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Soak, an urban bathhouse in five shipping containers, at Mission Bay

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SF Curbed reports that the newest addition to Mission Bay will be Soak, an urban bathhouse in five shipping containers, which is officially moving ahead with the recent blessing of the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure, the successor to the Redevelopment Agency that oversees the Mission Bay redevelopment area. The idea, says Soak founder Nell Waters, is to conjure the communal spirit of the urban bathhouses of yore, but with a 21st-century ethos of resource consciousness.  Read more 

 

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Kim dumps more noise into Western SoMa neighborhoods

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by JIM MEKO

Hard on the heels of her vote to restrict your ability to sue noisy nightclubs, Supervisor Jane Kim introduced legislation last week that would open up primarily residential portions of the Western SoMa Plan Area (from approximately 7th Street to 12th Street, from just shy of Mission Street all the way down to Harrison Street) to Limited Live Performance permits. Continue reading

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“Co-living” scheme succumbs to practicalities of affordability

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Build Inc’s cluster of six story buildings at 1532 Harrison, across the street from the SF Eagle, will no longer pursue an unconventional “co-living” arrangement that takes advantage of the city’s “group housing” code provisions, bowing to pressure to provide a more ordinary housing model that comes with the inclusionary housing requirements most housing is already required to provide. Continue reading

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Campos proposes moratorium on new housing in the Mission

Supervisor David Campos proposed a halt to new housing production in his District this week.  Continue reading

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Ballot-box planning offsets pay-to-play politics

by ART AGNOS
from the San Francisco Chronicle

When Proposition B to require a citizen vote for any waterfront height increases was proposed, opponents like SPUR said it was bad policy to do ballot-box planning. But voters had seen enough of city-hall planning lately — like the proposed 8 Washington St. that would have offered multimillion-dollar condos on waterfront land, or a basketball arena and shopping center on Piers 30-32 — to understand the threats of another high-rise wall on the Embarcadero waterfront. Continue reading →

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Chinese chef meltdown at “SO”

The sign outside SO on Thursday. Photo via Eater

The sign outside SO on Thursday. Photo via Eater

 

from BRIAN WALLACE

A chef at popular Asian wings spot SO (1010 Bryant Street at 8th) apparently stormed out and forced the closure of the restaurant after getting one too many whiny customers Thursday night. Somebody clearly asked about gluten-free items, because one of the angry things the chef put in his “we’re closed” sign on the door was “[we] don’t give a shit about gluten free.”

Customers also probably ask whether SO uses MSG (they do) a little too often, because that was front and center on the sign, right after, “We are closed because of YOU … (customers).”

Also, according to an employee who spoke to Eater, there was an incident involving a party who refused to pay their bill because their food was too spicy. Anyway, the chef just “needed to cool off” and they’re back open today.

Sidenote: MSG is delicious.

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South Beach Democratic Club hosts D6 Supe candidates tomorrow night

[9/9/2014 update: To receive the Club’s endorsement a candidate must receive 60% of the votes cast. Here are the results]:
District 6 Supervisor – No Endorsement
State Assembly District 17 – David Campos
Public Defender – Jeff Adachi
Superior Court Judge – Daniel Flores
Board of Education – No Endorsement
Community College Board (3 seats open) – Wendy Aragon and Thea Selby
Community College Board – No Endorsement
 

Jane Kim is seeking reelection in a sleepy race that has only attracted three challengers. Rincon Hill activist Jamie Whitaker, Tenderloin community organizer Michael Nulty and David Carlos Salaverry, an independent cabinetmaker-contractor, part-time Uber driver and a Republican, are all seeking to unseat the first-term Supervisor to represent District 6.  Continue reading

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