Inside San Francisco - October 6th, 2016

Inside San Francisco (Oct 6th, 2016)


 Today's forecast is sunny with a high/low of 68/51 F. 
Brisbane Mayor Clifford Lentz showed up to a public meeting on Tuesday to address talks of San Francisco annexing part of his city. At the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, Lentz said, “The authors of this resolution are pressing for the unthinkable.” Brisbane is looking to use more than 680 acres of land for commercial development with no plans to construct residential structures in the area, assuming that San Francisco could provide enough housing. As a result, the city is aiming to annex a portion of Brisbane. – CURBED


 
Although a board approved $76 million to install steel-mesh anti-suicide nets under the Golden Gate Bridge, financial difficulties may prevent their construction. Two bids for the job were well over the approved amount, with the cheapest being $142 million. The bidding process has a deadline of January. Unless additional funds are committed to the project or a bidder with a more affordable solution comes forward, the plan for the nets may fall by the wayside. – SFC

A poll commissioned by Airbnb indicates that 69 percent of San Francisco voters would likely support allowing residents to rent out their home through the company. This comes as Airbnb faces increasing concerns about whether home-sharing skirts regulations and deprives communities of potential tax revenue. Back in June, San Francisco asked Airbnb to comply with stricter rental regulations. It resulted in the startup filing a lawsuit against the city. – BI

Air shows are expected to top off Fleet Week in San Francisco this weekend, but not without controversy. After Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss died in a fatal crash at a Tennessee airshow earlier this summer, Supervisor John Avalos called for the city to block jets from performing. The Navy declined to answer specific questions about the Tennessee accident. However, Avalos has since backed off from his remarks after receiving “a handful of threats” from air show supporters. – SFG

The San Francisco Giants won their Wild Card game last night against the New York Mets, meaning they will advance in the postseason. Following their 3-0 win, the Giants will now begin a best-of-five series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. "I'm almost at a loss for words," said Conor Gillaspie, who hit a three-run homerun in the final inning to win the game for the Giants. – SFG

Sui Generis, the consignment shop at 2231 Market St., is celebrating 10 years in business this month. What originally began as a small vintage shop on Church Street by Miguel Lopez and Gabriel Yanez has evolved into popular destination for shoppers seeking luxury second-hand items. An in-store party will be hosted for its anniversary on Oct. 8. "It's a dream come true,” said Lopez. “We are so happy to be in the neighborhood.” – HL

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK
Get Playoff Tickets: The Chicago Cubs will face off against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Monday, Oct. 10. The official pitch time is still to be determined. Resale tickets are starting around $130.00. “This matchup is full of faces familiar to October baseball, led by a pair of the game's top managers in Joe Maddon and Bruce Bochy.” – Jay Jaffe, SI



For Cyclists Who Like Coffee: The Women Bike SF club will be hosting its October 2016 meeting on Friday, Oct. 7 at 8 a.m. (672 Stanyan St., San Francisco). Cycling lovers are invited to share a cup of coffee with the members at Flywheel Coffee Rosters. It is free to RSVP and attend.

For Economic Chatter: The Commonwealth Club will be hosting a discussion titled, “China’s Economic Slowdown: Will It Hurt the U.S. and the World?” on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (555 Post St., San Francisco). Panelists will address the types of reforms China is working on and how they may affect the U.S. General admission is $22.00.
CRIME ROUND-UP
A 39-year-old man was attacked in Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park in the middle of the afternoon on Tuesday, according to police. A mob of more than half a dozen people beat the victim and stole his jewelry. The man sustained life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made.
 
The liquor license of a popular San Francisco nightclub could be revoked due to its management’s alleged lackluster approach to violence. Lt. Dave Falzon encouraged city commissioners to consider the option at a public meeting this week. EndUp, located on 401 Sixth Street, was the site of a fatal shooting this past Sunday. Another shooting death occurred at the club back in June.
 
A suspect has been arrested in the death of a 63-year-old woman this past weekend. Eugene Bell, 59, is suspected of stabbing a woman in Lower Pacific Heights. The homicide investigation is still ongoing.
HOT PROPERTY
A contemporary house on 2.5 acres of land in Atherton has a new asking price of $34.9 million. It was originally placed on the market at $39.8 million back in March. The home on 246 Atherton Avenue has seven bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The entire house has three kitchens, a wine cellar, and a home theater.
 


A $4.8 million home in Tiburon comes with four bedrooms on nearly half an acre of land. The property on 83 Round Hill Road has a combination living and dining room with a fireplace. It’s topped off with finished hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. There are frosted skylights throughout the interior that provide an ample amount of natural lighting.


 
A three-level home on 1408 Douglass Street in San Francisco is on the market for $4.1 million. This house has a roof deck, a wine chiller, and a master suite with a spa bathroom. In total, there are three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. The backyard has multiple levels and a landscaped garden.

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