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Blog Archives: January 2016

Super Bowl 50: Entertainment Schedule for Super Bowl City

January 26, 2016
By Mario Sevilla | KRON4   SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee has announced its list of performers scheduled to take the stage the week of the title game. Grammy Winning Artist Alicia Keys, One Republic, The Band Perry, Matt Nathanson and Chris Isaak will perform at the free-to-the-public fan village, “Super Bowl City presented by Verizon.” City will be treated to free concerts by some of the world’s most notable artists and the Bay Area’s finest performers,” said Keith Bruce, CEO of the Super Bowl 50 Host ...

$6,000 a night? Super Bowl 50 inspiring outrageous short term rental rates

January 26, 2016
By Anna Marie Erwert | SfGate Super Bowl 50 is on its way to San Francisco: hotels are offering special high-priced packages; restaurants are gearing up; the homeless are being lured off the streets; and the city is ready. As SF Gate reported last week, we’re going to be bombarded. “It’s going to be crowded. There is going to be traffic, and there are going to be streets closed,” warns Charlotte Shultz, the city’s chief of protocol and one of 43 members of the Advisory Group for the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. “We’re ...

State giving S.F. $8.8 million for 2 affordable housing projects

January 14, 2016
By Emily Green | staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle   The state will grant San Francisco $8.8 million to help fund two affordable housing projects in the Tenderloin and the South of Market neighborhood. Using proceeds from its cap-and-trade auction, the state will give $6.5 million toward the development of 85 affordable units at 222 Beale St. and $2.3 million for the Eddy and Taylor Family Housing project. Mercy Housing is developing 222 Beale St., which will provide 120 affordable housing units. The complex is part ...

SF Is the Third Least Affordable Major City in the Entire World

January 14, 2016
By Scott Lucas |   It feels like it's gotten so bad that the only people who can afford to buy mansions here are Danielle Steel and Mark Zuckerberg. Now we have the data to back it up. A worldwide study of 360 urban areas in nine countries found that San Francisco was the third most expensive major market to buy property. Not third in California. Not third in the country. Third in the entire world. Well, it's good to be on the top, we suppose, but this isn't a competition that anyone wants to win. That's according ...

Longtime Market Street art supply store Flax moving to Oakland

January 14, 2016
By J.K. Dineen | staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle   Before deciding to move to downtown Oakland, the longtime San Francisco art supply store Flax scoured the city for a new location. It toured warehouses and former auto repair shops in the Mission District and on the central waterfront. It looked at the vacant Fresh & Easy grocery store in the Bayview and a former O’Reilly Auto Parts on Mission at Cesar Chavez. But nothing quite worked. Some places were too small; others offered little or no parking. Still others were ...

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