So it looks like developers will be able to move forward with their plan to tear down the old Bay Meadows racetrack and replace it with homes, offices and retail space.
This means the end of Friday's Alive. The end of $1 admission, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers, $1 sodas, $1 racing programs ... PLUS free live music. (The racetrack offers plenty of other dining options, too, but they'll set you back more than a buck.)
The good news is that Bay Meadows will still be open in 2006, so there's at least one more season of Friday's Alive. The event returns on February 3, with Super Diamond rocking it.