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The Golden Gate Bridge Could've Had a Submerged 'Boat Tunnel'

Anybody see any problems with this weird underwater design?

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These SF Billboards Are Now Plastered With Photos of Distracted Drivers

A passive-aggressive awareness campaign.

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Why a Brand-New $10 Million Library Has Been Sitting Empty for Months

One unfortunate outcome of California doing away with redevelopment agencies.

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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.

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What Silicon Valley Might Look Like If All of Its Employees Actually Lived There

Thousands of 800-square foot apartments in 20 to 50-story towers.

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A Coat Rack Modeled After San Francisco's Sutro Tower

A Bay Area icon in your living room. 

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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.

Nolan Levenson

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.

Reuters

Relive Batkid With This Behind-the-Scenes Video

Prepare for your heart to melt, again.

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One Answer to San Francisco's Overpriced Housing: 'Co-Living'

Not quite communes, these young people are seeking cheaper, more diverse living arrangements, plus family-style meals.

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Facebook's 'Company Town' Looks a Bit Like Smart Growth

Pros and cons of the planned mixed-use housing development in Menlo Park.

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This Interactive Map Highlights San Francisco's Literary Landmarks

A clickable collection of booksellers, book locales, and Bay Area authors.

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Ridiculous Rent of the Day: $2,100 for a Curbside Bed in San Francisco

A clever commentary on the Bay Area's crazy real estate market.

Zara Matheson

America's Leading Venture Capital Area Codes

A more fine-grained look at the geographic centers of start-up investment. 

John Metcalfe

The Bay Area Survived Its First Morning Without a Metro

The BART strike made for a crowded commute, but not a nightmare.

The Atlantic Cities

Somebody in San Francisco's Public Works Department Is Awesome

A municipal arborist whittled this damaged tree into a street chair for the neighborhood.

Colin Selig

Sustainable, Stylish Furniture Made From Cut-Up Propane Tanks

Using a plasma cutter, Colin Selig makes couches that would make Hank Hill jump with joy.

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Has the Golden Gate Bridge Been Ruined by These 'Ugly' Sculptures?

Some San Franciscans are not happy about the new public art at Crissy Field, which they claim obstructs views and looks like "giant steel droppings."

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A Brief Tour of San Francisco's Oddly Fancy Porta Potties

It's like they're prepping for a cover story in House & Garden.