1 hr ago
Buyers 'chomping at the bit' for Tishman Speyers' massive Lumina luxury condo complex
The project features two towers that rise 42 and 37-stories and two plaza buildings of eight stories each,connected by a shared podium. Developer Tishman Speyer is opening the sales office this month for San Francisco's largest condo project, the 656-unit Lumina in SoMa, making a bet that it can pull off another huge luxury project in San Francisco.
5 hrs ago
US News & World Report
6 Tips for Finding an Apartment in San Francisco
After spending the past seven years in Los Angeles, my husband and I relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area this month. With limited availability and increasing demand, finding an apartment in San Francisco is challenging .
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Folks at SFMOMA soiree beaming after traditional 'topping-out'
SnA hetta architect Craig Dykers , SFMOMA capital campaign vice chair Diana Nelson and Director Neal Benezra. Photo: Catherine Bigelow / Special To The Chronicle Maj.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Shawn Gawle talks Les Clos and French cuisine
Pastry chef Shawn Gawle prepares a dessert at Saison in San Francsico, Calif., is seen on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014. John Storey As Mark Bright 's SoMa project - the aforementioned all-day cafe/wine bar/retail shop named Les Clos - quickly approaches its opening this week , details are coming into focus.
Marlowe says goodbye to Townsend Street, readies new Brannan Street location
A staffer prints the drink menu on butcher paper at the now-closed location of Marlowe. Photo: The Chronicle/John Storey Now, the Marlowe team - Anna Weinberg, Jennifer Puccio, James Nicholas, Emily Luchetti and co. - will be putting the finishing touches on the new Marlowe, located just a few blocks away at the corner of Brannan and Fourth.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
S.F. weighs campaign to keep cars from clogging intersections
A Municipal Transportation Agency officer directs traffic Thursday at Second and Bryant streets in the South of Market area. San Francisco is testing different tactics to reduce the number of drivers blocking key intersections.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Come celebrate Halloween in style at the spooky W Hotel San Francisco
Who's looking for the hottest Halloween haunt? Embrace your alter ego, don your most stylish costume and head to W San Francisco's "sinister chic" Halloween Happening. Celebrate Halloween in Style at the Spooky W Hotel San Francisco on Friday, October 31st 2014, 9 p.m. W San Francisco turns into a hotel-wide haunted house, featuring San Francisco's hottest deejays spinning Top40, Hip-Hop, and EDM music.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Where are the single-family houses in San Francisco?
It's no secret that a huge part of the city's housing stock is rental properties - and many of those are under rent control. But there's got to be single-family homes for sale, so where are they? The San Francisco Chronicle looked into this very issue today.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
San Francisco Magazine
Four Hot New Restaurants to Try Right Now
Chino Team Tacolicious has ventured beyond tuna tostadas to take on Chinese food, and the result is a fun, poppy restaurant that appears to have been codesigned by Andy Warhol and a 13-year-old girl. While the menu offers tradition in the form of Shanghai soup dumplings, it abounds with cross-cultural mashups like the yuba salad, its cool, slippery ribbons of tofu skin bathed in cilantro-ginger salsa verde.
Sweat SF: Everything You Need To Know About Avant-Barre
Avant-Barre is a genuine group-exercise unicorn - a truly adaptable workout that allows participants of a wide range of fitness levels to get involved, but still keeps every member of the class pushing hard for the full hour. You'll leave the class feeling fitness is attainable, and maybe even... fun? Yes, fun.
Plans Proceeding to Turn Convalescent Hospital into Residenc...
The San Francisco Planning Department has issued a preliminary project assessment for a proposed renovation of the recently closed Mission Bay Convalescent Hospital, located at 331 Pennsylvania Avenue. Under the assessment, which provides feedback and procedural instructions to the project developer, plans to convert the structure into a six-unit residence were preliminarily approved.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
The Beer Run: Bay Area beers worth a field trip
Sacramento is a booming craft beer town, with more breweries opening, several breweries expanding and plenty of breweries winning prizes. But sometimes it's worth checking out the scene elsewhere to see what's new and exciting and, possibly, what might fit in back here.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Fil-Ams raise money to repatriate undocumented hero's remains
SAN FRANCISCO Pio Candelaria died as a hero of the Filipino American community in the South of Market District in San Francisco. He was considered a quiet, private man.
San Francisco Chronicle
S.F. cuts deal with downtown property owners on tax district
San Francisco city officials cut a deal Tuesday with downtown property owners who had threatened to sue over a proposed tax district that city officials are counting on to help pay for the $2.6 billion extension of Caltrain into the new Transbay Transit Center at First and Mission streets. Under the agreement, the city will still collect up to $1.4 billion in taxes from property owners around the new transit center for the Caltrain, and possibly high-speed rail, connection.
Slew of inventory to hit market this month
The friendly people at Guild Mortgage Company remind us that September is a big month for the San Francisco construction world. In a nutshell, we're going to have lots of new inventory hitting the market, so it's time to get your ducks in a row now if you're interested in buying a piece of any of these properties.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Top Chef Says San Francisco Cost Of Living Drives Cooks Away
San Francisco restaurants need cooks. This high-cost city is forcing many to take their culinary talents to Oakland and beyond the Bay Area.
Pilot seeks to fix gnarly SoMA gridlock
San Francisco transit officials have started a pilot program meant to curb driver behaviors at two intersections near Bay Bridge approaches. The Municipal Transportation Agency's SoMa Intersection Gridlock Enforcement Pilot evaluates the best way to change drivers from blocking intersections either on the crosswalk or in the middle of the intersection.
Are Transbay Developers Trying to Defund the Downtown Extension?
Developers who are building towers around the Transbay Transit Center in SoMa are fighting to reduce a special property tax that will be levied on developments in the area. The biggest loser could be the downtown rail extension to bring Caltrain and California high-speed rail into the terminal, as funds for the regional rail hub and other long-term projects would disappear.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Mayor's 'short term' elevator repairs a long time coming
We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.