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Cafes Your Favorite Authors Loved

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.28.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

From Keats to Hemingway, Paris to New Orleans, the Romantics to the Beat Generation, this is your grand tour of the places where the greats wrote and drank -- and you can, too.

Visitor's Guide to San Francisco

Courtney Price | Posted 08.28.2014 | Travel
Courtney Price

This guide is for the San Francisco tourist, from a recent visitor: a photographic guide of pointers that bring together a list to choose from when planning your visit.

Mollie Reilly

Minimum Wage Hike Can Help Close San Francisco's Extreme Income Gap, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new study released Wednesday finds that increasing San Francisco's minimum wage would give raises to 23 percent of the city's workf...

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

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.25.2014 | 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.

The Castro's Rainbow Honor Walk: A Preview Stroll with David Perry

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.26.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Two of the most famous neighborhood blocks in the world are currently undergoing major public works surgery. Among these simultaneous projects is the installation of the Rainbow Honor Walk, commemorating the lives of LGBT heroes.

How Transit, Walkability Help Make Cities More Affordable

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Highly enlightening new data from the New York City-based Citizens Budget Commission demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in shaping how affordable large US cities are for a range of household types.

Mollie Reilly

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...

Michael McLaughlin

Police Release Image Of Person Following Gay Man Before Fatal Beating

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO — Police released video footage Thursday of a man they are describing as a person of interest in the case of the brutal beating and s...

Matt Sheehan

Can Chinese Millionaires Save San Francisco's Poorest Neighborhood?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

SAN FRANCISCO -- When Sir Paul McCartney rocked out for 49,000 fans at San Francisco’s historic Candlestick Park last week, it marked the stadium’...

10 Things I Loved About 'Motown the Musical'

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 08.20.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

On "press night," August 19, I saw Motown the Musical at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. I like musicals so I was prepared to like it but not love it.

Swimming With the Old Goats

Diane Walton | Posted 08.20.2014 | San Francisco
Diane Walton

On Sunday I got to swim with our lovingly-deemed Old Goats, a cabal of longtime members, holders of wisdom and, of course, swimmers of some renown, as part of the A Team in the Walt Schneebeli Over 60 Swim at San Francisco's Aquatic Park.

Airbnb Hosts Offer Homes, Not Shelters, During Emergencies

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

Airbnb, a website that allows users to rent out their homes and apartments, is improving its ability to help people in need of housing during a disast...

R&B Star Estelle on Industry Pressure: 'I'm No More Grace Jones Than I Am Norah Jones'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Pollo Del Mar

From fan expectations to pressure to conform, pop/R&B singer Estelle says it isn't always easy to stay true to oneself in the music industry. The Grammy-winning "American Boy" singer, however, refuses to bow to the stress.

The Bay Area's Homeless Cook Their Way to a Fresh Start

Marisa Churchill | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Marisa Churchill

Perhaps not every homeless person on the street can be saved, but more can be done.

Gay San Francisco Man's Death Being Investigated As A Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

A gay San Francisco man was taken off life support Aug. 13 after being severely beaten in an alleged hate crime. Police are investigating the death...

Female Rockers and EDM Rule Outside Lands 2014 (PHOTOS)

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 08.13.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Outside Lands in it's seventh installment has completed it's transformation from a traditional rock and roll festival to a Coachella of Northern California. What used to drive Outside Lands were bands like Pearl Jam, Muse, Furthur, and Radiohead. Today, the headliners can be some of the quietest parts of the night.

Against All Odds: From Iraq to Silicon Valley

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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.

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

Climate Science Literacy from A to Z in the Interest of Global Stewardship

Keith Peterman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

More than 15,000 chemists are gathering in San Francisco this weekend for the upcoming August 10-14 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Your Survival Guide for SF's Outside Lands Festival

WHERE | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
WHERE

For three days every year, two famous vintage wooden windmills and 180,000 people turn San Francisco's Golden Gate Park into a veritable musical epicenter.

Tracey Adams: 'Everything in My Life Is Interconnected'

John Seed | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Artist Tracey Adams draws her ideas and inspirations from a wide variety of fields including music, mathematics and science. In her varied works, all of these disciplines come together in visual form, in a process that Adams characterizes as involving a "synthesis of intention and chance."

What's the Next Book Title Corporate America Will Sneak into Kids' Libraries?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.08.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

"Won't someone please think of the children?" We'd like to think somebody is thinking about the children, but for the right reasons.

The Dawn of Old Face: Turning 30 Is All the Terrible Things They Said It Would Be

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

I moved to Oakland two years ago on the cusp of my 28th birthday. Like so many spindly-rooted transplants before me, I was ready to leave NYC -- Brooklyn to be exact -- but knew New York was a hard act to follow.

Saving Lives By Mail

Tessie Castillo | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
Tessie Castillo

All the talk of community naloxone programs saving lives from drug overdose might leave people in states with no such programs feeling locked out of...

'We Are Lesbians!' Family Vacation Turns Into Dyke March Participation (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-07-20140806KayleighSalstrandsmall.jpgDo you remember your first Pride event? Kayleigh certainly does, along with the impact that participating in Dyke March with her family had on her life.