“The plan envisions sidewalk rain gardens to absorb storm water and new plazas with permeable paving designed to ease flooding.”
Valencia Sewer System to Get Green Improvements [ML@L]

“San Francisco’s rental market still confounds apartment hunters, with competition for scarce openings as asking rents continue to rise – albeit less steeply in the first quarter as in recent years.”
Rents in Bay Area keep rising [Chron]

“Consider the aptly named Grand View Park, an isolated realm above the Inner Sunset with sandy trails that lead past wind-beaten cypress and are framed by wooden fences more rustic than refined. Now consider the approach from the west: a stairway cloaked in colorful tiles, some mirrored, embedded with the names of donors as well as fanciful creatures from the sea.”
Golden Gate Heights’ shining mosaic steps [Chron]

“You want to see something frightening on a lovely afternoon? Check out this amazing interactive map of Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco put together by Brian Whitty.”
You want scary? We’ve got an eviction map [SFBG]

“the Planning Department is not convinced that the finding should be changed, and are recommending the Planning Commission uphold the exemption at tomorrow’s hearing.”
Very Appealing: Dolores Park Appeal Hates Puppies [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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