SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building.Tech giant Salesforce.com, which provides online software for business, bought the naming rights to the 61-story steel and concrete building, adding to concerns that the tech economy is steamrolling through the city."A lot of people think that the city's defining characteristics are the hills, the water and the blue skies," said John King, urban design critic for the San Francisco Chronicle.When the connecting Salesforce Transit Center opens, developers estimate the bus, train and promised high-speed rail station will serve 100,000 passengers on an average weekday.
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- $1 billion tower lifts San Francisco skyline to new heights
By LINDA WANG, Associated Press - Wednesday Aug 16, 2017
- Three things we learned: SF Deltas vs. NY Cosmos
By Douglas Zimmerman - Tuesday Aug 8, 2017
After falling behind the New York Cosmos, San Francisco responded with two goals to win their first home game of the fall season. Here are three things we learned from the game: 1) The team responded well to the loss of Cristian Portilla A day before the Cosmos game the team learned they would be
- Silicon Valley's corporate-campus building boom is a cautionary tale
Thursday Jun 22, 2017
Silicon Valley is on a corporate-campus construction spree, which - despite the splashy headlines - has had adverse effects on the population of the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Stories from AIDS survivors emerge amid Pride’s commercial fervor
Sunday Jun 25, 2017
While the DJ on the Salesforce float thumped music and blasted bubbles, and Amazon’s employees, dressed in shirts that said “Glamazon,” danced beneath a rainbow-colored mockup of an Alexa smart speaker, a much quieter trolley waited for its turn to enter the parade.Tanner was among the hundreds of thousands of people, proud to be themselves, who poured onto Market Street on Sunday for the Pride Parade.In sharp contrast to the partying, politics and countless tech companies that used the parade as a way to gather positive attention, the quiet San Francisco AIDS Foundation trolley carried people like Tanner: a gentle man who was given six months to live in 1990 after being diagnosed with HIV.Tanner has been attending Pride festivities for about 20 years since he founded Black Brothers Esteem, a support group for black men with HIV, something he said didn’t exist before for people like him.Cooper loves any reason to celebrate her sexuality and survival of HIV — but she is frustrated with some of the parade’s changes.While she appreciates how much more accepting society is of transgender people and how the parade has evolved into more of a celebration, she questions the motivations of some of its corporate sponsors.[...] when it was finally the AIDS Foundation’s turn to make the left onto Market Street and join the parade — where even more corporate logos lined the way — there Cooper was with her pink feather boa and her fellow survivors, engulfed by cheers as they joined the sea of rainbows.
- Mike McCone, former head of California Historical Society, dies
By Sam Whiting - Monday May 15, 2017
Mike McCone, executive director of the California Historical Society during crucial years that were to determine its survival and later board chair at Heyday Books in Berkeley, died May 9 after a sudden onset of leukemia.Mr. McCone was 83 and had been living in an assisted living facility in San Francisco.Among the institutions for which he worked during his nonprofit management career, besides the historical society, were the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Grace Cathedral.In that effort, he gave unlimited hours to Heyday, which he helped convert from a struggling for-profit enterprise to a successful nonprofit.“Mike was a very loving man, and one of the things he loved most was books,” Harvey said.When Mr. McCone was hired by the historical society in 1990, it had eliminated its curators and librarians due to budget cuts and had a skeleton staff of six in a dark and drafty mansion in Pacific Heights.“It was a daring and a bold move, and a very strategic one,” said Anthea Hartig, executive director of the historical society.“Mike grew staff, established an endowment and brought in all kinds of new donors,” Hartig said.Mr. McCone was hired to work in Mayor Joseph Alioto’s administration, heading up an urban renewal program called Model Cities.“He was worldly without being cynical, deeply rooted yet playful, and he was great fun to be around,” said Malcolm Margolin, the now-retired founder of Heyday Books.Sam Whiting is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
- Disco star Sylvester honored at Go Bang! party
By Peter Hartlaub - Monday Aug 28, 2017
San Francisco disco legend Sylvester will be celebrated at the annual Go Bang! party, hosted this year at the Stud bar. Sylvester was a singer-songwriter and performer who helped shape the San Francisco disco scene in the 1970s and ’80s with hits including “Dance (Disco Heat)” and “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).” He was born on Sept. 6, 1947, and died in 1988. Go Bang! will party into the early morning in Sylvester’s honor — the event starts at 9 p.m. and ends at 3 a.m. Jim Hopkins of the San Francisco Disco Preservation Society and Paul Goodyear are the co-headlining DJs. There will also be a live performance by Effervescence Jackson as Sylvester.