Monthly Archives: March 2014

S.F. condo market passes precrash peak

Earlier this month, there was an invite-only reception at Vida, a condominium project being built next to the New Mission Theater. As Jose Roberto Hernandez’s trio played, 250 potential buyers sipped on cans of Modelo and ate tapas provided by … Continue reading

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The Surreal Grandeur of San Francisco’s Little-Known Salt Fields

Crystallizer beds (Cargill Newark crystallizer beds, September 2005). Photo: Cris Benton Buckled gypsum (Salt Pond E6B, September 2009). Photo: Cris Benton Duck hunter’s cabin in ruins (Salt Pond E6B, September 2009). Photo: Cris Benton Dugout blind in small mound (Salt … Continue reading

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Elaborate FBI sting ensnares California politician

SAN FRANCISCO — The FBI began investigating a prominent California politician three years ago when ex-convict-turned-community-activist Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow introduced the politician’s fundraiser to an associate, an East Coast Mafia figure, according to a federal complaint. But the purported … Continue reading

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Real Estate Dealmakers of the Year: Where are they now?

2012 Dealmaker of the Year and Kilroy Realty Corp. CEO John Kilroy, Jr., bought four million square feet of space in San Francisco. In February, Kilroy signed the cloud storage company Dropbox to a 12-year lease of 333 Brannan St., … Continue reading

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How tech became the enemy – then and now

The flyer tucked on the windshield of a tech worker’s car on South Van Ness didn’t mince words: “The Mission has been colonized by pigs with money. … They help landlords drive up rents, pushing working and poor people out … Continue reading

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