The Potrero View -- March 2014
By MORGANE BYLOOS
Potrero Hill and Dogpatch, not so long ago sketchy neighborhoods populated by artists and craftspeople looking for lower rents and an escape from the bustling city, are becoming gentrified. Lower wage workers are being out-priced by a wave of high technology and health professionals. Rents are increasing dramatically, leading to a steady outward migration of sometimes long-term residents and businesses....
Southside San Francisco is Mecca for technology companies and the investors that fund them. Showplace Square and South-of-Market is home to Zynga, Github, Dropbox, and many younger startups. Last year, the 94107 zip code—which includes Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Mission Bay, South Park and South Beach—led the Bay Area in total venture capital investment. The 134 c...
That stinky odor lingering throughout the Hill can be blamed on skunks encroaching on residents’ backyards, as humans and wildlife endure one of the state’s driest winters in decades....