“The timing was especially ugly, coming just a day after Gov. Jerry Brown, on his own trade mission to Beijing, announced a $1.5 billion deal with a different Chinese outfit to build a big residential project in Oakland.”
S.F.-China development deal falls apart [Chron] [Ex] [KCBS]

“I just don’t have a sense there’s a strong commitment to go and (clean) the site. They just don’t want to spend any money there.”
Nuclear byproduct levels on Treasure Island higher than Navy disclosed [BC]

“Back in the days before the internet and Grindr, there were two or three times more bars for the homosexual set scattered around town than there are now.”
Behold: A Map Of San Francisco’s Lost Gay Bars [SFist]

“This will be at least the third time over three years that Lennar has announced the start of construction at the Shipyard, only to put off vertical development.”
Lennar: Work at Hunters Point Shipyard to start this summer [Biz Times]

“If only we could stop by Duffy’s Bar, formerly located at the corner of Beach and Baker Streets. It was torn down around 1915 to make way for the Panama Pacific International Exposition.”
Then & Now: Palace of Fine Art Site’s Previous Life as a Saloon [Curbed]

“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform a fenced-in area to a brand-new open-space park.”
Neighbors still hopeful reservoir will become a park [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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