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While originally aiming for an opening in the first quarter of 2020, the expected completion date for the twisty 400-foot-tall “Bay Tower” designed by Jeanne Gang rising at 100/160 Folsom Street, on the northwest corner of Folsom and Spear, has been pushed back to the second quarter of the year. The Transbay Block 1 project, […]READ MORE +

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco has just dropped to a record low 2.1 percent, the number of people living in the city with job has actually dropped by 5,400 to 552,400 since the beginning of the year, having dropped by 3,200 last month alone. But with the labor force having also contracted by […]READ MORE +

The owner and operator of a warren of illegally constructed rental units discovered in the basement of the Clean Wash Center building at 4680-4690 Mission Street, on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, have agreed to pay over $3.2 million in penalties and restitution. Built in the building’s former garage and constructed of […]READ MORE +

Brace for the city’s oldest, wildest, and most (in)famous marathon The 107th Bay to Breakers, a footrace of costumery and tipsy shenanigans, happens this Sunday. As always, the race will result in many street closures and traffic reroutes. Brace. The race begins at 8 a.m. at Howard and Main in SoMa, following Howard up to Ninth Street, then up Hayes from Market to Divisadero, onto Fell from Divisadero to Golden Gate Park. Once in the park, runners will folloREAD MORE +

City’s last diesel buses will roll out of commission this year The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s Board of Directors voted unanimously this week to replace all city buses with new electric coaches by 2035, swearing off both diesel buses and hybrid models. The body briefly debated the timeline of a full changeover at a Tuesday hearing, with Board VP Malcolm Heinicke noting that the city should shore up any risk of having fewer buses on the street READ MORE +

[Heart eyes emoji] Billed as a “landmark residence” in the realtor’s ad, this pre-quake, circa-1890 Victorian comes with loads of curb appeal, period details, and restoration work that San Francisco contractors should be forced to learn. “Working with the renowned architect Douglas Burnham (Envelope A+D) and designer Roy McMakin,” notes the listing, “the current owners have transformed this historic, hard-to-find Victorian into a comfortable, highlREAD MORE +

Major companies are tapping executives from some of the Bay Area’s most successful companies as directors, spreading the region’s influence, innovation and Silicon Valley ethos into the boardrooms of some of the nation’s biggest companies. The trend also reflects the caliber of talent working at Bay Area startups. READ MORE +

Kilroy would be the third developer to take on the potential $2 billion Landing at Oyster Point. READ MORE +

People are eager to try new methods of transportation, and there’s massive venture capital funding to prove it. Bay Area companies working on self-driving vehicles and transportation technology landed big bucks in 2017. One way to get a sense of the money flowing into the space globally is to look just at the autonomous vehicle portion of it, where some $4 billion went to companies working on tech related to self-driving vehicles, according to PitchBook. That waREAD MORE +

San Francisco Magazine Candace Jackson Jason Henry Danny Haber is building millennial-friendly, algorithm-enhanced developments in West Oakland. Are they signs of an impending invasion or just...houses?   Editor’s Note: This is oneREAD MORE +

San Francisco Magazine Scott Lucas Jason Madara By subverting the Trump administration and protecting undocumented immigrants, the Oakland mayor has earned scorn from the feds—and love from a fractious city. Editor’s Note: This isREAD MORE +

San Francisco Magazine Erin Feher Courtesy of the Companies A cult Swedish backpack, a mobile vibrator showroom, and other spring awakenings. Editor’s Note: This is one of many stories about our relationship with the natural world, whicREAD MORE +