SF History

16 Nov 2022

Earthquake Rattles Half Moon Bay

A M2.9 earthquake struck just south of Half Moon Bay shortly before 9:30 last night. Residents of San Mateo and Redwood City also reported feeling the jolt. It happened at a depth of 10.4 kilometers, or 6.4 miles, beneath the rugged coastline within the San Gregorio Fault Zone. The San

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09 Nov 2022

10 San Francisco Restaurants to Visit Before You Die

Say you have one day left to live (or worse, you have to move back to Missouri). Which San Francisco restaurant would you visit on your way out? I fished recommendations from multiple Reddit threads and Twitter arguments so you didn’t have to. Feelings about these eateries may shift faster

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A photo of the San Francisco skyline silhouetted in late afternoon sunlight, as seen from Treasure Island.
03 Nov 2022

Treasure Island to Add 8,000 New Homes Amid Radiation Concerns

Dangerous ground was broken on Treasure Island for a twenty-two-story highrise. The new tower, slated for completion by 2024, is the first of six mixed-use highrises planned for the contaminated landmass. 8,000 apartments, 300,000 ft2 of retail space, 500 hotel rooms, and 300 “open space” acres comprise the development. The

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25 Oct 2022

Largest Bay Area Earthquake in 8 Years Strikes San Jose

Tuesday’s M5.1 was the strongest to strike the Bay Area since the South Napa earthquake in 2014. That event, a M6.0, resulted in one death and dozens of injuries. The quake occurred on the Calaveras Fault, known among geologists as a “creeping fault.” It usually moves aseismically, or without producing

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25 Oct 2022

Should You Get Married at Mission Dolores Basilica?

Sure, you can marry your fiancé in the Mission Dolores basilica, but should you? If you knew what really happened there, would you? Mission Dolores is a monument to the massacre of San Francisco’s true Natives. You shouldn’t want to get married there. Unfortunately, desecrating sites of unspeakable human tragedy

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A section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's original eastern span collapsed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
11 Oct 2022

Five Myths About the Loma Prieta Earthquake

You know about Loma Prieta whether you’re from here or not. It’s the World Series earthquake, the quake of ’89, the One that Brought Down the Bridge. The mark it left on the consciousness and infrastructure of Northern California cuts through scientific and social communities alike. There’s a reason we

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05 Oct 2022

San Francisco’s Best and Worst Rebrands

Chicago stubbornly calls their landmark skyscraper Sears Tower, rejecting the Willis name. In Kansas City where I grew up, it’ll always be Sandstone Amphitheater. No matter where you’re from, you no doubt know somewhere/something special that now goes by a shittier name. San Francisco has plenty.  For instance, in an

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20 Sep 2022

First Time at Folsom Street Fair? What to Expect

It’s Folsom Street Fair, motherfuckers. Whether you’re about to indulge your polite curiosity or debut your sadomasochism, here’s some of what to expect. Citywide traffic. Throughout the city, hotels and AirBnbs run scarce. Traffic standstills accumulate on South of Market streets beginning early Sunday morning. Freaks from every corner of

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