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

Lee Bycel | Posted 12.03.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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."

3 Platinum Tips From a Musician Mom

Destani Wolf | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Destani Wolf

When I brought my son into the world, I was overjoyed with my growing family, but undeniably confronted by what the impact of becoming a new mother would have on my career as a professional musician.

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The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Brian Kins said he's moving his upscale boutique in Sarasota, Florida, to another location -- not because of a rent increase or financial difficultie...

Dual Journey: Musings of an Artist-Advocate Leaving Detroit

Aisa Villarosa | Posted 11.24.2014 | Detroit
Aisa Villarosa

As excited as I am for undiscovered possibilities in Oakland, I feel tremendous guilt and sadness leaving Detroit. For the past six years, I have had a (small) hand in creating positive change within the city, while reaping the benefits of that change as a resident.

Art Versus Tech in San Francisco

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 11.16.2014 | San Francisco
Stephen Tanenbaum

Art and tech are not in competition with each other. The art market stands at a momentous turning point. Thanks to e-commerce and social media, the old isolated gallery world no longer dictates an artist's success.

Florida City To Provide 1-Way Bus Tickets For Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact

Brian Kins said he's moving his upscale boutique in Sarasota, Florida, to another location -- not because of a rent increase or financial difficultie...

Invest San Bruno Fine in Safety

Tom Dalzell | Posted 11.05.2014 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

PG&E shareholders should "make it right" for California. But that means investing the funds from the fine in fixing the system. Further safety improvements will most likely be paid for by customers -- meaning the CPUC would miss its chance to use penalty process to save customers money and make the system safe.

Shit My (Non-Biological) Kids Say About Race And Gender

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 11.03.2014 | San Francisco
Sarah Gladstone

I am what I like to call a "Professional Child." I work with kids, and I take the business of play pretty seriously. I'm in the business of fun, but that doesn't mean all I do is giggle and supervise. When working with such raw flows of imagination, shit can get real.

25 Years Ago -- The 'Big One' of '89

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This weekend's quake got plenty of news coverage, starting Sunday morning. So I thought it would be a good time to share my story from the "Big One," which starts with some generalized comments about earthquakes for the benefit of those who have never felt one.

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Photos Show Damage Following Napa Earthquake

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- Early Sunday morning, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck just outside Napa, California, leaving at least 87 individuals injured and da...

Against All Odds: From Iraq to Silicon Valley

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 10.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Imagine a life where you are not allowed to be creative and you have no idea that you are not living up to your full potential or that a better life is attainable? Despite our daily challenges, few reading this would ever be able to fully understand such a reality.

Healing Anxiety or a Broken Heart: The Tools Are the Same

Jenine Durland | Posted 10.06.2014 | Women
Jenine Durland

I've accepted yet another invitation from my teacher, and will be heading out on a new journey, one that takes this place of love and light and suffering -- the heart center -- as a starting point, and charts the course of movement, breath, and awareness into a realm of unknowing.

A Visual Tour of Silicon Valley

Courtney Price | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Courtney Price

If you are ever visiting San Francisco and have an extra day for adventure, I highly recommend jumping into the car and heading to Silicon Valley. The drive is beautiful and it is a worthwhile experience to see some of the big businesses and small treasures of the tech world.

Will Durst Jokin' 'Bout His Generation with "BoomeRaging"

Donald Liebenson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Donald Liebenson

A routine about growing old in the modern world became the foundation for "BoomeRaging."

House Hunting as a Person of Color With a Child on the Way

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 09.20.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

As my partner and I are both attorneys who work on and in support of public education, private school was not an option for us, so we decided to look for homes further out but with highly rated public schools. At the risk of sounding naïve, I was wholly unprepared for the reality that came with prioritizing high-quality public schools in my home search.