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Noise Pop is presenting the sixth annual 20th Street Block Party to Benefit Mission Language and Vocational School. They expect 20,000 people will be there. It takes place Saturday, from noon to 6 PM, on 20th Street between Harrison and Bryant. The Polk Street Blues Festival happens on Saturday and Sunday,  from 10 AM to 6 PM both days on Polk between California and Sutter Streets. Lastly, the 6th Annual Aloha Poly Fest takes place on Saturday, from 11 AM to 5 PM on the Marina Green.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 8/12/18 – 8/18/18

Our Aging Housing Stock

In San Francisco we celebrate our Victorian, Tudor Revival, and Edwardian Craftsman homes, among many other styles. This means though that

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Noise Pop is presenting the sixth annual 20th Street Block Party to Benefit Mission Language and Vocational School. They expect 20,000 people will be there.

Organizers say the 20th Street corridor will be transformed into a free party to showcase and celebrate a diverse neighborhood that they say blends modern ideas with community traditions to create a new San Francisco experience. This free, delicious summer feast and dance party will feature some of the City’s best restaurants, local businesses and artisans, as well as a variety of indie bands.

Empress Of, Jeff Rosenstock, 
The Marías, The She’s, FAN (Meric Long of The Dodos), The Total Bettys, Small Crush, and others will be performing.

20th Street Block Party
Saturday, Noon to 6 PM

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SF.Eater.com has spotted an interesting trend that’s taking place, and it makes so much sense we’re surprised that this hasn’t come up before. It actually began in New York. A startup called Spacious invites restaurants to open during the day — not to serve food, but to simply provide a comfortable setting and WiFi for remote workers and freelancers.

Spacious expanded its subscription-based membership model to San Francisco last fall, and it’s been growing steadily since, recently unveiling its latest restaurant partner, Barcino. Other SF Spacious partners are the Elite Cafe, Finn Town, Buffalo Theory, and the Press Club.

For remote workers and freelancers, a Spacious subscription is $129 a month (or $99 per month with an annual plan) — a

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Outside Lands just ended, and we can’t help but ask, “What’s next?” SFTravel.com has the answer — though at this point tickets might be hard to come by. Here’s what’s coming up at AT&T Park in the coming weeks:

Ed Sheeran: Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

Multi-platinum-selling and multi-award-winning artist Ed Sheeran will appear at AT&T Park a week from tomorrow. This is a stop in Sheeran’s first-ever stadium tour in the United States, and supports his latest album which recently won Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards.

The Eagles with Zac Brown Band and the Doobie Brothers: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Legendary band The Eagles land at AT&T Park for their only Northern California tour appearance in 2018. Their 2014 tour broke numerous U.S.

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Now in its 11th year, Outside Lands takes place today through Sunday in Golden Gate Park. Once again the festival will showcase world class music, art, and comedy along with some of the Bay Area’s best food, wine, and beer. Headliners include Janet Jackson, Florence + The Machine, and The Weekend. Meanwhile, there will be a huge “Rooftop Park and Salesforce Transit Center Opening” Block Party on Saturday from noon to 4PM — admission is free. There’s also the 2018 Hillwide Garage Sale in Bernal Heights on Saturday from 9AM to 2PM. Lastly, the Pistahan Parade & Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, celebrating the best in Filipino art, dance, music, and food — admission is free.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our

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SFGate.com published an interesting story yesterday, explaining why San Francisco women have children later in life than anywhere else in the nation.

Women in San Francisco County become first-time mothers, on average, at age 31.9. If they’re married, that number rises to 32.4, and if they’ve got a college degree, it increases to 32.9. Manhattan mothers trail closely behind in the age ranking, as do those in Marin County.

The average age of first-time mothers in the U.S. is 26, and for fathers it’s 31. Those numbers have increased with the decades. In 1972, women typically gave birth at age 21.

Why are San Francisco women giving birth later than others? The answer, though complex, largely boils down to education. Women without college

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A free Neighborhood Block Party will be held this Saturday from noon to 4 PM at the brand new Salesforce Transit Center and Rooftop Park.  The event will feature music, food trucks, fitness classes, games, tours, and performances, as well as exhibits showcasing historic and state of the art buses — this is the Transit Center after all.

SF.FunCheap.com has all the details, and says the best entrance is the Grand Hall at 425 Mission Street at Fremont, where escalators will take you up to the bus deck and park. Keep in mind, the Gondola will not be open until September.

This is the long awaited grand opening, literally years in the making. We absolutely can’t wait to see it!

Salesforce Transit Center & Rooftop Park Grand Opening Block Party

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If you have guests in from out of town, at some point you are going to have to venture down to Fisherman’s Wharf. Turns out, it’s not that bad. In fact, there are some spots here you’ll want to visit with or without your out-of-town guests!

Sf.eater.com just published a guide to some of their favorite spots in Fisherman’s Wharf. It includes photos, descriptions, links, and an interactive map.  It’s hard to argue with their list. Many of the places they name would be on our list of favorites citywide as well.

Here are just a few:

    • Buena Vista Cafe 2765 Hyde Street – Hugely popular since 1916
    • Gary Danko 800 North Point – World-class dining
    • In-N-Out Burger 333 Jefferson Street – The only one in the City
    • Scoma’s Restaurant
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You have no doubt seen this poster series. Begun in 1995 with a depiction of the Golden Gate Bridge, the series was conceived as a way to “unify” the Golden Gate National Recreation Area “under one brand identity, while still highlighting the individual beauty of each site.” The series includes images of Alcatraz, Fort Point, the Marin Headlands, and Lands End.

A new print has been added, the 21st in the series. This time, the subject is Ocean Beach. According to SFGate.com, the piece has that familiar minimalist look, and depicts the feature most prominent at Ocean Beach — its waves.

Artist Michael Schwab has produced this series over the years, and we’re glad to see this new addition. The print is on sale now in park stores. You can also

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