“Plenty of science fiction is city-specific: it’s impossible to imagine RoboCop anywhere but Detroit, or Blade Runner outside of Los Angeles. What sets Star Trek apart is the attention it pays to one little city, barely seven miles across, when the other points on its journey are not cities or countries, but planets and star systems. “
Why Star Trek Made San Francisco the Center of Its Futuristic Utopia [Wired]

“Located under and adjacent to parts of the Central Freeway near Otis, Stevenson, and Valencia Streets, the new park will feature a 17,000 sq.ft. skate park and a 28,000 sq. ft. dog park and parking area.”
Development Watch: A Shiny New Park for Skaters and Dogs in SoMa [Curbed]

“The units will lease for $4 a square foot with the smaller units renting for $1,450 a month.”
Tenderloin TV studio to be recast as micro apartment [Biz Times]

“College Hill ends abruptly at the Bernal Cut, which began as a narrow valley on the west edge of the slope. The first cut came in the 1860s for railroad tracks. It was widened to make room for San Jose Avenue in the 1920s. Concrete walkways lead down from the low crest. An overpass links one street to Glen Park.”
College Hill was original St. Mary’s home [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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