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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.

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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.

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This Bicycle Gadget Makes Red Lights Turn Green

The "Veloloop" emits a low-frequency signal to alert traffic sensors to a cyclist's presence.

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San Francisco Experiments with Miniature Street Art

Teeny graffiti gets raised to high art.

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Bay Area Cities Are 'Overdue' for a Massive Earthquake

Faults have stored up more than enough energy for a disaster, according to new research.

Drought Is Making California Shrink in Mass

There are "potentially dire consequences for the economic and food security of the United States."

John Metcalfe

The Bay Area Graffiti Paradise Built on an Island of Garbage

The Albany Bulb was allegedly colonized by homeless sailors who covered it with strange art.

John Metcalfe

Here's Your Wine Menu, Tonight's Specials, and Song Playlist

Restaurants in San Francisco are adding music to the list of nightly menus they produce for patrons.

Take a San Francisco Gentrification Quiz from 1985

Signs that your neighborhood has become upscale: computer stores, needlepoint boutiques... exotic-bird shops?

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The Bay Area's Worst Bike Ride Is Also Its Best

This ride's for you (if you like hulking seafaring machines and a Superfund site).

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Gelatinous Sea Creatures Storm San Francisco

Squishy, intergalactic-looking "hydroid polyps" have washed up on beaches by the thousands.

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Transportation Projects Don't Need to Take as Long as They Do

Using "lean" concepts, urban mobility can evolve as rapidly as iPhone apps.

John Metcalfe

My Hunt for the Next Four Loko

The corner stores near my home in Oakland, California, carry the craziest, cheapest alcoholic beverages I've ever seen. So I decided to try them all. 

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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

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Stop Petting Strangers' Dogs

It's not just for your own protection, dummy.