“Urban Green’s harassment tactics are starting to closely resemble those of Skyline Reality, and it’s time for the Board of Supervisors to call for a hearing on their abuses.”
Urban Green’s Latest Mission District Victims [BeyondChron]

“Temporary housing for veterans was built in 1948, a soccer field that had been planned since 1907 was finally completed in 1951, and irrigation systems were installed in 1952.”
Park Life: Become the Sporty Type at Balboa Park [Curbed]

“You’ve found a realtor and you’re ready to put your abode on the market. But wait, your place might not be up to par with the competition just yet. Here’s what you need to do next.”
What You Need To Know About Selling Your Home: How To Get Your Property Ready For the Market [Curbed]

“Alexandria Real Estate Equities says it has tenants lined up to take the vast majority of 499 Illinois St. in Mission Bay, the vacant half of a two-building complex it bought two years ago for $217 million.”
Activity heating up at Mission Bay’s vacant 499 Illinois St. [Biz Times]

“Elevation Architects has been tapped to design the space, and the firm plans to keep many of the original elements of the art deco building, including its domed roof and some ornamental decorations.”
Alexandria Theater rehab finally gets green light [Biz Times]

“San Francisco, San Mateo and Alameda counties all had growth rates of more than 1 percent between January 2012 and the beginning of this year, according to Department of Finance figures released Wednesday.”
S.F., other Bay Area counties among fastest growing in California [Ex] [CBS5]

“The long-awaited and much-debated plan to change the shabby grass of the Beach Chalet soccer fields into artificial turf could be derailed by a state agency that oversees development along the coastline.”
Beach Chalet soccer field plan panned by state agency [Ex] [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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