“This week the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the designation of eight buildings to the Market Street Masonry Historic District.”
Historic Love on Market Street [Curbed]

“The hotel will include a green roof with native California grasses and ground floor retail space on both Mission and Jessie Streets.”
Two new downtown San Francisco hotels ready to roll [Biz Times]

“This place is a reminder of what the Bay Area once looked like”
Great urban escape: San Bruno Mountain [Chron]

“We wanted a building that emphasized the dignity of the fire station, rather than making a shiny box for Tonka toys”
New fire station is functional, not flashy [Chron]

“They’ve managed to convince CVS to make serious alterations to CVS’s original store, designed by a local Noe Valley architect, destined for the first floor of the old Tower Record Complex, making it more Castro friendly.”
DTNA Finds Compromise with CVS & Proposes New Plan Limiting Chain Stores in Castro [Castro Biscuit]

“Chances are you don’t have the means to grab your large, large bags of cash, dump them on someone’s porch, and say, “Mine” every time you see a house you want. You’re going to need a mortgage.”
What You Need To Know About Mortgages [Curbed]

“Philo Farnsworth was only 21 years old when he and his team (including his wife Pem) transmitted the first all-electronic television image.”
Hidden Histories: Home to the Invention of Television [Curbed]

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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