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While the number of homes listed for sale in San Francisco has ticked down 16 percent since the middle of July with typical seasonality in play, there are 3 percent more homes on the market right now (555) than there were at the same time last year (540) and 39 percent more than in the […]READ MORE +

Having opened in 2015, the Black Sands Brewery and restaurant at the corner of Haight and Pierce is now quietly on the market with a $550,000 price tag. And while the asking price doesn’t include the brewpub’s building on the wiggle in the Lower Haight, which is leased through May of 2020 with a base […]READ MORE +

Having won the city’s design competition back in 2007, broken ground in 2010 and been renamed by way of a 25-year licensing deal last year, San Francisco’s new (Transbay) Salesforce Transit Center officially opens this weekend with a block party from noon to 4PM on Saturday, August 11. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and […]READ MORE +

Findings unlikely to evict conflict from housing debates A common refrain at housing forums in San Francisco is the perennial question of why tenant advocates are sometimes hostile to new housing construction in their neighborhoods, with counter argument being that supply and demand will drive down rents and home prices if new housing is built. In a June report detailing the effects of housing supply on eviction, UC Berkeley graduate student Kate Pennington exREAD MORE +

Built by Mark Mills, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright Mark Mills, who trained under the tutelage of Frank Lloyd Wright and worked on early designs for developer Joseph Eichler, is considered one of the world’s top architects, at least according to Architectural Digest, who said as much two years after his death in 2007. Sadly, there aren’t a lot of Mills’ works from which to choose these days. (Mill’s “Far-A-Way House” and “Copper Spine HouseREAD MORE +

Enormous wildfire is now largely contained, but still growing A week ago, the enormous Mendocino Complex Fire became the largest wildfire in California history. Over the last to days, it broke that record yet again. Technically, the Mendocino Complex Fire is actually two fires with a common origin: The large and unruly Ranch Fire, and the smaller and less aggressive River Fire. Combined, the two burns have covered more area than any other wildfire in CaliforniREAD MORE +

BayCom Corp., parent of Walnut Creek-based United Business Bank, agreed to buy a New Mexico community bank for $23.5 million. BayCom (NASDAQ: BCML) has agreed to buy Bethlehem Financial Corp., the holding company of MyBank, which is based in Belen, N.M. MyBank will merge into United Business Bank following the completion of the deal, which is expected to occur in the fourth quarter. The combined company is expected to have about $1.5 billion in assets, $993 millioREAD MORE +

If approved, the ballot measure would keep the property tax system essentially unchanged for homeowners, but owners of large commercial buildings would have their properties re-assessed in 2022 and every three years after that. READ MORE +

Airport lounges are being added at a rapid clip as airlines use them as a key tool in keeping travelers happy. READ MORE +

San Francisco Magazine Ian White B Wise Vineyards via Instagram How to do wine country without spending all day in the car. Sonoma is enormous—roughly 1,768 square miles. With that much ground to cover, it would be a fool’s errandREAD MORE +

San Francisco Magazine Brandon Yu Lisa Elley, Saatchi Art Vanessa Hua’s debut novel is a clear-eyed glimpse into the hidden worlds of Chinatown. It’s a brisk morning as Vanessa Hua strolls through Chinatown’s living room. AtREAD MORE +

San Francisco Magazine Ariel Wodarcyk Donna Scarola Fat activist and author Virgie Tovar on her sexual awakening, the politics of dieting, and finding a really great bikini.   This is "Think Tank," an occasional series of READ MORE +