Jessica Z

07 Feb 2022

Ride Around 1940s San Francisco in this Remastered Film

In the comments section, people who formerly swore off colorized film were enchanted by how the hue made the past feel closer than ever. A 35mm black and white film of San Francisco from the 1940s found in the Internet Archive was restored by NASS for stabilized, de-noised, cleaned, and

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31 Jan 2022

Cafe Du Soleil Is Coming Back To Lower Haight!

It’s true, I swear. We did report in April 2020 that it was gone forever, but now, it’s back, with a freshly painted logo, and across the street from its former location! Word on the street is that this new spot has a larger kitchen space, so we could be

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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25 Jan 2022

Here’s A Map To Find Open Streets In SF For All Your Pedestrian Dreams (January 2022)

Jane Jacobs wrote in The Death and Life of Great American Cities that “lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration.” One seed, nourished by SF’s Shared Spaces, is the confluence of people, strangers and neighbors alike, neighborhoods, and public streets. Through Shared Spaces, temporarily car-free streets

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24 Jan 2022

Over A Thousand Applications for 91 Below-Market-Rate Units At The George

The full superlative is a bit of a mouthful: the-highest-percentage-of-middle-income-below-market-rate-units-included-in-a-market-rate-building, in San Francisco’s history. Potential renters could submit applications to the housing lottery on DAHLIA, SF Housing’s Portal up until Dec. 2, 2021. As listed on the portal, qualifying incomes range from $54,192 for a single person household up to

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24 Jan 2022

San Francisco Will Pay You A Grand To Stay Home To Recover From COVID

    A program created by Supervisor Hillary Ronen in 2020 has been extended by $5.4 million, according to a press release from the City. This follows the Omicron surge that began near the end of December of last year, and has since begun to decline. In February 2021, Mission

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17 Jan 2022

Angry Reviews Of “No Smell” Candles Go Up With Omicron Surge

To forecast future surges in Covid, it seems like all we have to do is check out online reviews for Yankee Candles, or other brands of scented wicks. In 2020, Terri Nelson, a painter and artist, first pointed out in a tongue-and-cheek Tweet that there were angry customers reporting their

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17 Jan 2022

What’s A Bodega To A Corner Store?

Regionality, mostly. The name is seemingly so universal yet specific to New York, and grappling with this contradiction are people on Twitter who bemoan that bodegas and corner stores are the same thing. Went to New York and now I can’t stop saying bodega pic.twitter.com/EzpV7O2B6e — Colin Blanc (@icewintrs) January

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17 Jan 2022

The World’s First Cryogenically Preserved Man Has Waited 55 Years For A Cure

As the first man to be cryogenically frozen, James Bedford may wait, preserved in liquid nitrogen, for a cure to the terminal cancer that he died from in 1967, SF Gate reports. Last Wednesday, January 15, marks the 55th anniversary of his freezing. After earning a master’s in teaching at

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