A rendering of the future Tunnel Tops part in the Presidio. (Courtesy of @fieldoperations)

Construction breaks ground on Presidio Tunnel Tops park + more topics to discuss over brunch

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ICYMI, Apple announced a multi-billion dollar California housing relief investment—but Bernie Sanders sees right through it.

Plus, Trader Joe's and other retailers skirt around Hayes Valley's no chain stores policy, construction for Tunnel Tops—the Presidio's newest waterfront park—is underway, and more local headlines you may have missed...while you were obsessively checking to see if the votes have been counted (they haven't).


Photo: Someone Brought a Pony on BART, SFist

Tuesday afternoon BART riders were joined by adorable miniature pony Sweets, but don't get any ideas. While the unconventional—but certified—service animal was allowed to board a train at Rockridge Station, horseplay on board is usually prohibited. Read more.


New park to be built on top of highway tunnels near Golden Gate Bridge, Mercury News

Construction for Tunnel Tops—a 14 acre park above the Presidio's two freeway tunnels linking the Presidio Main Post to the waterfront—is officially underway! Expect 10 football fields worth of trails, native plant gardens, and Bay views, plus a campfire circle, community plaza, and youth center by 2021. Read more.


SF's Hayes Valley has banned chain stores. They're coming anyway, San Francisco Chronicle

Despite a 2004 ban on stores with more than eleven outlets intended to prevent chains from infiltrating the bustling shopping district, companies ranging from Warby Parker to Allbirds to Gap Inc. have managed to set up shop. Up next? Trader Joes. Read more.


Bernie Sanders accuses Apple of starting California housing crisis, Curbed SF

Apple just announced plans to invest $2.5 billion toward California housing relief but Bernie isn't having it. He claims that Apple is just trying to distract from the fact that they are partially responsible for the housing crisis in the first place. Read more.


Nail-biter SF races may not be decided until next week, San Francisco Chronicle

Despite the efforts of election officials, the District Five supervisor and district attorney races are still too close to call—and don't expect answers this week. Read more.

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