San Francisco

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.

A Mesmerizing Drone Tour of the Port of Oakland

Peek into a major player in global commerce.

To Improve Street Safety, San Francisco Bans Cars From Turning

The changes to Market Street traffic come under the city’s Vision Zero plan.

A Dance Tribute to San Francisco's Painful Hills

The city’s notorious slopes are great for doing “gravity illusions.”

How Municipal ID Cards Make Cities More Inclusive

They’re sensitive to gender identity as well as immigration status.

Call Out Poorly Parked Cars With the App 'TowIt'

One developer’s weapon against lousy drivers and vans blocking the bike lane.

Relive 'Batkid' Fever With the Trailer for 'Batkid Begins'

Everybody’s favorite feel-good story is getting a theatrical release.

Hybrid-Vehicle Batteries Are Disappearing in San Francisco

Inventive, no doubt muscular thieves have found a new target.

San Francisco Says Airbnb Is Making Its Housing Crisis Worse

Between 925 and 1,960 housing units in the city are sitting vacant so they can be rented out through the service, says a new report.

Berkeley Goes All 'Berkeley' With Cell Phone Warnings

The city wants retailers to caution consumers about RF radiation.

Google's New Self-Driving Car Is About to Hit the Streets

Here’s everything you need to know about Prototype.

Housing Prices Are Up, But That's Not Necessarily Good News

Housing prices have seen a double-digit uptick in more than half of major U.S. metros. New construction, however, isn’t keeping up.

San Francisco Wants to Lower Bike Injuries by Raising Bike Lanes

The idea is to keep motorists out of cycling space.

If It's New York vs. San Francisco, Only Waggish Cartoons Will Do

Garbage mounds and delayed trains, or annoying techies and no nightlife?

A Dead Sperm Whale in the Bay Area Gets Burned and Graffitied

The world's biggest toothed predator receives an ignoble send-off.

Hungry Sea Lion Pups Are Showing Up on San Francisco Streets

The creatures appear to be desperately in need of food.

The Port of Oakland Will Shut Down to Protest Police Violence

In a rare sign of solidarity, shipping owners are supporting the day-long protest.

A Startling Map of How Much Whiter San Francisco Will Be in 2040

While diversity in the outer Bay Area is rising, its core county is getting more homogenous.

3 Cities Using Open Data in Creative Ways to Solve Problems

On the heels of Bloomberg's $42 million open data initiative, here's a few programs already boosting civic reform.