San Francisco Bay

The Demonizing Of Essential Oils: How A Skincare Launch Started A Witch Hunt Against Natural Beauty

When skincare specialist Kristina Holey and chemist and formulator Marie Veronique Nadeau announced they would be adding additional products to their collaborative skincare collection, they expected the conversation to be about the merits of the line, specifically, how the biomimetic ingredients …

Skin Care

Major storm hitting West Coast with heavy rain, strong winds

One of the strongest storms so far this season is moving onto the West Coast on Wednesday morning, bringing heavy rain to Washington and Oregon.<p>Six …

Weather

Coast Guard Investigating Death on Tanker in San Francisco Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a death aboard a Panama-flagged tanker moored in Richmond, California.<p>A spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard said …

U.S. Coast Guard

What explosion was delayed by a seal in San Francisco Bay?

OAKLAND — The last explosion to demolish the pier foundations from the old Bay Bridge were carried out Saturday morning after a delay to protect an …

San Francisco

Brain-Eating Parasite May Have Caused Multiple Shark Strandings In San Francisco Bay

Between February and July this year multiple shark strandings occurred in San Francisco Bay, California, baffling scientists and marine life …

San Francisco

The Zodiac Ciphers: What We Know

Killers usually go to great lengths to avoid the police and media attention, but the self-proclaimed Zodiac, who terrorized the Bay Area in the late …

San Francisco

Dog and cat flea treatments suspected of polluting San Francisco Bay

Next time you spray Rover or Fluffy for fleas, you may be harming San Francisco Bay.<p>An insecticide found in commonly used over-the-counter flea …

EPA

Miami Weighs Bonds to Gird for Climate Change Impact

Miami residents trudge through knee-high flooded streets in rubber boots as water pours over a vulnerable seawall, an apocalyptic scene reminiscent …

Business

Your Big Trail-Running Goals Don't Have to Be Races

Often in trail running, our training is geared toward a big race at some point in the future. Those long-term goals keep us motivated day to day, …

Santa Cruz

Continuous Commuting - MIT Technology Review

No, that’s not a typo in the headline. I want to pass on some intriguing ideas I’ve been hearing recently about how the mobile computing device …

Palo Alto

Ford applies to launch commuter minibus network in London

, industry editor<p>Ford has applied to launch a commuter bus network in London, just weeks after its San Francisco service was briefly suspended by …

Uber

Silicon Valley under scrutiny as US attitudes to tech giants shift

US Letter: Legislators are among those questioning dominance of tech companies

Silicon Valley

How I survived my first year without a job — and without a mom

My mom died last year. <i>Run away now! An article about death?! Gross!</i><p>As you can imagine, my mother’s death remains the worst thing that has ever …

South-east Asia

California’s Fires Have Died Out, but Now Comes the Toxic Ash

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Wired <i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk <i>collaboration</i>. By any measure, the fires that tore through …

Liberal View

Jury hears Steinle killing suspect’s interrogation

<b>Associated Press</b><p>SAN FRANCISCO — Jurors on Wednesday heard the muddled interrogation of a Mexican national on trial for the fatal shooting of a woman …

Crime

Bullet that killed woman on San Francisco pier ricocheted, ex-officer says

The bullet that killed a San Francisco woman whose death added to the national debate about illegal immigration ricocheted off the ground about 100 yards away before hitting her in the back, a retired police investigator testified Monday.<p>Former officer John Evans said he and other investigators …

Crime

Toxic Ash Looms As Ongoing Health Hazard In Wake Of North Bay Fires

The collective North Bay wildfires have moved on from emergency response to the investigation and cleanup phases, as displaced individuals return to …

North Bay

After the Napa Fires, Toxic Ash Threatens Soil, Streams, and San Francisco Bay

By any measure, the fires that tore through Northern California were a major disaster. Forty-two people are dead, and 100,000 are displaced. More …

California

San Francisco’s ‘Blue Chip’ Neighborhood Has Enduring Allure

Pacific Heights is popular among tech and finance titans<p>Pacific Heights is at the top of San Francisco’s booming housing market. Sales for new or …

San Francisco

Reader Report: Final 747 flight from London

<b>I was on the last United 747 out of London yesterday up on top in the bubble. Wonderful flight-</b> I will especially miss the nimble handling of the …

Greenland

Is $100,000 middle class in America?

There's a prolonged pause when I ask Lyft driver Gaby Oseguedaif her family is middle class. Her smile fades as she thinks about it for a while.<p>"Yeah, I think so. I don't even know what the middle class is anymore," says Oseguarda, who with her husband earns nearly $100,000 a year in the San …

Social Justice

Amazon Selects Washington Metro For New Service

WASHINGTON, DC – Do you want your Amazon packages so much that you'd let a delivery person into your house when you aren't there just to ensure you …

Amazon

Disasters remind surfers we’re not alone

For many Hawaii residents, the volcano-spewn gases and particles known as vog bring asthma, coughing, headaches, skin rashes and irritated eyes, but …

California

Casper Steinfath wins Red Bull Heavy Water

<i>This story was originally published on SUP Magazine. Words by Mike Misselwitz.</i><p>The 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water lived up to the events name with double- …

California

Could San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change?

When a raindrop falls in San Francisco, it has two choices: flow east into the San Francisco Bay, or west into the Pacific Ocean. A ridgeline divides …

Climate Change

Why Amazon’s New $5 Billion Headquarters May Ruin Your City

There may be a few good reasons not to add your city to Amazon's shopping cart.<p>Formal bids in the nationwide search for Amazon's second headquarters are due Thursday, and cities have been pulling out all the stops to attract the $479 billion retail behemoth. From the 21-foot cactus that Tucson, …

Business

California wildfires: Anguish as Residents return to decimated towns

Some have lost loved ones. Many have survived near-death experiences. Others have lost their homes and a lifetime of possessions.<p>A week after fleeing …

Australian News

$17m glass mansion reduced to rubble by California wildfire

One of the 5,700 homes destroyed by wildfire in California is a $17 million glass mansion.<p>The hexagon-shaped building say atop a hill in San …

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

More Than 2,000 Sharks Die in San Francisco Bay

The San Francisco Bay is home to a unique variety of marine life. This includes charismatic species such as great white sharks — although they are …

San Francisco Bay Area

5 City Homes with Stunning Water Views

Warning: Serious real estate envy ahead. If you’re among those who dream of a pied-à-terre in the city and a relaxing oceanview escape, here’s your …

California