$1,200 a month buys you a bunk bed, toilet paper, and ramen at PodShare's communal living space. (Courtesy of PodShare)

$1,200 bunk beds are a depressing new low in SF housing + more topics to discuss over brunch

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That's right, it's like camp—with all the toilet paper and ramen you might want—but for working professionals who likely earn enough money to purchase really nice homes in, say, Boise.

Plus, Kanye West tries to solve the housing crisis; beachfront views and modern design unite at Taco Bell's Pacifica Cantina; and more local news you might missed while you were in a post-Fourth of July barbecue and booze coma.



Architecturally stunning Pacifica Taco Bell remodeled, Curbed SF

Enjoy your Doritos Locos racos in style at Taco Bell's newly remodeled beachside Pacifica location. Ocean views, wood floors, exposed beams, and beer and wine make for an elevated fast food experience. Read more.


This bunk bed is $1,200 a month, privacy not included, CNN

In San Francisco's staggering economy, $1,200 a month can get you a bunk bed rental in PodShare's privacy-free dormitory style housing. Just think of it like adult summer camp. Read more.


Kanye West reportedly tried to sell SF investors on 'Star Wars'-inspired housing for homeless, SFGate

Rapper, designer, and Kim Kardashian's baby daddy extraordinaire has big plans to solve the California housing crisis with Star Wars–inspired shelters in the California wilderness. Read more.


Pop-Up Tents No S'more: Glamping Is the New Backyard Camping, The Wall Street Journal

Say goodbye to sleeping bags and make like SF design darling Ken Fulk, who's kitted out his Durham Ranch in Wine Country with glamping sites built for gods. Read more.


Former San Francisco star chef Elka Gilmore dies at 59, The San Francisco Chronicle

Before there was Traci Des Jardins or Dominique Crenn, there was Elka Gilmore, chef of the famed Japanese-French fusion restaurant Elka's and mentor to some of SF's best loved and most successful lady chefs, including Des Jardins herself. Read more.


New BART fare gate clamps down on people with disabilities, SF Examiner

In an effort to combat fare cheats, BART installed new double wedged gates at the Richmond station. The gates, which have been compared to guillotines, aren't exactly ADA friendly. Read more.

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