San Francisco

The wittiest signs from the San Francisco March for Science

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of San Francisco on Saturday to participate in the March for Science. Walking from Justin Herman Plaza to Civic Center, many of the peaceful marchers were armed with clever signs.<p>Artistic renderings of Earth were plentiful, as were signs critical of …

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco trivia quiz -- April 23, 2017

So you think you know San Francisco? Well, here is your chance to find out, again.<p>It's our SF Trivia Brunch, our weekly buffet of tidbits about the city served here for you every Sunday morning. It is extremely random and extremely short because trivia is best served while your coffee is still …

San Francisco Bay Area

Three Hours In San Francisco, Making The Most Of The Time I Have

<b>San Francisco is one of my favorite cities.</b> The first time I saw the city was in 1972 when I was an exchange student. Coming from<br>Australia and seeing …

San Francisco Bay Area

Tension at SF Zoo exposed in conflict over cancer-stricken monkey

A dispute about the euthanization of a cancer-stricken monkey at the San Francisco Zoo has highlighted growing tension between employees and management over animal care at the facility, which in the past decade has come under scrutiny following a tiger’s killing of a guest and the accidental …

San Francisco Bay Area

Florida brush fire destroys 3 homes, residential evacuation lifted

NAPLES, Fla. — The fire that has torn through Golden Gate Estates is now 20 percent contained and held steady through Saturday night and Sunday morning at 5,531 acres.<p>The mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders have been lifted, and residents are allowed to go back to their homes.<p>Public safety …

Extinction

1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love

Music

Bay Area science fans march on Earth Day

Thousands of people came out in the Bay Area Saturday to march in support of science on Earth Day.

Oakland

Oakland sees exodus of nonprofits from downtown as market booms

Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Dozens of nonprofit organizations have made plans in recent months to leave downtown Oakland as commercial rents skyrocket, …

Oakland

Live coverage from Bay Area science marches, rallies

<i>The Bay Area News Group has reporters and photo journalists covering today’s science marches and rallies. Follow our coverage here all day.</i><p>Click here …

San Francisco Bay Area

KQED

By 10 a.m. this morning, several hundred people were already gathered in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza in solidarity with the nationwide March …

San Francisco Bay Area

Overseas Chinese singing contest open to application in SF

The Water Cube Cup overseas Chinese singing contest is open to application in San Francisco Bay Area till May 15, announced the regional organizing …

China

Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration

Thousands of Bay Area marchers took to the streets Saturday in defense of science, opposing proposed reductions in research funding by the …

San Francisco Bay Area

Shatner and ‘The Next Generation’ stars join forces at Silicon Valley Comic Con

“You may be wondering what I’m doing here …”<p>That was William Shatner, star of the original “Star Trek” on Saturday, April 22, crashing the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” 30th anniversary panel during the second day of Silicon Valley Comic Con. The actor proved that a little Bill Shatner can …

Star Trek

As costs grow for restaurants, online ratings tied to closure risk

Authors of a new Harvard Business School study say they have confirmed a theory argued over in restaurant circles and talk radio shows alike: The …

San Francisco Politics

Could coconuts reveal the secrets of the great Alcatraz escape?

As if the 1962 breakout from the "inescapable" prison wasn't already nuts, researchers now hope to find the truth with help from fruit.<p>Researchers from the Netherlands have been working for a few years now to solve a mystery that's persisted for over half a century: Could the three inmates who …

San Francisco Bay Area

Why You Should Explore San Francisco's Buzzing Waterfront

Long before visitors were cruising from San Francisco to Sausalito via scenic ferry rides, cargo ships carried commodities to the growing coastal …

San Francisco Bay Area

Power Outages Delay Commutes in Both N.Y., San Francisco - Bloomberg

Commuters in San Francisco and New York both showed up to work late Friday morning for the same reason: power failures.<p>On the West Coast, power was …

San Francisco Bay Area

A Play-by-Play Diary of UC Santa Cruz’s Legendary, Illicit 4/20 Festival (Photos)

Though the administration tries to deter it, every year on April 20, thousands flock to the meadow on the west side of UC Santa Cruz’s campus to …

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco suffers large power cut for several hours

San Francisco was hit by a massive power cut on Friday that severely disrupted life in the American west coast city.<p>Businesses were particularly affected; San Francisco has a thriving financial district and his home to banks and technology companies.<p>The outage was caused by a fire in a substation …

San Francisco Bay Area

Seize the Weekend: 10 Top Picks for the San Francisco Bay Area

Praise the powers that be, the weekend is here! Between Earth Day, free activities, outdoor day parties and Berlin DJs playing well into the night, …

SF Guide

Mission development wants to offer affordable housing for nonprofits

Building on Bryant Street would be torn down in favor of five-story offices<p>In February, the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> reported a new development proposed for the Mission at 1850 Bryant that should be music to the ears of even the most hard-nosed development skeptic: a five-story office development …

San Francisco Bay Area

Whip up a Batch of Beretta's Decadent Tiramisu at Home

After you've downed a few cocktails, shared some small plates, and crushed a few pizzas at Beretta, the only move left is to order up the delicious …

SF Guide

Robots are now delivering food in San Francisco

Residents in San Francisco now have a new option when ordering falafel or a kabab: Robot delivery.<p>Marble is a 20 person start-up in San Francisco …

Robots

The Atari Arcade Theatre Kiosk

Last year I wrote an article which looked at some of Atari’s early industrial design concept drawings. I was looking again at that article last …

Design

One of Temescal, Oakland's only new housing projects at 5239 Claremont St. sold for $20 million - San Francisco Business Times

Other developers, including Nautilus and SRM Development, also have projects in Temescal.<p>The five-story 5239 Claremont St. project was approved in …

Real Estate

Giants’ Bumgarner hurt in dirt bike accident

DENVER — Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is on the disabled list after sustaining injuries to his ribs and pitching shoulder in a dirt bike accident Thursday, the team just announced.<p>Bumgarner was hurt in Denver, on an off day for the Giants, and has bruised ribs and a Grade 1 or 2 strain of the …

Baseball

Scholar Card: The Key to Academic Success!

It’s been an incredible week at San Francisco Public Library since the launch of the Scholar Card. What’s the Scholar Card, you might ask? This is an …

Education

Video Captures Dramatic San Francisco Cliff Rescue

The man is airlifted to a nearby parking lot, and walks away with a few minor bruises.<p>California rescue workers made a dramatic save from the air of a man clinging to a steep cliff over the sea on Friday.<p>The man, who officials said was homeless, hiked to a frightening height on a cliff near China …

San Francisco Bay Area

Mill Valley midcentury masterpiece by Daniel Liebermann sold

One of Marin County’s finest homes has a lucky new owner<p>The stunner of an abode in Mill Valley, which listed for $2.79 in March, sold this week. And how could it have not? The 1961 midcentury design, conceived by noted architect Daniel Liebermann (he of the Radius House), proved a huge hit with …

Mid-Century modern

San Francisco paralyzed by massive city-wide blackout

2:48 p.m. ET<p><i>The Associated Press</i> reported Friday that drugmaker Fresenius Kabi USA forbade Arkansas from purchasing its products for use in capital …

President Trump