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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 leave. Read more on Newser…More »


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. More »


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. More »


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. More »


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 expected to look at poor people too? This struggle couldn’t be any more real for Justin Keller, the founder of startup Commando.io and now more notably,… More »


All Roads Lead to Superb Owl City

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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 Poole More »


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 soaking into the wall.

Department of Public Works representative Mohammed Nuru points out that this isn’t just a slightliness (odorliness?) issue, it’s an… More »


NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

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


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 outer alcove. The homeless individuals in question were under the impression that the sprinklers were installed to keep the alcove clean, but that wasn’t the… More »


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 incredibly racist) was one of those people. Apparently, it was this woman’s last day on the job, and she just could not hold in her… More »


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, sorry, it is cursed as hell? Samesies, me too – but looks like that’s what the San Francisco 49ers are up against right now.
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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 about how touching it was? Batkid made such an impact that he’ll be getting his own documentary. “Batkid Begins” takes a look at what went… More »


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 – in the back of a pickup truck on Twin Peaks, in the woods by the Sutro Baths, with a bike-powered sex machine in the middle… More »


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 both human and homeless cats: humans for tea drinking/feline-snuggling and cats for the opportunity to be adopted. KitTea will partner with a local cat rescue… More »


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 this movie trailer version of that amazing day, titled — what else? — “Batkid Rises.” It’s a good reminder that, as Batman himself once said,… More »


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 save the day! A couple weeks ago, we told you about Miles, a five-year-old currently in remission from leukemia, whose dream was to be Batman… More »


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 in the 2000  documentary “Live Nude Girls Unite,” was the first strip club in the country to form a union for dancers and provide health… More »


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 injured is expected to rise. Early reports say the tail of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 borke off as Flight 214 made a hard landing. More »


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 confronting people. The incident was originally reported on May 10, but just today a video of the man’s behavior was released. We aren’t trying to… More »


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