“To the dismay of local environmentalists, the California Coastal Commission on Thursday gave San Francisco the go-ahead to replace the dilapidated grass soccer fields at Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park with artificial turf fields lit for nighttime play.”
SF soccer field project wins panel’s OK [Chron] [Ex] [Richmond SF] [SFBG]

“701 Fillmore, at the corner of Fillmore and Hayes, is up for lease. The space was formerly home to the In & Out Market, which had been in business since 1989.”
Former Corner Store Could Be Yours [Hayeswire]

“Artist Zio Ziegler is currently putting the finishing touches on a new mural at the corner of Divisadero and Grove.”
Zio Ziegler Mural Takes Shape at Grove and Divis [Haighteration]

“I made the map because I thought it would be a neat way to take San Francisco’s colorful history and connect to everyday experience, give you a new sense of your neighborhood and your city.”
From Lick to Main: Noah Veltman on his amazing interactive SF street name history map [SFBG]

“Playing off the project’s location at the juncture of Hayes Valley, the Castro, and Lower Haight, the project will be called Venn, as in Venn diagram.”
MacFarlane pushes ahead with San Francisco housing [Biz Times]

“John J. Ford & Emil Holje opened a saloon catering to the workers who lived in the area – immigrants working at shipyards, tanneries, bakeries, butchers, and more.”
Then & Now: What Was Once a Bar is Now Fast Food in Bayview [Curbed]

“The operators of the America’s Cup Pavilion made a voluntary agreement with nearby neighbors that if they were given permission to host 30 concerts there this summer, they would not apply to host shows at a similar venue around Piers 27-29 for 10 years.”
America’s Cup concerts on San Francisco waterfront to be one-shot deal [Ex]

“With about six months before voters will be asked to reject the development, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu — an opponent of the project, which is in his district — warned Thursday of a scenario in which millions of gallons of sewage spill out onto waterfront streets as a result of construction or an earthquake. “
Sewage concerns raised over S.F. waterfront development [Ex] [Weekly]

“According to the planning staff report, the new Starbucks would bring the percentage of nearby chain stores to 21 percent. The staff review also determined that the upper Market area is already “well served” by existing coffeehouses.”
Planning Commission rejects Starbucks on upper Market Street [BAR]

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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