San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning, his office said.<p>The sudden news came in an email from the office at 2:23 a.m. It read: “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San …

San Francisco

Fire in Oakland hills burning multiple homes, promping evacuations

Multiple houses in the Oakland hills were on fire early Tuesday after a blaze broke out at a residence under construction and quickly spread across dry hillsides, prompting evacuations, officials said.<p>The fire ignited at 11:30 p.m. Monday at a home being constructed in the 6800 block of Snake Road …

California

No housing bubble in sight — and other predictions for 2018

A real-estate site’s predictions for 2018 offer yet more disappointing news for would-be first-time homebuyers in California hoping that the New Year …

Real Estate

The Internet Is about to Become Like Paid Cable. And We All Hate Cable.

Are you a cord cutter or cutting curious? Hate paying for content you don’t like, like <i>Teen Mom</i> <i>OG</i>? We feel your pain.<p>But the FCC doesn’t seem to mind …

Net Neutrality

Officials Say a Homeless Encampment Started One of California's Massive Wildfires

(LOS ANGELES) — A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los …

San Francisco

The First National Park Site to Require Reservations Year-Round

We may not have reservations about visiting national parks, but sometimes we need them to visit. Starting next month, one national park site will …

National Parks

23-year-old Google employee found dead in San Francisco Bay

Authorities are investigating the death of a 23-year-old Google employee whose body was found in San Francisco Bay.<p>Last Thursday morning, a man …

San Francisco

What $5,750 rents you in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from SoMa to Glen Park—which priced would you call home?<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Today's price: $5,750.</i><p>↑ The angles of this …

San Francisco

Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco

• <b>A security robot has been put to work in San Francisco in an attempt to deter homeless people from forming tent cities.</b>• <b><br>The robot uses lasers and sensors to monitor an area for criminal activity. Rather than intervene during a crime, it alerts human authorities.</b>• <b><br>The robot's owner, the San Francisco</b> …

Business

California breweries just hit a stunning new milestone

California breweries hit a new milestone this morning: There are now 900 breweries in the Golden State, the California Craft Brewers Association …

Golden State

Quakes and Fires? It’s the Cost of Living That Californians Can’t Stomach

OAKLAND, Calif. — Russel Lee and his wife spent the past few years going online to do the depressing math of how much less housing costs pretty much everywhere that isn’t California. They looked at Idaho, Arizona, North Carolina and Kentucky, but Mr. Lee, who was born in San Francisco and has lived …

San Andreas Fault

Who Is Suzanne Bombardier? California Police Arrest Suspect 37 Years After Teen Was Found Stabbed In The Heart

Police arrested the alleged killer of a 14-year-old girl who was found floating in a Northern California river with a stab wound to the heart 37 …

Crime

Oakland hills fire neighbor: ‘It was raining embers everywhere’

OAKLAND — Two houses under construction were destroyed and at least five others damaged after fire broke out Monday night in the Oakland Hills, a …

Oakland

Mayor of San Francisco dies after collapsing inside grocery store

Plus, the NFL network suspends three analysts over sexual misconduct allegations.

San Francisco

Tiny homes for San Jose’s homeless wins approval after heated debate

SAN JOSE — A plan to build “tiny homes” for San Jose’s homeless residents passed its first major test Tuesday, and now the city must answer the most …

Housing

San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor dies at 65

Ed Lee, the first Asian-American mayor of San Francisco, stands for a photograph outside of City Hall in San Francisco, California, Aug. 17, 2016. …

News (China)

Driver Fires Gun In Lower Pacific Heights Road Rage Incident

An altercation between two drivers ended with gunfire last night in Lower Pacific Heights, police have reported.<p>The incident occurred at 7:25pm near …

San Francisco

The Most Spectacular Holiday Lights in the Bay Area

A certain kind of magic materializes during the holidays—the streets come to life, ablaze with twinkling lights, snowmen and the jingling of …

Christmas

Google’s massive housing and office plan poised for approval

MOUNTAIN VIEW — A Google-backed plan for a massive redevelopment in Mountain View for nearly 10,000 new homes and a dense, urban-like collection of …

Real Estate

Jimmy Garoppolo making San Francisco 49ers relevant

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San Francisco

Wind-whipped fire in Oakland Hills burns several homes

A wind-driven fire burned several homes Tuesday morning in the Oakland Hills, authorities said.<p>The Oakland Police Department said the fire broke out on the 6800 block of Snake Road in the Montclair district. Homes were evacuated as firefighters battled the fire, which was burning through dry …

Oakland

San Francisco's best light art, mapped - Curbed SF

The holidays at nighttime mean lights. Lots of them. But in San Francisco, it can also mean a time to take in the latest and the greatest pieces of nondenominational glowing art. When the nights get longer and darker, it’s a perfect canvas for electrons in action.<p>On Wednesday, the arts group …

San Francisco

San Francisco bans delivery robots in most of the city

Feeling burned by Airbnb and Uber, legislators here are taking a stand: "Not every innovation is all that great for society," says City Supervisor<p>In …

San Francisco

5 reasons to visit California wine country in winter

The empty road was flanked by neatly combed hillsides, which soared upwards like unfurled wings. Vine canopies – tinged with pink, maroon and gold – …

Wine

From Otis to Moscone to Ed Lee: San Francisco mayors who could not complete their terms

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>San Francisco mayor Ed Lee, who died suddenly early Tuesday morning, was not the first city mayor to leave office before his …

San Francisco

TouchJet Wave review: This pricey gadget can make your dumb TV smart—and touchable

Have you ever wished that your big-screen TV operated like a touchscreen tablet? Neither have I, but my opinion evolved after spending time with the …

Gear & Gadgets

Park District Announces Assistant General Manager

Her background both with LARPD and prior to joining the District helped make her the successful candidate.<p><b>From LARPD:</b> Patricia Lord, who joined LARPD …

San Francisco

San Francisco Giants: Marcell Ozuna to the Giants could happen, maybe

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 1: Marcell Ozuna #13 of the Miami Marlins hits a seventh-inning home run in front of Kurt Suzuki #24 of the Atlanta Braves at …

Sports

This home-sharing startup is taking on Airbnb, using cryptocurrency instead of dollars

Airbnb may be the biggest home-sharing game in town, but a new startup is trying to push its way into the market.<p>Enter CryptoBnB: the online …

Real Estate

2002 Mercedes-Benz G500

This 2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 shows just under 100k miles and was with the same family in Marin County, California from 2005 until it was acquired by …

Classic Cars