San Francisco – Tags Area Sat, 01 Oct 2022 18:08:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 San Francisco – Tags Area 32 32 SF State’s new science and technology building is expected to be completed in 2024 Sat, 01 Oct 2022 18:08:52 +0000

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Students at San Francisco State University’s College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) can expect a new home for their classes soon enough.

The university is currently under construction of the new Scientific and Technical Innovation Center (SEIC). It is the first new STEM building to be constructed in more than fifty years at SF State, the university said.

The estimated construction cost for the 125,000 square foot science building is approximately $150 million. The Genentech Foundation and other partners have donated over $10 million to support the new building. $25 million in private funds are being used to purchase advanced equipment and tools, the university said.

“The Catalyze the Future campaign builds on our decade-long partnership with SF State by expanding access to the most advanced technologies, facilities and programs to make it easier for students from historically underrepresented communities to earn degrees in STEM fields,” said Allen Napetian, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Genentech Foundation and Vice President, Site Services at Genentech.

“We are already so impressed with the students and faculty at SF State, and now expect the renovations and upgrades supported by this new funding to further improve the educational experience and academic outcomes for students.” , Napetian added. The new Science Building, located along 19th Avenue, will house more than 7,000 CoSE students each year as well as hundreds of general education students.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will be relocated to the new Science Building and will include studio-style classrooms, workstations and research labs. A physical chemistry and chromatography lab will have two mass spectrometers for research, the university said. Facilities for protein crystallography and cold room/culture support spaces for advanced studies of macromolecules should also help the department.

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The new building will also house the school of engineering and will include two manufacturing spaces and a machine shop where students can produce and prototype their own designs and projects, the university said. A robotics and mechatronics laboratory and a technical fluids and process control laboratory are also planned.

Carmen Domingo, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, issued the following statement about the new building:

The new SEIC building will provide students with the quality education and hands-on training needed to meet the new and rapidly changing science and technology needs of the Bay Area and the nation.

The new science building is SF State’s second building to be constructed in more than 25 years. In 2021, SF State opened the new Liberal and Creative Arts Building which houses the Department of Broadcast Arts and Electronic Communication (BECA).

The building is expected to be completed in 2024.

5 huge housing projects that beat crazy city rules to get built Wed, 28 Sep 2022 12:05:03 +0000


When you’re trying to build housing in San Francisco, the city is a jungle. Its intrusive regulations, astronomical costs and myriad reasons to say “no” have killed many development projects.

Despite all this, some projects are still being built one way or another.

The average cost of a building in San Francisco is $440 per square foot, the highest price in the world, according to data research group CBRE.

Labor costs are also exorbitant. A multitude of fees – some city-wide, some neighborhood-specific – erode the profitability of housing projects, dollar by dollar.

The city’s affordable housing rules require developers to pay huge fees or manufacture 20% to 33% of units below market rate in any development over 10 units, though political or community groups often charge more. . And the supervisory board can always refuse a project, even if it meets all the other requirements.

The standard analyzed SF Planning’s housing pipeline data from the first quarter of 2022 and looked at the biggest developments that passed through the crazy system.

The first five are located at or near SoMA. But other smaller projects span much of the city.

The data paints a grim picture of the city’s struggle to increase its housing stock and create affordable housing. When all of the projects listed in the Q1 data are complete, they will only add 4,150 new units to the city, of which 2,098 will be affordable.

And the state government is cracking down on the city’s attitude toward home building, launching an investigation into why it’s taking so long and demanding the city submit a plan to build 82,000 homes by 2030. .

Dan Sider, chief of staff at SF Planning, admits the state has set lofty goals for San Francisco. But he says the numbers are far from gloomy.

Any housing unit helps and the good news is we have a lot of units online, he said. “Some are market price, some are affordable. We need everyone. »

Here are the biggest upcoming projects.

Point Hayes

30 Van Ness Avenue, Civic Center

A rendering of the exterior of a new development at 30 Van Ness (center) in San Francisco. Courtesy of Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Hailed by Mayor London Breed as the type of project San Francisco needs to “unclog the housing pipeline”, the development at 30 Van Ness Avenue, dubbed Hayes Point, is a usual project.

At a time when the city is struggling to attract tenants to its commercial office buildings, this new development just north of Market Street plans to place 333 condos atop a five-story, 29,000-foot office building squares.

It was possible to construct such a building because Australian developer Lendlease is able to handle financing, construction and development on its own, a business leader told the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this month.

The company officially opened the project, which Lendlease values ​​at more than $1 billion, in September. Its completion is scheduled for 2025.

Notably, 25% of units at Hayes Point – or 83 condos – will be priced below market, more than was required at the time. Lendlease was able to purchase and develop the property in part because it accepted so many affordable units.

Lendlease has been contacted for comment.

UC Hastings Student Housing, 198 McAllister St., Tenderloin

An exterior of UC Hastings student housing at 198 McAllister St in San Francisco, California on September 26, 2022. Building approval involved an elaborate and complex permitting process. | Justin Katigbak for The Standard

Technically, the biggest housing development in San Francisco’s pipeline in Q1 2022 isn’t “traditional” apartments available to the general public; it is part of the “college village” of UC Hastings College of Law.

Developed by Greystar, the residential complex in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood will add 656 new housing units to the city, but only for graduate students from Hastings, UCSF and other Bay Area universities. Most apartments will be small efficiency units and studios. According to the university, the new 14-story building, called Academe at 198, will also include classrooms, offices, mock courtrooms and a 400-person auditorium on its first three floors and retail space on the ground floor. ground floor.

Academe at 198 is expected to be completed in July 2023. Another phase of the project, which involves renovating the historic building at 100 McAllister Street next door, will be completed in 2025 or later.

Why is the largest housing development underway in San Francisco specifically for students? Part of the reason may be that Academy at 198 had an inherent advantage on construction projects: Hastings is affiliated with the University of California system, it is not the responsibility of SF Planning.

David Seward, the university’s chief financial officer, disagrees that this is a benefit. He says UC Hastings works “very closely” with SF Planning and takes their input, but “there is no approval authority there.”

He says Academy at 198 aims to address affordable housing issues for graduate students, an underserved group in many student accommodations, and to become a “community enabler” for the underserved Tenderloin, putting students on the sidewalks. and money in local businesses.

“Urban campuses are all about the energy, vibe and collaborations that will result” when students from different disciplines live together, Seward said.

1064 Mission Street

1064 Mission Street, SoMA

Construction is underway for a new residential development project at 1064 Mission Street in San Francisco, California on September 23, 2022. Construction approvals involved an elaborate and complex permitting process. | Justin Katigbak for The Standard

Unlike many other developments currently under construction, 1064 Mission St. is not the work of a large, for-profit developer. Rather, it is a joint project of Mercy Housing, a national affordable housing nonprofit, and San Francisco Episcopal Community Services.

Construction began in March 2020 and is nearing completion. The complex is expected to begin receiving residents on October 3, 2022.

The two buildings that make up the complex will provide 256 affordable studio apartments for formerly homeless adults and seniors, adding to the city’s growing portfolio of permanent supportive housing. They will also have case managers and support service managers on staff. In addition, an urgent care clinic and a satellite clinic of St. Anthony’s Medical Center, a federally licensed health center, will be located at the complex.

Potential residents will be referred to the facility through the city’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Adult Coordinated Entry System.

The complex is built on land provided by the federal government exclusively to house the homeless.

It is built using a modular building technique, which means individual apartments are assembled offsite and then “clicked into place,” according to Beth Stokes, executive director of Episcopal Community Services.

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The new complex “fulfills a commitment to continue to create new supportive housing units to house a growing population of chronically homeless people with fairly significant disabling conditions,” she said.

Ventana Residences

99 Ocean Avenue, Mission Terrace/Excelsior

A rendering of a new residential building at 99 Ocean Avenue. Courtesy of RG-Architecture

This new high-density residential complex in the Mission Terrace neighborhood will add 193 units to San Francisco’s housing stock, 48 which will be affordable.

It will be located half a mile from the Balboa Park BART station, providing residents with access to the rapid transit system, multiple Muni lines, and numerous bus routes.

The complex will also include the Wu Yee Children’s Services, a kindergarten that will accommodate up to 75 children on site. Developer Presidio Bay Ventures says this will be a first for a housing development project in San Francisco, where most developers simply pay the San Francisco Childcare Impact Fee Fund.

One of the project’s goals is to accommodate young families, who might otherwise struggle to find accommodation that can meet their need for more space, said Kabir Seth, chief operating officer of Presidio Bay Ventures. These families might otherwise have to leave town.

Getting the project approved was difficult, Seth said, explaining that his company acquired the site in late 2016 but couldn’t have it “shovel-ready” until 2020.

In 2019, a coalition of community groups publicly opposed the project, demanding that 100% of the apartments be affordable. The Planning Commission eventually moved the project forward, the San Francisco Examiner reported.

Seth told The Standard that he believes community input leads to better results. But materials, labor, taxes, and affordability requirements already make multifamily development very difficult. When even going beyond affordability minimums — like Presidio did by making 25% of units affordable — isn’t enough, it can derail important construction projects.

“Our project was still appealed,” he said, “and we still had to present it and overcome the appeal before the Appeal Board, following what was already a very lengthy eligibility and environmental review process.”

Residential building ‘Brady Block’

1621 Market Street, Soma

A rendering of the view of Brady Park from Brady Street to the new residential building at 1621 Market Street in San Francisco. Courtesy of Kennelly Architecture and Planning

The building at 1621 Market Street has long been the headquarters of the UA Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. But in 2017, the union partnered with Strada Investment Group to build a six-building housing project, according to the San Francisco Business Times.

This project, located between Market and Brady streets and sometimes referred to as the “Brady Block”, will create a total of 595 residential units. Of those, 103 will be affordable and 96 will be supportive housing for formerly homeless people, according to SF Planning.

The project currently in preparation is a nine-storey residential building that will include 185 units. According to data from the first quarter of 2022, none of them will be affordable, suggesting that below-market apartments could be found in other Brady Block structures. The development is currently under construction.

The union hall originally located at 1621 Market Street was demolished and included in another building in the new development.

Strada has been contacted for comment.

Here is a map of some of the most important developments to come:


SF’s cable car operator makes a cameo in a movie shot downtown Sun, 25 Sep 2022 11:04:09 +0000 It was a confusing sight for a September afternoon stifled by a historic heat wave in downtown San Francisco.

A cable car painted red and green adorned with garlands, poinsettias and Christmas lights rumbled over the Powell-Hyde Line on Washington Street. Once the unmistakable tinkling of the bell sounded and caught the attention of nearby tourists, the Val Lupiz cable car operator was eager to see their reactions.

“It was a mix of surprise and delight,” Lupiz told SFGATE by phone from the Nob Hill cable car barn. “People were tilting their heads to the side or doing a double take.”

Even more confusing were the passengers on board, dressed in thick sweaters, overcoats and scarves for the 90-degree weather that day. Then passers-by saw the cameras and realized what was happening.

Earlier this month, a film crew descended on the city to shoot some scenes for an upcoming Hallmark holiday movie slated for release in December, a Hallmark spokesperson told SFGATE.

Although the film was largely shot in Vancouver – a frequent replacement for San Francisco – other scenes filmed in the city near the bay were in Chinatown, the financial district and near Piers 7 and 15, according to Manijeh Fata, the executive director. of the San Francisco Film Commission. And in one of them, Lupiz should have a main role.

The gripman, who has worked for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency for 23 years, said his job is physically demanding and also involves a wide range of unusual tasks – from navigating Victorian-era cable car technology to decorating them of elaborate holiday decorations, something he’s been doing every year for over a decade. But he never would have guessed what his supervisor, Fred Butler, was going to say when he approached him about that particular gig just over a month ago.

“He was grinning from ear to ear, trying not to laugh,” Lupiz recalled.

Butler told him that a Hallmark movie was about to start filming downtown, and they needed a cable car operator who could ride two of the main characters during a pivotal scene in the movie. Lupiz was in for it, but he didn’t understand what was so funny.

It was the film’s working title: “My Big Fat Chinese Christmas,” apparently a riff from the 2002 comedy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

“I said, ‘Are you serious? Are you kidding, right?’ Lupiz said. “I guess I wasn’t the only one – apparently when [Butler] was talking to the producer, they had the same reaction: ‘I swear that’s the title.’… But I thought it was very funny. It sticks in your head, that’s for sure.

Hallmark apparently dropped the idea; a spokesperson told SFGATE earlier this week that the track was “officially locked” as “A Big Fat Family Christmas” and would feature Shannon Chan-Kent (“Woke”), Shannon Kook (“The Conjuring”) , Tia Carrere (“Wayne’s World”) and Jack Wagner (“The Bold and the Beautiful”).

Lupiz has been told several times that he is “a bit of a hopeless romantic”. He met his wife on one of the cable cars and admitted he had watched his fair share of Hallmark movies over the years.

“My wife is addicted to it. My daughter is addicted to it. I’ll be honest, I’m trained to watch a lot of them,” he said. “Next thing you know, I’m in 10-15 minutes and I pay attention to the plot. They can be well-written and they’re very romantic! I’m a sucker for that kind of stuff.

So he decided to accept the concert, even offering to decorate the cable cars for the film himself. Before filming began, the crew gave him a general outline of the plot and the characters.

“From what I understand, the lead role in the film is a Chinese-American TV reporter, and she’s trying to reconcile her traditional Chinese upbringing with the Western notion of Christmas,” Lupiz said. “So she and the male lead get on my cable car, and she has a bag full of little red envelopes – a Lunar New Year custom. The bag is sitting on the floor of the car, and these two are behaving like typical tourists, leaning and shouting.

Next comes Lupiz’s brilliant moment. In character, he yells at them to knock him off, and though they pull themselves together for a few seconds, it’s not long before they start acting up again, knocking the bag of letters out of the car, unbeknownst to them.

“So I have to say, ‘That’s it! You hooligans go to the next stop,” Lupiz said, cracking up. “It’s not every day you’re the villain in a Hallmark Christmas movie.”

Hallmark told SFGATE that the official synopsis for “A Big Fat Family Christmas” isn’t out yet, but a logline for the film was teased Thursday as Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” lineup was unveiled: “Liv is a photojournalist willing to do this on her own. To get a dream assignment – to shoot the Chang family’s annual party for a cover story – she doesn’t reveal that they are in fact her family. When she finds herself closer to Henry, the colleague covering the story with her, she wants to confide in him but doesn’t want to jeopardize her big break.

Cable car operator Val Lupiz is set to appear in a Hallmark movie that was shooting in downtown San Francisco this month.

Jeremy Menzies Photographer | San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

In total, the shoot took about five to six hours as they shot the same scene over and over, Lupiz said. He said he missed his signal several times because he had to concentrate on his real job: operating the cable car. At one point a driver cut him off at the intersection, and in another take, when the bag of letters fell from the car as he turned the corner, a concerned passerby rushed to collect it and return it to the passengers – only to find out they were actors.

Lupiz also didn’t expect the number of people who would try to get on the cable car while they were filming the scene. “They were so confused!” he said. “But then they would wave at us and take pictures. It was fun.”

A cable car decorated for the film.

A cable car decorated for the film.

Val Lupiz

Lupiz grew up in the city and remembers the first time he saw one of the cable cars pass in front of him as he was walking down Powell Street.

“I was immediately fascinated by them,” he said. “I befriended the guys who ran them, and years later I decided that was what I wanted to do with my life. … They’re important to the fabric of San Francisco as well. They are the symbol of the city.

When asked if he would take the opportunity to appear as a cable car attendant in another film, Lupiz showed no hesitation.

“Are you kidding?” he said. “In a heartbeat.”

The film is set to premiere on Hallmark Channel on Friday, December 2.

Cable car operator Val Lupiz is set to appear in a Hallmark movie that was shooting in downtown San Francisco this month.

Cable car operator Val Lupiz is set to appear in a Hallmark movie that was shooting in downtown San Francisco this month.

Jeremy Menzies Photographer | San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

12 mega-owners own the majority of the San Francisco Bay Area Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:06:15 +0000

Over the past two decades, the San Francisco Bay Area, known as a hub of diverse, progressive and freethinking minds, has been hit with an influx of transplants recruited to build the future of technology. The rise of Silicon Valley and its innovation has come at the cost of eradicating the soul of America’s anti-capitalist capital as well as affordable rents in the metropolitan area.

As former and current residents direct their frustrations at gentrification and foreigners, new reports from the San Francisco Chronicle mapping 12 powerful players who own the majority of real estate in the region.

After a year of sifting through 2.3 million unique records using machine learning and good old-fashioned journalism, reporters at the Chronicle created a map highlighting land ownership in nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Owner networks include Veritas Investments, Invitation Homes, Michael Marr, Greystar, Woodmont/Tad Taube, Equity Residential, John Vidovich, Neill Sullivan/REO Homes, Essex, UDR Inc., Tricon Residential, AvalonBay and Ardenbrook/Ardenwood. They have become the antithesis of the Bay Area community and found themselves at the end of lawsuits from residents who allege abuse and foul play.

Here’s what we learned from the report:

  • Veritas Investments. With 293 buildings in San Francisco, Veritas is the largest real estate owner in the Bay Area. According to the report, “although Veritas Investments claims to operate thousands of apartments, its name did not appear on a single Bay Area County property record as of mid-2021.” Veritas’ business model is based on working with investors to purchase rentals or manage tenants. More than 200 investor limited companies linked to Veritas offices are registered with the CEO, Yat-Pang Au, and his family members.
  • Michael Marr. One of East Bay’s largest private landlords, Marr has made a name for himself in the real estate world buying and flipping homes. Marr was so successful that he caught the attention of the government, which led to an FBI raid on his offices in 2011 and a prison sentence six years later. “According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Marr privately agreed with other bidders not to compete with each other at the public auction, by instructing members of the groups to buy the properties at public auction at artificially low prices, then by organizing second private auctions between themselves”, the The Chronicle’says the report. Marr was released in 2020.
  • Greystar Real Estate Partners. The subject of 200 federal lawsuits over the past 26 years, Greystar is not just the bane of tenants’ existence in the Bay Area, but of tenants across the country. An international real estate company, Greystar is the largest property management group in the United States with nearly 750,000 multi-family units. Greystar became a notorious landlord villain when he tore down a 216-unit rent-controlled Silicon Valley complex to build one-bedroom units starting at $3,299 a month.
San Francisco loses another 39,000 taxpayers Wed, 21 Sep 2022 06:01:11 +0000

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Millennials and Gen Xers are leaving California in droves

by Joel Kotkin

Will the last person to leave California turn out the lights? Credit: Getty

Since the days of the Gold Rush, California has been a magnet for those seeking wealth. A backwater just a century ago, with a population of just over 3 million compared to nearly 40 million today, the Golden State has established dominance in everything from agriculture and movies to world travel. space and the Internet.

But new data suggests the tide may be turning and a rich hegira is brewing.

Researchers found that 39,000 San Franciscans who filed 2018 federal income tax returns left town before filing 2019 returns, taking home $7 billion in net income in one year. A report soon to be published by San Francisco Business Timessources tell me, will see a similar phenomenon in Silicon Valley.

Once able to retain its wealth, the Golden State seems to be following the course of high-tax places like New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut. For years, these cities and states generated billions in tax revenue as wealthy residents fled to Texas, Florida, Arizona, the Carolinas and Tennessee. While California still trails New York State in the money-losing draw, it is catching up: in 2020, the state lost $17.8 billion in tax revenue, the loss spreading through the Bay Area, whose tech-rich economy has historically kept the state solvent. .

Remarkably, this all happened at a time when the tech economy – the driving force of the Bay Area – was at its peak, and the disruptions associated with Covid-19 and the George Floyd protests had yet to pass. produced.

The reasons for this exodus are not hard to find. We know that emigration from the Bay Area has skyrocketed since 2019, with the greatest percentage of resident loss occurring in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Why? Because the state is becoming less and less secure. Indeed, two in three SF residents consider leaving due to crime and homelessness, with an astonishing half of San Franciscans saying in a survey they were robbed.

Those leaving were not sluggish Trumpistas or illiterate peasants (California leads the nation in illiteracy). In fact, the latest IRS data reveals that the greatest net inward migration is among disaffected 35 to 44 year olds, precisely the ages when many people are hitting their peak incomes, buying homes and starting businesses.

It shows that, for the first time in its modern history, California is no longer a beacon for the young and ambitious. The state has become the incubator for some of the worst political trends of our time – affirmative action, climate hysteria, identity politics – and it shows no signs of turning away from them. Slowly but surely the state will essentially be one big retirement home. If things continue like this, it’ll be time to throw away the surfboard and get a walker – if we can still pay our bills.

Trey Lance out for San Francisco 49ers season Mon, 19 Sep 2022 16:28:56 +0000

Trey Lance was expected to take the San Francisco 49ers to another level this season. However, he broke his ankle in the first quarter for San Francisco in a 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Lance was ejected from the field and will have to undergo ankle surgery at the end of the season.

Trey Lance was in an aerial cast when he was transported off the pitch and there will be plenty of questions about him going forward though. Lance completed 2 of 3 passes for 30 yards. He also went for 13 yards on three carries. Trey Lance was injured on a running game and not on a passing game.

Many San Francisco 49ers fans on Twitter blamed head coach Kyle Shanahan for Lance’s injury due to coaching malpractice. They felt like they were running with him too much. San Francisco needs to figure out after this season what to do again at quarterback.

General manager John Lynch gave up all those first-round picks a few years to draft him. It looks like a total waste. The question is, who is to blame for this? You can blame both parties for this. There was a reason Jimmy Garoppolo was brought back after all.

This is the last year of his contract. Garoppolo completed 13 of 21 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown. He also had five yards on four carries and a score in that football game as well. A lot of people think they’re better off with Jimmy Garoppolo than Trey Lance in the short term. The long term is going to be a major question mark for the San Francisco 49ers.

Trey Lance will enter his third season next year of his rookie contract. Will San Francisco want to get away from him before his career can even take off or will they try for another year? The Class of 2023 and the Class of 2024 quarterbacks feel absolutely loaded in the NFL Draft. It would be interesting to see what they would do.

The San Francisco 49ers (1-1) next game will be on the road against the Denver Broncos (1-1) on Sunday night 9/25.

The Seattle Seahawks (1-1) next game will be at home against the Atlanta Falcons (0-2) on Sunday 9/25.

San Francisco 49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky gets 4-year extension Sat, 17 Sep 2022 05:13:10 +0000

ByNick Wagoner Going through

Saturday, September 17, 2022 5:24 a.m.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Heading into the 2022 season, all three San Francisco 49ers specialists were set to be unrestricted free agents after this season. Not anymore.

The Niners announced on Friday that they have signed punter Mitch Wishnowsky to a four-year contract extension that will keep him in San Francisco through the 2026 season. The extension is worth up to $13 million, sources tell Adam Schefter from ESPN.

Wishnowsky was originally a fourth-round selection (No. 110 overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft. In more than three seasons with the team, he played in 50 games, averaging 41.2 yards by punt with 72 punts in the opposing 20.

In 2021, he earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in Week 2 and NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September.

Last month, general manager John Lynch said the team was considering possible extensions with players slated to become free agents after the season. Wishnowsky is the first to sign a longer pact since Niners extended receiver Deebo Samuel on July 31.

Kicker Robbie Gould and long snapper Taybor Pepper are still slated to become unrestricted free agents in 2023.

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]]> 7 things to know about Austin’s cuisine: noodles from San Fran’s ramen shop in town Thu, 15 Sep 2022 15:36:26 +0000

Editor’s note: We understood. It can be hard to keep up with the fast pace of Austin’s restaurant and bar scene. We’ve got you covered with our regular roundup of essential food news.


One of the most popular ramen restaurants in San Francisco, Marufuku Ramen, just announced its arrival in Austin on October 5, making it the second location in Texas after Frisco. This franchise specializes in Hakata Style Tonkotsu Ramen, made with bone broth and thinner than usual noodles. The portions also seem slightly smaller than the bowls currently popping around Austin. The menu extends to other grilled and fried dishes such as karaage (fried chicken) and chashu (pork belly) buns. More information about Mueller’s Restaurant (1900 Aldrich Street Suite 180) as it becomes available on

Other news and notes

Readers may have already heard that the food magazine Enjoy your meal selected 50 cool restaurants to represent best new restaurants in the usabut a hot shot from Austin made it all the way to the Top 10. canje, the Caribbean restaurant of Austin star pastry chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph, has been recognized for its intricacy in incorporating “layers” of ethnic influence. “Even before the coconut milk-soaked tres leches cake hits the table, you’ll understand exactly what makes Canje one of the best new restaurants in the country,” writes Hilary Cadigan.

Mini East Austin Restaurant Complex Bento picnic wrings out every drop of this season with its “End of Summer Harvest Festival”, a collaboration with Farmshare Austin, Vermillion Farms, Lightsey Farms and Greener Pastures Chicken. Saba San’s, the wine store inside Bento Picnic, curates the wines with the help of Summer Revival Wine Co. The guided pairing menu is only a suggestion, and customers can tour the stations on their own pace while getting to know the farmers and winemakers. Tickets ($18-76) available at

Farm deliverya grocery service that focuses on Texas produce, is now delivers beer and wine as well as its products, meats, pastries, prepared meals, etc. Deliveries from brands like Austin Beerworks, Wine for the People, Meanwhile Brewing and Southold Farm & Cellar will be available from September 16. On September 29, to celebrate and familiarize Austinites with the catalog, Farmhouse Delivery will visit the Austin Beerworks refreshment bar with samples. RSVP to Eventbrite for a free beer while you’re there.

A collaboration between Japanese-inspired cocktail bar water trade and a busy ice cream shop Besame create a special shaved ice treat called kakigōri. The Watertrade Wild Weekend (WWW) combines almost too many flavors to keep up with: yuzu-lemon-ginger ice cream, fuji apple and mint-shiso kakigōri form a base. They are topped with a sake by-product paste, white boba pearls, Japanese molasses syrup, and roasted soybean powder. Matcha Pocky Sticks and mint leaves tie it all together. Anyone who is ready to tackle this juggernaut can do so at the Bésame trailer at Meanwhile, September 17 and 18 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mexico’s Independence Day arrives on September 16, coinciding with the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, and Fonda San Miguel celebrate both. Chefs Blanca Zesati and Carlos Monroy offer a traditional seasonal dish that’s hard (but not impossible) to find around Austin. These peppers in nogada are usually stuffed with meat, candied fruit and nuts, covered with a walnut cream sauce and garnished with pomegranate seeds. Book one for September 17 by calling (512) 459-3401.

For September Xolovino Wine Club, Nixta Taqueria hosts Jorge Gaviria de Masiendaa gourmet store selling everything related to the process of making tortillas, from whole almonds to comales, to the baskets to transport them. Gaviria celebrates the cookbook launch, MASA: Techniques, recipes and reflections on a timeless staple. Of course, the night’s four-course menu focuses on masa paired with wine selections. BookPeople will join in selling copies of the book. Tickets ($100) for the 8:30 a.m. slot are still available on Tock; hurry to reserve a few remaining places.

Latino SFPD cop branded ‘racist’ for arresting Hispanic drug dealers Tue, 13 Sep 2022 21:38:00 +0000

The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office has accused a Latino police officer of racial discrimination against Latino drug dealers in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

According to public defense attorneys for one of the suspected drug dealers in the neighborhood, Sgt. Daniel Solorzano arrested 53 people for selling drugs over a period of approximately two years, all of whom were Latin American. During that time, they claim, he refused to arrest 43 other people the police had detained or monitored, all but two of whom were non-Latinos.

Solorzano is of Mexican and Nicaraguan descent and his first language is Spanish.

The motion filed by the public defender last March under the California Racial Justice Act requests “all records or memoranda relating to any investigation, by the SFPD or the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, into the enforcement activities of Tenderloin District Drug Sale Act”.

If the court accepts the allegation of “racial bias and animosity toward Hispanic or Latino people,” the suspects arrested by Solorzano could be released or have their charges reduced, and Solorzano could face disciplinary action, up to until dismissal.

According to reports, Sgt. Solorzano made 53 drug-related arrests in San Francisco‘s drug-filled Tenderloin neighborhood — all of whom were Latinos.
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Solorzano, who worked for 14 years with the San Francisco Police Department – 12 in the Tenderloin – is not giving media interviews and has been reassigned to a different detail pending the judge’s decision on his case.

“The Office of the Public Defender is targeting Sgt. Solorzano because he is a champion in the battle against the fentanyl death epidemic in San Francisco, Solorzano attorney Nicole Pifori wrote in an email. “This year alone he has pulled over 18 pounds of drugs off the street. These motions are nothing more than a form of harassment aimed at deterring the police from protecting San Franciscans from the scourge created by fentanyl sales in the Tenderloin.

The motion further suggests that the district attorney’s office, then led by leftist Chesa Boudin, violated the law by charging the Tenderloin Latinos with more serious crimes than suspects of other races arrested for comparable offences. The public defender’s office declined to comment.

Solorzano is of Mexican and Nicaraguan descent and his first language is Spanish.
Solorzano is of Mexican and Nicaraguan descent and his first language is Spanish.
Criminal defense attorney John Hamasaki says the San Francisco Police District has long targeted racial minorities.  A virulent critic of the police, Hamasaki is a candidate for San Francisco DA.
Criminal defense attorney John Hamasaki says the SFPD has long targeted racial minorities. A virulent critic of the police, Hamasaki is a candidate for San Francisco DA.

“The SFPD has a long-standing and ongoing problem with racial disparities in arrests,” said criminal defense attorney and former San Francisco Police Commission member John Hamasaki, who is running for district attorney. who will be elected in November. .

Solorzano defenders point out that almost all of the Tenderloin’s drug dealers are Latinos.

Most of the non-prescription drugs peddled in the Tenderloin are sold by Honduran nationality dealers recruited by Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, earning at least $1,000 a day each, said Tom Ostly, a former prosecutor with the San Francisco district attorney’s office. . San Francisco is one of five US cities in which Honduran recruits supplied by the Sinaloa Cartel operate, he said.

SFPD officer and president of the city's police union, Lt. Tracy McCray, says Tenderloin's arrests are mostly Hispanic because Tenderloin's drug dealers are overwhelmingly Hispanic.
SFPD Lt. Tracy McCray, president of her police union, says Tenderloin arrests are mostly Hispanic because Tenderloin drug dealers are. “We don’t control who sells drugs,” said the officer, who worked with Solorzano.

“Maybe it’s the cartel that’s being racist for only hiring from one ethnic group and one national origin,” Ostly said. “When the defense used to argue that a particular race was being targeted, I would suggest they contact the Sinaloa Cartel and tell their HR department that they need to implement a more robust diversity plan. that aligns with San Francisco values.”

As for the 43 people Solorzano did not arrest, the Public Defender was only able to identify five of them by name and acknowledge that all five were users who possessed drugs for the dealers – an offense well less than traffic. The public defender could not identify the names or crimes of the remaining 36 people who had not been arrested.

“We don’t control who’s selling drugs in the Tenderloin,” added Lt. Tracy McCray, an SFPD officer and president of the city’s police union, who grew up in San Francisco. “I was a teenager in the 80s. We had white and black merchants selling in the Tenderloin. Now, today, they are Latino drug dealers. What do you want us to do? We do not pick and choose.

Colleagues say Solorzano, a Spanish-speaker of Mexican and Nicaraguan descent, is a neighborhood champion who helps get dealers off the streets by helping them find other work.
Colleagues say Solorzano, a Spanish-speaker of Mexican and Nicaraguan descent, is a neighborhood champion who helps get dealers off the streets by helping them find other work.

Ostly, who has prosecuted dozens of drug dealers in the Tenderloin, including those arrested by Solorzano, said Solorzano is a compassionate officer who is friendly to those he arrests and works hard to resolve issues in ways that avoid incarceration. Ostly said Solorzano will regularly try to help dealers find other sources of income.

“It was obvious that he also cared about the welfare and future of the dealers,” Ostly said.

McCray, who also worked alongside Solorzano when the two were assigned to the city’s Bayview station, praised Solorzano’s work ethic and professionalism. She is outraged by the accusations of racism.

“I’m black,” she said. “I grew up in a black community. If you hurt, you hurt. It doesn’t matter what race you belong to.

McCray thinks the public defender’s office is trying to “weaponize a law and craft it for its own use” to get drug traffickers off the hook. She says it’s the district attorney’s and city attorney’s responsibility to defend Solorzano, but “it’s up to us (the union) to do their job to defend him — and we will.”

Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants – 9/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Mon, 12 Sep 2022 03:41:36 +0000

San Francisco Giants (66-73) vs. Atlanta Braves (87-53)

Game info: Monday, September 12, 2022 at 9:45 p.m. (Oracle Park)

Alex Cobb (5-6) (3.90) vs. Kyle Wright (17-5) (3.23)

Betting odds: San Francisco Giants +157 / Atlanta Braves -171 — Over/Under: 7.5 Click here for latest odds

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The Atlanta Braves and the San Francisco Giants face off in an MLB showdown at Oracle Park on Monday.

The San Francisco Giants are 67-73 overall and have won two straight. In each of the last two games, the throwing has been good. The Giants offense was strong at the start of the season, but it slipped. The Giants are averaging 4.38 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Joc Pederson has hit 22 home runs and 62 RBIs so far this season.

On the other side of this game, the Braves are 87-53 overall, but they are coming off a loss on Sunday. The pitcher really struggled to give up eight runs and that led to the one-run loss. The Braves are averaging 4.98 points per game, which is second in the league. Austin Riley hit 36 ​​homers and had 90 RBIs. In this game, the attack must be good.

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On the mound for the Braves is Spencer Strider who sits with a 10-4 record and a 2.69 ERA. In his last start against the A’s, he went six innings, allowing two hits and two runs.

On the mound for the Giants will be Alex Cobb who sits with a 5-6 record and a 3.68 ERA. Cobb has been inconsistent at times, but they need the right Cobb here.

The Braves are 5-0 in Strider’s last five starts. The Giants are 1-6 in their last seven games as a home underdog. Over bets are 4-0-1 in Strider’s last five road starts. Over bets are 3-0-1 in the Giants’ last four games against a right-handed starter.

I don’t expect many points from both teams in this game. Strider sits with a 2.69 ERA and allowed just two runs in his last start. Cobb sits with a 3.68 ERA but he’s going to slow down the Braves’ bats enough to keep this game underscored. Save the sub to cash out easily.

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