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SANTA CLARA—Computer graphics tech giant NVIDIA recently released its plans for a new South Bay Campus, which looks like some type of giant waffle iron from the future. The new campus will be directly across the street from their current offices, and is being designed by Gensler.

THE MISSION—Are you all about location, location, location? A 3-bed, 2-bath abode directly across the street from Dolores Park has landed on the market asking $1.349M. It's a beauty (and a tenancy in common).

MARINAThe Town School for Boys will temporarily take over the old Exploratorium space at the Palace of Fine Arts while its regular campus undergoes a remodel. In the meantime, Rec and Park is starting the vetting process for finding a permanent tenant.

PACIFIC HEIGHTS—At $24.8M, 2820 Scott Street is San Francisco's third most expensive home for sale. It was also host to the 2008 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. As you can imagine, the interiors are glorious and opulent beyond belief.

SAN FRANCISCO—We broke down (in map form!) the history behind San Francisco's most popular street names. Did you know Noe Street is named after Jose de Jesus Noe, the last Alcalde under Mexican rule?

NOE VALLEY (OR EUREKA VALLEY)—Get to know the very interesting history of the slides of Seward Street.

NOB HILL—1001 California is a very famous Beaux-Arts residential building high atop Nob Hill. It's known for its ridiculously high HOA dues and its epic price chops. A 3-bed, 3.5-bath, 4,318 sq. ft. townhouse within the building just landed on the market asking $5.5M. It's very contemporary interiors don't pair well with the Beaux-Arts exterior.

MOUNTAIN VIEW—Google's forthcoming nine-building campus in Mountain View is being designed by Seattle-based architecture firm NBBJ. The gigantic compex will feature a series of bent angles situated such that "no employee in the 1.1-million-square-foot complex will be more than a two-and-a-half-minute walk from any other."

RUSSIAN HILL—Looking to shack up in Russian Hill? We listed the ten least expensive properties currently for sale in the nabe. Unfortunately the cheapest is a one bedroom asking $749K and the most expensive is a single-family home asking $7.95M.