“San Francisco came in as the most expensive city for hiring a babysitter at $14 per hour for one child. A nanny, who usually watches a child daily, is more expensive at $15.50 an hour.”
San Francisco has highest babysitting rates in the country [Chron]

“These are the first colored lanes where buses and taxis are expected to drive as well, and the agency is watching how quickly rubber tires will wear the paint off.”
Eyes on the Street: At Last, Red Transit Lanes on Church [Streetsblog]

“At the end, we came into my favorite room, the Aquatic Plants Gallery, where sprayers (technical term) would mist us from above every few minutes, much like the Tonga Room or the produce section at Safeway.”
Tourist Trapped: Conservatory Of Flowers [Chron]

“We loved her dearly. Her signature drink was a white wine…only….and we always counted on her to stroll in and boost our spirits and liven up our crowd. She was known to pull you out of your seat and get you to the dance floor in no time.”
Remembering Tanya “Lady T.” Collier [Haighteration]

“As for ‘Why 2016,’ there are ample reasons, he said. For starters, it’s a presidential election year, which means greater turnout.”
Gavin Newsom Says the Year for Marijuana Legalization in California Is 2016 [Weekly]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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