Category Archives: Business

Verizon Employees Return to Work, Negotiations to Begin This Week

Verizon’s 45,000 employees have agreed to resume working under a previous contract as negotiators aim to come to a new agreement. The recent strike protested benefit cuts that Verizon implemented in an effort to balance its declining sales. According to Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, negotiations are to be held in…

Athleta Grows from SF to NY

Clothing line Gap Inc. announced yesterday the grand opening of its first two East Coast Athleta stores in Manhattan’s Upper East and Upper West sides. With the line’s first retail location being San Francisco, which opened earlier this year, the new additions boost Athelta’s plan to have 50 stores throughout the US by 2013. Scott…

Hotel Foreclosures in California Rose 91%

According to the Atlas Hospitality Group, California hotel foreclosures have increased 91% in the second quarter. The jump is certainly a sign that the industry may be recovering, as lenders reacquire properties and make use of the higher sales prices. Alan Reay of Atlas said the acquired hotels have been “in trouble for a long…

Dry Bar San Francisco: Changing the Fashion Equation

San Franciscans have undoubtedly been thrilled with the new addition to Fillmore Street; Dry Bar San Francisco! The salon, located at 1908 next to the fro-yo shop Fraiche, is definitely a rewarding, guilt- free outing for girls of all ages. Following their slogan “No cuts. No Color. Just Blowouts,” the Dry Bar staff focuses on…

Food Photography Tips from San Fran’s Michael Soo

Michael Soo, the award-winning San Francisco photographer, has a lot of experience in food and dish photography. He has worked with restaurants for years now, and explained that “most restaurant owners are astounded by how long food photography and styling take until they experience the process. Some shoots, like for a BigMac sandwich, might require…

San Francisco’s Third Fine Mineral Show to Open on July 8th

San Francisco’s third annual Fine Mineral Show will open on July 8th at Embassy Suites in San Rafael. Though the show will only be held for three days, it will feature more than thirty individual vendors with hundreds of rare minerals on display and for sale. The Minerals Like to the ones displayed in museums…

San Francisco Organic Restaurant Locavore Expands Brunch Days and Menu

San Francisco’s Locavore, which uses only organic, local food, has expanded their Saturday brunch to Sunday as well. Bernal Heights can now benefit from brunches on both days between 10 am to 2 pm. The brunch menu is also changing with the season. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the new and improved organic menu…

SFMTA’s Fare Increase to Take Effect on July 1st

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has reminded the city that the increase of Muni fare (from $1 to $2) will begin on July 1st. Parking fee and fine changes will also come into effect then. The increase also includes passes and stickers that will be used in July, even if they are purchased…

Groupon Now! Comes to San Francisco

As of yesterday, New York and San Francisco can enjoy Groupon’s expanded program Groupon Now! In the past, Groupon deals were purchased and saved for future use. Groupon Now!, on the other hand, is a new system that enables consumers to save money on the go. The Groupon Now! deals are valid for one day…

Muni Works to Increase Bike-Riding in the City

According to a Muni spokesman Paul Rose, San Francisco Municipal Railway buses and light-rail vehicles will now permit transportation of foldable bicycles. The measure is part of the SF Municipal Transit Agency’s bicycle plan, which aims to encourage riding throughout the city. According to Rose, the folding bike measure was not implemented with many of…

Category Archives: Business

Verizon Employees Return to Work, Negotiations to Begin This Week

Verizon’s 45,000 employees have agreed to resume working under a previous contract as negotiators aim to come to a new agreement. The recent strike protested benefit cuts that Verizon implemented in an effort to balance its declining sales. According to Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, negotiations are to be held in…

Athleta Grows from SF to NY

Clothing line Gap Inc. announced yesterday the grand opening of its first two East Coast Athleta stores in Manhattan’s Upper East and Upper West sides. With the line’s first retail location being San Francisco, which opened earlier this year, the new additions boost Athelta’s plan to have 50 stores throughout the US by 2013. Scott…

Hotel Foreclosures in California Rose 91%

According to the Atlas Hospitality Group, California hotel foreclosures have increased 91% in the second quarter. The jump is certainly a sign that the industry may be recovering, as lenders reacquire properties and make use of the higher sales prices. Alan Reay of Atlas said the acquired hotels have been “in trouble for a long…

Dry Bar San Francisco: Changing the Fashion Equation

San Franciscans have undoubtedly been thrilled with the new addition to Fillmore Street; Dry Bar San Francisco! The salon, located at 1908 next to the fro-yo shop Fraiche, is definitely a rewarding, guilt- free outing for girls of all ages. Following their slogan “No cuts. No Color. Just Blowouts,” the Dry Bar staff focuses on…

Food Photography Tips from San Fran’s Michael Soo

Michael Soo, the award-winning San Francisco photographer, has a lot of experience in food and dish photography. He has worked with restaurants for years now, and explained that “most restaurant owners are astounded by how long food photography and styling take until they experience the process. Some shoots, like for a BigMac sandwich, might require…

San Francisco’s Third Fine Mineral Show to Open on July 8th

San Francisco’s third annual Fine Mineral Show will open on July 8th at Embassy Suites in San Rafael. Though the show will only be held for three days, it will feature more than thirty individual vendors with hundreds of rare minerals on display and for sale. The Minerals Like to the ones displayed in museums…

San Francisco Organic Restaurant Locavore Expands Brunch Days and Menu

San Francisco’s Locavore, which uses only organic, local food, has expanded their Saturday brunch to Sunday as well. Bernal Heights can now benefit from brunches on both days between 10 am to 2 pm. The brunch menu is also changing with the season. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the new and improved organic menu…

SFMTA’s Fare Increase to Take Effect on July 1st

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has reminded the city that the increase of Muni fare (from $1 to $2) will begin on July 1st. Parking fee and fine changes will also come into effect then. The increase also includes passes and stickers that will be used in July, even if they are purchased…

Groupon Now! Comes to San Francisco

As of yesterday, New York and San Francisco can enjoy Groupon’s expanded program Groupon Now! In the past, Groupon deals were purchased and saved for future use. Groupon Now!, on the other hand, is a new system that enables consumers to save money on the go. The Groupon Now! deals are valid for one day…

Muni Works to Increase Bike-Riding in the City

According to a Muni spokesman Paul Rose, San Francisco Municipal Railway buses and light-rail vehicles will now permit transportation of foldable bicycles. The measure is part of the SF Municipal Transit Agency’s bicycle plan, which aims to encourage riding throughout the city. According to Rose, the folding bike measure was not implemented with many of…

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