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San Francisco was a city in California, United States, where the Scooby Gang took residence since the end of magic.[1] It was located north of Sunnydale.[2]

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San Francisco was the hometown of Vanessa Brewer, who was born on July 12, 1967, and would become an assassin for Wolfram & Hart.[3]

In the 1970s, a Hamelin demon had a portal to its dimension in a building on the edge of Tenderloin. He began pulling vulnerable children into it, where they lived out idealized versions of their childhoods.[4]

With the end of magic, Buffy, Willow, Dawn, Xander,[1] and Andrew[5] moved to San Francisco. After the return of magic, Giles and Spike joined them in the city.[6] Andrew eventually moved out to Oakland,[4] and the remaining Scoobies began living in the same building in Tenderloin; Buffy, Willow, and Dawn shared an apartment, Xander and Spike shared another, and Giles lived alone in another.[7]

In the following year, a Shenlong came from the sea leading a storm and tsunami against San Francisco. The Scoobies fought and repelled the dragon, but not before it made several victims in the city.[8] The event, orchestrated by Joanna Wise,[9] brought a state of fear and violence against the supernatural on a national scale, to which the United States Government responded with the creation of the temporary Supernatural Crisis Act.[10]

During a quiet year for supernatural crises, Dawn moved with Xander to a house and gave birth to Joyce Harris in San Francisco. Willow created the empowerment center,[11] where the Scoobies fought Harth Fray's army in the Reckoning,[12] a battle that changed the course of history up to the 23rd century.[13]

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