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I Drive SF: How I became a self loathing pandemic hoarder

I Drive SF: How I became a self loathing pandemic hoarder

You have permission to edit this article.It’s hot in the sun. In the shade, it’s cold. I can’t seem to catch a break with the weather today. Standing in line outside Trader Joe’s with 50 other people, I begin to question my resolve.According to the sign, the wait time is approximately 30 minutes. The line stretches from the entrance around the side of the store, through the parking lot and down a residential street. It’s only gotten longer since I showed up, enviro-sacks in hand, 10 minutes ago. As we get closer, another sign informs potential shoppers that personal bags aren’t allowed...

April 16, 2020
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New restrictions on office space in new Mission District developments move forward

New restrictions on office space in new Mission District developments move forward

You have permission to edit this article.A project approved in December at 2300 Harrison St., the former headquarters of Lyft, allows a total of 95,00 square…New restrictions on office space in new Mission District developments move forwardA project approved in December at 2300 Harrison St., the former headquarters of Lyft, allows a total of 95,00 square…The Planning Commission on Thursday voted to prohibit most office space in some new developments in the Mission District.The unanimous vote Thursday on a proposal from Supervisor Hillary Ronen is intended to boost housing in projects within...

April 24, 2020
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The San Francisco Board of Education is failing our children

The San Francisco Board of Education is failing our children

You have permission to edit this article.By Michelle ParkerThe uncertainties of the upcoming school year are keeping me up at night. I know I’m not alone. For parents, so much about this Fall is uncertain. Some are worried their high schooler will lose momentum as they move towards graduation. Others are worried their rising third grader won’t become a confident reader in a distance-learning environment. But one thing is for sure: this will be the most challenging and inequitable back-to-school experience our K-12 school communities have ever experienced.Stating the obvious: safely opening...

August 5, 2020
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Four dead, 67 test positive for COVID-19 at Western Addition nursing home

Four dead, 67 test positive for COVID-19 at Western Addition nursing home

You have permission to edit this article.Four people have died and 67 residents and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at Central Gardens Convalescent Hospital, a private skilled nursing facility in the Western Addition.The San Francisco Department of Public Health confirmed Friday the four deaths due to coronavirus symptoms as well as 39 residents and 28 staff who tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility with just 92 certified beds on Ellis Street. The department was first notified of the initial cases on March 30.“We’re doing everything we can to mitigate the spread of the virus...

April 27, 2020
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Hit-and-run driver strikes pedestrian in Bayview crosswalk

Hit-and-run driver strikes pedestrian in Bayview crosswalk

You have permission to edit this article.A driver fled the scene after striking a 58-year-old man who was using a crosswalk in the Bayview late Thursday evening, police said.The hit-and-run collision happened at Oakdale Avenue and Selby Street around 7:30 p.m. when a sedan struck the man, according to police.Officers later found the vehicle involved in the incident but an arrest does not appear to have been made as of Friday morning.The injured pedestrian was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.Police have not released a detailed description of the suspect, a man in his 30s.We...

May 15, 2020
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Police arrest Oakland man for violating shelter-in-place order

Police arrest Oakland man for violating shelter-in-place order

You have permission to edit this article.A 20-year-old Oakland man who was warned about violating the shelter-in-place order and refused to comply was arrested later Saturday night by officers from the San Francisco police Tenderloin station on suspicion of violating the order and possession of drugs for sale, police said.Wilmer Vargas-Arrazola, 20, was taken into custody at Leavenworth and McAllister streets and charged with the shelter violation and possession of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl for sale. Police also seized $477 in cash.We provide a free service for you to honor your loved...

April 27, 2020
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Preston calls for hearing on UCSF Inner Sunset expansion

Preston calls for hearing on UCSF Inner Sunset expansion

You have permission to edit this article.Supervisor Dean Preston on Tuesday called for a hearing on the planned University of San Francisco expansion in the Inner Sunset.UCSF has plans to add another 1.5 million square feet to its Parnassus Heights campus, reaching more than 5 million square feet total. The expansion will bring nearly 1,000 units of housing, offices, and research facilities, and a new hospital expected to open in 2030 to increase patient capacity at the foot of Mount Sutro south of Golden Gate Park.The plan may be approved as soon as Jan. 20 by the University of California...

December 23, 2020
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SF’s largest dog play area undergoes a trans-fur-mation

SF’s largest dog play area undergoes a trans-fur-mation

You have permission to edit this article.Delia A. and her dog, Dizzy, climb on trees installed in the renovated the Golden Gate Dog Training Area at…Dogs and their humans gathered Saturday at the newly renovated dog park in Golden Gate Park. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF…The renovated Golden Gate Dog Training Area includes separate spaces for large and small dogs. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)Wit Bastian and his dog visited the newly renovated Golden Gate Dog Training Area for the first time on Saturday.(Samantha…Jennifer Kurrie commanded Mouse and Montana sit on a platform for...

February 7, 2021
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Advocates call for permanent moratorium on ‘poverty tows’

Advocates call for permanent moratorium on ‘poverty tows’

You have permission to edit this article.Mana Dream, a former software engineer, has been living in their 1973 Dodge Sportsman RV for nearly three years. (Kevin…Mana Dream, a former software engineer, has been living in their 1973 Dodge Sportsman RV for nearly three years. (Kevin…Ron Trathen hates change. He recalls moving around a lot as a kid, and now he prefers to put down roots. That’s why he’s spent the last four years on Bayshore Boulevard.Today, home is the motorhome where he lives with his partner, Linda, and three dogs. But Trathen says he’s had 11 vehicles towed in the last six...

August 9, 2020
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Why the tech bubble never actually burst

Why the tech bubble never actually burst

You have permission to edit this article.By Erin Griffith and Taylor JohnstonThe New York TimesThe venture capitalists are sounding the alarm.At conferences, they buzz about falling valuations for startups. On CNBC, they bemoan the sudden lack of initial public offerings. On Twitter, they warn of a coming downturn.It is a familiar refrain. For the past decade, such warnings have cropped up repeatedly in startup land. The industry is in another bubble, investors and commentators caution, conjuring the 1999 dot-com era and the dramatic collapse and recession that followed. Jobs disappeared,...

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