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Has Your Smartphone Become Smarter Than You?

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 10.06.2015 | Technology
Rachel Wolfson

It's true, technology is advancing rapidly, and smartphones will only continue to get 'smarter.' Yet there are still human elements that will never be able to be achieved through technology.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXV - I Have a Bad Feeling About This

Alan Black | Posted 10.05.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

I tell the doorman. I have a bad feeling about tonight. Soon, the twisted is spotted. His face barrels evil. This one with a mustache, most menacing.

New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2015: An Evening of Fashion and Dance

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The New York City Ballet has returned with all its relevance, strong and modern. The dancers are not "stingy." They are not "holding back." They exist in the "now," "right now." Balanchine would be proud.

San Francisco's Innovative Step to Save Water

Tara Lohan | Posted 10.05.2015 | Green
Tara Lohan

While San Francisco's mandate for new developments is thought to be the first of its kind, water reuse in the state is not necessarily new.

San Francisco's Last Gun Store Closing Doors For Good

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climat...

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Go To San Francisco | Posted 10.02.2015 | San Francisco

Here in San Francisco, as I'm coming to learn, there's a phenomenon famously known as Indian Summer: In September and October, temperatures actually rise and the Bay Area's nagging fog burns away, making this the best time of year to be outdoors.

California Dominates List That Homebuyers Hate

NerdWallet | Posted 10.01.2015 | HuffPost Home

Residents of San Francisco and San Diego aren't the only ones getting priced out of California's housing market. Among the nation's 15 most-expensive metro areas, the Golden State is now home to almost half of them, according to a recent study by NerdWallet.

First Hive Women's Retreat Connects Purpose-Driven Female Leaders

Jessica Biber | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Jessica Biber

I attended the pilot retreat, along with eight other women in Boonville, Calif. One could describe the retreat with words like connection, reflection, sun-brushed hillsides and fireside conversations... But I would just use the word magic.

SF's Prop I Will Kill Plans for an Armory Event Center

Peter Acworth | Posted 09.29.2015 | San Francisco
Peter Acworth

I aim to bring back the Madison Square Garden of the West to the people of San Francisco as a matter of right. That is why I am fighting Prop I with everything I have left to fight with. It is bad policy, a mistake for the Mission and a mistake for this city.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXIV - Dark Side of the Moon

Alan Black | Posted 09.28.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Meanwhile, on the Dark Side of the Moon. Harry comes in, crazed. He's given up on the Giants making the playoffs. He's given up on the 49'ers winn...

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXIII - Wheel of Fortune

Alan Black | Posted 09.25.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

MAC spins in for an early visit. He keeps count. 19 dead in 10 years in his shabby hotel. The latest, a blind man stepped into the elevator shaft on...

Fail Fast, Fail Often: The SF Dating Scene

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 09.23.2015 | San Francisco
Rachel Wolfson

"Fail Fast, Fail Often," is a phrase mentioned quite often within the San Francisco startup scene. Basically, when you have a startup, it's sometimes best to "fail quickly and often" before actually succeeding. Coincidently, this is also what the San Francisco dating scene is like.

5 Budget-Friendly Fall Travel Destinations

MoneyTips | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel

Schools are back in session and the summer vacation season is finally coming to an end. If you are fortunate enough to have vacation time in the fall, you are likely to find lesser crowds and attractions that are willing to make concessions to fill in the gaps. Where can you take advantage and make the most of your fall travel dollars?

#HungerChallenge Day 5: This Isn't an Experiment for Most People

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, my neighbors have made it through the #HungerChallenge with lots of realizations. They've definitely been hungry, they've had stress dreams, and they've been really conscious of food.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXII - Art and Alka-Seltzer

Alan Black | Posted 09.21.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Bartenders trade. Booze can be exchanged for virtually anything; love, compliments, tickets to the art exhibit. I find myself in the centipede at th...

#HungerChallenge Day 4: A Whole Different World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, my neighbors have made it to Day 4 of the #HungerChallenge. They've definitely faced some dilemmas and made some tough choices. Remember that f...

DJ Mustard: Hip-Hop, R&B and the Long Game for Fame

Nile Cappello | Posted 09.18.2015 | San Francisco
Nile Cappello

Signed to Jay Z's Rocnation since 2013, DJ Mustard has been slinging tunes since age 11 -- getting his start DJ'ing a party at his uncle's bar in Westchester and getting his DJ moniker from his given name, Dijon.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXI

Alan Black | Posted 09.17.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Bruce, I forgot about him. Haven't had the pleasure of his company since drone strikes became popular. He comes to play darts owning dental challenges and a Christian conscience.

SF Opera Gala is Grand for Grandees

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 09.17.2015 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Lovers in Tyrolean castles were hardly on the minds of many who arrived at the War Memorial Opera House for the "Moonlight and Music" Gala Opening of the Opera, the kickoff to the San Francisco social season.

#HungerChallenge Day 2: Could You Resist the Cupcakes?

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, we just got a #HungerChallenge update from Teri, Roxy, and Natalie - my neighbors who I've challenged to the #HungerChallenge. For each day the...

As North Beach Goes, So Could Go New York

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.15.2015 | San Francisco
Lincoln Mitchell

Caffe Trieste is an institution in North Beach with deep ties to San Francisco's literary and counterculture. When Aaron Peskin, the once, and perhaps...

Two-One-Two, I'll Always Be True

Charlie Carillo | Posted 09.15.2015 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Was I kidding myself all along about this twelve-by-two mile enchanted island, or am I just getting too old to appreciate it?

Can You Live on a Food Stamp Budget? I Challenge You to the #HungerChallenge

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Together, we can raise awareness of the struggles associated with food insecurity and mobilize the public to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where 1 out of every 4 residents is hungry.

Recent Rash of Hate Crimes in San Francisco

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 09.14.2015 | San Francisco
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

As I passed Little Zion Baptist Church on the corner of Divis and Ellis, I noticed something on the sidewalk. A swastika.

Transgender Inmates To Be Integrated According To Identity In San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.11.2015 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- By the end of the year, transgender women in San Francisco's jail system will be housed with other female inmates. San Francisco Sher...