Oakland's Wild Turkeys Don't Know Thanksgiving Is Coming

Introduced in the 1950s, they’re now overflowing onto city streets.

Charles Hall

A Rare Photograph of Lightning Hitting the Golden Gate Bridge

“I couldn’t believe it,” says San Francisco freelancer Charles Hall. “I was like, Is this real?”

Blake Ross

A San Francisco Street Spat Inspires a Hilarious Music Video

Fisticuffs, a bullhorn, meter maids, brutal rhymes—this ditty’s got it all.

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Can the Least-Loved Bike Infrastructure Be Improved?

Oakland tries a makeover for the humble sharrow.


BART Updates Its Signs to Warn: No Vaping

Notices around the transit system warn of penalties for puffing on e-cigs.

REUTERS/Stephen Lam

From $250 Million to $6.5 Billion: The Bay Bridge Cost Overrun

A new book offers insights on how yet another huge mega-project soared way over budget.


The Fabulous Iguanas of San Francisco Public Transit

Witness: “Guy with large iguana on crowded MUNI picking dead iguana skin off his iguana.”


Comparing Bay Area Housing Prices to the World's Most Gorgeous Places

For what it costs to live in San Francisco, you might as well relocate to an unbelievably stunning Mediterranean island.


California's Snow Hasn't Been This Depleted in 500 Years

A majorly diminished Sierra Nevada snowpack is something we should get used to, say researchers.


Mapping the Average Hottest Day in America

With scorching temperatures on both coasts, parts of America are suffering through a late-season heat wave.

Matt Werner

They're Making a Musical Out of Burning Man

Nudity, shrooms, the worship of “decommodification”—it’s all here in song.


BART's Notoriously Filthy Carpets Are Finally Gone

The era of stain-fighting vinyl has come to the Bay Area.


Almost Half of Americans Are at Risk From Earthquakes

That’s double a U.S. Geological Survey estimate made in 2006.


California's New Weapon Against Wildfires Is a Flame-Throwing 'Heli-Torch'

It contains the blaze by destroying tinder in areas firefighters have trouble reaching.


An Eye-Opening Flight Over California's Depleted Reservoirs

It’s pretty bleak below.


San Francisco Is Testing Pee-Repelling Walls

The city wants to curb public urination with paint that splashes back urine.


A Mountain Lion Is Spotted in San Francisco

“I think there’s a cougar in my backyard, and not the type that drinks Chardonnay.”

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A Surreal Burning Man Temple Comes to San Francisco

People are encouraged to scribble notes to loved ones on the intricate, 37-foot-high wood structure.