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3 places to grab lunch under $15 in San Francisco

Pastrami sandwich at Hot Johnnie's. Photo: @taratastessf

POV: You're trying to find a place to eat a nice, cheap lunch.

We've got you covered with three tasty lunch options for $15 or less.

Home Court: Golden State Warriors vs. Axios Local

Data: Axios research; Table: Simran Parwani/Axios

The Golden State Warriors are off to a shaky start this season, but let's keep hope alive that our defending champs can get their act together.

Driving the news: We're taking a page out of Axios Salt Lake City's playbook and tracking how the Dubs are doing versus the rest of Axios Locals.

Remembering the Indigenous occupation of Alcatraz

Indigenous peoples' sunrise ceremony on Alcatraz

People gather at Alcatraz Island for the Sunrise Ceremony (or Un-Thanksgiving Day) on Nov. 28, 2019, in San Francisco. Photo: Liu Guanguan/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

The International Indian Treaty Council is hosting its annual Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island, a.k.a. "The Rock," Thursday in commemoration of the 1969-1971 occupation by the Indians of All Tribes.

What's happening: The event, first held in 1975, is designed to provide a space for healing and giving thanks for the survival, resistance and resilience of Indigenous peoples in California.

San Francisco's long-awaited Central Subway is up and running

Outside the new Chinatown Muni station

Outside the Rose Pak Muni station in Chinatown. Photo: Courtesy of SFMTA

The city's Central Subway soft-opened last weekend to connect Chinatown to downtown and SoMa.

Why it matters: Chinatown has been relatively disconnected from San Francisco's city center since the 1989 earthquake led to the removal of the Embarcadero Freeway.

Megan Rose Dickey
Nov 22, 2022 - News

More self-driving cars are riding into SF

Man walking in front of a self-driving car with the bay bridge in the background.

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Expect to see more ghost-riders, more commonly called self-driving vehicles, on the streets of San Francisco.

Driving the news: Waymo, Alphabet's autonomous driving unit, announced last week it plans to start offering fully self-driving rides, without anyone in the driver's seat, in the next few weeks.

Home for the holidays: SF food edition

Shuggie's pizza

Pizza and wine at Shuggie's. Photo: Erin Ng

Lots of us will be out of town this week for Thanksgiving, but if you're staying in the city, lucky you.

  • The weather is wonderful. The streets are calm. And, you can explore some food and drink spots that might otherwise be too busy.
Nick Bastone
Nov 21, 2022 - Politics

SF supervisors question California's housing mandate

Look at San Francisco

The city. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

The deadline for San Francisco to finalize its plan to increase housing over the next eight years is approaching, but already local politicians are questioning whether the state-mandated goals are realistic.

Driving the news: Last week, the Board of Supervisors met to discuss the city's housing element, which must show California regulators how San Francisco intends to build 82,000 housing units β€” 46,000 of which need to be affordable.

Megan Rose Dickey
Nov 18, 2022 - News

Buckle up for travel season

Two people sit inside the airport with plans in the background.

Photo: Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Thanksgiving travel is expected to see nearly 55 million Americans traveling from beginning to the end of the holiday weekend, per AAA predictions.

Why it matters: The projections mirror pre-pandemic travel trends, suggesting Americans are eager to return to "normal."