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Fixing Income Inequality Demands New Thinking

Preeti Vissa | Posted 03.20.2014 | San Francisco
Preeti Vissa

These things may not be politically easy -- after all, we got to this point because wealthy interests wanted it this way, and those interests still have disproportionate influence -- but the path is at least clear. But these fixes, important as they are, won't be enough.

Dreams Worth Having: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Boom and Gloom: Not Everyone's Boat Is Rising

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

The area's economy is booming, and many are living the American dream, but not everyone's boat is rising. Not even close. The reality is that a subclass of workers is emerging that are playing by the rules, and working hard, but ending up in shelters.

Silicon Valley and Entrepreneurship Go Hand in Hand

John Rampton | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
John Rampton

In a recent interview, VigLink CEO Olive Roup talks about the benefits and challenges of starting a new company and growing a business in Silicon Valley, shedding some light on what it's like to be a business owner in the tech capital of the world.

Rain Dance

Ben Daniel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Ben Daniel

You may have heard that California is experiencing a devastating drought. Sure, we're using social media to share photos of ourselves cavorting on the beach in Santa Cruz, wearing swimsuits on Martin Luther King Jr''s birthday so that loved ones in, say Ohio, will hate us, but things are getting really serious.

Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna: 5 Things That Make It Stunning

Greg Archer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Greg Archer

Cirque du Soleil's breathtaking "Amaluna" pushes previous creative boundaries and establishes itself as one of the most captivating and enterprising outings to unfold under the big top in some time.

A Love Letter To Marin

Love Letters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

Above all, I love that your iconic symbol is a mountain. To the sleeping lady who protects us all with her comforting presence, Mt. Tam, I owe you my heart.

San Francisco Is Made of Gold

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.11.2014 | San Francisco
Andrew Lam

Despite gridlocked freeways, longer commute times, greater air pollution, loss of open space, and, of course, urban sprawling and overcrowding, the young and hopeful continue to flock here. But is it worth it?

Goodbye San Francisco, You're a Passionate Lover

Eric Barry | Posted 03.08.2014 | San Francisco
Eric Barry

During my relatively short time in San Francisco, the town has changed greatly, and not all of it for the better. I'm not inherently anti-gentrification, yet the wealth disparity is enormous -- and it's being felt.

A Musical Theater Startup Telling Bay Area Stories

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Developing and producing new musicals in San Francisco, as in many cities outside of New York, does not often happen without the support of the New York City theater scene.

The Bay Area Bubble That Must Burst

Trevor Neilson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

We need a new level of philanthropic and civic engagement which could be led by great minds of Silicon Valley -- a movement that leads to stronger, more innovative and strategic solutions to the social challenges we face.

Remembrances: A Child's Christmas in Dalat, Vietnam

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.14.2014 | World
Andrew Lam

So many years have passed since the war ended, yet it is not the horrors of war that dwell now in my mind during Christmas time. It's the transcending peace in a tranquil world that is now lost.

5 Ways to Protect Children During Divorce

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Anderson Bialis

Wondering what is best for your kids and navigating the optimal way to get them through the transition might feel like a constant struggle.

10 Must-See Northern California Views

offMetro.com | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
offMetro.com

San Francisco's skyline sparkles on a clear day and it's just as magical encircled in tendrils of fog. But beyond the city, a veritable treasure trove of visual delights await, from rolling vineyards to hilltop vistas to the rugged California beaches.

Glasser Gives a Visual Performance at The Chapel

Molly Fosco | Posted 11.07.2013 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

Bay area artist Glasser put on a visually stimulating performance at The Chapel in San Francisco Monday night. Dressed in classic '50s style, she bounced around on stage for a quick 60-minute performance.

Treasure Island Music Festival Photos -- Day 1

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Saturday of Treasure Island Music Festival had a great balance of electronic, indie rock, and hip hop to cater to anyone's music needs. Atoms for Peace closed out the night with a mesmerizing set while the band and crowd almost froze to death.

San Francisco Transit Workers Announce Strike, Again

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — People in the San Francisco Bay area faced a frustrating Friday commute as workers for the region's largest transit system wa...

Bay Area Public Transit Workers Announce Strike

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

OAKLAND, Calif. — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The contentious talks between the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its two largest uni...

Chugging the California 'Cool'-Aid

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

I just moved to the West coast a few weeks ago, and before I finish drinking the full pitcher of "California Kool-Aid" (don't worry it's organic and made with agave syrup), I have to write from the perspective of my East Coast self.

Disrupting College 2.0

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to redefine our role in addressing the range of challenges that we as human beings face. It is our obligation to take up this call for the benefit of our students and our world.

Racing on the Bay: An America's Cup Sailor Ahead of His Time

Tim Wendel | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports
Tim Wendel

When Oracle Team USA crossed the finish line on Wednesday, culminating the most improbable comeback in America's Cup yachting history, somewhere Tom Blackaller had to be smiling.

An Icon in Our Midst: A Tribute to Greg Moore

Francesca Vietor | Posted 11.06.2013 | San Francisco
Francesca Vietor

The San Francisco Bay may very well be the jewel in this crowded crown. But rarely do we acknowledge the visionaries behind these beauties.

To Grow Healthier Kids, Just Add Water

Francesca Vietor | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Francesca Vietor

Maybe you are a physician who has read the alarming studies on dehydration, sugary beverages, and children's health, or a concerned resident reading here for the first time that our kids are not getting the water they need to reach their full potential.

The Most Important Thing I've Ever Done Had Nothing to Do With Me

Ise Lyfe | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Ise Lyfe

One morning I wake up to an email from a super renowned contemporary art museum in LA. This was a very important person type of email, you see...

Natalie Cressman Fuses Jazz, Indie, and Jam Band Music with Sophomore Release Turn the Sea

Molly Fosco | Posted 09.25.2013 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

If you haven't heard of Natalie Cressman, you definitely will soon. A Bay Area native, born to two musician parents -- Jeff and Sandy Cressman, Natalie grew up with music in her DNA.