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Building department officials will be questioned by the Board of Supervisors to discuss the sinking Millennium Tower. Specifically, the board wants to get a better idea of why the officials did not require the building’s developers to anchor the tower to bedrock, or tell anyone about the issue before they moved in. “We are going to get to the bottom of how this happened,” said Supervisor Aaron Peskin. – SFG

The just-approved 'Beast on Bryant’ will become the largest residential complex in Mission District history. The project on 2000-2070 Bryant Street will provide affordable housing to the neighborhood, according to Supervisor David Campos. The complex will have 191 market-rate apartments and a second building with up to 136 affordable units. – SFC

The dismantling of homeless encampments in the Mission District will conclude within the next four months, according to Supervisor David Campos. In a statement, Campos said the closure of the tents will occur in “an effective and humane manner.” He also specified that the initiative is already underway, and an “Encampment Resolution Team” will be targeting tents in the northeastern section of the neighborhood. – ML

Heavy tourist traffic along Lombard Street may require some creative solutions. Some of the options presented by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority include a toll, parking officers, and a “Lombard Ambassadors” program. This is the first time a toll has been considered for Lombard Street, and another study would need to be conducted to determine its specifics. – NBCBA

The trees in Washington Square Park will soon be put to the test by the Friends of Washington Square. This comes after 36-year-old Cui Ying Zhou was paralyzed after a tree limb in the park fell on her back on Aug. 12. Most of the trees in the park were planted in 1957. The FOWS will team up with HortScience to conduct the tree assessment and develop a long-term management plan. – HL

Public Glass on Armstrong Avenue continues to attract artists and Bayview residents with its “Hot Glass Cold Beer” events each month. The gatherings, designed to round up the local community, offer glass, food, and music. Public Glass is currently the only glass-blowing facility in San Francisco that remains open to the public. Its next “Hot Glass Cold Beer” event will be held on Sept. 17. – HL

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK
For a Little Laughter: “Speechless” will be coming to Public Works (161 Erie Street, San Francisco) on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The event brings together everyone from comedians to engineers to carry out improv with PowerPoint slides on stage. “It was a good way to blow off steam for a bunch of people who had seen one too many PowerPoint presentations, probably that day, and the show was an immediate hit.” – Anthony Veneziale, Newsweek


 
For Amateur Artists: The “Below the Fisherman’s Wharf: Paint and Sip” event will be hosted on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. (2722A Hyde St, San Francisco). All materials and refreshments will be provided for aspiring painters to try their hand at an underwater acrylic painting. Tickets are $30.00.
 
For Social Services Professionals: The “Your Money, Your Goals” financial literacy training event will be held at the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment (550 Kearny Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco) on Friday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Financial experts will be on hand to introduce social service professionals to new features of the “Your Money, Your Goals” financial empowerment toolkit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Admission is free.
CRIME ROUND-UP
A police chase ended early Wednesday morning with the arrests of three people who had allegedly stolen a vehicle on Geary Boulevard between 24th and 25th avenues. After police tried to pull over the suspects, they fled, prompting a pursuit. The driver eventually crashed into a light pole. All three suspects were treated at a hospital before taken into custody.
 
A 25-year-old male was stabbed near a liquor store on 24th and Capp Streets on Sunday night. He was targeted by another man in his 20s, who was driving a sedan. The suspect got out of his car, punched the victim, and stabbed him before fleeing in his vehicle. The victim is expected to survive, but no arrests have been made.
 
A 25-year-old man has pled no contest to assault and child endangerment charges, stemming from an incident dating back to last year. Daly City resident Sergio Merino was charged with the crimes after he struck a man in an intentional crash. The two had argued beforehand during a soccer match. Merino now faces up to six years in prison.
HOT PROPERTY
The “Mrs. Doubtfire” house located at 2640 Steiner Street in Pacific Heights is expected to go up for sale. The 2,600 square-foot home was last sold in 1997 for $1.3 million. Last year, it was spared from a fire and has survived to continue its life as a tourist attraction. With the passing of actor Robin Williams in 2014, the house has seen a consistent stream of visitors.


 
An “air-tight” property that derives its heat from the living people inside, as well as the sun, is now on the market for $4.4 million. The house, located at 2127 Castro Street, originally went up for sale for $4.9 million in May, but withdrew from the MLS in July. Now, the environmentally friendly property is back up for sale. It boasts four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a two-car garage.
 


A $1.6 million Berkeley Tudor house is now for sale. The four-bedroom property is located at 78 San Mateo Road in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood. It has inlaid hardwood floors and carved embellishments throughout. Stone steps lead to a front patio, while tall fences surround a brick patio in the backyard for outdoor entertaining.

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