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A Monster Storm Is Fast Approaching California

This gigantic system ought to be good for the state's severe drought.

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Google Will Give Kids in San Francisco Free Bus Passes

The company is donating $6.8 million over the next two years.

The 10 Most Hellish Hills for America's Cyclists

Where lie the country's steepest, most muscle-shredding streets?

The Severity of California's Terrible Drought, in One Image

After months of extremely dry weather, a Sacramento-area lake has pulled a massive disappearing act.

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How Getting Rid of Parking Can Drive Away Drug Dealers

A lack of cars makes it harder to hide bad behavior.

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A San Francisco Woman Claims She Was Attacked for Wearing Google Glass

The latest in the ongoing anti-tech Bay Area class war.

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An App That Promises to Get You Out of Parking Tickets

Assuming you deserve to, that is.

This 80s Instructional Video Makes Being a Bus Driver Seem Pretty Crazy

Scenarios that play out like a made-for-TV film.

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Why Gayborhoods Matter

We're still limited in our ability to track the U.S. LGBT population, but there does appear to be a connection between gay neighborhoods and some of the markers of gentrification.

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Seattle Now Has Its Very Own Tech Shuttle Protesters, Too

With a decidedly more anarchist bent.

Finally, Clothing Designed to Stop the Spread of Germs on Public Transit

Antimicrobial elbow patches, jackets with high collars, pole gloves — it's all here.

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Now You Can Experience the Nasty Stench of Cities Throughout History

Sniffing around a new Bay Area exhibit devoted to the smells of places from the modern day to the Middle Ages.

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An Energy-Efficient House Could Be Built From the Bay Bridge's Scraps

One man's unusual proposal to recycle some of the 58,209 tons of bridge steel currently being dismantled.

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What New York's Social Network Might Look Like If We Could Actually See It

A wild experiment in 3D data visualization.

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Yes, Rent Is Rising Much Faster in America's Tech Hubs

But Internet companies and their high-paid web developers are only part of the story.

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The Real Barriers to Abundant, All-Day Transit Service

Despite clear benefits, too many transit agencies seem to be hanging by a thread.

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Far Beyond Rush Hour: The Incredible Rise of Off-Peak Public Transportation

Transit agencies across the country are realizing they need to push past key commute times.

How San Francisco Is Trying to Reinvent the Housing Project

Hope SF aims to provide social services for residents in a city where property values are skyrocketing.

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Why Telecommuting Really Matters, in 6 Charts

And what its rise means for urban transportation systems moving forward.