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San Francisco economists are uncertain about whether conventioneers will return to Moscone Center as uncertainties around COVID remain.
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Report suggests bad news for San Francisco’s economic recovery

San Francisco’s celebrated June 15 reopening date was supposed to mark the…

 

Mayor London Breed’s budget includes proposed subsidies that would reduce the cost of renting Moscone Center. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Moscone Center is ready to welcome back conventions: But will the crowds return?

Moscone Center was essential to San Francisco’s COVID-19 strategy, serving as a…

 

A man tries to take a photo of fish in the tunnel at the Aquarium of the Bay on April 23, 2021.. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Aquarium of the Bay sees influx of visitors as restrictions lift

After being shut down for nearly a year and at one point…

 

People watch the sea lions at Pier 39 on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Tourism might not reach pre-pandemic levels until 2024

Industry experts say there’s still reason for optimism

People watch the sea lions at Pier 39 on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Alcatraz Island to reopen for first time sine December

Alcatraz Island will reopen next week for the first time since last…

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In 2019, 25 future events at Moscone Center were canceled. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Moscone Convention Center faces uncertain future, Grand Jury says

Street conditions, safety concerns and steep costs make San Francisco less attractive for events

In 2019, 25 future events at Moscone Center were canceled. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Data shows steep drop in SF sales tax revenue, possible decline in population

City economist calls data ‘a warning sign for small businesses’

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Some hotels may choose to stay closed until tourist demand rises high enough to sustain the cost of operations. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco hotels prepare to reopen Monday

Will travelers return to The City?

Some hotels may choose to stay closed until tourist demand rises high enough to sustain the cost of operations. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Golden Gate Bridge’s parking lots to be closed over Thanksgiving weekend

Residents and visitors take note: both parking lots at either side of…

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Pedestrian side of Golden Gate Bridge to undergo weekend repairs, partial closures

Scheduled roadway light replacements may interrupt weekend pedestrian activity on the eastern…

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Cable car drivers working at the turnaround on Powell and Market Streets in San Francisco. July 20, 2015. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)

Picture Box: Cable Cars

Cable car conductors and grip men working at the Powell and Market Streets…

Cable car drivers working at the turnaround on Powell and Market Streets in San Francisco. July 20, 2015. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe average price of a hotel room in The City has risen by almost 40 percent in the past five years

Economic boom, visitor demand drive SF hotel room prices to highest-ever

There's room at the inn in San Francisco, but it will cost…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe average price of a hotel room in The City has risen by almost 40 percent in the past five years
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Project officials unveil plans for $500M Moscone Center renovation

A planned major renovation of the Moscone Center will mark the centerpiece…

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Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerThe SFMTA voted Tuesday to temporarily shut part of Lombard Street to through traffic as part of a safety pilot project.

SF giving twisty Lombard a vacation from traffic

The famously crooked block of Lombard Street, a gleaming postcard and photo…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerThe SFMTA voted Tuesday to temporarily shut part of Lombard Street to through traffic as part of a safety pilot project.
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoA proposal by Supervisor Norman Yee would see to ban tour bus operators from directly communicating with passengers while driving as a way to improve the safety of pedestrians in The City.

Alamo Square residents, tour bus companies seek solutions to complaints

Neighbors in Alamo Square say the number of tour buses coming through…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoA proposal by Supervisor Norman Yee would see to ban tour bus operators from directly communicating with passengers while driving as a way to improve the safety of pedestrians in The City.

Let us help producers of ‘free’ events in San Francisco

Warning: I’m going to be asking you for money. This is my…

Nob Hill hotels losing their luster as Moscone draws tourists

There was a time when almost every San Francisco visitor armed with…

San Francisco is No. 3 travel destination in US, study says

San Francisco is a more desirable place to take a trip than…

San Francisco planning for a wave of visitors with America's Cup coming to town

San Francisco is expecting 200,000 visitors a day for the 34th America’s…

Newsom questions merit of tour bus bill

First it was a ban on Happy Meal toys, now the political…