• It’s Mardi Gras eve with Fat Tuesday being tomorrow, and North Beach celebrated the 10th North Beach Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Funcheap SF has a roundup of the Tuesday’s San Francisco Mardi Gras events, but North Beach got the bons temps rouler-ing with beads and brass bands on Saturday. [Hoodline]
  • Another stunning movie theater closure, as the former AMC 1000 movie-plex on Van Ness Avenue (now called the CGV San Francisco) will cease operations and shut down on February 28. CGV America CEO Kim Min Kyu confirmed the closure to the Chronicle, and employees say the landlord had increased the rent by $35,000 a month. [Chronicle]
  • A Pacific Heights mansion just hit the market for $35 million, making it San Francisco’s most expensive real estate listing thus far in 2023. The property is 2830 Pacific Avenue, if you’ve got Elon Musk money laying around, and the 1910 structure is not technically on Billionaire’s Row, but it’s less than two blocks away. [TheRealDeal]
  • This is not surprising given fired Oakland police chief LeRonne Armstrong’s media tour and PR campaign, but he is going to file an administrative appeal of his dismissal. [Chronicle]
  • Waymo expanded the service area of their self-driving taxis, though not significantly, but to a few more areas in South of Market, the Mission, and Potrero Hill. [Axios]
  • If you’re a Disneyland person, be aware they are altering the Disney California Adventure’s somewhat Bay Area-themed Pacific Wharf into “San Fransokyo Square,” a tribute to the 2014 Pixar film Big Hero 6. [SFGate]  

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