SAN FRANCISCO, REAL ESTATE, AND MORE

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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Lots going on this weekend, beginning with the 45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair on Saturday and Sunday on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets in Japantown — from 11AM to 6PM both days. The 9th Annual Chinatown Music Festival happens on Saturday, from 12 – 4PM at Portsmouth Square. At the same time, the Playland on Balboa Music Festival takes place on Balboa Street between 35th-38th Avenues. There’s more. The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation will kick off its “2018 Film Night in the Park” series at dusk, on Saturday at Dolores Park. They will be showing Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994). Lastly, Jerry Day 2018 takes place Sunday, from 11AM-6PM, at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park — 50 John F Shelley

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We never thought that the day would come when we would say that eliminating parking spaces in the City makes sense, but writer Kevin Frazier makes a pretty compelling case for it in the most recent issue of the Marina Times.

He focuses on the Marina, and presents a lot of astonishing numbers that may in fact suggest that parking spaces might become a thing of the past, at least in that neighborhood.

Here are some excerpts:

“Marina residents — increasingly less reliant on cars for transportation — may soon not need a place to park a car (assuming they even own one). In 2011, 51.6 percent of Marina residents drove to work (44.2 percent drove alone, the rest carpooled). With the proliferation of ride sharing, scooter-grabbing, and public

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The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation will kick off its “2018 Film Night in the Park” series on Saturday at Dolores Park, with a presentation of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994).

The series will then present three additional films later this month, and in September:

  • Lady Bird (2017) Sat., August 25, Washington Square Park
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Sat., September 8, Union Square
  • Black Panther (2018) Sat., September 22, Dolores Park

All films begin at Dusk. They are presented on a giant outdoor screen and attendees are encouraged to picnic before each film, though refreshments are available. The screenings attract residents from throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Sounds like fun!

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