Articles Filed Under: Just Quotes (Emphasis Added)

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There Goes The Neighborhood…

“There’s an old saying in San Francisco: Market Street is straight, until it reaches the Castro. Cartographically true, it refers to the city’s famously gay mecca. But these days, there are concerns that the neighborhood is becoming slightly less bent.” ∙ Change With a Straight Face Barrels Into the... Read More »

Telegraph Hill Dwellers 2.0?

“We are taking on the Dwellers,” said Julie Christensen, a product designer who has had an office in North Beach since 1982. “Nobody wants to stir the wasp’s nest, but why does the Planning Commission treat THD like a quasi-city agency?” ∙ Telegraph Hill Dwellers face strong... Read More »

Tech Job Quote Triptych

“By the end of last year, San Francisco had an estimated 30,700 tech jobs, just shy of the 32,800 around the peak in early 2001…In Silicon Valley, tech positions reached 106,300 in the fourth quarter, nearing the 112,700 crest.” “Jobs in the industry now account for 16.6 percent... Read More »

Yes, You May (A.K.A. The Kind Of Comments We Love To Read)

An excerpt from our comment of the week on the sale of 909 Tennessee: Can I take a moment to tell the world again how much I love this building and have since the first time I laid eyes upon it 16 years, six months five days ago? That... Read More »

Cut? What Cut? (As The S&P Bounces 1.4 Percent)

“Global stocks rallied the most this year and the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to an almost three-year high as Intel Corp. forecast higher sales and company results in Europe and Asia beat estimates.” (Bloomberg) ∙ Comments: Standard & Poor’s Cuts And The S&P Tumbles Read More »

Standard & Poor’s Cuts And The S&P Tumbles

“U.S. stocks sank the most in a month, longer-term Treasuries declined and gold gained after Standard & Poor’s cut the nation’s credit outlook to negative….The S&P 500 tumbled 1.5 percent to 1,299.95 at 10:41 a.m. in New York and the yield on 10-year Treasuries rose two basis points to... Read More »

A Call For Private Review Of Developer’s Public Art

“A 25-year-old mandate requires that developers with large projects in the Financial District and along upper Market Street must spend at least 1 percent of their total construction budget on public art. But Luis Cancel, The City’s director of cultural affairs, believes there is insufficient aesthetic oversight of this... Read More »

SF Property Tax Reduction Informal Review Deadline Tomorrow

“San Francisco homeowners have until Thursday to request a temporary property tax reduction for 2011-12 by filling out a one-page form and returning it to the county assessor’s office…property owners who miss the March 31 deadline can still file a formal appeal between July 5 and Sept. 15, but... Read More »

Reader’s Tales Of The City: The Ultimate Doorman Tip

“I looked at a condo in this building in 1988. Asking price then: $1,000,000. Owner had died, leaving the condo (free & clear) to one of the doormen – who had listed it for sale. The doorman was handsomely rewarded for excellent service, I’d say!” ∙ A Peek Inside... Read More »

Officials To Investigate Alleged Hunters Point Collusion And Cover Up

“Federal and city officials announced Monday they would investigate new allegations that government staff colluded with developer Lennar Corp. to cover up health risks associated with the redevelopment of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the San Francisco Department of Public... Read More »