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The New Neighborhood Is in the City

Jennifer Gennari | Posted 09.24.2011 | San Francisco
Jennifer Gennari

Suburbs are so twentieth century -- this is the metropolitan century in which large urban areas are flourishing economically and socially.


Adam Bosworth | Posted 09.24.2011 | San Francisco
Adam Bosworth

When it comes to real-world social relationships about groups of people, Google+ may have it more right than Facebook. In the real world, perceived relationships are asymmetric.

The Fog: Friend or Foe?

Rosemary Reese | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco
Rosemary Reese

Residents of the Bay Area have a love-hate relationship with the fog. On one hand we love to boast about the fog's beauty and its natural cooling effects, while on the other hand there is an insatiable craving for the typical summer experience.

Bubble or Babylon? The Bay Area Tech Boom

Randy Howder | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

Cutting-edge Bay Area workplaces are creating a new worker's paradise that is becoming increasingly set apart from any other labor market in the country and the world.

Missing California Teen 'May Have Staged His Disappearance': Cops

Patch | Lance Howland | Posted 09.20.2011 | Crime

Police are investigating whether missing 17-year-old Bogdan Predescu might have run away from home. Predescu left Walnut Creek in his mother's Hond...

Moms In Transition: Eight Steps To Get Back To Work

Christa Santangelo | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco
Christa Santangelo

"It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot Moms in the Bay Area are returning to work in greater numbers than ever before...

Fennel Reveals Another Aspect

Peggy Knickerbocker | Posted 09.18.2011 | Food
Peggy Knickerbocker

Until recently, I'd never tried fennel pollen -- the yellowish dust that drifts off the blossoms of the green feathery plant. If angels sprinkled a spice from their wings, this would be it.

Patch Welcomes HuffPost San Francisco

Marcia Parker | Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco
Marcia Parker

We'll be collaborating with HuffPost San Francisco on important stories here and we'll contribute others that may pique your interest -- a mix of breaking news, features, blogposts, and more which you'll find on the HuffPost San Francisco local pages.

Honoring The Arts In San Francisco

Elisa Stephens | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco
Elisa Stephens

Art is a priority for San Francisco because we've seen the result of what happens when people think outside the box, socially, intellectually, and technologically -- innovation.

A Real Plan For Jobs In San Francisco

Dennis Herrera | Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco
Dennis Herrera

We can't just create any jobs -- we need to create the right kind of jobs for San Francisco. Jobs that help working families, provide a living wage, create a greener city, and promote our common values of innovation, creativity and community service.

It's Still Summer! Books by Bay Area Authors You'll Be Glad You Read

Dean Rader | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

San Franciscans are lucky to live in The City of Writing. I've prepared a little menu for you to carry along next time you visit your favorite independent bookstore. Let them serve you up a heaping helping of bookish Bay Area goodness.

An Introduction: My Life With the Animals

Ken White | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Ken White

I've shared my office space with dozens of venomous snakes, and I've been responsible for the lives of hundreds of thousands of homeless dogs, cat and other animals. In all ways, it's work you take home with you.

It's On Us, San Francisco

Morgan Fitzgibbons | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Morgan Fitzgibbons

While we like to think we've got it all figured out with our farmer's markets, strong bike culture and radical social tolerance, the reality is that the Bay Area, like every other major metropolis at this point in time, is a lot of talk and very little walk.

Berkeley's Newest Urban Farm Is Totally Mobile

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Anneli Rufus

2011-07-06-urbanfarmberkeley.gifWhile all urban farms aim to heal the world, Berkeley's newest such enterprise is going at it from an environmental, educational, social-justice and spiritual angle.

The Teacher and the American Dream

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

If most of our thought leaders agree that the teacher is the key and the relationship of the teacher to the students is also key, why we are not doing much more to support teachers?

Why We Should Care Where Our Food Comes From

Malia Cohen | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Malia Cohen

The San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market is a gem nestled in the heart of the Southeast Section of San Francisco. Now that the lease is about to expire, the City is looking to renew the lease with a larger vision for the future.

US Airways Lets Man In Women's Panties Fly

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

SAN FRANCISCO — Days before a college football player was arrested on a US Airways flight at San Francisco airport following a dispute over his ...

Kids' Art Mentor Charged For Child Porn

Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts

Anthony Josef Norris, director of a San Francisco art education nonprofit group, has been charged with possession of child pornography. The City subse...

Lucas Kavner

California Mom Collects 500 Tons Of Fresh Fruit For The Hungry | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact

Anna Chan's story is proof that one passing thought could have a lasting effect. Less than three years ago, Anna found herself constantly searching...

Bay to Breakers: A Great Day for the Race... The Human Race

Tamie Adaya | Posted 07.19.2011 | Travel
Tamie Adaya

This usually wild and eccentric district was transformed into another dimension entirely. Even by Haight Street's wacky standards this oddball spectacle was out-of-this-world.

WATCH: The Drunkest, Nakedest Race Ever?

Posted 07.17.2011 | Comedy

Bay to Breakers is a San Francisco footrace and has remained beloved time-honored tradition for 100 years, but the annual footrace is known for much m...

2011 Oakland Greek Festival

Stephanie J. Stiavetti | Posted 07.14.2011 | Travel
Stephanie J. Stiavetti

2011-05-14-greekfest1630.jpgYesterday I hit up the festival's opening day. I was completely bowled over by the amount of food available -- up for grabs was every possible Greek delight you can imagine, prepared by local cooks.

Reporters Investigating Decline Of Bay Area Journalism

The Snitch | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media

David Weir, the legendary local journalist who helped launch the Center for Investigative Reporting and 7x7 magazine, is part of a new crack team of r...

Food & Wine's Best Pizza Spots In The U.S.

Food & Wine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Food & Wine

We've chosen the 25 best places for pizza around the country from new guard spots -- including a Bay Area pizzeria that uses locally-milled flour -- to century-old East Coast institutions.

Urban Romantic Artist

Lauren Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Selman

For most, Valentine's Day is a day of chocolate and love, but for Oakland's new Victorian Rat Gallery, it was all about art.