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SF Jury Trials in Federal Courts Postponed Until OctoberSF Jury Trials in Federal Courts Postponed Until October
By - posted 7/30/2020
City Insight

Thanks to the SF Chronicle for letting us know that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases has prompted the San Francisco federal court to postpone jury trials until October. Jury trials in civil cases have also been postponed. But, if both sides agree, judges can conduct trials remotely without a jury. While more...

SF's "Sinking" Millennium Tower Finally Has a FixSF’s “Sinking” Millennium Tower Finally Has a Fix
By - posted 7/30/2020
City Insight

Thanks to SFGATE for letting us know that after sinking 18 inches, SF’s 58-story Millennium Tower finally has a fix. At 645 feet tall, the Millennium Tower was the tallest residential laughing stock in San Francisco. After sinking 18 inches and leaning 14 inches, cracking and popping. Its permits and approvals more...

SF's New "Homelessness Recovery Plan" Aims to Help 6,000SF’s New “Homelessness Recovery Plan” Aims to Help 6,000
By - posted 7/29/2020
City Insight

Mayor London N. Breed announced last Tuesday a plan to support investments in housing and shelter as part of a broader Homelessness Recovery Plan that will help the City create more housing and shelter for homeless residents as San Francisco endures and eventually emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full more...

New Skateboarding "Speed Bumps" Added to Dolores StreetNew Skateboarding “Speed Bumps” Added to Dolores Street
By - posted 7/22/2020
City Insight

Thank you KRON4 and SFGATE for letting us know that the annual “Hill Bomb” skateboarding event raised concerns about public safety and led the SFMTA to install speed bumps at the foot of Dolores Street hill to try to stop skateboarders. Update: SF Examiner reports that a 23-year-old bicyclist was killed more...

Breakdown of SF's Rental Market by NeighborhoodBreakdown of SF’s Rental Market by Neighborhood
By - posted 7/10/2020
City Insight, Housing

Thanks to SFGATE for letting us know how the plunge in the San Francisco rental market breaks down by neighborhood. Zumper National Rent Report for July 2020 shows that one-bedroom rents are down 11.8% across the city, (June 2019 to June 2020) beating the previous month’s record of largest decline ever more...

SF's Record-Breaking Rent Drop. Prices Down 11.8% from 2019SF’s Record-Breaking Rent Drop. Prices Down 11.8% from 2019
By - posted 7/5/2020
City Insight, Housing

Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that San Francisco rents are continuing to drop by a record pace as companies embrace remote work. According to Zumper, Rents for one-bedroom apartments in San Francisco have dropped by 11.8% since June 2019. That’s the largest year-over-year decline, beating last month’s record. Read the more...

Free Museum Days for 200,000 SF Residents This SummerFree Museum Days for 200,000 SF Residents This Summer
By - posted 6/24/2020
City Insight, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The city of San Francisco is launching the second year of the Museums for All program to provide free summer admission to 15+  local museums and cultural institutions for all San Francisco residents who receive public benefits. Last year 25,000 people participated in the program When are museums opening? Museums are more...

1930s UCSF Murals In Danger Unless $8 Million Is Raised1930s UCSF Murals In Danger Unless $8 Million Is Raised
By - posted 6/17/2020
City Insight, Murals

In the wake of COVID-19 and financial challenges, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that sadly the UCSF New Deal murals could be destroyed. A series of celebrated New Deal-era murals on the UCSF Parnassus campus, painted in the 1930s by Diego Rivera collaborator Bernard Zakheim could be destroyed unless $8 million more...

Defund The Police? Here's How Much SF & Oakland Spend on PoliceDefund The Police? Here’s How Much SF & Oakland Spend on Police
By - posted 6/16/2020
Causes, City Insight, Police Reform

Thanks to SF Gate for their research and letting us know how much several prominent Bay Area cities spend on their police departments. A few things to start with is that every city and budget can vary wildly and can’t often be compared apples to apples. Also for context, most people who more...

Meet The Presidio's Three Adorable Coyote PuppiesMeet The Presidio’s Three Adorable Coyote Puppies
By - posted 6/12/2020
City Insight

It’s now more than two months into the 2020 pupping season, which typically runs from spring to fall. We’ve confirmed that a litter of at least three pups was born in mid-April. These pups are reaching eight weeks of age and beginning traveling with the adults around the park. To protect more...

Happy 54th Birthday to San Francisco's Asian Art Museum!Happy 54th Birthday to San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum!
By - posted 6/11/2020
City Insight, Museums / Cultural Institutions

Located in the heart of the Civic Center, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations. Dynamic special exhibitions, cultural celebrations, and public programs for all ages provide rich art experiences that unlock the more...

Why the Golden Gate Bridge Now Makes Strange NoisesWhy the Golden Gate Bridge Now Makes Strange Noises
By - posted 6/9/2020
City Insight

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know why the Golden Gate Bridge started making strange noises with the wind last Friday. Many have heard the bizarre whistling sound and wondered what it was.  Golden Gate Bridge Sargent reported the eerie sound you’re hearing from the Golden Gate Bridge is in fact the more...

San Francisco Rents Drop 9.2%, Lowest in 3 YearsSan Francisco Rents Drop 9.2%, Lowest in 3 Years
By - posted 6/6/2020
City Insight

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that San Francisco rents are down to the lowest median prices in 3 years. (But still ridiculously expensive, if you ask us – and just about anyone esle, of course) According to Zumper, Rents for one-bedroom apartments in San Francisco have dropped by more...

Happy 90th Birthday Harvey Milk!Happy 90th Birthday Harvey Milk!
By - posted 5/21/2020
City Insight

Harvey Milk, born May 22, 1930, was the first openly gay public official. He constantly fought for the disenfranchised. Milk served only 11-months in the office before being assassinated, but his impact on the LGBTQ community is everlasting. His platform was and is one of hope. “I know you can’t live more...

Happy 93rd Birthday SFO!Happy 93rd Birthday SFO!
By - posted 5/7/2020
City Insight

Happy Birthday to SFO! San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was commissioned on May 7, 1927. As the Bay Area’s largest airport, nearly 58 million guests travel through the airport each year. It offers nonstop flights to more than 49 international destinations on 41 international carriers and connects nonstop to 83 cities more...