Inside San Francisco - February 4th, 2020

Inside San Francisco (Feb 4th, 2020)

Coronavirus patients / 'Painted Lady' sells / $100k parking space / Kyle Shanahan

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1. Two Bay Area coronavirus patients were transferred Monday to an isolated hospital area at the University of California, San Francisco Parnassus Campus. According to a statement from UCSF Health, the hospital is screening all patients who may have traveled from China for 2019-nCov, which has been blamed for sickening at least 20,000 people and causing at least 427 deaths, mostly in China. The patients are a 57-year-old man who traveled recently to Wuhan and his wife, who contracted the illness after her husband's return. The cases were first reported in San Benito County. There have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus originating in the city of San Francisco. — KGO

2. Berkeley's only operational youth shelter may be forced to leave its current location. Since 2003, YEAH!, pronounced "yay," has provided overnight housing for homeless youth under the age of 24 at the Lutheran Church of the Cross on University Avenue, less than a mile from the UC Berkeley campus. However, the church has moved YEAH! to a month-to-month lease and raised rents for the overnight program. The church's pastor is pushing for YEAH! to find a dedicated space, but insists "we're not going to put these young people out on the streets by any means." The CEO of Covenant House, the nonprofit that operates YEAH!, says the program has been searching for such a space for the last two years. One plan may be to relocate the services to Oakland, where a series of trailers have become available as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom's statewide project to reduce homelessness. But, YEAH! cofounder Natalie Leimkuhler isn't sold on that solution. "These are kids who identify with Berkeley. This is where their connections are," she said. — BERKELEYSIDE

3. One of the famous "Painted Ladies," a house at 714 Steiner Street, has sold for $3.55 million, well above its asking price of $2.75 million, according to Zillow. Though listing agent Jeremy Rushton previously said the house was in need of serious renovations, at least seven individuals put in offers in what was described as a "competitive situation." Meanwhile, another famous SF house, the Victorian that served as the exterior of the Tanner family home on "Full House," just saw another price cut. The house, at 1709 Broderick Street in Lower Pacific Heights, was originally listed after a remodeling for $6 million – it is now on the market for $5.499 million. The "Full House" house was purchased by show creator Jeff Franklin in 2016 to undergo promotion for Netflix's "Fuller House." — SFGATE

4. Parking in South Beach can be brutal – perhaps that's why one parking spot at 88 Townsend Street is on sale for $100,000. Listing agent Bill Williams calls it a "great parking spot for investor clients, 1 block from [Oracle Park]." Of course, astronomical parking spot listings such as this aren't as uncommon as you might think. In 2013, a parking spot in the same garage sold for $80,000. As Curbed SF reports, the last decade has seen a decline in street parking spaces in San Francisco and an increase in the number of spaces in private garages. — CURBED SF

5. We're two days out from the San Francisco 49ers' loss in Super Bowl LIV, but the feelings are still raw – and anger, for many, is directed squarely at Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan. Primarily, fans want to know why Shanahan declined to call a timeout after his team stopped the Kansas City Chiefs' offense with just under two minutes to go in the first half. In his postgame interview, Shanahan said "the last thing we're going to do there is allow them to get the ball with three timeouts left," apparently referencing a potential outcome should his own team have failed to secure a few first downs. The Niners ultimately squandered a 20-10 lead in the fourth quarter, allowing the Chiefs to score three consecutive touchdowns in the final seven minutes of the game, to secure their first Super Bowl victory in 50 years, 31-20. — SPORTING NEWS

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6. And here are a few other things you should know about:

Hundreds of people lined up Monday for the opening of San Francisco's first Shake Shack location. The Cow Hollow spot is the first of several more planned Shake Shacks in the Bay Area – the company will soon be opening a new location at the Westfield San Francisco Centre. — KNTV

KQED interviewed several SF taxi drivers whose financial futures were thrown into disarray by Uber and Lyft. Taxi drivers used to pay up to $250,000 for a medallion, which allows them to operate a taxi, but the loans for those medallions are still outstanding, even though the taxi industry has been decimated by the advent of rideshare apps. — KQED

The Port of San Francisco is looking to prevent the restaurant Waterbar from blocking a bike lane for its valet operation in the Embarcadero. The Port has asked the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to disallow the valet parking of cars in bike lanes and is pushing police to more strictly enforce waterfront parking laws. — SF EXAMINER

Seven Stills, a brewery and distillery with several locations around the city, has had its liquor license suspended for 90 days. The California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control says the brewery is in violation of "tied-house laws" intended to prevent monopolistic enterprises. — EATER SF

Check out these incredible low-budget shots (that look high-budget) from around San Francisco. Artist Karen X reveals how she uses office chairs, fishing rods, and other low-budget tech to get shots that look like they're from a Hollywood blockbuster. — INSTAGRAM

Jonathan Harris is a writer for Previously, he wrote for The Huffington Post,, and the YouTube channel What’s Trending. Follow him on Twitter @countrycaravan.

Edited by Inside staff writer Elizabeth Barr.

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