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San Francisco First US City To OK Paid Parental Leave

What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common? Per theInternational Labor Organization, they’re the only two countries out of 185 that don’t have national paid parental…

Newser | April 6, 2016 - 3:30 pm

This Chihuahua In A Police Chase Is A True Rebel Without A Cause

He’s now safe in custody where officers are likely asking him what protein shakes he relies on for endurance training, and what it feels like to be the tiniest badass.

Bronwyn Isaac | April 4, 2016 - 2:30 pm

There Is Now A ‘Ball Pit Bar’ So You Can Get Creeped On While Being Nostalgic

The pop-up event was open March 19th and 20th and offered a full service cocktail bar next to a ball pit which feels both unsanitary and potentially gropey.

Bronwyn Isaac | March 23, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Carl’s Jr. CEO Wants To Replace Human Employees With Robots

Despite my spiraling paranoia that this slow-roll replacement of humans-by-robots will render me and all those I love homeless and jobless in a matter of years, I understand the appeal.

Bronwyn Isaac | March 18, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Tech Bro’s Open Letter Is Everything That’s Wrong With How Homeless People Are Seen

It must be tough being a tech bro. On top of dealing with all the regular bro stereotypes, your constantly evolving industry and the cost of living San Francisco, you’re…

Lauren Vinopal | February 18, 2016 - 12:30 pm

All Roads Lead to Superb Owl City

Are you not entertained?

Sara Vipond Brink | February 6, 2016 - 10:00 am

Hey! Vina: The New App For Female Friendships

“We built this app to solve for our own needs as women who have moved, traveled, changed careers, and shifted lifestyles and life stages,” explained the app’s CEO Olivia June…

Bronwyn Isaac | January 29, 2016 - 4:15 pm

San Francisco Is Creating Anti-Pee Walls To Combat Public Urination

San Francisco is tackling public urination with a novel approach: They’re painting certain problem walls with a superhydrophobic paint that will make urine splash back at the urinator, rather than…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 4, 2015 - 10:00 am

NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 19, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Just Look At This Asshole: Catholic Church Spraying Homeless With Water At Night In San Francisco

In a tremendous show of Christian charity, a Catholic church in San Francisco has installed water sprinklers specifically meant to drive away the homeless people who sleep in the church’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 18, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Sightseeing Tour Guide Lets It All Out On Last Day Of Work, Starts Racist “Fuck Chinatown” Chant

When people wake up on the wrong side of bed, bad things happen. Unfortunately, for a group of tourists visiting San Francisco, their sightseeing tour guide (who happens to be…

Katie Oldenburg | October 23, 2014 - 5:00 pm

The End Zone: Is The 49ers New Stadium Cursed?

Don’t you just hate it when you spend over eight years and nearly $1.2 billion dollars to conceive and build the perfect new stadium, just to find out that oops,…

Beejoli Shah | September 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Trailer For “Batkid Begins” Will Have You Bawling Your Eyes Out

Remember last November when San Francisco transformed into Gotham City so a little boy with leukemia could be Batkid for a day? And how nobody could stop crying a million tears…

Claire Hannum | July 29, 2014 - 11:30 am

PurrVerse: Getting Lucky With San Francisco’s Hook-Up Truck

I live in San Francisco, land of art, sexual experimentation, and entrepreneurial spirit. Since I’ve moved here I’ve explored the boundaries between public and private sex in multiple ways -…

Kitty Stryker | May 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

San Francisco Is Opening A Cat Cafe

Another reason to drop everything and move to San Francisco: a tea house/cat cafe called KitTea is planned to open in spring 2014. KitTea will be a “zen retreat” for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 23, 2014 - 11:30 am

Watch This: “Batkid Rises” Trailer Proves Some Dreams Do Come True

Last week we watched with glee as Batkid saved San Francisco (AKA Gotham) from dastardly villains and made the whole country cry happy tears. Relive the drama and intrigue in…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 21, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Breaking News: Batkid Comes To The Rescue Of San Francisco, I Mean, Gotham City!

Right now, as I type this post, Gotham City, aka San Francisco for the rest of the day, is under siege — but don’t worry, because BATKID IS THERE to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 15, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Lusty Lady, San Francisco’s Employee-Owned Strip Club, Forced To Close

A rent hike has forced the Lusty Lady, an employee-owned co-ed strip club in San Francisco, to close its doors after 30+ years.  The Lusty Lady, which was featured…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Report: At Least 2 Dead In San Francisco Plane Crash

Two people have died, and 61 were injured in a plane crash at San Francisco airport today. The San Francisco Fire Department told CBS of the fatalities, and says the number of…

Newser | July 6, 2013 - 5:45 pm

This Is The Most WTF Video I Have Ever Seen (NSFW)

A few weeks ago, there was apparently an incident at the 16th Street Bart Station in San Francisco. A naked, obviously disturbed man walked into the station and began aggressively…

Julie Gerstein | June 11, 2013 - 3:20 pm
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