San Francisco

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

$100M Fix May Be Coming for SF's Leaning Tower

Residents, developer appear to agree on pending retrofit for the Millennium Tower

(Newser) - Residents of San Francisco's leaning luxury condo tower have come up with a $100 million solution to be put in place as soon as this winter. Homeowners at the 58-story Millennium Tower, which has sunk 18 inches and tilted 14 inches since its construction, plan to submit a permit... More »

Breathing San Fran Air Like Smoking 11 Cigarettes: Researchers

Smog from wildfires has given San Francisco, Stockton, Sacramento worst pollution in the world

(Newser) - The smoke in some parts of California from the wildfires has been "overwhelming," and now the air in some cities there has earned a new descriptor: the world's worst. CNN reports on a sobering chart from the Berkeley Earth nonprofit , which pulls together stats from sites that... More »

They Used Decoy Heads to Flee Alcatraz. Now, FBI Replicas

3D-printed dupes look like the heads used by Frank Morris, Anglin brothers

(Newser) - Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still captivates researchers and tourists. Authorities on Thursday unveiled 3D-printed copies of the decoys that inmates Frank Morris and John and... More »

Looking for Love? Try These Places

WalletHub's 10 best (and worst) picks for singles

(Newser) - They don't call it "Hotlanta" for nothing. The Georgia capital has attained the No. 1 spot on WalletHub's best cities for singles , based on the site's look at more than 180 metropolitan areas. The metrics considered everything from how much dating activities cost—from cocktail prices... More »

Smell of Smoke From Fires in Bay Area 'Overwhelming'

An unhealthy air quality alert has been issued, 40K people displaced; SoCal dealing with its own fires

(Newser) - Authorities have issued an unhealthy air quality alert for parts of the San Francisco Bay Area as smoke from a massive wildfire drifts south, polluting the air. Officials say thousands of structures in the town of Paradise, 180 miles northeast of San Francisco, were destroyed by the blaze that has... More »

Top Tech CEOs Bicker Over Chronic Homelessness

Jack Dorsey, Marc Benioff trade barbs on Twitter

(Newser) - Two of the world's top tech CEOs disagree about how to ease homelessness in San Francisco—a city where extreme wealth glitters alongside roughly 7,500 living on the streets, the Guardian reports. At issue is a proposed tax on wealthy city businesses that Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff supports... More »

Check Out This 82-Foot-Long Whale Made of Trash

It's to raise awareness about ocean pollution

(Newser) - Artists are putting the finishing touches on an 82-foot-long blue whale made from discarded plastic that will be on display near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to raise awareness about ocean pollution, the AP reports. The Monterey Bay Aquarium said Friday a blue whale can weigh 300,000 pounds—... More »

Nightmare Infection Took His Hearing. But This, He Heard

Hayward Duresseau gets meningitis. Then, a proposal

(Newser) - For Hayward Duresseau, a "terrifying" diagnosis ended in one of the happiest moments of his life. The 27-year-old had just visited San Francisco with boyfriend Kerry Kennedy in February when he grew exhausted, lost some vision, got a killer headache, and fell violently ill—which landed him in an... More »

Osaka Mayor to San Francisco: We're Done

Japanese city outraged at statue depicting 'comfort women' during WWII

(Newser) - San Francisco has nearly 20 "sister cities" worldwide, fostering goodwill through cultural, educational, and economic exchanges. Osaka was its first, but after more than 60 years—and months of the Japanese city threatening to cut ties —it looks like the split is happening. "I have arrived at... More »

Cops ID Headless Body Found in Fish Tank

San Francisco police also arrested 2 men

(Newser) - Missing man, headless man—they're the same person, officials say. San Francisco police said Wednesday that a headless, handless torso found in a fish tank in a missing man's house belonged to 65-year-old homeowner Brian Egg, People reports. Police have also arrested two men and say one of... More »

Crack in Beam Shuts Down New $2B Transit Terminal

The 'Grand Central of the West' opened in SF last month

(Newser) - San Francisco officials shut down the city's celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center's public roof garden. Coined the "Grand Central of the West," the Salesforce Transit Center opened in August near the heart... More »

TV Crew Plans 1 Car Break-In, Gets 2 Instead

'Problem has reached epidemic proportions' in San Francisco

(Newser) - They anticipated the first burglary, just not the second. While reporting on the epidemic of car break-ins in SanFrancisco, Inside Edition crew members watched as a man broke into a bait car fitted with hidden cameras. Reporter Lisa Guerrero began Wednesday's report by parking a car near San Francisco'... More »

NYC No Longer Has the Most Super-Rich People

That honor transfers to Hong Kong

(Newser) - Looking to hobnob with the rich but not necessarily famous? Although New York City used to be where you'd be find the largest population of super-rich people in the world, Hong Kong has taken over the top spot this year, CNNMoney notes. That's per a new report from... More »

There's a New Problem at San Francisco's Leaning Tower

A crack in a window

(Newser) - More bad news for San Francisco's Millennium Tower. This time, it's a crack in a window on the 36th floor of the 58-story building, SFGate reports. It happened Saturday around 2:30am when residents heard "creaking noises" and a "loud pop," per NBC Bay Area... More »

3 House Visits Yielded Nothing. On 4th, a Body in a Fish Tank

2 suspects identified in case of missing SF man

(Newser) - It had been months since Scott Free last saw his neighbor when a crime scene cleanup crew arrived at that neighbor's home on Aug 14. Thanks to Free's 911 call, San Francisco police are now trying to identify a body without a head or hands, found so badly... More »

This City Is the Smartest in America—by Far

Michigan's Ann Arbor nabs No. 1 spot on WalletHub list of most educated metro areas

(Newser) - Where do people in the know live, work, and play? WalletHub examines the educational levels in America's 150 most populated metro areas, looking at nearly a dozen metrics in the "Educational Attainment" and "Quality of Education and Attainment Gap" categories—to wit, what diplomas or degrees a... More »

Vest-Vending Machine Is a Big Hit in San Fran

The attire is popular in Silicon Valley

(Newser) - It's an odd tale of vests, venture capitalists, and San Francisco: Start with this Business Insider story in 2016 declaring that the vest had "become the most quintessentially-VC item in an investor's wardrobe" in Silicon Valley. Flash forward to a different BI story from last week, taking... More »

10 Best Big US Cities to Call Home

The West Coast looks good

(Newser) - Thinking of setting down roots and only a major metropolis will do? WalletHub took a close look at the 62 biggest cities in the US (those with at least 300,000 people) to see which ones offer the most attractive options, pitting the pros against the cons of urban living.... More »

SF Moves to Echo 'Amazon Tax'

Measure to tax big businesses to fund homeless will be on the November ballot

(Newser) - San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality. The city elections department verified Monday that supporters had collected enough signatures to get the... More »

'Permit Patty' Leaves Own Company After Water Incident

Companies started saying they would no longer buy Alison Ettel's pot products

(Newser) - Alison Ettel gained a nickname and lost a job after threatening to call police on an 8-year-old black girl who was selling water without a permit in San Francisco. The Guardian reports that Ettel, who was dubbed "Permit Patty," has resigned from the cannabis company she founded in... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB