San Francisco

Fog swallows up the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Your Real-Time Eye on San Francisco's Famous Fog

Bask in the sublime beauty of “Karl,” the city’s chilly miasma, with these always-updated satellite images.

William Ware looks at his reflection in a broken shard of mirrored glass in an empty field near downtown Antioch. Homelessness has grown by about a third in Antioch, according to Contra Costa County Point-in-Time homelessness count in 2016.

In the Bay Area, Homelessness Is Reaching Out Into the Suburbs

Communities like Antioch, where homelessness has spiked in recent years, haven’t been prepared to handle the growing need.

San Francisco's New Bike Racks Are Self-Aware

They make security cameras take your picture and cry for help if somebody is stealing your bike.

Hands reaching up toward a floating globe

Four Cities Leading the Way Against Climate Change

New York City, Houston, Miami, and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures. Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level?

A ghost-bike monument to a rider killed nearby lies draped with flowers in Santiago, Chile.

Why Are the Costs of Bike Crashes Rising So Much?

The tumultuous urban environment seems to be driving up the dire consequences of wrecking, researchers say.

A bike missing its front wheel lies in a rack at Oakland's Fruitvale BART station.

How to Thief-Proof Your Bike

Bay Area bike pros explain how to save your ride from being picked apart like a free Thanksgiving turkey.

Frank Wong with one of his dioramas of Chinatown

Bringing 1940s Chinatown Back to Life in Miniature

Frank Wong’s memories of San Francisco are fading, so to preserve them, the 82-year-old artist recreates them in three dimensions.

Bridj Collapses After Just 3 Years

The bus company trying to bridge public transit with ride-hailing shuts down after failing to secure new investment.

The Sublime Cisterns of San Francisco

Subterranean vats were an emergency response to the city being repeatedly and savagely burned to the ground.

Why Is Affordable Housing So Expensive?

Limited city budgets and rising building costs create a recipe for disaster.

The Ultimate Photo Map of the 1906 San Francisco Quake

See the disaster that transformed the city from a galaxy of perspectives.

Colorful hands reach up on this anti-discrimination poster from BART's new inclusivity campaign

Meet the Bay Area Residents Fighting Discrimination on Public Transit

Locals and officials teamed up in support of inclusivity on BART.

Do You Really Need to Lock Your Car?

Most people do. But the Bay Area’s automotive smash-and-grab scene is so intense that some drivers leave their doors open to avoid the expense of replacing broken windows.

For Most Cities, the Tech Boom Is a Bust

Contrary to technology’s image as an equalizer, digital service jobs in United States have clustered and concentrated in a select few metros.

The Results of America's First Transit-Incentive Program

Paying people to avoid the morning rush sort of worked in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Steady Deconstruction of America's Cities

Peter Moskowitz’s new book on gentrification outlines how local governments cede their power over residents’ lives to private interests.

Bay Area BART Traffic Gets an Arty Vizualization

Enjoy the soothing shapes and colors of a ridership simulation that’s “better than any snake game ever.”

What's Behind San Francisco's Plague of Flies?

A brief history of the California city’s hopeless battle against invasive insects.

To House the Homeless, Berkeley Considers Stackable 'Microunits'

The city wants to erect a tower made of stacked, prefab 160-square-foot apartments.

San Francisco Takes a Step Back From Raised Bike Lanes

Sometimes they just can’t prevent cars from parking in the pathway.