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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

 

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Data shows steep drop in SF sales tax revenue, possible decline in population

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

 

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?

 

(Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Golden Gate Bridge’s parking lots to be closed over Thanksgiving weekend

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

(Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner file photo)
(Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)

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

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

(Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)
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…

Giants help boost city’s image

Restaurants, bars, taxi companies and sports memorabilia shops will be the most…

Ailing tourism industry ready to take new path

The City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau this week will unveil a more…

British feathers ruffled by New Orleans tourism campaign

Have you seen the new ad campaign that the New Orleans Convention…

Travel-industry event in S.F. stresses tourism recovery

Economic and political challenges in the past year have left California’s multibillion-dollar…

Tourists may have to pay for Botanical Garden visits

Tourists might soon have to pony up more cash to see some…