“Breaking into the tight-knit group of mostly white, college-educated men, most of whom have preexisting social ties, isn’t just a matter of learning how to program or write a résumé. It’s a much harder problem than that — and one that Silicon Valley doesn’t seem keen to solve on its own.”
Will The Twitter Tax Breaks Really Translate Into Jobs? [BuzzFeed]

“Folks have been concerned about the cost to building owners and if landlord will pass the cost onto their tenants.”
Supes Tackle Soft Story Seismic Rules [Curbed]

“The District Attorney appears to be actively disregarding the applicable state law regarding the furniture payments”
DA’s office makeover may have skirted the rules [SFBG]

“Before panicking about how condo-converted TICs will cannibalize rent-control stock, we should recognize how effectively TICs achieve rent control’s goal.”
Tenancy-in-common legislation would benefit middle class [Ex]

“Each California municipality should decide for itself the impacts of such a change, and all sides should have equal say in any rule changes. Maybe start with a few bars and liquor stores, then go from there.”
San Francisco could be a leader in extension of alcohol sales hours [Ex]

“After leading the San Francisco Housing Authority to the brink of financial ruin, Henry Alvarez is still receiving a paycheck even though he has been on medical leave for two months while setting up a restaurant in Berkeley.”
Henry Alvarez on payroll as jobs cut [Chron]

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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