Bay Area

13 Sep 2022

Which Bay Area Bridges Can Survive A Major Earthquake?

Earthquakes are as much a part of Bay Area life as fog, hills and cable cars. But for some reason, other than learning about the wreckage of past quakes, the average Bay Area resident doesn’t spend much time discussing how a large earthquake would effect modern Bay Area infrastructure. The Hayward

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06 Sep 2022

Climate Change Is Killing Karl The Fog And California

As I am writing this, San Francisco is hovering around 90 degrees and for the first time since moving to the City, I wish I had an air conditioner. The East Bay, where I’m originally from, is even hotter. Oakland may break 100 degrees before the day ends, and when

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07 Sep 2022

What it’s Like Writing About San Francisco for 20 Years

In celebration of my 20th year in SF, I am extremely excited to announce Slouching Towards Neverland: 20 years of Writing About San Francisco. Here’s a quick rundown: – This limited edition, hand-signed, new zine covers my two decades of writing about this strange and beautiful city. – Besides well known

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23 Aug 2022

We Have A Choice: Build Affordable Housing Or Live In Hell

San Francisco is a beautiful city, and if you’re able to live here, you’re unbelievably lucky. It’s a pretty privileged place, that’s filled with privileged people who lead privileged lives. The topography is gorgeous, the fog is charming and the light that leaks from windows, situated on the city’s many

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23 Aug 2022

Apparently Concord, California Is America’s Happiest City

The media and the San Francisco Bay Area have a complicated, if not tumultuous relationship. There are countless articles, studies and ‘hot takes’ about why people should leave the Bay Area, and California as a whole, behind.  They cite issues such as crime, homelessness and high tax rates as examples

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16 Aug 2022

How to Know When You’re in a Rich Part of San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the most expensive places in the United States, so, from a national perspective, every neighborhood in San Francisco is a rich neighborhood. The Tenderloin, Mission, Bayview and Visitacion Valley are all considered to be lower income parts of the City, but if you’re paying over

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09 Aug 2022

What The Closure Of The San Francisco Art Institute Means

Art is the universal language of life, so why do we treat it like trash? And why do cities like San Francisco, a place that has benefitted so immensely from creative expression, allow another piece of the City’s once seemingly indestructible art scene – a conduit for creativity like the

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02 Aug 2022

Is Los Angeles Better Than San Francisco?

In the last few months there doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by where I don’t hear about a friend who has moved or is considering a move to Los Angeles. When and if they decide to make this move to the endless sprawl that we know as

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02 Aug 2022

Is Sacramento Underrated?

The Bay Area and Sacramento have a complicated relationship. When people from the Bay fall on hard times, we often seek refuge in Sacramento. Then we complain about it. We say Sacramento is too hot, boring and that the city’s mostly flat topography doesn’t compare to the temperate weather and

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