San Francisco

This 100-Year-Old Idea Could End San Francisco's Class War

A century-old idea to rethink how we tax land.

What Would Google Bus Commuters Do if the Google Bus Didn't Exist?

Drive every day? Move closer to work?

The Batkid Tab Has Been Paid by Philanthropists

So stop complaining.

It's Not Too Late to Make San Francisco Affordable Again. Here's How

A pragmatist's manifesto.

Security Guards for Google's Company Shuttles: This Just Doesn't Look Great

The latest provocation in San Francisco.

Relive Batkid With This Behind-the-Scenes Video

Prepare for your heart to melt, again.

The Weird Stuff That Happens When You Sign Up for Food Stamps

"We started getting these letters."

The Case of California's Disappearing Snow

This year, there's virtually no powder on the ground in the drought-stricken state.

Did San Francisco's Google Bus Deal Just Set a Price for Curb Space?

Charging tech companies to use city stops opens up a discussion about who else should pay to hog the street.

San Francisco Is Going to Charge the Google Bus to Use Its Bus Stops

The city reaches a pilot agreement with tech companies operating the controversial private transportation networks.

Beefing Up Population Density Won't Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new map showing the carbon footprint for nearly every zip code indicates that suburbs are powerful greenhouse-gas emitters.

San Francisco Added to a Burgeoning 'Street View for Bikes'

Get obsessive about bike routes.

San Francisco Wants You to Fall in Love With Its Sewer System

Why the city is putting toilet-humor ads on public buses, like "Your #2 is my #1" and "No one deals with more crap than I do."

A Mistletoe Drone Just Flew Over San Francisco

Much kissing ensued.

2013's Best Performing American Cities

New rankings from the Milken Institute show just how diverse our tech economy has become.

We Don't Know Nearly As Much About the Link Between Public Health and Urban Planning As We Think We Do

Car culture may not be making us sick. Cities aren't necessarily healthier than suburbs.

San Francisco Luxury Apartment Promo Embarrasses Its Own Tenants

At least one person who can afford the rent at NEMA thinks this ad is ridiculous.

On Admitting That Homeless People Make You Uncomfortable

A San Francisco CEO says that in a perfect city, the homeless wouldn't be so visible. He's only mostly wrong.

Designing a Day Spa That Isn't Terrible for the Environment

It's made from shipping containers, uses all off-grid energy, and solar panels warm the water.