Monthly Archives: May 2019

In a little yellow house, SF supes see model for getting mentally ill off streets

Out in the Ingleside district sits a little yellow house where Melanie Brandt lives with roommates. She gardens out back and manages to communicate a little with her Cantonese-speaking neighbors over the fence. She hands out candy to the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Reports of Active Shooter Shuts Down Streets in SF’s Potrero Hill

San Francisco police on Monday afternoon shut down streets and evacuated buildings in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood while they investigated reports of an active shooter in the area which later turned out to be unfounded. The investigation was centered … Continue reading

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Developer in San Lorenzo says unions holding up critical housing project

Developer Terry Demmon knew he would face challenges in building 163 apartments on a 5-acre parcel in the heart of San Lorenzo, an unincorporated town of sycamore trees, cul-de-sacs and midcentury ranch homes 12 miles south of downtown Oakland. After … Continue reading

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Did rising rents kill the Bay Area’s urban homesteading movement?

Over the course of almost a decade, Sheila Cassani and Matthew Yungert built a backyard farm in the middle of Oakland. They dug vegetable beds, built a chicken coop of reclaimed wood, installed a beehive and planted fruit trees. They … Continue reading

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$75 a Cuppa: Tasting the World’s Most Expensive Coffee in San Francisco

Just when you thought coffee was becoming ridiculously expensive, someone had to go and take it to a whole new level — and of course, it’s happening in San Francisco. A corner coffee shop is selling its most exotic brew … Continue reading

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