order for it to shut down or face consequences. Police did not comment Thursday.

Gambling den in Excelsior evades police, city pressure

Gambling is continuing at an Excelsior storefront, despite pressure from police and…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCity Business Center in the Excelsior was still operating Thursday as an Internet gambling cafe despite an April police order for it to shut down or face consequences. Police did not comment Thursday.
Nathaniel Y. Downes/special to the s.f. examinerBernard Strong stands in his unit at Winton Hotel

Community advocates concerned short-term rentals are edging low-income tenants out of SROs

Cramped single-room-occupancy hotel units in Chinatown, traditionally living quarters for immigrant families,…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/special to the s.f. examinerBernard Strong stands in his unit at Winton Hotel
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Hayes Valley bookstore Bibliohead gets the boot

San Francisco may soon lose yet another bookstore — but the Hayes…

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jessica christian/special to the s.f. examinerShao Yuan Jiang

Tenants living in single-room-occupancy units challenged to find larger spaces

In the struggle for acquiring the limited number of below-market-rate units in…

jessica christian/special to the s.f. examinerShao Yuan Jiang
Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe Recreation and Park Commission has approved a new nine-year lease contract with Gleneagles Golf Course manager Tom Hsieh

Future uncertain for Gleneagles Golf Course

Tom Hsieh remembers being in his late teens and playing his first…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe Recreation and Park Commission has approved a new nine-year lease contract with Gleneagles Golf Course manager Tom Hsieh
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMany traffic accidents have happened on the stretch of Broadway from the Broadway Tunnel to Columbus Avenue. A streetscape improvement project will begin this fall.

Final phase of Broadway streetscape improvements set for ‘heart of Chinatown’

One of the busiest areas of Chinatown, the most densely populated neighborhood…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMany traffic accidents have happened on the stretch of Broadway from the Broadway Tunnel to Columbus Avenue. A streetscape improvement project will begin this fall.
In this 1970 photo taken by Mike Borzage

Larsen Playground project in SF revives iconic playground jet

Those who traveled 19th Avenue in the Sunset district between 1959 and…

In this 1970 photo taken by Mike Borzage
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe long-shuttered Alexandria Theatre may soon undergo redevelopment.

Richmond's Alexandria Theatre sold, development plans underway

The Alexandria Theatre, which was once a popular cinema in the Richmond…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe long-shuttered Alexandria Theatre may soon undergo redevelopment.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe Department of Public Works has expanded its Pit Stop program to the Lower Polk neighborhood.

SF opens public sanitation stations to curb street waste

Carmen De Los Rios stood in front of a portable bathroom facility…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe Department of Public Works has expanded its Pit Stop program to the Lower Polk neighborhood.
Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe Rev. Ishmael Birch points to the dilapidated grounds at the Sunnydale housing project.

Old housing may have rampant lead violations

Nichelle Fulbright still isn't positive how her daughter, now 3, came to…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe Rev. Ishmael Birch points to the dilapidated grounds at the Sunnydale housing project.
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoUniversity Mound

Campos threatens lawsuit to spare seniors from eviction 'death sentence'

Declaring that San Francisco has "lost its soul," a city supervisor pledged…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoUniversity Mound
Courtesy SFMTAThe new Unity Plaza adjacent to City College of San Francisco will include pedestrian-level lighting

New name picked for SF plaza

A group of citizens representing various San Francisco communities chose Unity Plaza…

Courtesy SFMTAThe new Unity Plaza adjacent to City College of San Francisco will include pedestrian-level lighting

Power outage affecting more than a thousand PG&E customers in SoMa

More than one thousand PG&E customers are without power in San Francisco's…