Long-Stalled Plan to Build Affordable Housing on Top of Chinatown’s New Asia Restaurant Back in the Works
A 2017 idea to build a large affordable housing complex on top of New Asia restaurant in Chinatown has just been rebooted, and the plan would convert New Asia back into the banquet hall it used to be.
This issue of the San Francisco Bay Times launches a new page dedicated to small businesses in the Castro and beyond. Holding a place of honor as the first business to be profiled in the series is Cliff’s Variety. A landmark of the Castro, Cliff’s has been in business for 88 years and long predates […]
Richmond’s Heroes Club Designated a Legacy Business
In a shop window on Clement Street between Ninth and 10th avenues, a large blue robot stands guard over the entrance to the Heroes Club, with its fists in the air, ready to battle for right against…
Workers at Legendary Bay Area Sex Shop File for Union Election
A Covid outbreak at the company helped spark the push for organized labor.
8 free holiday wallpapers, illustrated by neurodivergent artists
The L.A. Times partnered with Creativity Explored, which supports a neurodiverse community of artists with developmental disabilities, for its annual holiday wallpaper project.
How Five San Francisco Restaurants Have Survived Decades of Ups and Downs
The chefs and owners behind five long-running San Francisco restaurants share their tips for success and most valuable lessons learned
Unexpected allyship: How a California church became “the midwife of the modern LGBTQ movement”
Before the Stonewall Riots, there was the Vanguard Sweep. And it all started at the Glide Memorial Church.
San Francisco Burger Joint Loved by Anthony Bourdain Is Expanding
A longtime North Beach eatery is preparing to double down on the neighborhood.
This 40-Year-Old, Aaron Peskin-Approved Vietnamese Restaurant Reopens Near San Francisco’s Chinatown
Sai's Restaurant found a new home where North Beach and Chinatown meet.
This Family Owns a Century-Old San Francisco Chinese Restaurant. Now They’re Saying Goodbye
Sam Wo’s owners hope new investors can revive the Chinatown institution.
San Francisco’s Señor Sisig and Mitchell’s Ice Cream To Collaborate
The new flavor will begin rolling out on Oct. 1.
Couple marry at San Francisco Cafe International; Landmark site reopens following crime shutdown
A Bay Area couple chose the cafe they met at in San Francisco as the site for their wedding, a landmark location that is recovering after shutting down because of crime.
San Francisco Recognizes Mitchell’s Ice Cream, in Business for Seven Decades
The same family still owns the business.
Mario’s Bohemian Cigar Store Café Is Vintage San Francisco at Its Best
The city has honored the North Beach business, in operation since 1971, with legacy status.