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Preserving S.F.’s past or moving to the future: Historic street lamps spark debate

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“Truth be told, I’ve never paid much attention to the historic street lamps along Van Ness Avenue. Maybe they’ve escaped your notice as well. But they’re the...

Placemaking spaces—from Muni buses to Apple’s town squares

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“When you visit San Francisco, it’s unlikely that a Muni bus will be on your list of notable must-see attractions. But if you live here, or are an explorative...

How San Francisco’s Cable Cars Were Saved From Extinction

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“Fog swirled over San Francisco’s Nob Hill as Andrew Smith Hallidie tested the city’s first cable car in August of 1873. Accounts suggest a fear-consumed conductor...

Coalition for a Clean San Francisco

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This month we would like your opinion on the state of San Francisco’s cleanliness. Do you think that San Francisco needs a good cleaning? Is the City dirtier in your...

Muni Art Contest Winners Announced, Art to be Displayed on More Buses

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“Community-focused non-profit San Francisco Beautiful announced the winners of its second annual Muni Art contest last week, adding that the winners will receive...

City announces it will double Muni buses with art in 2017

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“Five artists beat out more than 53 contestants to place their art on Muni buses. But unlike last year, that art won’t be displayed on just 50 buses — it’ll be...

Muni Art 2017 Winners Announced

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and San Francisco Beautiful (SFB) today announced the five winners of the 2017 Muni Art Project! The theme for...

SFMTA and San Francisco Beautiful Kick-Off 2nd Annual Muni Art Program

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“San Francisco Neighborhoods” theme will feature the work of five artists on 100 muni buses The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and San Francisco...

As Part Of Revitalization Effort, New Bee Mural Buzzes Into Ivy Alley

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“As part of an ongoing effort to clean up the 200 block of Ivy Street in Hayes Valley, a new mural depicting a bee, funded by a community challenge grant from SF...

Muni buses get art instead of ads

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“Like all modern-day Muni riders, Phillip Hua was staring down at his phone as he rode the 8AX-Bayshore on his morning commute. One stop from his destination, he...

Antennas are the new utility box

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Supervisors Wiener, Christensen, Tang, and Farrell introduced a resolution this week to oppose the measure. Supervisor Scott Wiener who worked with us last year to...

Creating a BART Art Policy

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You may have read about the infamous end to the BART art installation at Embarcadero Station earlier this year. After a decades long fight in which the artist...