San Francisco

Daniel Avila / NYC Parks

Playgrounds for All

The success of “joint use” programs in San Francisco and New York shows the benefits of opening schoolyards up to the local community.

Catharine Axley

Counting the Dead in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

A librarian has made it her mission to correct the death toll.

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The Diverging Economies of L.A. and San Francisco

A conversation with Michael Storper, the author of a new book on why San Francisco has outperformed L.A. in recent decades.

Mila Zinkova

A Stunning San Francisco Sunset Looks Like a Nuclear Nightmare

The mirage, complete with a sunspot, appeared in fiery grandeur over the Pacific Ocean.

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

In San Francisco, Hog a Train Seat and Get a $100 Ticket

A new ordinance punishes manspreaders and luggage-hoarders, though police worry it could penalize the homeless.

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

$1 Million Won't Make You 'Financially Comfortable' in San Francisco

You need at least $6 million to be counted among the Bay Area’s wealthy, according to Charles Schwab.

NASA/Joshua Stevens

The Recovery of California's Biggest Reservoir, as Seen by Satellite

NASA highlights Lake Shasta’s year-long progress from a virtual dust bowl to a healthy basin.

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California Rises to 111 Degrees Warmer Than the Northeast

The West has broiled with incredible heat, while the East Coast looks forward to more snow.

California Department of Water Resources

Despite El Niño-Fueled Storms, California Remains in a Drought

A survey of mountain snowpack has revealed below-average water content.

Burrito Justice

A Short Video That Says It All About San Francisco's Dismal Parking

Watch these drivers cling to a street-sweeper’s bumper like hungry suckerfish.

SFAC

Huge Glowing Rabbits Are Coming to San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza

This public-art installation wins viewers over with a cutesy scene before revealing a more serious message.

NWS San Francisco/Monterery

California's Snowpack Is Looking Much Healthier Compared to 2015

Drifts as deep as 16 feet rest atop the Sierra Nevadas.

California Department of Water Resources

California's Drought-Plagued Reservoirs Are Making a Comeback

The state’s two largest reservoirs have finally exceeded their historical averages.

CBS SF

Now for Sale: San Francisco's Creepy 'Free Candy' Van

Frighten parents and attract the scrutiny of police with this “blood”-smeared treat mobile.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

A Wild Otter Gives Birth at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Never has graphic biological content been so adorable.

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

BART Will Pay Commuters Not to Travel During Rush Hour

The agency’s new “perks” program hopes to reduce crowded trains by getting riders to leave for work earlier or later than usual.

NWS San Francisco/Monterery

Drought-Struck California Finally Looks Due for an Epic Soaking

El Niño could roar back to life in March, potentially dropping more than 100 inches of snow on the mountains.

BART

San Francisco's BART: This Is Why We Can't Stay Open All Night

A video from the transit agency shows all the track work that goes on after hours.