San Francisco economy

How San Francisco’s economy has gone to the dogs

Sep 17, 2013

 

Let’s say you wanted to take your dog out on Union Street one day after work. So first, you pick her up where you left her that morning. Moulin Pooch is a “dog boutique and villa.” It would be nice to stick around for “Yappy Hour,” but she’s been there all day, so how about a change of scenery? At Pet Grooming Headquarters, a tiny shop a few blocks away, your dog can get a bath, a haircut, and a nail trim. Then, all fluffed up, it’s time for a treat. Le Marcel Dog Bakery, has 60 different treats for dogs and even birthday cakes.

Smoother Sailing for the America's Cup

Mar 29, 2012

On March, 27, after nearly a year of negotiations, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a revised deal to bring the America’s Cup -- sailing's pre-eminent event -- to San Francisco in fall 2013.

The agreement finalizes the venues for the 34th America's Cup and calls for millions of dollars in pier and waterfront improvements in San Francisco. The event expected to draw more than 1 million spectators.

What was behind the unanimous vote? How will the race benefit the city, and what concerns are still on the table?