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The City in Focus: Mission Minion

Mark Coggins | Posted 02.11.2016 | San Francisco
Mark Coggins

Man crossing Valencia Street in the Mission District with a Minion character piñata.

Nuns Who Feed San Francisco's Homeless Face Eviction

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two nuns who run a soup kitchen for the city's needy may soon lose their home because of a steep rent increase. The storefront in th...

The City in Focus: Chinatown Cable Car

Mark Coggins | Posted 02.10.2016 | San Francisco
Mark Coggins

Image Copyright (c) Mark Coggins, 2015 A cable car on California Street stopped at the intersection with Grant Avenue in Chinatown. The City in Fo...

The Most Popular Vacation Spots For Families

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.11.2016 | Travel

When it comes to family travel, ease is the name of the game. So it's no wonder that Kayak's 10 most popular family destinations are convenient places...

Not Just Another Gay Bar

Juanita MORE! | Posted 02.09.2016 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

It was announced a few weeks ago that the Gangway will be closing soon. When it does, the city will lose its oldest continuously operating gay bar, and the LGBT community will lose one more of its queer spaces.

How Super Bowl 50 Became Ground Zero For The Fight Over Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 02.06.2016 | Sports

Hundreds of San Francisco residents swarmed streets on Wednesday night to protest the city’s treatment of homeless residents around its hosting...

Sex Trafficking Increases Around The Super Bowl. Truth Or Myth?

Ariel Zwang | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Texas Governor Greg Abbott previously went on record to call the Super Bowl "the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States." This simply isn't true. The Super Bowl sex trafficking hype is just that.

Sex Trafficking Hype Surrounding The Super Bowl Does More Harm Than Good

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact

Every year, media outlets warn of the impending sex trafficking tidal wave that's supposed to hit whichever city is hosting the Super Bowl. Every yea...

Budget Super Bowl: 7 Cheap Things to do in San Francisco

CheapTickets | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel

By Dalia Colon for the CheapTickets Travel Blog Football's biggest game will be held on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California, about an hour outside of S...

Protestors Want San Francisco To 'Tackle Homelessness' Before Super Bowl

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact

As the host of this weekend's Super Bowl, San Francisco has spared no expense, erecting a huge "Super Bowl City" compound for the event. This perceiv...

San Francisco Relocated Homeless For Super Bowl. Here’s What Cities Should Do Instead

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact

In August, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said homeless people would "have to leave the street" during Super Bowl 50, and promised to provide alternative...

Why San Francisco Is Protesting, Not Celebrating, Super Bowl 50

The Nation | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.04.2016 | Sports

Dave Zirin interviews Davey D on gentrification, police brutality, and protests against Super Bowl L.  ...

When Listening Says it Best

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

We might think that our spoken words express what people take in. Yet studies by Dr. Albert Mehrabian and colleagues [1] confirm the truth of the fam...

'Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing' -- A Book Review

Phil Simon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Books
Phil Simon

I've long despised five-point listicles and other obvious clickbait. For instance, google "5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book" and you won't exact...

San Francisco Vandals Hilariously Troll The Super Bowl

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Crime

The Super Bowl is a chance for people in the host city to send a message to the world -- and San Francisco's message is coming in loud and clear. Some...

Justice Department To Review San Francisco Police

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it would launch a review of the San Francisco Police, in the wake of the fatal poli...

Super Bowl Highlights Growing Economic Divide in San Francisco

Jane Kim | Posted 02.01.2016 | Sports
Jane Kim

Rather than distracting us from our daily concerns, the local burden of hosting the Super Bowl is refocusing attention on our city's greatest challenge -- the fast growing gap between rich and poor.

Mermaid Avenue

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.

Mary Brown, Organizer of Valencia Street Bike Lanes + Historian of Mission Architecture, Passed on 12/10/15

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 02.01.2016 | San Francisco
Tina Gerhardt

Mary Brown, Organizer of Valencia Street Bike Lanes + Historian of Mission Architecture, Passed on 12/10/15 - by Tina Gerhardt If you have biked down...

Behold, San Francisco's Open-Air Urinal

Associated Press | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Weird News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's iconic Dolores Park is now home to the city's first open-air urinal, the latest move to combat the destruct...

Planning a 308-Acre Park for Raleigh

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.28.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Breathtaking seems the best adjective for the 308-acre Dix property Raleigh recently acquired from the state of North Carolina for $52 million. The only aspect more breathtaking than its size, scope and beauty is how far-reaching a challenge this rolling, wooded landscape presents the city.

Super Bowl 50, The Donald Trump of Sports

Mike Hegedus | Posted 01.28.2016 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Never have two things so reflective of who we are and where we are as a country come along together.

Attending the San Francisco Super Bowl Celebrations? Have the Terrorists Won?

Geri Spieler | Posted 01.27.2016 | San Francisco
Geri Spieler

I don't have tickets to the Super Bowl game but I live in Silicon Valley and have the opportunity to participate in public Super Bowl celebrations. ...

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

Writing a Wikipedia Page for San Francisco Anchor Natasha Zouves

Peter Reynosa | Posted 01.27.2016 | Media
Peter Reynosa

You see, to get a Wikipedia page you have to be what Wikipedia calls notable. In fact, getting a Wikipedia page is almost solely about notability. So is she notable by Wikipedia standards? Yes.