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San Francisco Business Times
October 16, 2013 - 7:21am
The Cupertino City Council on Tuesday night voted to give the go-ahead to Apple Inc.'s plan to build a 2.8-million-square-foot campus in the city. The Mercury News reports the council voted unanimously for the proposal in a standing-room-only meeting packed with several hundred Apple employees....
San Francisco Business Times
October 16, 2013 - 7:15am
BART unions agreed late Tuesday to call off a strike for a third day in a row this week as talks with management continued. The two sides offered no details in the ongoing negotiations that are being urged along by federal mediator George Cohen. Going into the evening, the threatened BART strike...
San Francisco Business Times
October 16, 2013 - 7:15am
Joy Ou is dreaming BIG in Mid-Market. The Mid-Market developer has tapped international whiz kid designer Bjarke Ingels Group, or BIG, to design 950 Market St., a mixed-used arts, housing and hotel complex that advocates hope will become the centerpiece of the revived Mid-Market district. Group I,...
San Francisco Business Times
October 16, 2013 - 7:08am
Tesla Motors Inc. is set to power up its first “Supercharger” station in North Carolina this week, the Charlotte Business Journal reports. The electric-car maker says the stations are “substantially more powerful than any charging technology to date, providing up to 120 kilowatts of power and...
San Francisco Business Times
October 16, 2013 - 7:04am
Contra Costa County is going after state funds to help it build a 240-cell high-security wing at the Richmond jail. The Contra Costa Times reports the county will seek an $80 million state grant for the project. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday backed a plan to apply for state funds earmarked...
San Francisco Business Times
October 16, 2013 - 7:01am
Apple Inc. has reduced orders to assemblers for its low-cost iPhone 5c, sources say. The Wall Street Journal reports the news raises concerns over demand for the product and Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) pricing strategy. Sources say Apple cut orders with its Taiwan assemblers Pegatron Corp. and Hon Hai...
Mission Loc@l
October 16, 2013 - 7:00am
It’s 7 a.m. and a brisk 55° right now, but we’re going up to 77° later today. What’s in store for the rest of your week? Check out the 10-day forecast here. BART trains are running today, but no deal has yet been reached. Oh wait, you’ve heard this story before? For the...
San Francisco Business Times
October 16, 2013 - 6:57am
Bank of America Corp. reported a jump in its third-quarter profit boosted by improved credit quality and record deposit balances. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) reported net income of $2.5 billion for the quarter, or 20 cents per share, compared with $340 million a year earlier. Third-quarter revenue...
San Francisco Business Times
October 16, 2013 - 4:30am
Optimal, an online platform for real-time ad buying, optimization and analytics for marketing on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, has agreed to be acquired for $35 million by Boston-based Brand Networks, a larger firm that offers similar services. Founded in 2008, Optimal has 40 employees and had...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
According to a recent article in Atlantic Cities, the 94107 zip code — Potrero Hill — has the Bay Area’s largest concentration of venture capital investments. The Hill, from its lofty 308 feet perch, looks down on the world’s most thriving technology and financial center. It...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
In three separate incidents last summer hypodermic needles were found littered on Potrero Hill. In one of the incidences, a toddler was poked by a needle while playing at Jackson Park; in another multiple needles were found in the park’s sandbox. And roughly nine needles were found strewn on...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
In August, development consultant Charmaine Curtis shared Bridge Housing’s latest proposals for the Rebuild Potrero project at the Potrero Boosters’ regular meeting. We’re “hoping to rebuild people’s lives” as well the housing stock, Curtis said.
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
In a surprise move, last month Related California offered to undertake an environmental impact review of its proposed project at 1601 Mariposa Street. The move was in response to Potrero Hill residents’ concerns about hazardous materials on the site, as well as other health and safety...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
Waves gently crash onto the rocks at Pier 70, a chain link fence separating people from fish. The pier, at 150 years old the country’s longest working civilian shipyard, is the centerpiece of a twenty year process of ‘reconnecting the City with its Waterfront.’  As part of...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
Do you dream of dressing your iPad, smart phone or Kindle in a personalized, handmade, case? iDreamCase offers such an accessory, in a range of colors, materials and designs, including fine imported Milanese book cloth and leather. The small company, located at 2349 Third Street, produces...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
For most of us, a car is simply a mode of transportation, a dispensable good with a shelf life. But for some of us, an automobile is something more, perhaps an expression of our individuality, a status symbol. And for a few of us, a vehicle is something profound: an art object, an antiquity to be...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
Last month Facebook chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg joined students, educators, and community leaders to celebrate the opening of KIPP’s first high school in San Francisco, KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory at the Enola Maxwell campus.  Event attendees included Richard...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
Last month long-time Potrero Hill resident, and former View crime reporter, Regina Anavy published Out of Cuba: Memoir of a Journey, which chronicles her experience befriending a Cuban man, who wants to escape his island nation.  In 1971, Anavy traveled to Cuba illegally, to cut sugarcane with...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
In 1998 we first encountered one another at the San Francisco International Art Fair. That year we met again at Brent’s Open Studio in the Serta building. In the ensuing months we kept running into each other at gallery and museum openings. Since we couldn’t keep out of each other...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
Award-winning independent filmmaker and Potrero Hill resident Lise Swenson was recently the center of a love fest. Last month, her feature film, Saltwater — a collaboration between City College of San Francisco’s Cinema Department and Goodwill San Francisco — was feted at an...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
The Potrero Hill Festival returns to 20th Street this month, its 24th time on the Hill. In recent years, the festival has joined the roster of great San Francisco street fairs, drawing locals and non-Hillites alike to enjoy music on two stages, a vibrant kid’s zone and food from local...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
Etienne Schier Simon was five years old, dressed to perform the Cabbage Dance when she posed for her grandmother’s camera in 1928. Etienne lived at 22nd and York streets, but spent a lot of time at her grandmother’s house nearby at 1333 Vermont Street, between 24th and 25th streets....
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
Gus was a street thug. Me, his invisible Boswell he considered his ‘number one gofer.’ My only task was to act the heavy, as he strutted down the street each morning, picked up messages, accepted greetings and tributes, and made his first drop of the day. Jimmie Cagney, film-star and...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
When Jim Wilkins’ car was broken into last summer it was the straw that broke the camel’s back, the Connecticut Street resident said. Wilkins approached Potrero Boosters president J.R. Eppler, and the two agreed to start a crime and safety committee. Wilkins is particularly concerned...
The Potrero View
October 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
This year’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington reminds us of the power of protest to make progress towards equality. But marches alone are almost never enough to change things. African-Americans, Jews, gays, even environmentalists have all had to pass-through a predictable set of non...