1 hr ago
Burning Man Sculpture Becomes San Francisco's Newest Light Show
The 60-foot sculpture named "SOMA" combines metal and LED lights to mimic brain neurons and create an interactive experience for visitors.
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1 hr ago
Designer falls dead on electric skateboard in San Francisco
Oakland resident George Schnakenberg III appeared to suddenly collapse while riding south on Eighth Street past Brannan Street on Wednesday morning.
4 hrs ago
New Skate Park Grinds Neighbors' Nerves
When the SoMa West Skate Park opened under the Central Freeway earlier this month, skateboarders greeted it enthusiastically , crowding the park with kickflips and ollies at all hours of the day.
14 hrs ago
Man Shot In San Francisco's SoMa, Near Hotel Where President Is Staying
A man was wounded in a shooting Tuesday night in San Francisco's South of Market, not too far from where President Barack Obama is staying during his visit to the Bay Area.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Nom Nom: Hungry for Land, Hotel Developer Swallows SoMa McDonald's
The parcel of land beneath SoMa's McDonald's has been purchased by hotel developer Stonebridge Companies for an undisclosed sum.
Teen shot to death in SoMa residential hotel
The Henry Hotel, a privately run SRO, towers above the 6th Street corridor in San Francisco's South of Market/Tenderloin district.
Invesco and Harvest Properties snap up two SoMa office buildings
Howard Hawthorn e, a 240,000-square-foot two-building office complex in San Francisco's SoMa district, recently traded hands.
San Francisco Magazine
My Weekend Fling With the Conservatarians
Before last weekend's Reboot 2014 conference even began, it was blasted in PandoDaily as a "cesspool" of "hick fascism" mixed with "Silicon Valley's emerging brand of optimistic, half-understood libertarianism, part hippie cybernetics, part hot-tub-Hayek."
Man shot to death in South of Market residential hotel
Officers responded to a 911 call for help at the Henry Hotel at 106 Sixth St. near Mission Street at 5:12 a.m. but found no one, police said.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
San Francisco Startup Companies Victimized by Rash of Burglaries
A San Francisco tech startup is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of this person who is allegedly responsible for burglarizing his office and several others.
Wire: Foie Ban Appeal; Cocktail-Making Robot Contest
Though buying and selling foie gras is illegal in California, thirteen states have filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to review the ban .
A veteran skater reviews the new SoMa West Skatepark
We asked our buddy Eric, who's been spending a lot of time at the new spot, to tell us all about it: First off, the City of San Francisco started dialogue about this park, going back as far as 2008.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
'Startup Guy' fashion is literally a style in Banana Republic's Summer line
Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/20/startup-guy-fashion-is-literally-a-style-in-banana-republics-summer-line/ Do you want a look that says "work hard, play hard, disrupt hard"? Well, then, the Gap's Banana Republic has all the business casual you can handle, lovingly called "The Startup Guy."
Sat Jul 19, 2014
San Fran's 'Flagging in the Park'
Flagging in the Park, the celebratory fabric-spinning party and commemoration, returns to the National AIDS Memorial Grove next Saturday, July 26. A combination of festive outdoor event and fundraiser, the roots of the swirling tie-dyed dance form goes back to the earliest days of gay culture, and even decades before.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
It's Not Just Uber Trying to Break Into Portland - Lyft is Lobbying, Too
Uber , the San Francisco-based ride-sharing startup that enlists drivers to use their own cars as de facto taxis, today re-ignited its drive to get its service legalized in Portland.
GitHub: A social media-driven scandal revisited
Learning lessons. The sex harassment charges that hit San Francisco software development company GitHub in March provides "a window into how rising startups are often ill-equipped to deal with complex, inter-office dynamics, which can be roiled by employees on social media," says the Wall Street Journal in a look back at the affair.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Skate Park and Dog Park to Open in SoMa
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim today announced the opening of a new skate park and dog park located in the South of Market neighborhood, as well as a new public plaza set to open on August 1. Both the 72,000 square foot skate park and the 7,000 square foot dog park are located beneath the Central Freeway between Valencia and Otis ... (more)
Bloomberg Opens Dedicated R&D Facility in San Francisco
"Opening a dedicated R&D office in the heart of San Francisco's tech corridor is critical to our commitment to attract the best software developers and develop cutting edge technologies for our customers," said Dan Doctoroff, Bloomberg President and CEO.
site news: Please welcome Carmel DeAmicis, Gigaom's new social & web writer
Meet Carmel, who will be covering social media and web technologies for Gigaom on a full-time basis starting Monday.
How S.F.'s Mid-Mission district is transforming
Workers snap grid lines in chalk to help guide construction of the next level of the Panoramic building in Mid-Mission.