California

A look at the time San Francisco's Cliff House was nearly blown into the Pacific

Most of us know the famous Cliff House is not the original. But the history of destruction at the Ocean Beach overlook may be even more extensive than you realize. <b>See the photos above for images of the various incarnations of the building and surrounding attractions.</b><p>One incident serves as a …

San Francisco

Water under Oroville spillway probably caused February collapse, state consultants say

Official reports released Monday say the catastrophic damage to Oroville Dam’s main spillway probably stemmed from swift water flows under the concrete chute, which was cracked and of uneven thickness.<p>The observations, contained in consultants’ reports prepared for the state Department of Water …

California Drought

In tribute to friend, Joe Montana requests his street be renamed to include Dwight Clark

What appeared to be a promotion for a housing development at San Francisco’s City Hall on Sunday, turned out to be a tearful tribute to AIDS awareness history as well as the tender revelation of a true friendship.<p>Only in San Francisco can such compassion and sensitivity flow on what could have been …

San Francisco

If you really respect Trump voters, tell them the truth

Struggling communities deserve help, but nostalgia economics won’t work.<p>A wave of recent columns argue that what Trump superfans — or at least some hazily imagined, hard-pressed Northern working-class version of them — really want is respect. By all appearances, though, the opposite is the case. …

Social Justice

He Built a 40-Foot “Spite Fence” Around His Neighbor’s House

Nicholas Yung considered himself a lucky man. A German who immigrated to the United States in 1848, Yung had worked hard to carve out a living for …

San Francisco Bay Area

Holy Shit, That Warriors First Quarter

When the Warriors are hot, there’s nothing you can do. No other team so gleefully tosses their opponents in the trash and sets that trash on fire as …

Oakland

Anti-Semitic Tattoo in Yoga Class

Namaste, alt-right.<p>A few weeks ago, this guy starts coming to yoga class.<p>For the purposes of this story, I need to explain that this East Bay yoga …

San Francisco

A Twitter employee earning $160,000 in San Francisco says he's scraping by

It's expensive to live in San Francisco — even if you make six figures.<p>In an article published earlier this year, The Guardian reported on an …

San Francisco

Man who was denied lung transplant over marijuana use dies

A Utah man who initially was denied a life-saving lung transplant because marijuana was found in his system died over the weekend.<p>Riley Hancey, 20, …

San Francisco Bay

Kevin Durant confirms he loves that meme with him and Draymond

If you think your clever Warriors memes go unseen by the team, you're in for a surprise.<p>Kevin Durant revealed Monday on his new YouTube series that he's aware of that meme with him and Draymond Green — and he loves it.<p>"First of all, this meme with me and Draymond is hilarious," he says while …

Oakland

Day Around The Bay: Gang Of Deplorable Teens Becomes Robbery Flash Mob At Coliseum BART

• A group of 50 to 60 teens leapt over fare gates, stormed the Coliseum BART station, and committed multiple strong-arm robberies Saturday night both …

Oakland

The worst local decisions of the last 50 years

When politicians make a big decision, they often summon studies from consultants or cite polls of their constituents. The truth is that they don’t …

San Jose

Search called off for lost plane with Santa Rosa couple aboard

The search for a Sonoma County couple and their single-engine plane that went missing in the Sierra Nevada last Monday was called off after rescuers fruitlessly combed wooded and snowy terrain for six days, officials said Monday.<p>The four-seat Socata TB-20 Trinidad and its occupants, Brenda and Mark …

Oakland

Australian Police Don't Want You to Praise This 12-Year-Old Legend

He drove 800 miles unsupervised.<p>A 12-year-old boy, who was attempting to drive solo across the Australian outback, had already covered around 800 miles of his journey before he was eventually stopped by highway patrol officers, local media reports.<p>According to the Australian Associated Press, the …

San Francisco Bay

The itsy bitsy spider explosion coming to Southern California

Earlier this month, California Governor Jerry Brown declared the drought officially over.<p>We've all seen the before and after pictures ...<p>Winter rains …

Southern California

Oakland’s latest fire hazard: homeless camps

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>In the past five months, Oakland has endured the tragedies of the Ghost Ship fire that killed 36 people and a blaze at a …

Oakland

Rip Surf Skateboard by Razor Designed in Southern California

<b>Surf where you live! the all new Rip surf – designed in Southern California. The ripsurf’s patented design allows riders to carve and cut like a real</b> …

Southern California

The ripple effects of the gasoline tax increase

In an indication of just how much California is affected by gasoline prices, at least three different groups on Monday weighed in on the …

Taxes

Faced with sky-high prices, homebuyers look to leave Bay Area

Hunting for a house that’s affordable, nearly 1 in 5 home seekers living in the Bay Area is looking outside the region.<p>That’s the conclusion of a new …

Real Estate

San Francisco Photographer Starts Project To Produce 100 Videos About Photography

San Francisco based commercial and sports photographer, Alexis Cuarezma, has just announced he is launching a YouTube channel with 100 videos on …

San Francisco

This is the best way to improve your chances of getting a hotel room upgrade

Because who can afford to pay for a suite these days?<p>Holidays are a luxury, sure. But when you're a millennial and life costs as much as it does to live, there's not much room in the budget to splurge on fancy accommodation when you <i>can</i> finally afford flights outta here.<p>So it's good to know some of …

Hotels

Qatar Air Adds San Francisco After Emirates' Trump Cuts - Bloomberg

Qatar Airways Ltd. announced plans to add San Francisco to its network of U.S. destinations, plotting expansion just days after rival Emirates moved …

San Francisco

Drake's Beverly Hills Villa With Canyon Views Is the Definition of Lavish

It's valued at $10,000 per night<p>Even though Drake typically calls YOLO Estate (his Hidden Hills, California, property) home when he is out west, the rapper is, instead, staying at an Airbnb a few towns over. <i>Architectural Digest</i> has learned that he has been making himself comfortable at the Grande …

Airbnb

Bail set for California dad found passed out at park; 5-year-old son missing

The father of a missing 5-year-old California boy is in jail Monday on $10 million bail days after he was spotted unresponsive in a park -- and his son was nowhere to be found.<p><b>HUNT ON FOR MISSING 5-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIA BOY, FATHER ARRESTED</b><p>South Pasadena police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. …

Crime

Innocent woman caught in crossfire as gunfire erupts downtown

An innocent bystander was shot when two men selling tickets to the Statue of Liberty fire shots at each other near Battery Park on Monday afternoon, …

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco to name street after Barry Bonds at Candlestick Park redevelopment

Other Giants legends will also be honored<p>The city of San Francisco is busy undertaking a redevelopment of the site where Candlestick Park -- bygone home of the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants -- once stood. A small part of the project is naming streets in the area in honor of 49ers and …

San Francisco

Hacienda San Jose Lavista is a fairytale retreat in San Miguel Allende

Set in the hills overlooking San Miguel Allende, the striking Hacienda San Jose Lavista is a beautiful retreat surrounded by expansive vineyards, …

San Jose

U.F.O. sightings have tripled since 2001

Why have sightings of unidentified flying objects around the nation more than tripled since 2001? Why is July the busiest month for U.F.O. sightings? …

UFOs

Market Street's 'Cafe Du Nord' To Transition Back To Music Venue

After undergoing a renovation in 2015, changes are coming to Cafe Du Nord at 2174 Market St.<p>Originally opened in 1907, Cafe Du Nord is located in the …

San Francisco

Russell Westbrook takes shot at Rockets players for laughing at Andre Roberson

Near the end of the Houston Rockets’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, Houston decided to hack OKC guard Andre Roberson.<p>It worked like a …

Oakland