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Find your Barbary Coast news on Hoodline.com

  Dear readers, After taking over the Barbary Coast News more than a year ago, I’ve provided information about the city’s northeast neighborhoods by locals, for locals, about local issues, events, people and businesses. You’ve all encouraged and supported my efforts, and I can’t thank you enough. Today, I’m excited to announce that the Barbary Coast News is becoming part of Hoodline, an incredible community news site that began as a coalition of blogs in the central neighborhoods, including the Haight and Hayes Valley. It expanded to the Tenderloin in March and is now branching into the eastern neighborhoods. Here’s what’s happening: Content - I’ll bring you the same quality community news, but more of it, covering more downtown ground, and with a team of writers to help out (email editor@hoodline.com if you’re interested in joining!). The Barbary Coast News always focused on block-by-block, nitty-gritty neighborhood stories you couldn’t find in most other media … Read Full Article

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(Left to right) Jeff Lee, Cypress Properties Group, LLC; Cindy Wong-Chen, China Live; Michele Turnure-Salleo, director of Filmmaker360; Richard Miyashiro, China Live; Dave Scanlon, Cushman and Wakefield; George Chen, China Live; Chris Wight, Cypress Properties Group, LLC; Noah Cowan, executive director, San Francisco Film Society. Photo courtesy of Cypress Properties Group, LLC.

Chinese food center, theater, film offices in development on Broadway

Big new plans are underway for a cultural and culinary hub on the edge of Chinatown and North Beach. Cypress Properties Group, LLC, is developing a 42,500-square-foot space to include China Live, a Chinese food mecca (think: the Eataly of Chinese food);  a new home for the Speakeasy, a popular interactive theater experience set in the Prohibition era; and big-time film offices. The site includes … Read Full Article

Lunar New Year Lunch 2015

Community leaders honored at Chinatown CDC’s annual Lunar New Year lunch

Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC) honored Supervisor Jane Kim, North East Medical Services (NEMS), Geen Lee, and Gerald “Jerry” & Beverly Lee and family for their leadership, dedication and sustaining commitment to the community. Over 600 guests attended the lunch at the New Asia Restaurant to recognize the community leaders and to celebrate the Year of the Ram. Chinatown … Read Full Article

Nighttime bocce players take the court at One Market Plaza. Photo by Dennis Anderson, with permission.

Ferry Bocce returns to One Market Plaza

  Ferry Bocce returns to One Market Plaza with a season opening party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Celebrate the opening on the plaza level of One Market overlooking the courts, the Ferry Building and the Bay. Check in with security on the lobby level. The season officially starts Monday, April 6, and just one team slot is open. Team building slots are still available … Read Full Article

SWL lot 322-1 at the corner of Broadway and Front streets is slated for an affordable housing project.

Letter: Mayor’s Office of Housing responds to affordable housing article

Dear Barbary Coast News,  Thank you for providing the community a summary of the March 4 Northeast Waterfront Advisory Committee (NEWAG) meeting in your March 5 column (“At public meeting, neighbors push for moderate income housing”).   The Mayor, and we at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), are acutely aware that middle class families, workers, and retirees … Read Full Article

Fish & Farm is moving from the Mark Twain Hotel to 424 Clay St. in the former Elephant & Castle space. An April opening is planned. Photo by Geri Koeppel.

A peek inside the new Fish & Farm

Buildout has begun on the new location of Fish & Farm in the former Elephant & Castle at 424 Clay St., and an April opening is planned. Fish & Farm will close its current location in the Hotel Mark Twain, 399 Taylor St., on March 31, said employee Heather Seliga. Incidentally, Fish & Farm’s owner, Michael Najjar - who also owns Green Bar in 3 Embarcadero Center - is cutting his … Read Full Article