Seismic upgrade to Calaveras Reservoir hits big snag [ABC7]

“After years of controversy and political haggling, the Trinity Plaza apartment building at 8th and Market is finally being torn down.”
Trinity Plaza Teardown [Civic Center]

“Its occupation began in the spring of 2011. Homes Not Jails discovered the vacant building as it was preparing to take over another vacant site, this one owned by Kaiser on the corner of Divis and O’Farrell”Lodge Squat Provided Housing for Many in SF [IndyBay]

“Proto-photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who spent much of his early career shooting landscapes in Yosemite, took his camera to the top of Mark Hopkins’ mansion at the corner of California and Mason Streets on Nob Hill to document a city whose population had exploded 200-fold in three decades.”
History Lesson: A Privileged Panorama Of Nob Hill, Circa 1878 [SFist]

“It’s a game where you pick a San Francisco neighborhood and the app shows you a listing with the necessarily information to determine what the property sold for, then you pick what you think it sold for.” [Curbed]

“Lovely, the latest app in apartment hunting, has done some research, analyzing data from 80,000 rental listings to determine which neighborhoods you’re most likely to score your next pad.”
Here’s How Long it Will Take You to Find an Apartment in San Francisco [Weekly]

“At any rate, the campaign manager for this effort, according to the paperwork filed at the Department of Elections, is Derek Jensen, a 20-something communications consultant who was Treasurer of the Lee for Mayor Campaign. The address for the waterfront initiative is listed as 425 Market St, 16th floor –which, by the way, was the same address used by the Lee Campaign.”
On 8 Washington, it’s No, No [SFBG]

“About half of the top 10 percent of the state’s most polluted communities exist in the greater Los Angeles area and San Joaquin Valley, but parts of Oakland and Richmond also made the list, as did San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, Pittsburg, Hayward and Antioch.”
A measure of pollution in the Bay Area [Chron]

“Named for two adjacent streets where the Ocean View and Ingleside neighborhoods meet, the very existence of this crest is remarkable: residential streets climb straight and steep on all four sides, lined with modest houses built as recently as 1965. Then the houses and asphalt stop. The underlying terrain breaks free for another 25 feet, Franciscan sandstone wrapped in soils topped by grasses and wildflowers and shrubs.”
Merced Heights an imperfect Eden [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

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