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

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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.

As Clean Energy Goes Mainstream, Leadership Is Squarely Focused On States and Cities

Clint Wilder | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

The recently released 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index from Clean Edge, the research and advisory firm where I am senior editor, finds the U.S. clean-tech market making impressive strides in many areas, while still hampered by inaction and inertia in others.

9 Cones For National Ice Cream Day

Findery | Posted 07.18.2014 | Taste
Findery

Use this as your guide to find your match in ice cream heaven.

Billboard Warns Workers They'll Be Replaced By iPads If They Demand A Fair Wage

Pando | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology

Walking home from Pando’s office a few nights ago, I noticed this giant new billboard…...

Six Californias: Conservative Plan, Techie Self-Indulgence or Both?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite its not very well-veiled partisan goals, impracticality and illogic, there is something intriguing about the Six Californias proposal. More accurately, there is something intriguing about rethinking how the role states play in US politics, specifically in the Senate and the electoral college.

Scared Of Flying? Watch This Gorgeous Sunrise And Fear No More

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel

What a view! This time-lapse video lets you see the sights on a flight from Tokyo to San Francisco in less than 90 seconds. Posted July 10 by ...

A Music Festival That's So Much More Than The Music

Molly Fosco | Posted 07.10.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

There aren't many festivals quite as unique as the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA.

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The premise for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is that neither species is perfect but maybe, though not probably, there is common ground. Endowing apes with human qualities, frailties and emotions is still an amazing spectacle 46 years after the original film.

Gendering Improv

Lucas Waldron | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

Before transitioning, improv was comforting. As the world started to perceive me as male, doing improv provoked acute self-awareness.

Let Your Love For Bill Murray Runneth Over With This Murricane-Themed Art Show

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts

We thought we'd hit pop culture heaven when we found the glorious artztravaganza that was the "Ghostbusters"-themed art show. But SF Public Works ...

Police Investigating Two Possible Hate Crimes From SF Pride Weekend

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 (Reuters) - Police are investigating two physical attacks during San Francisco's gay pride celebration over the weekend as pos...

Your Perfect Cali Road Trip: San Francisco to Monterey

Fathom | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Fathom

We did it all, and still had time for a few drunk nights catching up in our hotel room (completely necessary for long-distance BFFs). Excuse us while we pat ourselves on the back

Community Engagement and Higher Education

Joseph L. Subbiondo | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Joseph L. Subbiondo

All of us in higher education are under considerable pressure to justify the relevance and reduce the costs of our colleges and universities.

Will Safety Nets Ease Golden Gate Bridge's Suicide Problem?

Ravishly | Posted 07.02.2014 | San Francisco
Ravishly

The bridge has hosted about 1,600 suicides in its history, and an apparent upward trend -- including a record 46 suicides last year -- was enough to convince the board of the protective measure, which is planned to be in place by 2018.

LOOK: Burger King Goes Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices

In what could be a first for a global fast food outlet, Burger King is making a bold proclamation in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge...

Ahoy, Matey! Enjoy a Nautical Theme -- Without Being Trapped on an Overcrowded Cruise Ship

Oyster | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Oyster

While a nautical theme can make for fun hotel decor all year round, we can't help but enjoy it a little more in the summer when the timing feels particularly fitting.

Best Places to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Viator | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Viator

For many Americans, July Fourth is a family holiday -- it involves backyard barbecues, maybe a parade through town, and a local fireworks show. Some people, however, have grander dreams of celebrating the nation's birthday with more pizzazz.

Pride 2014: Family Legacies, Generations, and a Fully Inclusive Global Community

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Today we felt the embrace of a million people in all the diversity of the rainbow as we marched down San Francisco's Market Street and shared our wide-eyed memories of childhood conversations of Uncle Harvey (Milk) in New York and of Mom, "Little Nancy" in Maryland.

Spend A Day In San Francisco With Travel Guru Andrew McCarthy

Nadine Cheung | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel

Andrew McCarthy is the kind of guy with whom you want to tour the world. His travel memoir, The Longest Way Home, was a New York Times bestseller, and...

Director Jane Clark Wasn't a Fan of Horror Films Before Shooting Frameline Pic Crazy Bitches

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.23.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

"I'm a big, big scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies," admits director Jane Clark. "I never even really went to horror movies, except movies like Scream - and even that, I'm covering my eyes through half of it."

Glasswipes

Will Durst | Posted 06.21.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

A tsunami of tech is engulfing our nation, and in the process, redecorating communities like a family of grizzly bears locked in a Volkswagen Van. A family of obscenely paid bespectacled grizzly bears with a taste for artisanal toast.

When a Duck Needs a Duckmate

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.19.2014 | San Francisco
Fran Moreland Johns

Musco the duck is in existential pain. Could we please find him (or her, as the case may be) a mate?

Eating Like an Idiot for a Weekend in San Francisco

Mike Metz | Posted 06.19.2014 | Taste
Mike Metz

When it came to deciding the weekend birthday destination there really wasn't much debate. It would be San Francisco, an unparalleled carbohydrate sanctuary, and, more specifically, home to sublime sourdough bread.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education
Sally Swanson

Much like the feeling I had the day I spent in the garden with these same students, these are lessons that will be carried and accessed like talismans, woven into every aspect of their lives as they grow older and away from school experiences.

A Chef for Your Startup? Silicon Valley Extravagance or Sound Business Decision?

Peretz Partensky | Posted 06.17.2014 | Food
Peretz Partensky

The recipe for a successful startup soup is as follows: throw super-bright nerds in a saucepan, sprinkle liberally with enthusiasm, and heat with as much funding as you can scrape together.