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Op-Ed: Golden State Warriors Should Have Shown Oakland More Respect

Golden State Warriors fans can claim bragging rights as supporting the “best team in the United States” for another year, after the squad’s takedown of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2017 National Basketball Association title. But San Franciscans who support the team’s move to the City should consider what it’ll do to their neighbor, Oakland,… Keep Reading

A Day in Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, and Environs – August 2017

At about 8:15 a.m., I’d just begun to trudge home after dropping off my car for a windshield replacement on Bayshore Boulevard when I spotted Martita’s Kitchen – a small, slightly hidden Mexican restaurant amid the otherwise inhospitable landscape of automotive repair just south of Potrero Hill – and knew instantly that a breakfast burrito… Keep Reading

Good Life Grocery Grapples with Bottle Bill Fines


As reported, in a series of View articles in 2015 and 2016, The Good Life Grocery store on 20th Street has been fined for violating the State’s “Bottle Bill,” the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, or CalRecycle, passed in 1986. Kayren Hudiburgh, co-owner of both the retailer’s 20th Street and Bernal Heights… Keep Reading

San Francisco’s Homeless Population Slightly Declines Since 2015

Earlier this summer, the City and County of San Francisco published the results of its point-in-time census and survey of homeless people.  The “PIT count,” a comprehensive tally of sheltered and unsheltered homeless, is conducted every two years.  The canvass found that homelessness slightly decreased since 2015, bucking a regional trend in which homelessness has… Keep Reading

Community Calendar – August 2017

Now through 8/31 – Art: Sofia Carmi Mystical colors. Paintings in Oil. Opening event August 3, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Suggested donation. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush Street. For more information and to register: Now through 9/24 – Art: Portals Connecting San Francisco to the World Since its 2014 launch, Portals have connected more… Keep Reading

Pinball Exhibit Scores at Chabot Space and Science Center

How long does it take to save Paris from invading Martians? About five minutes, on Pacific Pinball Museum’s classic Revenge From Mars pinball game. With art, science, and innovation in mind, Chabot Space and Science Center’s pinball exhibit – which runs until September 24 – features Revenge along with 35 other fully functional pinball machines… Keep Reading

Back to School Preparation Well Underway

Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs), principals, teachers, nonprofit directors, and parents began planning for the upcoming academic year even before the 2016-2017 school year ended.  “Our PTA worked closely with staff to develop and vote on priorities for fall in mid-May,” said Kopal Goonetileke, Daniel Webster Elementary School’s PTA president. “We plan the semester before, so right… Keep Reading

Kids Want Serials When it Comes to Books

Ben Lopez, who works at Christopher’s Books on 18th Street, has noticed that when it comes to book buying customers, “Kids seem to know what they like. Adults ask for help more.”  These days, it’s serials that dominate at the cash register. “Like Harry Potter, they want something that is expansive and something they can… Keep Reading

The Guitarist in the Doorway

The guitarist liked to play in different spots throughout the neighborhood. In recent weeks, he’d setup in the doorway of an abandoned building that used to be a hair salon. The Vietnamese woman who ran the business packed up and moved not too long ago, as did the other nearby shop owners, when an out-of-town… Keep Reading


William Sachs Goldman February 10, 1979 to July 13, 2017 William (Bill) Sachs Goldman, 38, died last month when his private airplane crashed in Sonoma County.  The son of Susan Sachs Goldman and the late Richard Walter Goldman, Bill was born and raised in Washington D.C., where he attended the Sidwell Friends School. He earned… Keep Reading

New Parking Fees Imposed on Bakar Fitness Members


Beginning this month, premier members of the Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center, located at the University of California, San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus, will have to pay for the privilege of parking near the facility.  When the Center opened in 2005, three hours of free on-campus parking was included with premier membership.  These members now… Keep Reading

Lawsuit Filed Against San Francisco State for Fostering Anti-Semitism


Last spring, a Tel Aviv University study of anti-Semitism in 40 countries found that violent anti-Semitic attacks declined in the past few years, while non-violent incidents, such as vandalism and hate speech, increased.  The United Kingdom experienced an 11 percent jump in non-violent events between 2015 and 2016; American college campuses were identified as a… Keep Reading

Publisher’s View – Driving Rules

Anyone who has spent anytime walking, bicycling, or driving in San Francisco lately knows that it’s a chaotic mess out there.  Vehicles – Ubers; Lyfts – pullover abruptly to disgorge passengers, eyes leashed to their Smart Phones, in oblivious selfy-ness, appearing to believe that the zombie-apocalypse has left them alone in the world, except for… Keep Reading

Short Cuts

  Business Last month, Dr. Frank Gilson, a local chiropractor, replaced Keith Goldstein as president of Potrero Dogpatch Merchant’s Association (PDMA).  Goldstein sold his company, Everest Waterproofing and Restoration, in 2016.  He’d taken over PDMA leadership from Philip De Andrade, owner of Goat Hill Pizza, and run it for a dozen years, during which membership… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor – July 2017

Editor, I came across the May issue and an article by Brett Yates on myself and my husband’s new restaurant, Glena’s, in Dogpatch (“A Day in Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, and Environs”). I find it very unfortunate that no one reached out to us for this. We’re Potrero residents, and just became a family of four… Keep Reading

Vermont Street Death Under Investigation

On April 15, Rodney David Mann died at the age of 42 at a home on the 500 block of Vermont Street. Authorities reported that Mann was at the residence for less than a day, visiting a friend who lived there. According to another friend of the deceased, and Liberty Hill resident, who wished to… Keep Reading

Lots of New, High-End Condos and Apartments in Potrero Hill and Dogpatch

Last spring, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Potrero Hill’s and Dogpatch’s combined population is expected to double over the next two years, due largely to “a proliferation of upscale apartments.” Since 2008, when the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan was adopted as a means to increase the City’s housing supply by converting industrial spaces to residential… Keep Reading

Abaca Ropes in Tenants

Residents of a housing development which opened on 2660 Third Street last month will have few excuses if they can’t tie a bowline, sheet bend or rolling hitch knot. That’s because the building pays homage to the Tubbs Cordage rope company, which operated on the site from 1856 to 1962. Founded by Alfred L. Tubbs,… Keep Reading

Laborer’s International Local 261 celebrates a Century of Union Activism

Laborer’s International (LIUNA) Local 261, a 5,200-member public and private sector construction and general laborers union that serves Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties, celebrates its 101-year anniversary this year. “Local 261 is a construction union in which the doors swing wide open. It really is primarily an entry-level organization, where you see all… Keep Reading

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