“The Warriors’ plan calls for Red’s to be picked up – lock, stock and beer barrel – and moved some 600 feet from the northwest corner of the proposed Piers 30-32 arena site to the southwest corner, about as far away from the team’s home as possible.”
Red’s Java House OK with bump by Warriors [Chron]

“No other spot in San Francisco feels as serene as the soft rise at the entrance to the Palace of the Legion of Honor.”
Lincoln Heights prizes tradition and views [Chron]

“If the new survey’s findings are accurate – and if the situation in the Excelsior is similar in other parts of The City – there could be tens of thousands of previously unknown illegal in-law units in San Francisco, and tens of thousands of San Francisco residents not counted by the Census Bureau or otherwise living off the books, said Calimbas, who stressed that much more research is needed.”
San Francisco likely has tens of thousands of people living under the stairs [Ex]

“the proposal to strip-mine natural turf across the entire Beach Chalet fields and replace it with ground-up toxic tires and fake lawn, add 150,000 watts of night lighting on 60-foot poles burning 365 days per year, along with stadium seating for 1,000 and more than 1 acre of additional paving, is not in any way, shape, form or intent ‘naturalistic.'”
Turf plan would blight GG Park’s green oasis [Ex]

“Want to cash in on prime San Francisco real estate that the city gives away for free? Some enterprising van owner shows how it’s done on AirBnB, where a listing offers a rentable camper parked on the public right of way for the budget-conscious traveler.”
How to Turn a Free Parking Space Into a Subsidized Hotel [Streetsblog]

“101 Polk Street is a new project coming before the Planing Commission tomorrow that converts a surface parking lot at the corner of Polk and Hayes to a 13-story, 162-unit residential building with 51 below-ground parking spots and a roof terrace.”
Development Watch: Civic Center Rental Project Looking for a Green Light [Curbed]

“We understand how dire wading through Craigslist can be. You find what seems like the perfect place only to find out it’s already been rented, or worse, it’s a scam. And let’s be frank, Craigslist is lacking in the aesthetics department.”
On the Hunt for Roommates or an Apartment? Check Out These Craigslist Alternatives [Curbed]

“The gardens aren’t just aesthetic though — they’re a useful tool in absorbing stormwater after serious downpours and preventing our city’s sewer system from overflowing.”
Permeable Sidewalk Installed On Page Street [Hayeswire]

“Property owners within a historic district may be eligible for tax savings under the Mills Act for renovation projects, although they’re also subject to extra review if they want to make any external changes. So, there are pros and cons.”
Duboce Park Landmark District Hearing Monday [Haighteration]

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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