Photo by Candy Michelle Smallwood

Tenants’ Ellis Eviction Quashed in Court, For Now

Tenants Patricia Kerman and Thomas Rapp, longtime tenants on 20th and Folsom streets who have been fighting an Ellis Act eviction since February 2012, had an unusual victory in court this morning. Steve Collier, the tenants’ lawyer,...
A tourist snaps photos of Balmy Alley's famous murals. Airbnb visitors spent $8.3 million in the Mission District between April 2013 and March 2014. Photo by Leslie Nguyen-Okwu.

Airbnb Hosts, ‘It’s About the Economy + Experience’

For the last four years, Jessica H., a community mental health worker who lives near San Francisco General Hospital, has used Airbnb to rent out rooms to visiting tourists in her Mission District home. As...
Rendering of the plans for 490 South Van Ness. Image courtesy Forum Design Architects.

Condo Project Delayed Again as Commish Agrees the Developer Must Talk to Marshall Parents

“It’s been a long, long process,” said pro-development advocate Sean Keighran of the hotly contested 490 South Van Ness condo development at today’s Planning Commission meeting.  And it will be even longer.  The project, which...