San Francisco

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.

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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.

San Francisco Gets the Ridiculous Luxury Bus It Deserves

The smartphone-enhanced, coffee-slinging, pro-networking Leap Transit could only exist in the Bay.

Mapping the Next Major California Earthquake

Is your city in the danger zone?

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Why Buses Should Let You Board Through Any Door, in 2 Charts

San Francisco's all-door boarding program has been a big success.

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The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.

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San Francisco Considers Outlawing Chewing Tobacco at Sports Arenas

The law would ban major league baseball players, and spectators, from enjoying one of the sport's oldest traditions.

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Geek Out to San Francisco's Yoda Statue

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

California High-Speed Rail Authority

California Drivers Are About to Give High-Speed Rail a Big Funding Boost

State cap-and-trade revenue, which now includes tailpipe credits, appear set to far outpace expectations.

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A New Campaign Takes Aim at New York's Growing Chain Stores

#SaveNYC was inspired by a similar effort to help local businesses in London, but it also has detractors.

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Suburban Birds Are Reservoirs for Lyme-Disease Bacteria

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

Recology

One City's Trash Is Artistic Treasure

Inside the artist-in-residence program at the San Francisco dump.

Anne Hamersky

How an Audio Booth Changed the Conversation Around a Major S.F. Redevelopment Project

The team reviving a former power plant in Bayview-Hunters Point partnered with StoryCorps, and the community response was pretty incredible.

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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.

Mark Byrnes

How Public Transit Agencies Deal with All Your Angry, Mean, and Terrible Tweets

Some cities ignore the abuse, but others have found success engaging it head on.

SFMTA

Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco's Mass Transit Access Map

It lets you see exactly how much of the city you can reach in a given time window.

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The Incredibly Simple Fantasy Bus Route Tool Even the Pros Love

Transitmix has gone from amateur sensation to agency consideration.

An Infographic Power Ranking of California's Start-Up Cities

Two MIT social scientists have developed a better way of mapping entrepreneurial quality.