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The Manhattanization of San Francisco Package

The Manhattanization of San Francisco Package

Peter Snarr

December 5, 2015

Photograph by photoeverywhere / stockarch.com via Creative Commons   By Xpress Magazine Staff This news package explores the many faucets in which the City of San Francisco is growing due to an economic boom and population increase.   BUILDING UPWARD The main bar story for this package explores how San Francisco is growing taller...

Transportation

Drake Newkirk

December 2, 2015

By Drake Newkirk Commuters board MUNI 702,000 times on the average weekday according to SFMTA's 2013-2014 annual report. In 2014, MUNI had an operating budget of nearly $900 million. Transportation 2030, San Francisco's transportation infrastructure investment program, will fund $3 billion to impro...

MOMA

Lupita Uribe

December 2, 2015

By Lupita Uribe San Francisco is New York City’s mellowed out sibling, not as fast paced, but still holding the same pedigree of business people, artists, musicians and a plethora of in-betweeners. Recently, it’s been blooming and mirroring its East Coast kin with expansion --which has both bro...

Infrastructure

Jasmine Williams

December 2, 2015

By Jasmine Williams San Francisco is expanding. Techies, college students, commuters, and families – the San Francisco Bay Area has them all. According the city's five-year financial plan release in May, the city has experienced a consecutive fifth year of economic and population growth . In...

SF to NYC Comparison

Ashley Goldsmith

December 2, 2015

By Ashley Goldsmith In 2012 Businessweek.com named San Francisco as America’s best city.  The vast employment opportunities, many ways in which one can spend their disposable income and the cityscape are a few of the many reasons why San Francisco was chosen. The city’s sudden rise in popularity ...

Building Upward

Colin Blake

December 2, 2015

By Colin Blake San Francisco is getting taller. In fact, if the city's 15-tallest buildings were laid end-to-end, they would be over 300-feet taller than the Golden Gate Bridge is long. This growth spurt isn't slowing down, but accelerating. San Francisco is in its fifth-straight year of economic a...

Election 2015: Get Informed

Election 2015: Get Informed

Peter Snarr

October 29, 2015

Photo provided by creative commons   By Xpress Magazine Staff 1-2-3 To Replace Ed Lee A unique coalition of candidates is attempting to take advantage of San Francisco's ranked-choice voting system. District 3 A Board of Supervisors race has the potential to tip the balance of power at City Hall. ...

1-2-3 to Replace Ed Lee

1-2-3 to Replace Ed Lee

Zak Cowan

October 29, 2015

Amy Farah Weiss (left), Stuart Schuffman (middle), Francisco Herrera (right) take a moment out of their campaigning at SF State to pose for a portrait. Photos by Ryan McNulty/ Xpress   By Zak Cowan Amy Weiss ran to speak to potential voters about her hot-button issues. With her cap tilt...

District 3

District 3

Sean McGrier

October 29, 2015

Wilma Peng, candidate for District 3 Supervisor, encompassing San Francisco's Chinatown and North Beach neighborhoods, poses for a portrait in Chinatown. Photo by James Chan   By Sean McGrier   The race for the District Three seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pits ...

Proposition A

Ashley Goldsmith

October 29, 2015

  By Ashley Goldsmith Up first on the Nov. 3 ballot is a proposition aimed at addressing increasing rental prices caused by the ubiquitous gentrification in San Francisco. Proposition A, also known as the Affordable Housing Bond, allows the city to borrow $310 million dollars in the form of ...

Proposition E

Colin Blake

October 29, 2015

By Colin Blake Come Nov. 3 San Francisco voters will have the option to approve Proposition E, which aims to bring more participation to the political process by live streaming all public government meetings, allowing for digital and pre-recorded comment so constituents can engage in the politica...

Proposition F

Jenna Van De Ryt

October 29, 2015

By Jenna Van De Ryt  Pissing off the public could in fact be one form of campaigning that is strategically working for Airbnb. If it was not for the $8 million imbursement to defeat the ballot measure, or the passive-aggressive billboards targeting different service groups across the city, taunting...

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