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For a Better L.A., Be Disruptive

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

To succeed in the startup space, be disruptive. That was the lesson of this morning's TechFire Ignite 2015 program at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club.

A Road Trip for Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Sometimes I need a good road trip to think about public transportation. Last week I took a much needed working vacation by flying to Reno. A friend met me there and we started our adventure, by car, in the rapidly hipsterfying Midtown neighborhood.

California Roots Music Festival Is One of World's Largest Reggae Events - the Secret Behind the Success

Steve Harmon | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

It happened here: the first major appearances of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and more. No we're not talking about Woodstock. Before Woodstock. In a quiet seaside town known more for sardines than kissing the sky.

Time, Hope, and Stark Determination... March on... Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk, May 2, 2015 SF

Debbie Davis | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

It doesn't take a family member or friend to be a brain tumor survivor, or to know someone who has lost their life to this ugly disease, to help fight the fight or 'talk the walk and walk the talk.' But it definitely can make you pay attention and participate.

Out of Reach

Steven Rea | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts
Steven Rea

Lately I feel like I've been doing a lot of chasing, it hasn't really gotten me anywhere either as of late. Besides this series of photos, seriously. ...

Move Over Tech Startups: Food Startups Are the Ones to Watch

Lisa Curtis | Posted 04.07.2015 | Small Business
Lisa Curtis

You don't need an iPhone 6 to walk into a grocery store and pick up an innovative, sustainable food product. The rapid increase in the amount of funding, pitch events and acquisitions in food point to a clear frenzy at the top for food startups.

Cop Kills 3 People In 21 Weeks -- Then Gets Promoted

Buzzfeed | Posted 03.09.2015 | Crime

Residents of a Bay Area town wonder how one police officer could gun down three men in five months with few repercussions....

HBK Makes Its Own Rules Within Indie Rap

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.26.2015 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

He's worked with several of rap music's elite, including Wiz Kalifah and 2 Chainz, and now he's headlining his first nationwide tour. But before Bay Area based rapper/producer IAMSU hits the road, he and his crew, the Heartbreak Gang, wanted to do something special for their day-one fans.

"Achieving The American Dream Is Hard": How One Nonprofit Is Helping Underserved Women "Move Up"

Ravishly | Posted 04.12.2015 | San Francisco
Ravishly

As most millennials can attest, the job market is rough. Attempting to navigate it is, at best, an enervating challenge. And that's for Americans who speak the language and understand the job searching tools at their disposal.

How Much Can a Roomie Really Save You on Rent?

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 04.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Not convinced? Let's talk numbers. Here's a look at the median rental rate by city and how adding a person or two to your lease can impact your budget for the better.

Circle the Planet -- at the San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

Looking for a special resort in Fiji, or perhaps you're planning a safari in East or South Africa. Has the cold U.S. winter put Mexico or the Caribbean on the brain? Planning a magical vacation to India or perhaps a California road trip.

On Bay Area Media: Good News in Santa Cruz, Amazingly Enough

Steve Kettmann | Posted 03.18.2015 | San Francisco
Steve Kettmann

Good journalism is still happening. If you're in the Santa Cruz area, try picking up the physical Sentinel and giving it a read. It feels very old school at this point -- which, at least to this newspaper lover, feels really great.

Dispatches From Pacifica

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Alex Cacioppo

The past eight days have a dreamlike quality to them, as if they happened to someone else. No doubt that this will not be the last visit.

What Will Living in San Francisco Be Like in 2020?

Quora | Posted 03.01.2015 | San Francisco
Quora

Within San Francisco proper, there will be roughly ten new mid to high-rise towers on the skyline grouped around Rincon Hill across to the central subway corridor, fanning out to more mid-rise tower complexes across Central SoMa and tailing out towards the west end of SoMa (Van Ness) and lower Polk.

Too Much Attention On the Sideshow in Oakland: Enough Is Enough!

Lee Bycel | Posted 02.02.2015 | Media
Lee Bycel

Most people are good, hard working and caring people. We want to know about both the good and the bad, the cutting edge events and the problems -- but come on, "breaking news" stories about the sideshow in Oakland is over the top.

How Competition Brought Us Closer This Thanksgiving

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Cristina M. Regalado

As an immigrant, I appreciated the importance of the Thanksgiving holiday as a uniquely American tradition. Our extended family adapted to the fervor that came with preparations for this holiday.

The 'Heart Disease' Seizing San Francisco

Maura O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2015 | San Francisco
Maura O'Neill

While evictions tell only a small piece of the story, it's clear that San Francisco has contracted full-blown heart disease. San Francisco lost so much of its talent and spirit from the HIV virus back in the '80s and '90s. This time it is caused by an economic virus of success.

Spill The Blood -- Book Review: Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff and Dave Years by D.X. Ferris

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 01.16.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

This book is an historical offering to the metal gods and it will grow in importance as the genre evolves, and mutates into something totally new.

Bay Area's Most Influential Biz-Tech Figure, Clerical Error?

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I'm in a pedi-cab modeled after the Iron Throne in the Game of Thrones. In the Game of Thrones, you win, or, well, you don't win.

The Rottenest City On The Pacific Coast

Findery | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Findery

Originally established as a "pleasure town", Chief Justice of the US, Earl Warren, dubbed Emeryville as "the rottenest city on the Pacific Coast" in...

Reflections on a Hospital Stay

Cathy Cha | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Cathy Cha

As the immigration debate rages on in Washington, it is easy to forget what's really at stake. We watch the talking heads make their tit-for-tat arguments about border security, and meanwhile we lose sight of the larger story -- the story of what immigrants do for this country, and how they make us better and stronger as a nation.

Key Facts About 2014 Ranked Choice Voting Elections in Bay Area

Rob Richie | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Rob Richie

Bay Area voters in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and San Leandro yesterday elected 22 offices with ranked choice voting (RCV). Even though many ballots are still to be scanned, we already know important information about these elections. Here are highlighted facts...

Just Desserts in the Valley of the Green Giants

Bruce Helander | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Cherry Cake, Wayne Thiebaud's sweet little painterly depiction of a pastry chef's delicious art-to-eat masterpiece, is sumptuously layered with inventive ingredients, and a tempting gastronomical persona that could be served as the perfect metaphorical pick-me-up connection to the newly established Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco.

Treasure Island Music Festival: The Perfect Ending to Festival Season

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 12.22.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Now that music festival season has officially come to a close you can finally take a deep breath and pack on a few pounds for the coming winter. Don't worry, next year will be here before you know it and you'll be back blowing every dollar you've earned on warm whiskey, inappropriate Native American attire, and glow sticks.

Going Against the Flow: Vivienne Harr of Make a Stand

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.20.2014 | Technology
Charu Sharma

When Vivienne Harr, Chief Inspiration Officer at Stand, was eight years old, she saw a photo of two boys, her age, from Nepal living in modern-day slavery. She said: "Compassion is not compassion without action."