San Francisco Bay Area

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San Francisco Sure Does Order a Lot of Cat Food

The Bay Area's online shoppers also show a rabid desire for toilet paper, protein powder, and (uhm) mayonnaise.

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

Anybody see any problems with this weird underwater design?

John Metcalfe

In San Francisco This Weekend, Lines Stretched Around the Block for a Nicolas Cage-Themed Art Show

The exhibit next heads to Los Angeles, and then all over the world (well, maybe).

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A Gorgeous Map of San Francisco's Independent Coffee Shops

How "walkable coffee shops" might foster a better sense of community.

Squirrels Hibernate So Hard You Can Juggle Them

This has actually been proven by science.

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San Francisco Ponders Rainbow-Colored Crosswalks

The Castro neighborhood is about to get a lot more festive.

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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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Relive Batkid With This Behind-the-Scenes Video

Prepare for your heart to melt, again.

Peretz Partensky

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."

John Metcalfe

Believe It or Not, This Weird Funnel-Shaped Thing Is a Bike Rack

Meet the first person in America to embrace the European "Cyclepod."

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Batkid Cost San Francisco $105,000, Says Paper

It turns out making a cancer survivor's dreams come true isn't cheap.

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Take a Beautiful Tour of All the Public Art in the Bay Area

After learning the official records were incomplete, a citizen mapper started building a gorgeous guide to the megacity's street art.

Mat Kladney

A Wonderfully Simplified Map of San Francisco's Bicycle Infrastructure

The city finally has an easy-to-read bicycling map, thanks to the vision of a die-hard local cyclist.

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Where You're Most Likely to Be Arrested or Shot by the Police in San Francisco

Where it's "safe" to live if you're more worried about cops than criminals.

San Francisco Is Rolling Out High-Tech Playgrounds for Adults

The city is partnering with private techie groups to fund these science-themed transformations of public space.

San Francisco Does the 'Monster Mash' on a Public Bus

Love music videos about bus etiquette? Then boy oh boy, you're in for a real treat here.

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Dear City, Here's Why I Hate You

An online project collects people's complaints about their burg in more than 80 locations.

San Francisco's Drug Needle-Covered Dirt Becomes Artistic Dishware

These kitchen bowls were made from soil beneath the city's notoriously nasty Tenderloin neighborhood.

The Incredible History of San Francisco's Coast, as Seen From the Air

Blood-colored evaporation ponds, smoldering toxic-waste dumps, a rusting fleet of military ghost ships – the Bay Area has it all.