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Landlord Halts Evictions After Discovering Fate Of Low-Income Tenants, Says He Knows “What It Feels Like To Be Excluded”

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

In the midst of economic boom, it’s rare to find a businessman who’s more interested in human consequences than the bottom line. In the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s even more rare. But gay Benicia landlord Gene Pedrotti, 58, is showing there’s a viable alternative to greed called compassion. Go figure. As is the case in many […]

Stephen Colbert Demands To Be Sold On San Francisco

Now that he's made the big show, is Stephen Colbert less eager to swiftly embrace the Bay Area? [ more › ]

Bay Area Bites Guide to 6 Favorite Falafel Joints in the Bay

While falafel fanatics may be hard-pressed to find perfect balls of fried chickpea goodness, there are several spots in the Bay that get close — or at least they cover up their imperfections with delicious toppings. Read on for our top picks for falafel in the Bay.

Droughtbusters: California residents slashed their water use...

California residents slashed their water use by 31 percent in July from the same time in 2013, a mark well above Governor Jerry Brown's 25 percent target for the state. The Bay Area cut its water use by 32.3 percent....

Oakland A's farmhand Barry Zito sells Bay Area home for $8.15 million

Former Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito, who currently plays for the Athletics' Triple-A affiliate, has sold his hillside estate in Kentfield, Calif., for $8.15 million.

Why Super Bowl 50 could be a San Francisco poop-ocalypse

SAN FRANCISCO — When the "2015 NFL Kickoff Presented by Hyundai" brings live music and other festivities to Justin Herman Plaza here Sept. 10, it will begin a five-month countdown to Super Bowl 50, a seminal moment that the Bay Area is set to host in February The actual Super Bowl will take place Feb. Show More Summary

An Ex-Apple Engineer Takes On The Furniture Industry With Couches You Can Fedex

Campaign, a Bay Area start-up, yanks buying furniture into the 21st Century. Brad Sewell—formerly a design and manufacturing engineer at Apple—thinks we're buying furniture all wrong. The problems, as Sewell told Co.Design, lie in high shipping costs, lengthy shipping time, and crappy materials that won't hold up over the years. Show More Summary

The Most Expensive Real Estate Markets in the World

San Francisco should be in here, depending upon how its defined: The greater Bay Area is about $1,000 a square foot, but if you take the city proper, its on par with NY/London/Paris.   also Source: Jackson Rowe

Time to Move?: UC Berkeley Study Says Gentrification Just Getting Started

Urban Displacement Project A new report from UC Berkeley researchers says that a wave of neighborhood gentrification and displacement of low-income households in the Bay Area is not even half over. In fact, it claims that the trend is...

Song of the Day: “Asphyxiate”

The duo of Lizzie Karr and Ben Wiley are one of the more compelling electronic music groups to come out of the Bay Area since Bassnectar. Though their previous single, “Colours,” was like a prism of anthemic pop, their newest track is darker and more introspective.

Whale Carcass Mysteriously Washes Up in Oakland Estuary

The appearance of a dead whale in the Bay Area city is the latest development in an ongoing trend.

The Mantles – “Doorframe” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Mantles have a breezy retro sound: a bit of Woods’ psychedelic inclination, a pinch of Real Estate jangly/languid guitars, a subdued trace of new wave a la Modern English. Papercuts’ Jason Quever produced the Bay Area band’s latest record, All Odds End, and his vintage mastery is a perfect fit for the Mantles’ sound. […]

Facebook's M Is Here, And Google Should Be Worried

The new personal assistant tool was released on Facebook Messenger Wednesday to a select group of Bay Area users.

Life After The Boom: What Will Happen When This Bubble Bursts

We're going to do our best, via the past experience of Bay Area residents in different sectors, to answer that question. [ more › ]

Lil B Accepts Tryout Offer From Philadelphia 76ers' D-League Team

Lil B – Bay Area rapper, Based God and Bernie Sanders supporter – made plenty of waves during the NBA Playoffs when he cursed LeBron James and J.R. Smith for their hubris, and though he'd subsequently lift the bad juju on LBJ, apparently the rest of the league was paying...

Facebook starts testing M, the virtual assistant that lives inside Messenger

Facebook has started testing M, a new virtual assistant that lives inside its Messenger app. Rolling out first in the San Francisco Bay Area, M's artificial intelligence in trained and supervised by people. One of the big selling points of M is its ability to do things for you in the course of completing a task.

Former Apple execs launch line of cleverly built and packaged sustainable furniture

Former Apple execs Brad Sewell and Raul Molina just launched Campaign - a brand-new sustainable furniture line designed and manufactured in the Bay Area.

This Might Be the Best Internet Service Provider in the U.S.

When we moved to our current Bay Area home in 2010, it seemed wise—given our reliance on the Internet for our work—to get both cable Internet and DSL service, to ensure a connection in all but the worst of circumstances. We had one choice for cable: Comcast, which is under no obligation to share its lines or central facilities. Show More Summary

The shrimp cocktail returns to the Bay Area

From the new restaurants I’ve been visiting the last few months, it’s clear that nostalgia is a major trend. A few years ago cioppino, the San Francisco seafood stew, seem to be relegated to Fisherman’s Wharf, but now it’s showing up at such trendy places as the Viking Room at Café du Nord. One trend

Vice Sports has a nice little profile of Krazy George, a mainstay at Bay Area sporting events for de

3 days agoSports : Deadspin

Vice Sports has a nice little profile of Krazy George, a mainstay at Bay Area sporting events for decades who whipped up the crowd with drumming and chants, and credibly claims to have invented the wave. [Vice Sports] Read more...

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