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Inside the Push to Put Climate Change Warnings on Gas Pumps

The Bay Area wants to apply the tobacco-labeling approach to fuel.

Project Lacuna

The Bay Area Plans a Free Library Built out of Books

The literary temple offers free books and an experience akin to being stuffed inside a giant hardback.

Dan Corson

This Oakland Sculpture Changes Color to Suit the Weather

Its chameleon surface is reportedly similar to currency's anticounterfeiting paint.

Something's Not Right with San Francisco's New iPhone Ads

But pranksters, not Apple, are behind the hilariously ugly selfies.

Bartable

Win the Night With This Dress Made From 192 BART Fare Tickets

Express your love for Bay Area transit by wearing little pieces of it.

Mapping the Next Major California Earthquake

Is your city in the danger zone?

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Geek Out to San Francisco's Yoda Statue

The Bay Area gains yet another tribute to the shrunken Jedi master.

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Suburban Birds Are Reservoirs for Lyme-Disease Bacteria

Humans are creating wonderful habitats for disease-spreading robins and sparrows.

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A Groovy Symbol Appears on a San Francisco Beach

The sandy masterpiece was made by an artist who does huge, intricate earthworks.

Joseph A. Blum

Incredible Photos from the Construction Site of the New Bay Bridge

A photographer spent more than a decade shooting from hellish, confined spaces and fog-shrouded eagles' nests.

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San Francisco Could Have Its First Rainless January in 165 Years

Another worrying sign the drought is far from over.

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To Save a Bar, Sometimes You Must Pick It Up and Move It Down the Street

Rather than let a pub fall to developers, a community transplanted the whole thing.

The Golden Gate Bridge Gets a Big 'Zipper'

The moveable traffic barrier is designed to prevent head-on wrecks.

Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn

Even a Deluge Won't End California's Drought

This mid-week soaking probably won't go one-fifth of the way toward ending it, unfortunately.

Jennifer Wong

So You've Decided to Map Sidewalk Poop in San Francisco...

Sorry to say you'll discover that much of it is attributed to humans.

Dean Clark

Meet San Francisco's Newest Mayor, Who Is a Dog

Today City Hall celebrates Frida, a 6-pound chihuahua mix and very good girl.

A Map of San Francisco, After a Catastrophic Rise in Sea Levels

Imagining the bustling nautical society of the Bay Area archipelago.

Associated Press

Google Glass Has a (Literal) Blind Spot

Researchers say the techno-specs create a "partial peripheral vision obstruction."

Your U-Lock Is Basically Worthless, but Don't Worry

Thieves can quickly pop open the lock with a car jack or pipe, but there are ways to protect yourself.