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Visiting the massive, decorated tree on 21st Street is a part of our Christmas that endures in 2020.

Tom and Jerry House is a treasured S.F. holiday tradition

<p>Visiting the massive, decorated tree on 21st Street is a part of our Christmas that endures in 2020.</p>

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Where to see San Francisco fire stations' holiday decorations

Check out the San Francisco Fire Department's holiday decorating contest, back after 70 years away.

30NOV2020 16th & Valencia Panchitas grandma flips table to defend business after customer hurls hand sanitizer jugs at staff - [YouTube 1:52 ABCTV]

California grandma flips table to defend business after customer hurls hand sanitizer jugs at staff

30NOV2020 16th & Valencia Panchitas grandma flips table to defend business after customer hurls hand sanitizer jugs at staff - [YouTube 1:52 ABCTV]

In 1850, the infant city of San Francisco was hemmed into a small area of what is now downtown. But when an entrepreneur built a private plank road to Mission Dolores over the deep sand and boggy ground along what became Mission Street, it opened the way for the pleasure resorts around Mission Dolores boomed and more ambitious ones soon joined them, including two racetracks. Property values along the right-of-way soared.

A private toll road to Mission Dolores in 1851 opened S.F. to development

<p>In 1850, the infant city of San Francisco was hemmed into a small area of what is now downtown. But when an entrepreneur built a private plank road to Mission Dolores over the deep sand and boggy ground along what became Mission Street, it opened the way for the city’s development.</p>

Sylvie Le Mer, former owner of San Francisco’s beloved creperie Ti Couz, dies at 60 - SFChronicle.com

Sylvie Le Mer, former owner of San Francisco's beloved creperie Ti Couz, dies at 60

<p>The pioneering French chef owned the Mission District’s Ti Couz, which introduced a generation of local diners to French crepes and helped establish the city’s distinctive style of modern, casual dining.</p>

NOV2020: Toward the center of the city, the Mission tends to vote leaning progressive, while Noe Valley and the Castro down the line you see more moderate Democrats,” he said. “Outer Sunset and the Marina tend to lean more conservative sometimes.” These maps show how San Francisco’s progressive voting varies by neighborhood - SFChronicle.com

These maps show how San Francisco's progressive voting varies by neighborhood

<p>Neighborhood-level data from Tuesday’s election reveal that San Franciscans don’t always vote in lockstep. An interactive map by city resident Chris Arvin shows some big differences on local and statewide races.</p>

Video: ‘Funeral’ held for 24th Street ficus trees slated to be cut

Video: ‘Funeral’ held for 24th Street ficus trees slated to be cut down

Many of the trees along 24th Street are coming down, but a Day of the Dead ‘ceremonia’ paid a spiritual homage to those 50-year-old ficuses set for removal.

Tom Taylor spent his whole life delighting people, whether through the giant Christmas displays he built outside his 21st Street Liberty Hill house in San Francisco’s Dolores Heights neighborhood, or the rainbow flag he tended in Harvey Milk Plaza. - He was diagnosed with HIV and given a death sentence in 1983. Instead, he spent decades delighting people with his artistic talents and eccentric personality.

Tom Taylor, gay activist who made ornate Christmas displays, dies at 77

<p>He was diagnosed with HIV and given a death sentence in 1983. Instead, he spent decades delighting people with his artistic talents and eccentric personality.</p>

S.F.'s David Ireland House reopens with guided tours, for two people at a time | Datebook SF Chronicle OCT2020 - The David Ireland House at 500 Capp & 20th Streets is like a decorator’s showcase where you want a private guided tour to make sure you don’t miss anything in the myriad nooks and crannies.

S.F.’s David Ireland House reopens with guided tours, for two people at a time

The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street showcases art by its namesake, as well as Felipe Dulzaides.

Manny Yekutiel, activist owner of a restaurant, bookstore and political event space, needs Board of Supervisors confirmation to join the Municipal Transportation Agency’s board.

Mayor Breed nominates small-business owner to SFMTA board after previous pick's rejection

<p>Manny Yekutiel, activist owner of a restaurant, bookstore and political event space, needs Board of Supervisors confirmation to join the Municipal Transportation Agency’s board.</p>

Bid to open S.F. ice cream shop turns into a bitter saga because of byzantine small business rules - SFChronicle.com

Bid to open S.F. ice cream shop turns into a bitter saga because of byzantine small business rules

<p>Should it cost $150,000 to open an ice cream shop in San Francisco, a city riddled with vacant storefronts? Clearly not — and Prop. H would help fix the broken system.</p>

Volunteer Shortage Snarls San Francisco’s Dining in the Streets Plan - Eater SF

Volunteer Shortage Snarls San Francisco’s Dining in the Streets Plan

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As historic Cesar Chavez mural goes down, local residents get a keepsake - Mission Local

As historic Cesar Chavez mural goes down, local residents get a keepsake - Mission Local

Starting Saturday, Sept. 12, the historic Cesar Chavez mural at 24th and York streets will be sliced into pieces and delivered to a handful of Mission

This rotisserie stands out amid San Francisco’s intoxicating restaurant aromas - SFChronicle.com

This rotisserie stands out amid San Francisco's intoxicating restaurant aromas

<p>The aroma of Pete’s Bar-B-Que on 20th and Mission is as irresistible as ever amid the delicious smells wafting from Mission District kitchens as outdoor dining and street vendors return despite the coronavirus.</p>

A major fire broke out early Tuesday morning in San Francisco near 14th & Shotwell, quickly engulfing several commercial buildings. Wyrsch commended PG&E for shutting off the power lines as quickly as possible, as well as the city’s water department, which helped fire crews deploy high-pressure water after they exceeded what was available from nearby hydrants.

Huge fire near Central Freeway in SF spreads to multiple buildings, injures firefighter

<p>A major fire broke out early Tuesday morning in San Francisco near the Central Freeway, quickly engulfing several commercial buildings, drawing firefighters from stations around the city and sending thick black plumes of smoke into the sky.</p>

Community lashes out at new building proposed for 22nd and Mission, the site of a deadly 2015 fire - Mission Local

Community lashes out at new building proposed for 22nd and Mission, the site of a deadly 2015 fire - Mission Local

The site has been vacant for years following a 2015 fire that killed one and displaced some 60 residents, mostly low-income immigrants.