More on the Harding Theatre

Today’s Examiner also covers a few of the details surrounding the Harding Theatre being put back on the market. “Developer Michael Klestoff said he still plans to knock down the rear portion of the building to make room for a nine-condominium development, while selling off the front part of the building, which contains the single-screen theater he and co-owner Patrick Stack agreed to preserve after a long battle with neighbors.” They also spoke to Supervisor Mirkarimi, “who brokered the compromise

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Census numbers show The City is one of a kind

The Examiner today discusses the latest census figures, finding that “San Francisco is a magnet for well-educated white-collar workers and new immigrants, but its population of poor residents has grown and it has a lower percentage of households with children than any major county in the nation, according to new Census Bureau statistics released Tuesday.” “Perhaps, the most striking statistic — and one The City has been grappling with in the last year — is the extremely low number of

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Leland Avenue coming back to life

An article in today’s Examiner discusses changes to the commercial center of Visitation Valley, including new housing. “A key component in the redevelopment is the now-closed and contaminated Schlage Lock plant at the foot of Leland Avenue along Bayshore Boulevard. Plans call for a mix of housing and retail on the 20-acre site, which closed in 1999 after laying off hundreds of workers.” “Meanwhile, Adam Varat of The City’s Planning Department said a $75,000 grant from the Haas Jr. Foundation

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SF Tenant's Union continues protests at open houses

On San Francisco’s first sunny weekend in months, some folks decided that the best use of their time was to picket open houses… BeyondChron has an article on Sunday’s protests at a Potrero Hill property. “The organization has been using such pickets in recent months to inform and deter buyers who approach buildings where tenants have been evicted through the Ellis Act. Picketers have set up in front of these buildings during open houses, holding signs, distributing flyers and talking

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San Francisco opens two arts high schools

Schools and real estate tend to go hand-in-hand, at least for families with children. The Examiner today has coverage of two new arts high schools that are opening this fall. “The Academy of Arts and Sciences is the offspring of The City’s popular School of the Arts — without a requirement that students audition to attend. Metropolitan Arts and Technology High School is a replica of another charter school, City Arts and Technology High School.” “Both schools will open with

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