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Tuesday in San Francisco: 6 CVS stores closing in January, Consumer Watchdog slams SF for recycling effort and more

Sri Ravipati

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Recycled plastic bottles seen at the San Francisco Recycling Center.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

By Sri Ravipati

Good morning San Francisco. Welcome back to another daily roundup of local stories for Dec. 21.

Consumer Watchdog asks Newsom to fix San Francisco's bottle recycling effort 'failure'

Consumer Watchdog is asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to help fix San Francisco's troubled bottle and can recycling program, alleging no grocery store in the city is required to refund nickel-or-dime deposits.

The prominent advocacy group called San Francisco “the poster child for the failure of convenience in our bottle deposit law and the ineptitude of the government handlers of the system that have allowed fewer and fewer points of return to get your CRV back” in a statement.

Read the full story on NBC Bay Area.

6 CVS locations to close in January

At least six CVS locations in San Francisco are set to close in January.

The following San Francisco stores closing in January are as follows:

  • Jan. 7: 581 Market St. by the Montgomery BART station.
  • Jan. 8: 2025 Van Ness Ave. by House of Prime Rib
  • Jan. 15: 731 Market St. by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • Jan. 15: 351 California St. by the Embarcadero Center
  • Jan. 22: 500 Pine St. near St. Mary's Square
  • Jan. 22: 400 Sutter St. by Union Square

The closures are not a surprise: CVS announced in November it was planning on shuttering 900 stores nationwide due to overlapping locations and subpar in-person shopping experiences.

Read the full story in San Francisco Business Times.

Architects of deYoung Museum release new UCSF Parnassus Hospital design

The University of California, San Francisco released a rendering of its proposed 15-story hospital addition at the Parnassus campus, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, SFist reports.

The university's new 15-story hospital building on the Parnassus' east end will ultimately supplement the existing Moffitt and Long hospital buildings, which will be renovated too. After the new building is added, the hospital's capacity will grow from 475 to 682 beds.

See the rendering on SFist.

Thanks for reading today's S.F. news roundup! Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments.

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