More bad housing news out of California: San Francisco Bay Area June home sales plummet as prices surge

The median price of a Bay Area home sold in June hit $ 875,000, up 12.9 percent compared with June 2017. That is the highest price on record. Annual price gains over the last six months were twice what they were a year ago.
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How San Francisco sends less trash to the landfill than any other major U.S. city

San Francisco diverts 80 percent of its waste from landfills, more than any other major city. It hopes to achieve zero waste by 2020. Here's a look at what makes the city's waste management system so successful.


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San Francisco house prices explode in the first half of 2018 as tech boom shows no signs of slowing

The average price of a house in San Francisco grew by $ 205,000 in the first half of 2018, according to data from the MLS compiled by local real estate agency Paragon.
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[Breaking] San Francisco Now Has Its First Black Woman Mayor

London Breed will be the first black woman mayor of San Francisco after her opponent conceded the election results, reports CNN. 

Breed claimed victory after her opponent, Mark Leno, a former California state senator, conceded in a tight election race. Breed and Leno battled for the position after the untimely death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died from a heart attack in December 2017.

African American women have been particularly energized in the 2018 election season. Stacey Abrams recently made history as the first female gubernatorial nominee for any major party in Georgia.

And in December of last year, African American voters showed up in massive numbers at the voting booth on Tuesday, helping Democrat Doug Jones defeat Republican Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate seat.

According to exit polls by The Washington Post—African Americans voted almost unanimously for Jones. The Democrat received 96% of the black vote. Jones was particularly helped by black women; receiving 98% of their vote. And 93% of black men voted for him. Still, it was a tight race with Jones receiving 50% of the overall vote versus Moore’s 49%..

Additionally, many grassroots initiatives have sprung up to get more people of color involved in politics.


—Editor’s Note: This is a breaking story and will be updated. 




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Nearly half of San Francisco Bay Area voters plan to leave in the next few years

Lack of housing and egregious commutes are forcing San Francisco Bay residents out of their homes and seeking states with lower taxes, according to the San Francisco Business Times.
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Black Woman-London Breed Becomes Mayor Of San Francisco After Ed Lee Death

Here’s an interesting development that just happened. One that has catapulted a black woman into the mayor’s chair in San Francisco.

Because of the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee , 65, Tuesday morning from a heart attack, London Breed has become acting mayor. It’s also worth noting that she first black woman to serve in that executive capacity, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Family, friends and colleagues were at his side,” a statement from his office said.

Breed is a native San Franciscan who was raised in the projects by her grandmother. As a longtime community leader, she first won election to the city’s Board of Supervisors in 2012. Her colleagues chose her to serve as president of the board in 2015. After winning re-election to the Board in 2016, Breed was unanimously chosen by the other board members to continue serving as president. Breed holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis in political science, with a minor in African American studies. And she went on to earn a master’s in public administration from the University of San Francisco. Her political career started with an internship under former Mayor Willie Brown in the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services. As the board’s president, she oversees a $ 10 billion budget and more than 30,000 employees.

Breed has taken hits for her no-nonsense approach to tackling issues. In fact, an expletive-laden social media post in 2012 got her in hot water. But she’s learned to take a different approach that’s still effective, the Chronicle says. The Board must vote to officially make Breed the temporary mayor.

She’s expected to get their approval. Breed would serve out Lee’s term until the June 2018 election.

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Best places to eat in San Francisco


Sometimes deciding where to eat out can be just too overwhelming, especially in a big city like San Francisco. Here’s a rundown of some of the best places to eat in the city to take some stress out of your dining out decisions! Even better, we’ve chosen some places that offer fantastic value for money for any bargain hunters so that you can spend your money on more exciting things!

WesBurger ‘N’ More

WesBurger can be found over on Mission Street and has that perfect retro diner feel to it. They call themselves the smallest bar in San Fran and they are open all the way to midnight for your late night cravings. Just like the name suggests, not only do they provide a mean burger, they have burritos, steaks, and salads. A big favorite is the ‘Hot Wes’ patty with onion rings, queso, pickled jalapenos and a side of tater tots.

Saucy Asian

This exciting eatery serves a great combination of Korean and Californian that caters to all kinds of diets. Located downtown on 3801 17th Street, Saucy Asian offers a wide variety of food including rice bowls, burritos, tacos and poke. Don’t forget to add a soy egg and some kimchi to your rice bowl for that authentic Korean flavor and finish off your meal with a refreshing popsicle.

Bini’s Kitchen

The founder Binita Pradhan is a native of Nepal and worked in the Nepali food industry for years before coming to San Francisco. When she arrived, she began to miss home-cooked food, so decided to set up a kitchen and began to make her own. Check her out at 2940 Folsom Street. The Momos (something similar to a meat dumpling) are a firm favorite and can be dipped in a tasty tomato and cilantro puree, or maybe you could dig into an authentic Tibetan curry.

Bi-Rite Creamery

With various locations across San Francisco, Bi-Rite Creamery makes delicious ice cream and baked goods and often have queues around the block! They opened back in 2006 and have been popular ever since! They pride themselves on making ice cream recipes straight from scratch, with organic and locally sourced materials. Some of the more exciting flavors include Balsamic Strawberry, Concorde Grape, Earl Grey and Maple Walnut.

Golden Boy Pizza

You probably aren’t wrong to say that all pizza is good pizza, but the slices from Golden Boy are a cut above the rest (excuse the pun). Founder Peter Sodini opened his pizza joint in 1978, and it soon became the place to be! It is still in the family and managed by Peter’s sons. These slices are not greasy and generously topped. One of the local favorites is the Combination Slice, stuffed with sausage, pepperoni, and vegetables.

These are just a small selection of all the great eateries available in the Golden Gate City, but it’s probably fair to say these are some of the best, and let’s face it, food tastes better when you know it isn’t breaking the bank.


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‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine Recreated Its First San Francisco Office for 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Rolling Stone magazine celebrated its 50th anniversary with an extensive three-floor exhibition at I.M. Pei’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Magazine co-founder Jann Wenner teamed up with Pentagram to create a blueprint of the space inspired by the layout of the original magazine. The exhibition begins on the fourth floor with a pavilion emblazoned with the magazine’s iconic logo — inside is a recreation of the imprint’s first office in San Francisco, which includes memorabilia such as Wenner’s original desk, mail filer, first magazine issue and editor’s letter.

“We hope that we have something here for the artists and the industry and every person. Rolling Stone is not just about the music, but also about the things and attitudes that the music embraces,” Wenner wrote in his first letter from the editor.

The rest of the space features walls plastered with enlarged prints of Rolling Stone‘s most historic covers, tracing the legacy and history of the music industry, pop culture and the magazine itself. Audio recordings and videos of interviews with pop and rock icons — such as Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz and Mick Jagger, amongst many other — play on projectors throughout the space, rounding out the engrossing experience.

The Rolling Stone: 50 Years exhibit is on display until Winter 2017. For more retrospective shows, take an in-depth look inside Ari Marcopoulos’s “Machine” exhibition.

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San Francisco 49ers Nassau Stand Golf Bag

San Francisco 49ers Nassau Stand Golf Bag

When you hit that hole-in-one on the golf course, throw your club in the air and point to your San Francisco 49ers-inspired golf bag. This Nassau Stand golf bag boasts festive embroidered San Francisco 49ers graphics in five different locations that give you the motivation to ace the hole! This lightweight, easy-to-carry bag weighs approximately five pounds and comes with an umbrella holder and towel ring to keep you and your clubs dry. It also features a 4-way top and four zippered pockets for storage. Why stop with one ace; go for two in a row and let the spirit of the San Francisco 49ers guide your ball to the bottom of the cup.
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San Francisco 49ers Infant Bib and Shoe Gift Set – Black/White

San Francisco 49ers Infant Bib and Shoe Gift Set – Black/White

As a parent, there are a lot of good traits you want to pass down to your kid. As a San Francisco fan, you know that one of those traits has to be die-hard team spirit. This bib and shoe gift set will have your little one on the path to outstanding 49ers devotion. It features a bib with a hook and loop closure and embroidered team graphics. This set also has adorable old-school style shoes with the team name and logo printed on the sides, so your baby can boast serious San Fran style!
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New Era San Francisco 49ers Ladies Chic Cadet Military Hat – Scarlet

New Era San Francisco 49ers Ladies Chic Cadet Military Hat – Scarlet

You wanna stand out at that first Niners game of the season. You’ve been looking forward to that day for months, giddy with excitement for another season of San Francisco football. Stick out from the game day crowd in this Chic Cadet hat from New Era. It features an embroidered 49ers logo off to the side of the crown, contrast stitching, a team logo on the underbill and a unique style that will give you plenty of attention. Start the season off right in this Niners cap, and you’ll never regret it!
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Junk Food San Francisco 49ers Game Day Premium T-Shirt – Ash

Junk Food San Francisco 49ers Game Day Premium T-Shirt – Ash

When San Francisco 49ers game day rolls around: youre the type of fan who just has to have the most team-spirited tee. Dont settle for some cheap shirt: buddy: your Niners deserve the best: like this ultra-stylish Game Day tee. Made of super soft tri-blend fabric: this premium tee features a printed team name and logo on the front along with the team motto printed across the back. Die-hard 49ers fanaticism runs in your bloodyou cant help it!
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Junk Food San Francisco 49ers Time Out Long Sleeve Thermal T-Shirt – Black

Junk Food San Francisco 49ers Time Out Long Sleeve Thermal T-Shirt – Black

Football season for the 49ers only comes once a year. Make sure you dress to impress every game day this season with this Time Out thermal tee from Junk Food. It boasts a distressed San Francisco logo printed on the chest to display your 49ers pride!
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Capital Intentions: Female Proprietors in San Francisco, 1850-1920

Capital Intentions: Female Proprietors in San Francisco, 1850-1920

Late nineteenth-century San Francisco was an ethnically diverse but male-dominated society bustling from a rowdy gold rush, earthquakes, and explosive economic growth. Within this booming marketplace, some women stepped beyond their roles as wives, caregivers, and homemakers to start businesses that combined family concerns with money-making activities. Edith Sparks traces the experiences of these women entrepreneurs, exploring who they were, why they started businesses, how they attracted customers and managed finances, and how they dealt with failure.Using a unique sample of bankruptcy records, credit reports, advertisements, city directories, census reports, and other sources, Sparks argues that women were competitive, economic actors, strategizing how best to capitalize on their skills in the marketplace. Their boardinghouses, restaurants, saloons, beauty shops, laundries, and clothing stores dotted the city’s landscape. By the early twentieth century, however, technological advances, new preferences for name-brand goods, and competition from large-scale retailers constricted opportunities for women entrepreneurs at the same time that new opportunities for women with families drew them into other occupations. Sparks’s analysis demonstrates that these businesswomen were intimately tied to the fortunes of the city over its first seventy years.

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