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Airbnb backs Faulconer-favored convention center measure

The convention center expansion tax hike initiative backed by Kevin Faulconer has gotten some last-minute cash from an Airbnb-funded political committee, weeks after the San Francisco-based short-term rental outfit pronounced its satisfaction with the mayor's ...

Romance of the beach fire tainted

Mission Beach gets smoke from rubber and plastic

Fire pits at South Mission Beach are heating up again. Residents complain that smoke blown on the wind is polluting their homes. It comes not only from the permitted burning of wood and paper but ...

Mission Beach sandbars not what they were

By the time I’m done, it starts to freshen

Name: Cory Age: 45 From: Mission Beach Location: North Mission Beach Cory was walking up to the showers past the boardwalk when I stopped to talk with him. “I’ve been surfing for 25 years. It’s ...

These noods are for nubes

Tourists aren't coming back, so why bother to impress?

In military parlance, West Pac refers to the western Pacific, which may include Hawaii, Japan, and much of southeast Asia. As a military brat, I grew up familiar with the term, and ultimately spent time ...

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