“The SFPUC is investigating the ‘possibility that the sewer work had an impact on the integrity’ of the water main, said spokesman Tyrone Jue. A faulty weld at the joint also might have led to the break, he said.”
Work was performed around water main before break flooded San Francisco neighborhood [Ex]

“Neighbors with the Telegraph Hill Dwellers submitted a letter to the commission, stating that while progress had been made, they’d still like to see more compromise from the venue and its organizers. “
America’s Cup venue music events given approval [Ex][KCBS]

“The permitting process in San Francisco is notorious for being confusing, expensive, and impossible to predict.”
Curbed University: Navigating the Treacherous and Tumultuous San Francisco Permitting Process [Curbed]

“Wet weather postponed ’emergency’ repairs to Coit Tower’s leaky roof throughout the winter, while a long-awaited $1.5 million rehabilitation of the entire deteriorating San Francisco landmark has been delayed until after the annual crowds of tourists go home in October.”
Renovations at San Francisco’s Coit Tower face delays [Ex]

“In March, the SF Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a compromise that shrinks the Van Ness hospital to 274 beds and grows St. Luke’s to 120 beds. Planning is set to take up the project in May.”
UNN Meeting: Update On St. Luke’s Hospital [Noe Valley]

“We often hear about negligent or disinterested landlords here at Haighteration, so it’s refreshing to learn about one that takes so much pride in adding character to his building.”
It’s a Public Art Bonanza At Whole Foods [Haighteration]

“Nema is short for New Market, a possible attempt at re-branding Mid-Market, the area the buildings currently reside in.”
Construction Watch: 1401 Market Development Gets a Name [Curbed

“Get the keys from your agent and have a locksmith poised to change the locks. It’s yours now. Give yourself a pat on the back.”
What You Need To Know About Buying a Home: Part Four [Curbed]

“The wind-scoured summits stand 904 and 922 feet high near the geographic heart of the city. They’re the visual terminus of the diagonal line of Market Street from the Ferry Building, and they’ve inflamed the imagination of dreamers for more than a century.”
Twin Peaks a towering tribute to nature [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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