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SF job growth steadily climbs, but housing demand can't keep up – San Francisco Examiner

December 15, 2017 12:03:47 am | 0 Comments

San Francisco continued to enjoy a strong economy last year, growing both in population and jobs faster than the Bay Area as a whole in 2016, according to a recent economic report. The City’s population increased to 866,600 residents in 2016, a 2.5 percent bump from the previous year and a 6.9 percent increase over…

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Inside San Francisco's little kingdom of guitars – KALW

December 14, 2017 11:14:27 pm | 0 Comments

  When Metallica, the Rolling Stones, or other big rock acts come to the Bay Area, and they need their guitars fixed, there’s a good chance you can find them down at 15 Lafayette Street in San Francisco. There, you’ll find a constellation of five shops crammed into one building, the oldest of which has…

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Own a slice of SF history: Monkeys, toucans, giant bananas of SF Rainforest Cafe up for auction – SFGate

December 14, 2017 7:07:52 pm | 0 Comments

Photo: Screenshot Auction Nation Image 1of/14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Decor from San Francisco’s shuttered Rainforest Cafe is up for auction. The bidding started last week and ends Tuesday. Decor from San Francisco’s shuttered Rainforest Cafe is up for auction. The bidding started last week and ends Tuesday. Photo: Screenshot Auction Nation Image…

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Swimmer bitten by sea lion in San Francisco Bay, rescued at Pier 45 … – KGO-TV

December 14, 2017 5:50:02 pm | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Police say a man survived what could’ve been a life-threatening bite from a sea lion while he was swimming in the bay Thursday afternoon. “A vessel named the Grey Goose was calling,” SFPD Marine Unit Officer Matthew Reiter told reporters. “They had seen a swimmer in distress, and they reported that…

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A shocking number of Americans have roommates – but that number is even higher in SF – SFGate

December 14, 2017 5:17:47 pm | 0 Comments

Photo: Eric Audras/Getty Images/Onoky Image 1of/22 Caption Close Image 1 of 22 Flying the coop was once a young adult rite of passage, but according to a new report, many Americans are returning home to roost or seeking out roommates. Flying the coop was once a young adult rite of passage, but according to a…

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San Francisco mayor's death signals tougher times for tech – ZDNet

December 14, 2017 4:44:00 pm | 0 Comments

A bus shelter in San Francisco celebrates mayor Ed Lee’s life. San Francisco mayor Ed Lee’s sudden death on Tuesday raises the prospect that the next mayor will not be as friendly as he was to tech companies — some such as Twitter have managed to gain huge tax breaks that critics say comes at…

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These are the worst times to leave San Francisco before Christmas, according to AAA and Waze – SFGate

December 14, 2017 4:00:58 pm | 0 Comments

By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE Published 4:26 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Photo: Mitchell Funk / Getty Images Image 1of/12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Waze and AAA have figured out the worst times to drive around San Francisco before Christmas. Waze and AAA have figured out the worst times to drive around San Francisco before…

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Inside San Francisco's guitar kingdom – KALW

December 14, 2017 3:40:19 pm | 0 Comments

  When Metallica, the Rolling Stones, or other big rock acts come to the Bay Area, and they need their guitars fixed, there’s a good chance you can find them down at 15 Lafayette Street in San Francisco. There, you’ll find a constellation of five shops crammed into one building, the oldest of which has…

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What $2900 rents you in San Francisco right now – Curbed SF

December 14, 2017 2:33:00 pm | 0 Comments

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s townhouse? Today’s price: $2,900. ↑ It’s possible that single sentence encompasses the experience of renting in San Francisco more than this one from an ad for a studio apartment…

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Swimmer hospitalized after getting bitten by sea lion at SF's Aquatic Park – SFGate

December 14, 2017 2:17:20 pm | 0 Comments

Image 1of/46 Caption Close Image 1 of 46 A swimmer was transported to the hospital in serious condition after being bitten by a seal lion while swimming at Aquatic Park in San Francisco, authorities said. A swimmer was transported to the hospital in serious condition after being bitten by a seal lion while swimming at…

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