Planning

Pedestrians walk by the headquarters of Square at 1455 Market Street on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ban on tech cafeterias dropped in favor of special permit requirement

San Francisco abandoned a proposal to ban tech cafeterias outright Monday but…

Pedestrians walk by the headquarters of Square at 1455 Market Street on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Department of Public Health is planning to relocate the Tom Waddell Urgent Care Clinic, currently located at 101 Grove St., because the building is seismically unsafe.(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Public health clinic to be moved to new housing project for the homeless

An ambitious city-funded development will not only house hundreds of formerly homeless…

The Department of Public Health is planning to relocate the Tom Waddell Urgent Care Clinic, currently located at 101 Grove St., because the building is seismically unsafe.(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
In San Francisco if you have rent control, leaving that situation to play house with your partner actually causes your rent to go up. (Courtesy photo)

‘Til death do us part: When rent control is a bigger commitment than marriage

We’d had a pretty incredible San Francisco night. It started at one…

In San Francisco if you have rent control, leaving that situation to play house with your partner actually causes your rent to go up. (Courtesy photo)
Cars are seen backed up as a Lyft driver drops off a passenger on Hayes Street in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)

Minimum parking requirements on their way out in SF

San Francisco voted Tuesday to become the first major city in the…

Cars are seen backed up as a Lyft driver drops off a passenger on Hayes Street in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)
A homeless encampment is seen near Ninth and Division streets in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood in July. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Salesforce CEO, wife donate $6.1M to house formerly homeless

A former hotel in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood will be turned into…

A homeless encampment is seen near Ninth and Division streets in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood in July. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Developer Mx3 Ventures is looking to turn 3140-50 16th street into a large restaurant and event space. (Davíd Rodríguez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mission District auto repair shop could be reborn as large restaurant, event space

Plans to convert a former Mission District auto body repair shop into…

Developer Mx3 Ventures is looking to turn 3140-50 16th street into a large restaurant and event space. (Davíd Rodríguez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
With the passage of Proposition F in June, San Francisco became the first city in California to create a universal counsel program for renters facing eviction. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tenant advocacy groups set to receive funding under ‘Right to Counsel’ program

A total of $5.8 million has been secured over the next two…

With the passage of Proposition F in June, San Francisco became the first city in California to create a universal counsel program for renters facing eviction. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A car drives up a narrow street lined with parked cars in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, March 16, 2017. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF to do away with minimum parking requirements for developments

San Francisco is poised to become the first big U.S. city to…

A car drives up a narrow street lined with parked cars in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, March 16, 2017. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Peter Linenthal holds an old panoramic photo from his archive collection of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and fire taken from Potrero Hill. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

History buff Peter Linenthal is a Potrero Hill treasure

“When I moved to the neighborhood in 1975, it was very quiet,”…

Peter Linenthal holds an old panoramic photo from his archive collection of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and fire taken from Potrero Hill. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/ 2014 S.F. Examiner)

Thousands of SF properties could come with flood risk warning for buyers, renters

After a deluge of costly settlements with the owners of properties damaged…

(Mike Koozmin/ 2014 S.F. Examiner)
Children wave back at the robot barista as their drink is delivered at Cafe X robotic coffee bar at the Metreon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Robot wars: Coffee-making companies compete for SFO contract

There’s a robot war brewing at the San Francisco International Airport. But…

Children wave back at the robot barista as their drink is delivered at Cafe X robotic coffee bar at the Metreon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman throws an item away in a trash can on Market Street on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (DavÌd RodrÌguez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Waste from San Francisco’s public trash cans goes straight to the landfill

When it comes to public trash cans, city officials have bigger trash…

A woman throws an item away in a trash can on Market Street on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (DavÌd RodrÌguez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A lease for e-cigarette company Juul was the subject of protests at a San Francisco Port Commission meeting Tuesday. (Courtesy image)

Parents protest e-cigarette company’s Pier 70 tenancy

Parents, neighbors and city officials are steaming mad at the Port of…

A lease for e-cigarette company Juul was the subject of protests at a San Francisco Port Commission meeting Tuesday. (Courtesy image)
It will cost $4 million to replace the golf clubhouse in Golden Gate Park that was destroyed by fire on July 2. (Courtesy SFFD)

SF to spend $4M to rebuild ‘burned to the ground’ Golden Gate Park clubhouse

After a popular Golden Gate Park clubhouse was burned down, San Francisco…

It will cost $4 million to replace the golf clubhouse in Golden Gate Park that was destroyed by fire on July 2. (Courtesy SFFD)
Recreational vehicles sit parked in between cars on De Wolf Street near Alemany Boulevard. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City bans RVs on small Ingleside street, promises to offer services first

Homeless RV dwellers will soon need to vacate an Ingleside Street after…

Recreational vehicles sit parked in between cars on De Wolf Street near Alemany Boulevard. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman is reflected as she walks past the Fillmore Heritage Center on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Fillmore Heritage Center gets a new tenant after long vacancy

The lights are back on again inside the long-vacant Fillmore Heritage Center,…

A woman is reflected as she walks past the Fillmore Heritage Center on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Chirag Bhakta with Mission Housing Development Corporation leads a chant as community members march down Valencia Street to protest the proposed building project at 1979 Mission Street in the Mission District on Nov. 1, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Canceled meeting on ‘Monster in the Mission’ development sparks dueling rallies

The sudden cancellation of a public hearing on a proposed 331-unit housing…

Chirag Bhakta with Mission Housing Development Corporation leads a chant as community members march down Valencia Street to protest the proposed building project at 1979 Mission Street in the Mission District on Nov. 1, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco opened its first Navigation Center in the Mission in March 2015. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

SF’s first ever Navigation Center shut down to make way for affordable housing

San Francisco’s first ever Navigation Center closed Wednesday to make way for…

San Francisco opened its first Navigation Center in the Mission in March 2015. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
A man walks by an apartment building at 3280 17th Street, one of 14 housing projects in the process of being acquired with funds made available through the Small Sites program, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Popular anti-eviction program lacks funds

Citing a lack of funds, San Francisco has indefinitely stopped taking new…

A man walks by an apartment building at 3280 17th Street, one of 14 housing projects in the process of being acquired with funds made available through the Small Sites program, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Two men play with their dogs in a newly developed park that overlooks dormant buildings in parcel G at the Hunters Point shipyard. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Report: Navy using outdated standards in cleanup at Hunters Point Shipyard

Cleanup standards used by the Navy in the radioactive remediation at the…

Two men play with their dogs in a newly developed park that overlooks dormant buildings in parcel G at the Hunters Point shipyard. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)