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San Francisco Gentrification

What happened to the Bayview?

Transit report shows that the southeastern neighborhood remains a diverse working-class hub, but the African-American culture that once defined it has almost vanished.

Yes, this study found that new housing drives down nearby rents

But there’s a catch when it comes to SF.

Oakland transit planner taking photos of bike racks held at gunpoint by luxury condo security

Kenya Wheeler helped design Oakland’s plan for the Broadway/Valdez area, only to find it suddenly unwelcoming.

Why do San Francisco homes go vacant?

It’s complicated.

Bay Area residents unhappy with region says every poll ever

For years, pollsters have said San Franciscans are spoiling to leave—and it’s all starting to sound the same.

San Francisco to create American Indian Cultural District

"There are few communities in the country that have experienced displacement as violently and as profoundly as American Indian people."

35 percent of San Franciscans consider leaving for good, according to city survey

Younger residents and people who have lived here a short time are more likely to ponder moving out.

SF Planning Commission nixes appeal of huge Excelsior housing development

Neighbors anxious about gentrification demanded more scrutiny.

Neighbors move to block 60-unit apartment building in the Mission

Fears of gentrification drive last-ditch appeal of 14th Street development.

What it really costs to live in the Bay Area

The numbers behind 24/7 Wall Street’s designation of SF as the U.S.’s most expensive city.

Most teachers in SF and San Mateo County cannot afford to rent

Council of Community Housing Organizations did the reading, writing, and arithmetic on teacher housing costs.

Excelsior residents to protest new housing

Group fears that new homes at 65 Ocean will push out neighbors.

A tour of ‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’ locations with filmmaker Joe Talbot

Several were already bulldozed before the movie was released.

Luxury Potrero Hill condo building promises feces-free sidewalks

"Blissfully debris-free" complex comes with $3,700-per month-apartments

Startup rents bunkbeds in the Tendernob for $1,200 per month

"Pods" try to make a virtue of necessity.

SF changes law to save comedy club

Supervisors redraw lines around Punch Line.

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Mapping everything that’s closed or closing in SF this year

Lest we forget.

Bank claims SF has highest salaries, second-highest rents worldwide

It’s feast or famine in 2019.

Bay Area has third largest billionaire population in the world

Despite IPO woes, mega-wealth still rolling in SF.

Following fatal Mission shooting, memorial reported as ‘trash’

"We can’t even have an ofrenda up for more than 12 hours because of some disconnect, someone not understanding what it means?"

Plan for red transit lanes in the Mission District draws ire

The city says the lanes speed up public transit, but angry neighbors deem them markers of gentrification.

Legendary comedy club to close

Punch Line reaches the end of the line.

This haunting virtual trip down Market Street questions our relationship with tech

Stephanie Syjuco’s Spectral City "is meant to cast a critical lens on our own lenses."

SF lawmakers condemn transit-housing bill after emotional argument

"I don’t believe in trickle down economics. We’ve seen what happens when we rely on developers."

SF lawmaker warns post-IPO Lyft about further gentrification

Supervisor Gordon Mar dour as Lyft’s price soars on first day.

Majority of Oakland landlords constantly ignore eviction law

"Roughly three out of four landlords appear to be violating those very laws," says investigative report.

SF anticipates housing doom and gloom after new tech IPOs

City lawmakers want to know how companies like Lyft, Spotify, and Slack will further gentrify San Francisco.

Everything you need to know about Chinatown’s (endangered) fortune cookie factory

Alleyway institution imperiled by rent hike.

City Hall considers taxes, fees for constantly empty storefronts

Board of Supervisors will vote this week to close legal loophole on storefronts for sale.

Is an annual salary of $192,000 ‘middle class’ in SF?

It depends on how you count it.

Even AARP endorses Sen. Wiener’s pro-housing bill

"What is the point of aging in place if it means watching everyone you love have to move away?"

Silicon Valley has the highest housing costs in the U.S.

Report says both incomes and costs soaring in the state’s tech capitol.

Ronen pushes ‘amnesty’ for Mission building zoning violations

Roughly 100 vendors in one 18th Street building face ouster

Developer offers ‘historic laundromat’ site for ‘Monster In the Mission’ trade

Developer proposes land swap to get its towering 16th Street ambitions built.

Lucca Ravioli building asks $1.45M

Famed Valencia Street cornerstone for sale in triple-building package.

City passes ban on new Mission District brewpubs

Supervisor Hillary Ronen promises that taprooms and breweries will remain unscathed.

San Francisco wants to ban brewpubs in the Mission

Hillary Ronen wants to cap restaurants and bars at 167 in the neighborhood.

Study says poor Bay Area expats stay in California, wealthy leave

Migratory trends are much more likely to displace people of color.

San Francisco businesses illegally harass the homeless, says study

UC Berkeley research alleges abuse, illegal spending targeted at city’s homeless residents.