“My ideal pick will be someone who makes people say, ‘They chose who? … actually, that’s kind of perfect.’”
Who deserves the honor of blowing up Candlestick Park? [Chron]

“Locals either trust in George Lucas’ track record in San Francisco or condemn him for using his celebrity status and sway to win the bid.”
George Lucas proposal dominates Presidio commissary site debate [Biz Times]

“The Salvation Army has 16 facilities throughout San Francisco, providing such services as meal delivery, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, transitional housing and nutritional and housing support for seniors.”
Salvation Army expands Mission District community center [Chron]

“Sources familiar with the deal tell us the effort, more than a year in the making, fell apart over demands by the Chinese for more control over the development than Lennar was willing to give.”
Chinese deals for Hunters Point, Treasure Island collapse [Chron] [Biz Times]

“Gentrifying Supervisorial District 3 is a primary Urban Green goal. It has sought to and/ or displaced tenants at an eight unit building 1330 Mason Street and a 12-unit property at 943 Jackson Street.”
Ellis Eviction Notice Served on 97-Year Old Tenant As Speculators Seek Weaker Condo Law [BeyondChron]

“Thursday’s lunchtime session is little more than a technical setup for a May 23 hearing where the commission will vote on the proposal to allow Sutter Health to put a new hospital on Cathedral Hill and rebuild St. Luke’s Hospital in the Mission District.”
Sutter Health hospital plans back to square one [Chron]

“The beautiful exterior of South Sea Seafood Village is now missing an ‘E,’ littered with graffiti, and bearing a ‘for sale’ sign.”
For Sale: South Sea Seafood Village For Sale, Scouting New Locations [href=”http://sf.eater.com/archives/2013/04/11/south_sea_seafood_village_attempting_sf_comeback.php”>Eater]

“Under the new criteria for formula retail, any project that brings the concentration of chain stores within a 300-foot radius to 20 percent or greater would not be recommended for approval. “
New rules on chain stores adopted for Castro district [BAR]

“Here now, a map of rehab and conversion projects already either approved or under construction. “
Mapping the City’s Rehab and Conversion Projects [Curbed]

“It is really a slap in the face to me to know that in the 21st century there are tenants who are still living in such deplorable conditions. It’s also rewarding to see tenants coming together to tackle the issue head on; it was really a grassroots effort.”
San Francisco Welcomes New Member to Slumlord Hall of Fame [BeyondChron]

“Social-networking site Nextdoor ranks the neighborhood, known for its sweeping downtown views, as the most connected in all of the Bay Area for the 30 days ended March 26, the latest period measured.”
Potrero Hill Crackles With Online Chatter [WSJ]

“Nick Kraemer of Doorman Properties, which will be leasing out the units in the building, tells us the mural had to be redone because ‘it was completely tagged over’ about a week ago.”
435 Duboce Gets New Mural [Haighteration]

“After an hour and a half of testimony, the Board of Supervisors unanimously upheld the exemption from environmental review for 611 Buena Vista West and rejected the neighbors’ appeal.”
Rejected [Curbed]

Future South Van Ness mini-golf course neighbors concerned about traffic and noise, organizing against it, sort of [MM]

“The 107-unit, 13-story structure is scheduled for occupancy this summer, yet no leasing site or unit information is available.”
Construction Watch: 1285 Sutter Seeking LEED Gold Certification [Curbed]

“For whatever reason the company has chosen not to put a shovel in the ground — despite assurances on several occasions that it was about to do so.”
Lennar may have missed the market on Hunters Point [Biz Times]

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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