San Francisco

9 unexpected places to find nature in San Francisco

The best part of San Francisco happens to be the worst part of San Francisco. When you’re up for it, the constant flurry of activity is fun — boredom …

San Francisco Bay Area

15 thoughts all locals have while traveling outside of the Bay Area

Whether driving three counties over or flying across the globe, leaving the Bay Area is an eye-opening glimpse at how much of a bubble we live in.<p>Don't get us wrong: A lot of that bubble is nice. We're environmentally conscious, our weather is great, and it's hard to beat our dining scene. But who …

San Francisco Bay Area

What's The Cheapest Rental Available In The Marina, Right Now?

What's the low-end pricing on a rental in the Marina—where the median 1-bedroom rent currently hovers around $3,450—and what might you get for the …

San Francisco Bay Area

SF Corner Stores That Would Survive a “Bodega” Extinction

A start-up called Bodega recently caused mayhem on Twitter and in the media for trying to put corner stores out of business. The solution? A …

San Francisco Bay Area

Hotel Kabuki: A Japantown Original Faces Big Changes

Every time I visit San Francisco, I make an effort to stop by Japantown. Founded in 1960, this three-block area commemorates the culture that the city’s Japanese residents first brought with them when they began immigrating to San Francisco in 1860, one hundred years earlier.<p>Just a few years later, …

Hotels

Equifax hit with new lawsuit by San Francisco

San Francisco became the first city to sue Equifax (EFX) over the data breach that potentially engulfed 143 million people in the U.S.<p>San Francisco filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Equifax failed to protect personal data connected to more than 15 million California residents. City Attorney …

Equifax

5 Things to Do in San Francisco During Innovate Celebrate 2017

At <b>Innovate Celebrate 2017</b> in sunny San Francisco, you’ll be listening to speakers, networking at events, and checking out our 5th Annual Startup of …

San Francisco Bay Area

SF Supervisor blames Uber, Lyft for increased gridlock

If you live, work, or visit San Francisco, you know getting around is not easy. The traffic congestion is especially bad in the downtown …

San Francisco Bay Area

How a Young Architect Living in San Francisco Shops

Wendy, 27, actually managed to find reasonable rent in the notoriously expensive city.<p><i>Welcome to Racked’s</i> How Do You Shop? <i>series, in which we ask a variety of people some deeply personal questions about how they earn, save, and especially spend their money. If you know or are someone with an</i> …

Money

'Jeffrey's Toys' To Reopen In The Financial District

After closing in 2015 and moving to Berkeley, Jeffrey's Toys is returning to San Francisco. The toy store is reopening at 45 Kearny St. (and Maiden …

San Francisco Bay Area

Picture the song: No dandiya sticks, no disco beats in ‘Mirch Masala’ traditional garba dance

The garba is a defining moment in the movie’s plot, hinting at the crisis ahead.<p>The dandiya-raas, along with numerous musical and dance step …

India

$742,000 is the new median home price in Bay Area: Here's what that buys you

The Bay Area's notoriously high home prices continue to soar.<p>The median price paid for a Bay Area home in August was $742,00o, up 11.6 percent from $665,000 in August 2016, real estate information service CoreLogic said Friday in its monthly market report.<p>This marks the biggest year-over-year gain …

Real Estate

Mayor, Supervisor Tour Noe Valley To Promote 'Shop & Dine In The 49'

To support "buy local" campaign Shop & Dine in the 49, Mayor Ed Lee and District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy took to the streets on Monday morning for a …

San Francisco Bay Area

Yahoo Co-Founder Gives $25 Million to San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum

SAN FRANCISCO — In a rare example of high-level cultural philanthropy from Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial elite, Jerry Yang, a Yahoo co-founder, and his wife, Akiko Yamazaki, have pledged $25 million toward a $90-million transformation project of the Asian Art Museum here. It marks the largest …

Business

How China’s Private Chateau Cuisine Landed on the Hottest Table in San Francisco

The brand-new restaurant Eight Tables carries on the storied tradition of si fang cai<p>In the upper apartment of a private complex in Taipei is a round table flush with food and wine. A karaoke system with couches sits adjacent to the dining room. A dozen notable people are mingling around — …

Restaurants

Berkeley: Far-right group set for 2 p.m. rally at Sproul Plaza

BERKELEY — The leader of an “alt-right” group based in Vancouver, Washington, is set for a 2 p.m. rally at Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley despite the …

San Francisco Bay Area

French Chefs Are Invading San Francisco for Tastemaker Collective Dinners

The dinner series begins this week in San Francisco, introducing a new dining audience to some of the chefs leading the charge in Paris today.<p>At the …

San Francisco Bay Area

Public Pools Free Today Through Thursday, Cooling Centers Open Citywide

SF is getting ahead of this heatwave, which was supposed to kick into high gear Wednesday but you may very well be feeling the heat today (Tuesday) …

San Francisco Bay Area

Isaia Opens Long-Anticipated San Francisco Store in Historic, Frank Lloyd Wright–Designed Space

Denizens of the Bay Area have gotten a seriously stylish new place to shop.<p>Beloved Neapolitan tailoring house Isaia has finally set down roots in San …

Men's Fashion

San Francisco’s Aardvark Books to close

Image 1of/40<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Aardvark Books, the San Francisco store that has been in business for nearly four decades, will close in the new year.<p>Michael …

San Francisco Bay Area

11 Upcoming San Francisco Concerts That Aren't Sold Out (Yet)

San Francisco music lovers have a lot to look forward to this week, with several big-name bands and musicians scheduled to headline the city’s …

San Francisco Bay Area

Dragons in San Jose? Game of Thrones is coming to the Bay Area

Are you ready for Game of Thrones?<p>Of course, you are – and probably already counting down the days until the next season begins airing on HBO.<p>But if …

Game of Thrones

Villagers After Mexico Quake: ‘They’re Left With Nothing’

SAN FRANCISCO XOCHITEOPAN, Mexico — Saúl Nicolas Pérez stood in front of his house — or what was left of it — and surveyed the damage the earthquake had inflicted. Deep, diagonal gashes scored the adobe facade. Interior walls were rubble. A collapse seemed likely.<p>He had built the house for his …

News

Acclaimed San Francisco Chefs Hold Fundraiser To Help DACA Recipients Stay

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A Bay Area restaurant held a benefit to help DACA recipients stay in the country.With a deadline looming, several Bay Area …

San Francisco Bay Area

LGBQT Leather Cultural District Proposed For SoMa

After a decade of planning, a resolution to create an LGBQT Leather Cultural District in western SoMa was introduced last week before the Folsom …

San Francisco Bay Area

Caffè Roma's Buyers Will Renovate, Rebrand As 'Gypset Café'

Caffè Roma—which we reported will be closing its doors this Saturday—has been purchased by another entity which plans to reopen the coffeehouse as …

San Francisco Bay Area

Heat Wave Kicks Off Fall In San Francisco

Fall officially started last weekend, but thanks to a heat wave beginning today, many San Franciscans can keep wearing their summer styles.<p>The …

San Francisco Bay Area

Sand By Me: Peeved Parents Push To Preserve Part Of Panhandle Playground

A group of parents is raising the alarm after preliminary plans for a new and improved Panhandle Playground—a $3.2 million, two-year project—were …

San Francisco Bay Area

'Eight Tables By George Chen' To Debut At China Live

A new fine-dining restaurant called Eight Tables by George Chen is heading to China Live at 8 Kenneth Rexroth Lane (between Columbus Avenue and …

San Francisco Bay Area

'Impeach Donald Trump' billboard pops up on the San Francisco Bay Bridge

Motorists on the Bay Bridge were greeted Monday morning by President Donald Trump's face, along with the word "impeach" in all caps, according to reports from KTVU and NBC.<p>The east-facing video billboard that will remain on the bridge through October 1 was paid for by the California-based Courage …

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