Colin Kaepernick Murals Pop Up in the Bay Area

The controversial 49ers quarterback gets some love from local artists.


Pigeons Take a Ride on the BART Train

Too lazy to fly?

Nick Ut/AP

Oakland's Fruitvale Station Is Unofficially Renamed After a Police Shooting Victim

Somebody is “updating” BART maps with stickers honoring Oscar Grant, an unarmed black man killed by cops in Oakland.


Anonymous San Franciscans Are Making Renegade Bike Lanes

After two cyclists were killed in hit-and-runs on the same day, the SFMTrA grabbed traffic cones and took action.

Illuminate the Arts

A Street Light Installation Reveals Train Traffic Under San Francisco's Streets

A nearly 2-mile-long installation would visualize the real-time passage of underground trains.

Eric Risberg/AP

With Youth Suicides Up, the Golden Gate Bridge Implements Crisis Texting

The number of suicidal youth coming to the bridge has increased five-fold in recent years.

AP Photo/David Goldman

It Looks Like the Soda Tax Paid Off in Berkeley

Consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks dipped 21 percent after a tax was enacted, a new study finds.


The Bay Area Takes the Fight to Elevator Urinators

BART is installing a new kind of anti-pee floor coating, as well as a “bacteria-eating enzyme misting system.”

Sriram Murali/Vimeo

California's Light Pollution Fades Away in This Star-Dazzled Film

Lost in Light gradually transports you from light-blighted cities to sanctuaries for star-gazing.


San Francisco Wants You to Design Its Future Transit System

The city is asking for ideas on where to build future subway lines.

Piano Pound

A Drunken, Heartfelt Tribute to San Francisco's Unwanted Pianos

Piano Pound’s creator calls the free instruments a symbolic manifestation of decisions that current Bay Area residents face.”

AP/Damian Dovarganes

What Are License-Plate Readers Good For?

Automatic plate-readers catch few terrorists or violent criminals, but do plenty of harm to low-income communities of color.

REUTERS/David Gray

Kayakers Spot Humpback Whales Hunting Off Alcatraz Island

The unusual frenzy of whales bursting from the waves lasted at least 45 minutes.


An 'Unprecedented' Number of Whales Pop Up Near San Francisco

Their fecundity might be due to a developing La Niña.


Oakland Go-Kart Rider Makes a Heroic Dash From the Police

This “is how we do it in the Town.”

The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck/AP

Could Supervised Injections Help San Francisco's Homeless Drug Users?

Cities across the U.S. are pondering legalized, sterile street-drug injection sites to fight the overdose epidemic.

Sergio Ruiz/SPUR

It's Time for Oakland to Start Building

The East Bay hub is poised for an economic boom, but the city needs to overcome a deep-seated resistance to growth. 

Dann Petty

A Gorgeous, Dreamlike Tribute to San Francisco's Fog

Step into a world of ghostly shapes and meditative music with Hey Karl.