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Predictable Schedules Are the New $15 Minimum Wage

Following San Francisco’s lead, Seattle and New York City have introduced initiatives to regularize workers’ hours.

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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.

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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.

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The Reach of the Bay Area's 'Tech Buses'

Privately run shuttles make at least 800 trips through San Francisco each day, according to a new report.

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San Francisco Considers a Toll for the 'World's Crookedest Street'

With tourists crowding around Lombard Street, the city could also require reservations.

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San Francisco Begs People Not to Assault Muni Drivers

The city says it’s struggling with a “disturbing trend” in attacks on bus and train operators.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Foraging in the Northern California Waterways

A new book makes the case for environmental reverence through ethical fishing.

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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.”

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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.

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Where Foam Bans Stand in the Fight for Zero Waste

San Franciscans are clashing over whether to eliminate foam-based items like packing peanuts and egg cartons, or to recycle them.  

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Kayakers Spot Humpback Whales Hunting Off Alcatraz Island

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

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

Their fecundity might be due to a developing La Niña.

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

This “is how we do it in the Town.”