Raw Sewage Leak Plagues SF Noe Valley Residents [CBS5]

“Anyone know of a marker or plaque in the City commemorating a out bisexual? Lemme know if you do. Same goes for other examples of lesbian specific public memorials.”
Number of Lesbian Public Memorials in SF is How Low? [Petrelis]

“One side of San Francisco is all about the next big app. The other side is old school and doesn’t understand. I show my dad Facebook and Twitter, but things are moving fast. The soccer field represents change, and they’re afraid of it.”
Beach Chalet soccer fields – a fight for city’s soul [Chron]

“This October, one year after opening a Metreon location at Mission and 4th, Target is opening its second City Target in San Francisco at the top of Masonic at Geary.”
Coming This Fall: City Target at Masonic [Uppercasing]

“These installations often last just a year, but this year the Hayes Valley Art Coalition is making an exception, extending the current piece until June 2014. “
Sculpture At Patricia’s Green To Stay Another Year [Hayeswire]

“Most of the area was destroyed in the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, but the businesses that rebuilt were quick to pick up where the old debauchery had left off – only this time they focused on glamour and entertainment. Instead of divey saloons, think nightclubs with dancing girls.”
Then & Now: Have a Good Time at the Hippodrome on “Terrific Street” [Curbed]

“Up the street, around the corner, is the real Fisherman’s Wharf. The boats are bigger here, and a bit scruffy. They have to work for a living. The dock where the fish boats unload along the seaward side of Pier 45 is empty. The boats didn’t go out this morning – too windy. It’s been blowing hard for 10 straight days, it seems; the salmon are scattered, not biting.”
The real Fisherman’s Wharf [Chron]

“there has long been conflicting and confusing information about some of the building’s basic history. For example: Who designed it? When was it built? Was it 1908, as stated in Splendid Survivors, or was it in fact earlier?”
Mid-Market mystery building ready for housing [Biz Times]

“Hoping to ride the profitable wave of recent hotel sales, the San Francisco’s St. Regis just landed on the market for a whopping $140 million asking price.”
St. Regis San Francisco on market for $140 million [Biz Times]

SFMOMA set to close for expansion project [ABC7]

“Members of the United Council of Human Services — which runs Mother Brown’s Dining Room and the drop-in center — is hoping to open a 100-bed homeless shelter in an empty building next to its current location on Jennings Street.”
Proposed Bayview homeless shelter would provide service where it is needed [Ex]

“The VA is looking to add roughly 340,000 square feet of space to its facilities — 260,000 square feet for research and another 80,000 for administrative purposes”
VA looking to expand its research facilities [Ex]

“Condo conversions are a problem for renters in this city because they require evictions. Rent-controlled units are taken off the market so that they can then convert to condominiums. So in the 1980s we passed a limit of 200 condo conversions a year. But this loophole was created, called tenancy in common (TIC), and there is no cap on that. That’s the entry point to becoming a condominium. That’s the heart of what this is about.”
Housing rights chief sees hope in condo conversion war [Chron]

“What’s baffling is that a company renowned for design innovation has hired one of the world’s most acclaimed architecture firms, only to unload a box that would look at home in Anymall, U.S.A.”
Boxy Apple store could shrink popular plaza [Chron]

San Francisco Cracks Down On Landlord Over Deplorable Conditions [CBS5]

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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