SAN FRANCISCO, REAL ESTATE, AND MORE

cityview Hodgepodge Thursday

Yesterday marked the first day of a two year pilot program which sees part of SF's Twin Peaks lookout area being closed to traffic. The road features iconic views of the City and is a very popular destination among tourists and locals alike.

The changes will see the eastern side of the loop only be accessible to pedestrians, hikers and cyclists. The western side will switch from one way to two way vehicle traffic. The idea behind the adjustments is to make the destination safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Although the move has not been welcomed by everyone, many people are praising the decision - tourists and spectators alike are pleased with the new hiking trail and feel it is now safer for pedestrians to enjoy the wonderful views from the

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salsaWednesday Weekend PlannerApril

Get your dancing shoes ready and get excited for the seventh annual Salsa Festival on Fillmore! The huge two day extravaganza will kick off Friday evening at 6:30pm at the Fillmore Center Plaza and will continue until 10pm on both nights.

The event is a celebration of Latin dance and music, where people can learn how to dance while having fun with both new and old friends. Both evenings will kick off with a free dance lesson from 6:30-7pm, followed by live musical performances by Latin musicians, bands and DJs.

Friday night will see the band Montuno Swing play and Saturday night Salson will be providing the entertainment. With salsa performances taking place throughout the two evenings, it is sure to be a wonderful weekend of dancing underneath

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The arrival of July saw some new additions to the ever-expanding food and beverage scene in the City. Take a look at some of these new hot spots according to 7x7.

Louie's Gen-Gen Room - 871 Sutter Street  

This dainty spot has some big potential, having being opened by the owners of the popular Liholiho Yacht Club. If delectable bite-sized food along with a carefully crafted cocktail list is what you are craving, Louie's Gen-Gen Room is for you. 

Don Pisto's Tequila Bar - 2030 Lombard Street

Those of you who live in the Marina will be happy to hear you now have a Don Pisto's on your doorstep. No more trekking to North Beach for those tacos!

Tratto - 501 Geary Street

Brought to you by the highly successful Puccini Group of San

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Sports-Monday

We admit it. We were so caught up in the Warriors – their crushing defeat in the NBA Finals and their ridiculously good fortune in acquiring league star Kevin Durant from Oklahoma City – that frankly we haven’t given the San Francisco Giants their appropriate due. It is an even year after all, and as everyone knows they won the World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014, so expectations are high for 2016.

So far so good. They head into the All-Star break with the best record in baseball. You can’t do much better than that. Except that they’ve done it while suffering some significant injuries to some of their best players. First they lost pitcher Matt Cain to injury. Then they lost outfielders Hunter Pence and Angel Pagan, and infielders Joe Panik, Kelby

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March '16 - It's Friday

Tonight check out the Lower Haight Art Walk and Block Party which will take place on Haight Street between Scott and Webster from 6pm-10pm. This is a community organized event, and will be a wonderful evening consisting of art trucks, live music and food specials.

If roller skating is your forte, then you are in for a treat this weekend! SF’s Barbary Coast Experience rolls into town this weekend, with a weekend jammed packed with roller discos, skating lessons and SF’s first skating marathon! Get more details on all of these events here.

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On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 7/03/16 – 7/09/16:

We have written previously about how demand is lagging at the

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San Francisco's Recreation and Park Commission's capital committee is currently discussing purchasing an area covering 19,570 sq. feet to create a new park in the South of Market area. The half acre, which can be found on 11th street between Minna and Natoma streets, is located in San Francisco's District 6, which currently has the smallest and fewest parks in the City.

Although San Francisco is in a housing affordability crisis, Supervisor Jane Kim who represents the area where the park is planned says that "yes, we need more housing but in order to plan and build more complete neighborhoods we must plan for open space and recreation as well.” (San Francisco Examiner) More information on the proposed plans for the Western SOMA park can be

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After a busy few weekends in the City with the Pride Parade and 4th of July Celebrations, many people will be looking to take it easy this coming weekend and rest. If you feel like getting out and about, check out the Lower Haight Art Walk and Block Party, which takes place this Friday from 6pm - 10pm.

The art walk is put together by the Lower Haight Merchants & Neighbors Association. This is a community based and organized event, and everyone is encouraged to participate in the party and make it into your own celebration. Expect to see art trucks, live music, food specials and a different perspective on the neighborhood.

The event will take place on Haight Street between Scott and Webster, and best of all it is free to attend! For more

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4thjuly- It's Fridayapril

4th of July weekend is finally upon us, which means there will be lots to see and do this weekend in the City! The Fillmore District will come to life this Saturday and Sunday with the 32nd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival taking place – not to be missed!

Celebrate the 4th of July at Fisherman’s Wharf at the 4th at the Wharf party. Spend the day enjoying the live entertainment and street performances, followed by finding yourself a good spot to watch the firework display that evening.

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On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 6/26/16 – 7/02/16:

It’s been almost a week since Britain voted to exit the European Union, and the shock waves are still being felt.

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fireworks - REV Hodgepodge Thursday

The San Francisco sky will light up with a stunning firework display to mark Independence Day this coming Monday.  If you are not graced with a roof deck or terrace to enjoy the occasion fear not, there are many spots throughout the City which are ideal to enjoy the colorful spectacle. Sure you can head to Pier 39 or Crissy Field, but if you are looking for somewhere with a little bit more breathing room, take a look at our recommendations.

Corona Heights Park – Roosevelt Way & Museum Way

Ina Coolbrith Park – Taylor and Vallejo

The Roof of SF Art Institute – 800 Chestnut Street

Angel Island – Belvedere Tiburon

Rincon Park – The Embarcadero & Folsom

For even more recommendations on where to watch the fireworks this 4th of July

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If you want to be totally immersed in art, soul and jazz this weekend, head to the Fillmore District. The 32nd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival rolls into town this Saturday and Sunday, and with over 100,000 attendees expected over Independence Day weekend, it’s going to be huge.

The festival takes place on the picturesque backdrop of  Fillmore Street, which is well renowned for its history and background in jazz music. The largest of its kind on the West Coast, the festival will contain over 12 blocks of fine art and crafts, live music from multiple stages and gourmet food and beverages – what more could you need?

The theme for this year’s event is (Re)Discovery – where you can discover new and amazing artists as well as rediscover and

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