Apple should think outside the box [Chron] [ABC7]

“AB 1273, which San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced at the request of Mayor Ed Lee and the Port of San Francisco, would allow the state Legislature, rather than the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, to determine whether the stadium plan meets the definition of a public trust as regards shoreline development.”
Ting’s bill on Warriors arena sails through Assembly [Chron]

“While they cannot get a new toilet for free, other residential customers and all commercial customers can apply for rebates of up to $300 for the installation of high-efficiency toilets. A total of 6,152 residential and commercial customers received rebates for installing high-efficiency toilets in the last fiscal year.”
Low-flow toilets on a roll in S.F. [Ex]

“Seymour’s tour, which starts at the site of the soon-to-be renovated Renoir Hotel on Market and 7th streets, weaves through many of the Tenderloin’s historic and cultural landmarks, takes in a large slice of the underside and makes stops at the busiest local churches and nonprofits. “
Street-smart tours show off San Francisco’s Tenderloin [Biz Times]

“The SOMA Grand Residences Owners Association alleges that in 2011 the building began to experience significant waterproofing issues in the exterior concrete masonry walls, subterranean garage walls and the expansive podium deck. Exterior sealant joint failures of the pre-cast concrete walls and window defects are also identified, according to the lawsuit.”
SoMa Grand condo owners sue over alleged defects [Biz Times]

“The Mission’s Liberty Hill district contains some of the most intact historic residential blocks in the city. But what’s the story behind these swanky Victorian mansions and cottages?”
Hidden Histories: The Story Behind the Liberty Hill Historic District [Curbed]

“We’re going to go out on a limb and say this was one of the coolest bar fronts in San Francisco.”
Then & Now: Set Sail at the Road to Mandalay in West Portal [Curbed]

“we have towels over all of the vents and it is forbidden to use our central heating because the smells that come up from there make me vomit.”
Today’s Craigslist Ad: $700 To Live Above 140-Square-Foot “Health Hazard” [SFist]

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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