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Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Mid-Market

Over the past few years, a slew of developments along San Francisco’s grandest thoroughfare has led to the recent minting of a shiny new Mid-Market neighborhood. The seven-block stretch of Market Street, between Van Ness and 5th Street, is relishing renewed vitality, with the openings of killer markets, restaurants, bars, culture and more. Here's your Mid-Market to-do list.

Property Porn: Rich Hippies Will Love This $4.5M Ashbury Heights Home

Modern hippies, marijuana smoke, and fabulous historic homes comingle in Ashbury Heights, where this 1908 Mission Revival home, priced just under $5 million, is a little bit Grateful Dead and little bit royal court. 

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Russian Hill

With the same stunning views as its ritzier neighbor Nob Hill, Russian Hill has a pace and vibe all its own: still posh, but the kind of place where everyone knows your name and where the cable car still has some seats available.

Shop Talk: Timbuk2's Femme Collection + Makers Market Opens at Westfield

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.

Weekend Guide: Power Yoga + Mouthwatering Brunches

Lace up your tennis shoes, because these must-do events will definitely help you pass your walking goal.

5 Awesome Kickstarters to Support This Month

Feeling guilty about spending more than you should have at that artisan bakery this week? Give back by putting your money toward one of these cool Bay Area crowdfunding campaigns, including one super-awesome drought-busting showerhead.

Grab a Beer at These New Breweries + Pubs

It’s been a busy summer for craft beer in San Francisco, with six new places opening in almost as many weeks. If you're inspired to seek out a new place to enjoy a couple of cold ones, pull up a stool at any of the following recently opened bars.

City Staycation: Revel in the Bright Lights of Union Square

While we usually pilgrim to calmer locales when we have a day or two off from work, Union Square is still our go-to neighborhood when we want to feel the pulse of a big city.

You Say Tomato. We Say Go to These Tomato Festivals in September

Whatever your pronunciation of everyone's favorite earthy red vegetable-that's-really-a-fruit, can we all agree that tomato season is one of the finest culinary moments of the year? Now that that's settled, head for Wine Country where a hearty lineup of festivals are scheduled to salute the juicy fruit.

Anonymous Artist Installs Seats on Bike Racks Around SF

Mid-Market is looking a little brighter this week thanks to the addition of 12 new artist-made "chairs" hanging from circular bike racks. 

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