San Francisco Bay

Striking images of Alcatraz Island

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San Francisco

Project: Is Alameda Exploding?

I live on the island of Alameda in the San Francisco Bay area. We are bordered on our east side by the Oakland Coliseum and our west side by AT&T …

San Francisco Bay Area

A startup founder says job candidates focus on the wrong thing when negotiating their pay with startups — here's what they should look at instead

Getting a job offer at a startup is exciting. But making sense of the pay package startups offer can be daunting and confusing.<p>Big, established tech companies such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google often have the resources to pay new hires ridiculous sums of money. But startups usually don't. …

Startups

How They Fought Writer’s Block In the Roaring Twenties

Been staring at a blank laptop screen for hours? Wastebasket overflowing with crumpled balls of paper? Can’t even write a grocery list? If so, read …

Writer's Block

JD2 / Carney Logan Burke

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Carney Logan Burke was tasked to design an entire compound for a young family relocating from the San …

Architecture

Missing Castaic Middle School Teacher Found Safe

<b>CASTAIC (CBSLA) —</b> A Castaic Middle School teacher who went missing earlier this week has been found unharmed.<p>The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s …

Middle School

Smoke-Filled Bay Area Skies Prompt Spare The Air Alert

Winds are bringing smoke from not only from Northern California wildfires but fires as far away as British Columbia.<p>SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA — …

California Wildfires

Explore the West Coast via Train. Seattle to Los Angeles for only $97

I was talking to a friend of mine who travels a lot by train last night. I’ve only traveled on short routes between Portland and Seattle, so I was …

Los Angeles

391 San Antonio Road: The House that William Shockley Built (and Destroyed)

Once upon a time, the Santa Clara Valley was called the Valley of Heart’s Delight; the main industry was growing prunes; and there were orchards …

Silicon Valley

‘Yes In My Backyard’ grassroots movement responds to housing crisis in US

A grassroots movement has taken off in the United States in response to rising housing prices and limited space in the San Francisco Bay Area.<p>The …

San Francisco

Rio Vista Bridge closes again Friday night for tests, repairs

Emergency work will resume tonight on the State Highway 12 Rio Vista Bridge as Caltrans continues to test manually lifting the platform, which became …

Coast Guard

2018 International 14 World Championships at Richmond Yacht Club - Day 2

<b>After yesterday's Practice Race, the main course began at Richmond Yacht Club, USA. The British contingency are on a high after winning the Team</b> …

Sailing

Travel trends: Is coffee tourism a thing?

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device</i><p>If foodie-trips and wine-travel are hot trends, could coffee-treks be far …

Coffee

Verve Cup Offshore Regatta at Chicago Yacht Club: Rowdy crowned J/111 Great Lakes champion

<b>From Friday, August 10, through Sunday, August 12, 2018, the Chicago Yacht Club hosted the 27th annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. The event featured</b> …

Sailing

Political/Historical

Alexander Rodchenko<p>“LENGIZ BOOKS ON ALL SUBJECTS!” 1925. ALEXANDER RODCHENKO.<p>Save SanFran Bay<p>“SAVE SAN FRANCISCO BAY,” 1992. DOUG AGAKI AND KIMBERLY …

San Francisco Bay Area

The irresistible rise of internet dating

FOR most of human history, the choice of life partner was limited by class, location and parental diktat. In the 19th and 20th centuries those …

Relationships

Can digital weights get you ripped? Tonal thinks so

Every fitness guru will tell you that strength training is a big part of staying in shape. But weight rooms can be intimidating when you're just starting out, which is why I'd rather take a toning class like pilates than step foot in a gym. Plus getting to a gym and back can also suck up a lot of …

Outdoors Gear

Trump Administration Hit With 7 Major Environmental Setbacks In Court In Past Week

But the president's tightening grip on the courts could change his administration's fortunes.<p>The Trump administration suffered seven major environmental setbacks in the past week as mounting losses in federal courts stall its ambitious deregulatory agenda.<p>On Friday morning, the U.S. Court of …

Trump Administration

Gaming bistro hits Grapevine with axes, pinballs, and escape rooms

A mega-game facility with everything from axe throwing to an "escape room" is open at Grapevine Mills. Called Corky's Gaming Bistro, it's at 3520 …

San Francisco Bay Area

Oceanfront Home in California's Golf Paradise Sells for Over $25 Million

An oceanfront home in Pebble Beach, Calif., has sold for $25.25 million, according to public records. The home had been on the market with an asking price of $29.75 million.<p>The 4,662-square-foot contemporary home sits on 2.72 acres on Stillwater Cove near the Pebble Beach Lodge and the 18th fairway …

Real Estate

Shippers slow down to protect whales after close calls in the Bay

Last year environmentalists around the Bay Area were shocked by images of a pleasure boat running into a Humpback Whale.<br>It was one of two incidents …

San Francisco

A Terminally Ill Father Wins Almost $300M In A Lawsuit After A Jury Finds He Got Cancer From Weed Killer

A California man has been awarded almost $300 million in damages in a lawsuit against chemical company Monsanto.A jury awarded Dewayne Johnson of …

Diversity

Out of This World! Jackie Gleason's 'Spaceship' House Is Week's Most Popular Home

Greetings, earthlings: We're over the moon for our most popular listing this week, a spaceship-like house designed by comedian and TV star <b>Jackie</b> …

Dining Rooms

Tiburon view restaurant Guaymas is shutting down

Guaymas, a destination Tiburon restaurant that served Mexican food and margaritas along with views of San Francisco Bay, will close after dinner …

San Francisco Bay Area

5 Takeaways From Elon Musk’s Interview With The Times About Tesla

Tesla is not considering hiring a second in command, the electric carmaker’s founder and chief executive, Elon Musk, said in wide-ranging comments to The New York Times.<p>Mr. Musk’s remarks came during an hourlong interview Thursday in which he described the extraordinary demands of running Tesla and …

Tesla

Scientists battle alien snails in SF Bay in effort to restore native oysters

Wading into the water along the rocky shore off Aramburu Island in Richardson Bay, Brian Cheng reached 3 feet under water and pulled up an …

San Francisco Bay Area

Silicon Valley's attempts to self-police are anti-democratic. They're also not new.

By Grant Wythoff<p>At first glance, it looks to be any other Fourth of July parade in the faded Kodachrome photos. That is, until subtle details begin to pop: the uniformed marchers handing out pamphlets, the yin-yang emblem adorning banners, the fleet of identical gray automobiles driving in slow …

Silicon Valley

Report: Google 'close' to finalizing lease for first flagship retail store

The Apple Store is iconic. Microsoft, Samsung, and Razer have a smattering of stores too. And now, the Chicago Tribune reports that maybe -- just maybe -- Google will finally get in on the brick-and-mortar retail game, too.<p>According to the publication, Google is planning to open a two-story, …

Apple Store

I name brands and companies for a living — here's what it takes to succeed as a 'professional namer'

A few months ago, I met up with a woman who wanted to become a professional namer — a consultant who specializes in developing brand names for companies and products.<p>With over a decade in the world of naming, I'd had this conversation before. I'm usually asked some combination of, "That's a job?" …

San Francisco Bay Area

Hot enough for you? California's desert parks are busier in 2018

The deserts are up. The islands are down.<p>In a year marked by fire and heat waves, January-through-June visitor counts from California’s national parks show that Joshua Tree and Death Valley both drew more visitors than the year before. In the Channel Islands, the opposite was true.<p>Across the rest …

National Parks