California

27 things to do in San Francisco with kids - Curbed SF

Known around the world as a first-rate destination, San Francisco has carved out an enviable reputation for its steep rolling hills, pastel-painted Victorians, cable cars, and iconic Golden Gate Bridge. But the city is also a mecca for families, with a laundry list of kid-friendly attractions that …

San Francisco

The photogenic Instagram destinations of Marin

Let's be blunt: the North Bay is one of the most naturally beautiful places in the United States, and tourists and locals alike head to Marin and beyond every weekend to set up the tripod.<p>With cliffs, beaches, and sky-high views from mountaintops, snapping a gorgeous photo of the local landscape is …

San Francisco

Tesloop: Go between San Diego and LA for about $50 (or less), while riding in a Tesla

Let’s say you want to go to Paris on vacation and you find a really inexpensive airfare online.<p>But the flight leaves out of LAX, not Lindbergh Field …

Los Angeles

Southwest L.A. loves 'Obama Boulevard' proposal but wonders: 'Why not a major street?'

Even though it runs through the heart of L.A’.s Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, most Angelenos would be hard pressed to locate Rodeo Road on a map.<p>In fact, they’d probably point to its ritzy doppelganger — Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive — instead.<p>That may change very soon, however.<p>Residents here …

Los Angeles

Giants tickets reselling for close to Candlestick Park prices

All of those parents who have been complaining for years that it was too expensive to take the family to AT&T Park are in luck, the Giant's failure is your boon.<p>Assuming, of course, you don't mind seeing a struggling team, Giants tickets are currently going for prices reminiscent of their years on …

San Francisco

Great White Shark Sightings Are Out Of Control, But Why?

Southern California is a virtual shark festival this summer. Paddleboarders have found themselves in the middle of shark packs and terrifying attacks, like one where a woman lost her leg, are dominating local news. But why are sightings so high right now? And is this a new state of affairs?<p>Before …

Southern California

Bigger isn't always better as music's boom and bust era of the super festival becomes more niche

The American live music scene has become a culture of super festivals. Beyond the massively successful Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, the last two decades have seen a tremendous expansion of events that draw thousands of fans and boast multiple stages with city-sized artworks.<p>Now some …

Los Angeles

UPS shooter in San Francisco used stolen gun with 30-round magazine

A United Parcel Service worker who killed three of his fellow delivery drivers and then himself in San Francisco last week wielded a Mac-10-style “assault pistol” with a 30-round magazine that had been stolen from Utah and is illegal to possess in California, police officials said Friday.<p>Jimmy …

San Francisco Bay Area

Golden Gate Bridge northbound lanes to close during 40th SF Marathon

The Golden Gate Bridge District board voted unanimously Friday to close the northbound lanes of the iconic span during this year’s San Francisco …

San Francisco

California Gov. Jerry Brown Thinks Single Payer Can’t Work. Watch Presidential Candidate Jerry Brown Disagree.

California’s Senate passed legislation to create a first-in-the-nation single-payer universal health care system earlier this month, but it faces …

Jerry Brown

LA City Council approves $2M for immigrant defense fund

<i>Los Angeles City Council members Paul Koretz, left, and Nury Martinez expressed reservations about allowing legal nonprofits to use their discretion</i> …

Southern California

Alemany Island reboot, ferry riders get off bandwagon, SF’s greatest treasure

Three things to know today<p><i>Welcome to Curbed Cuts, a tri-weekly digest connecting the dots between shelter, structure, parks, transportation, and more.</i><p>Art beneath the freeway<p>Keeping Alemany Island beautiful is an uphill battle. Located in the area beneath where the 101 and 280 freeways meet in San …

San Francisco

APNewsBreak: NASCAR's Knaus missing race notes after theft

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Seven-time championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus had his laptop stolen from a rental car in San Francisco, leaving him without the notes for Jimmie Johnson's NASCAR race this weekend at Sonoma.<p>Knaus and his wife landed in San Francisco on Wednesday night and headed to …

San Francisco

Buffy Maguire’s Lady Falcon Coffee Club Rides a Sea Breeze in San Francisco

The Lady Falcon Coffee Club mobile bar. All images courtesy of Lady Falcon Coffee Club.<p>San Francisco restaurateur Buffy Maguire is spreading her …

Oakland

Where books have room to breathe: minimalist store opens in SF

There probably aren’t many independent bookstore owners who have graduated from Harvard Business School.<p>Kathryn Grantham is one of them.<p>Having moved …

Blackbirds

Do charters or traditional schools have it worse? A new study says both

Charter schools remain a subject of intense debate in Los Angeles, especially with the arrival soon of two new school board members who were supported by charter backers.<p>While research on charters often is inconclusive and partisan, a study released this week has ammunition for both their …

Education

Surrealistic Summer Solstice — Storia.me

Surrealistic Summer Solstice<p>CultureVulture 🔑<p>35 minutes ago1 views<p>Want to be a co-author?<p>Request co-authorship ▸<p>The first of summer (and also the …

San Francisco

Bay Area Soccer Roundup: SF City PRIDE Jerseys, New Podcast, Deltas Viewing Party

<b>SF CITY UNVEIL PRIDE-INSPIRED JERSEYS</b><p>When <b>San Francisco City FC</b> takes the field this Sunday against FC Golden State, the team’s players will all wear limited-edition <b>San Francisco Pride</b> inspired jerseys. The Classy logo on the front of the jerseys is rainbow-colored and the classic SF City FC crest …

San Francisco Bay Area

California Extends State Worker Travel Ban To 4 'Discriminatory' States

Restrictions now target eight states that have passed anti-LGBTQ laws.<p>California has banned state employees from traveling on official business to four additional states that have passed anti-LGBTQ legislation.<p>State Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a speech in San Francisco on Thursday that …

Rights & Freedoms

UC San Diego Campus Brings ShotSpotter to Campus

A new technology called the ShotSpotter has been installed on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.<p>As its name indicates, the …

San Diego

Santa Monica couple fights Snapchat over 'geofilter' trademark

A Santa Monica couple seeking to defend more than two years of part-time work is going to battle with Snap Inc. over whether the term “geofilters” can be trademarked.<p>Tracy and Paul Grand picked up a partial victory this month when the international body in charge of website-name disputes ruled …

Venture Capital

Metro approves $1.4B construction plan for Gold Line extension to Claremont

The project will break ground in October<p>Residents of the Inland Empire should soon have another way of getting to and from Los Angeles—but maybe not as soon as they expected.<p>Metro’s Board of Directors approved a $1.4 billion budget Thursday to extend the Gold Line from its current terminus in Azusa …

Los Angeles

Surfer who has surfed everyday for 6 years appears on SportsCenter; video

This June, Southern California teenager and surfer Meg Roh surpassed the mark of surfing everyday for the past 6 years. It’s quite the impressive …

Faulconer, business leaders promoting San Diego in Vancouver

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and several San Diego business leaders will visit Vancouver, Canada, next week to explore economic partnerships aimed at …

San Diego

City Addresses Lead Contamination At Hayes Valley Community Garden

Rec and Parks recently posted a safety advisory at the entrance to a community garden at 438 Page St. addressed to local farmers who've been …

San Francisco

Educators get schooled in working with 'exceptional' kids

When federal data in 2014 revealed that thousands of students were being suspended in preschool, officials at Los Angeles Universal Preschool were …

Education

Historic Lower Haight Victorian asks $1.77 million

They don’t make ‘em like this 1886 gem anymore<p>Dating San Francisco homes before 1906 can be a bit tricky (the earthquake and fire consumed almost all relevant city records—isn’t that always the way?), but the new listing for 313 Scott pegs it at 1886.<p>That’s certainly not the oldest Victorian in the …

San Francisco

I Spent the Day Antique-Shopping with Fiorella’s Chef

SF native and chef Dante Cecchini shares his favorite day-off stops in the North Bay.<p>We’ve just opened our second bottle of wine and are digging into …

San Francisco

Meet Martha - the world's ugliest dog

1 of 24<p>1<p>World's Ugliest Dog<p>Shirley Zindler, of Sebastopol, Calif, lifts up the jowls of Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, during the World's Ugliest Dog …

San Francisco Bay Area

Celebrate 4th of July in San Diego with these 18 fireworks shows

From Escondido to Imperial Beach, from La Jolla Cove to Santee, San Diego County will celebrate America’s 241st birthday in grand style — with …

San Diego