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Interesting: A’s give $100,000 endowment to district that pulled plug on downtown stadium site

Either the Oakland Athletics aren’t keen on holding grudges, or their dream of a downtown ballpark is still alive and kicking.<p>The A’s on Monday …

Oakland Athletics

The Best Burritos in San Francisco, According to Insiders

San Francisco is known for the Mission burrito, an especially large version stuffed with rice and other toppings and wrapped in aluminum foil that …

San Francisco

How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies

The West Coast is a growing target of foreign espionage. And it’s not ready to fight back.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—In the fall of 1989, during the Cold War’s wan and washed-out final months, the Berlin Wall was crumbling—and so was San Francisco. The powerful Loma Prieta earthquake, the most destructive to …

Silicon Valley

Freeze Bitters Into Ice Cubes for a Drink That Evolves

Bitters are basically the spices of the cocktail world, and just a few dashes or drops can round out a drink or give it a bit of depth. Dashing them …

Bitters

Cleveland Cascade

A restored 1920s cascade stairway provides one of the best views of Oakland's Lake Merritt.<p>The neighborhoods surrounding the north and east sides of …

Oakland

A history of Chicago's beer scene: How the Windy City came into its own

A bit more than 30 years ago, the Chicago area was home to no breweries.<p><i>Zero</i>.<p>Like so many others back then, we were but a Bud and Miller town. (And, of course, Old Style.)<p>The 1990s saw a burst of small brewery openings, but the burst turned out to be a mirage. Most went belly up — either ahead of …

Beer

7 Great Sources for Buying Plants Online on a Budget

You no longer have to leave the comfort of your couch to curate your houseplant collection, or head into a nursery to pick up an extra hydrangea bush …

Houseplants

3 Ways to Email to a Fax Machine

We all probably thought faxing would be over by now, and yet there are still times when we're asked to fax an essential document. Fortunately, even …

Apps

37 Things to Look for the Next Time You Watch Back to the Future

Fans of pop culture have undoubtedly watched the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown countless times before. They’ve pored over each time Michael …

Universal Pictures

Farmhouse Kitchen makes debut in Oakland

Farmhouse Kitchen is just about ready for its debut at Oakland’s Jack London Square, the first East Bay foray for owner Kasem “Pop” Saengsawang, …

San Francisco

Oakland Athletics set Coliseum attendance record

<b>OAKLAND</b> — After a pregame ceremony honoring the Oakland Athletics’ 1989 World Series team, it took a few innings for the Oakland Coliseum to fill in …

Baseball

How to Style Your Bed So It Feels Like a Luxe Hotel Suite

Of all the spaces we occupy, the bedroom—and more precisely, the bed—is the most private and sacred. It's where you rest, dream, lounge, and, and if …

Home Decorating

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

Reykjanesviti: The Oldest Lighthouse in Iceland

Dating back to 1908 and serving both Reykjavík and Keflavík, Reykjanesviti is the oldest lighthouse in Iceland — and at only one kilometer, the …

Hot Springs

Ultimate Guide: The 16 best ice cream shops in the San Francisco Bay Area

If the sold-out crowds that have extended the run of San Francisco’s highly Instagrammable Museum of Ice Cream are any indication, the Bay Area can’t get enough of ice cream.<p>But we don’t need a dedicated museum to remind us of our sweet obsession. We are the home of the It’s-It, after all.<p>For …

Ice Cream

How to Learn and Type in Morse Code on Your iPhone

Thanks to a new Gboard keyboard feature, you can now communicate via Morse code on iOS—just like Android users who have been dotting and dashing away …

Gboard

At the Box SF, previous eras’ castoffs prove valuable today

Mark Sackett has an extraordinary collection of ordinary things in an old factory building on Howard Street in San Francisco. And he’ll be glad to …

Why restore the Uptown Theatre at all? It's savvy, and plus there's a better reason

On July 1, Neil Young played a sold-out concert at Chicago's historic Auditorium Theatre, part of the music legend's summer solo tour. Young saw great historical resonance in the gig, reminding fans that a nascent Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young played the Auditorium just before Woodstock in 1969, …

Vertigo At 60: Get Dizzy Over Hitchcock's Iconic San Francisco Locations

60 years after its premiere in May of 1958 (at San Francisco’s iconic Fairmont Hotel), <i>Vertigo</i> is still making film-goers giddy with pleasure.<p>The iconic film starring an icy blond (and sultry brunette) Kim Novak and a bedeviled-by-desire, James Stewart continues to draw travelers to the locations …

27 Historical Photos That Show Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the 1930s

Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge began with the groundbreaking ceremony on July 9, 1933. Discussion of connecting both sides of …

How to Keep Mulch Weed-free

Mulch helps keeps weeds from growing, but by itself, it isn't foolproof<p>Step 1<p>Pick up large tree branches, rocks and other items that are in the area …

Gun stolen from San Francisco deputy’s truck outside Pinole gym

Bay Area cities with highest incidents of violent crime<p>Bay Area cities with lowest incidents of violent crime<p>A thief stole an off-duty San Francisco deputy sheriff’s personal firearm that had been left unsecured in his truck last week outside a gym in Pinole, officials said Wednesday.<p>Police have …

Vancouver

Incredible scenery, outdoor adventures, and a diverse food scene make Vancouver a must-see on any trip to the Pacific Northwest.

Some Alcoholic Genius Is Opening A Whisky Hotel In Hollywood

The best kind of whisky used to be a single malt you drank among friends—or on your own as you savoured the closure of a multi-million dollar deal. …

Single Malt Whisky

Levi’s jeans: How they started, how they’re made and how they’ve changed

On May 20, 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received their patent for riveted pants. This month marks the 165th year since the San Francisco …

Download This Free Shutter Speed "Cheat Sheet" Chart from PhotoTraces.com

Shutter speed is one of the key elements in the so-called Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) that every photographer should be familiar …

EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes of the Epic Design of Broadway’s My Fair Lady

An inside look at designing the ornate set, costumes, lighting, and sound of the ten-time Tony-nominated revival.<p>Broadway has been abuzz about the …

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VIDEO: Watch Amanda Jane Cooper and Jackie Burns Sing 'For Good' in New WICKED Promo

In a new promotional video for Wicked, current Elphaba and Glinda Jackie Burns and Amanda Jane Cooper sang a clip of the show's song For Good. The …

A Rare Phenomenon Made the Ocean in California Glow Blue This Week

Beachgoers in California were treated to a rare spectacle this week: glowing tides.<p>The unique sight is called a red tide, but, at least at night, it …