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Cryptocurrency billionaire funds SF-wide web of cameras to help fight crime

By Maureen Kelly |
Privately owned security camera networks are spreading across San Francisco and many of them are paid for by a local cryptocurrency mogul. The Union Square BID's security camera program has become the model for other neighborhoods in San Francisco to help crack down on crime on our streets.
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$2.5 million in stolen goods recovered in unprecedented bust of SF fencing operation

By Evan Sernoffsky |
With the help of the Union Square Business Improvement District's security camera network, law enforcement officers from agencies across California busted a multimillion-dollar fencing operation that was amassing piles of valuable items ripped off in auto burglaries and retail thefts in San Francisco.
“Winter Walk SF” Union Square’s Pop-Up Holiday Plaza | 2018, Fun Cheap SF

“Winter Walk SF” Union Square’s Pop-Up Holiday Plaza | 2018

By Fun Cheap SF |
Union Square’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming Stockton Street between Geary and Ellis, which is adjacent to Union Square Park, into 17,000 sq ft of open green space and a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza.
San Francisco Holiday Treat Winter Walk Returns, Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle

San Francisco Holiday Treat Winter Walk Returns

By Michael Cabanatuan, Transportation Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle |
Two blocks of Stockton Street near Union Square have been transformed yet again from a dusty subway construction site into a unique holiday destination.
Workers put the finishing touches on the Winter Walk and the Central Subway construction project on Stockton Street in San Francisco, Calif. on Monday, November 19, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle

SF’s Stockton Street To Reopen Early 2019

By Joe Vazquez, KPIX TV reporter |
After more than six years serving as a pedestrian plaza, San Francisco’s Stockton Street will soon be turned back over to traffic by early 2019.