More Whimsy, Less Menace: Parking Cops’ Three-Wheelers Are Reborn

“When a meter maid car is out overnight, it’s people’s time to vent their frustrations,” one longtime San Francisco owner said. So owners break out the paint to stand out.

#automobiles, #cushman-motors-works, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #westward-industries

Apartments Built on an Assembly Line

The pandemic put a general crimp in housing construction, but made a California factory that churns out prefabricated housing extra busy.

#affordable-housing, #building-construction, #california, #factories-and-manufacturing, #factory-os-vallejo-calif, #prefabricated-buildings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

Why Was Vicha Ratanapakdee Killed?

His death helped awaken the nation to a rise in anti-Asian violence. For his grieving family, the reckoning hasn’t gone far enough.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #black-people, #boudin-chesa, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

How to Raise a Happy Family When You’re Homeless

Stable, affordable housing was out of reach for a Bay Area family. In a new short film, see a personal account of building a home without a house.

#affordable-housing, #california, #documentary-films-and-programs, #families-and-family-life, #homeless-persons, #parenting, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #united-states

Le tueur du Zodiac enfin identifié? Certains cryptographes en doutent.

Fayçal Ziraoui a provoqué un tollé en ligne en affirmant avoir démasqué le célèbre serial killer californien et déchiffré ses deux derniers cryptogrammes. Les amateurs de l’affaire sont sceptiques.

#california, #cryptography-codes-and-ciphers, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #serial-murders, #ziraoui-faycal

The PBS Chef Martin Yan Teaches Chinese Cooking to a New Audience

The man who used television to help many North Americans start cooking Chinese food at home is as cheery as ever, but aware of some harsher truths.

#chefs, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #public-broadcasting-service, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #television, #web-original-programming, #yan-martin-1948

When Living in California Means Fearing the Outdoors

When air quality gets bad from wildfires, people are left clinging to their air purifiers.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drought, #forests-and-forestry, #goats, #los-angeles-calif, #paradise-calif, #population, #rain, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #wildfires

House Hunters Are Leaving the City, and Builders Can’t Keep Up

For years, people most wanted to live in places where it was the hardest to build. Now, with a rise in remote work, exurban areas look more appealing.

#building-construction, #central-valley-calif, #commuting, #labor-and-jobs, #millennial-generation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #telecommuting

Antioch, California, Apologizes for Mistreating Chinese Immigrants

The mayor of Antioch, Calif., said the city was going to designate the site of its former Chinatown as a historic district.

#antioch-calif, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #immigration-and-emigration, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

Man Riding in Driverless Tesla Is Arrested in California

Param Sharma, 25, was arrested on charges of reckless driving. “I’m about to go in the back seat right now,” he said after being released from jail.

#driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #sharma-param, #tesla-motors-inc

Daylight Attack on 2 Asian Women in San Francisco Increases Fears

The stabbing on Market Street this week and other attacks have caused some older Asian-American residents in the Bay Area to fear going outdoors, community leaders said.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

Another Unlikely Pandemic Shortage: Boba Tea

The popular drink’s main ingredient, tapioca pearls, could soon be in short supply because of delays in unloading cargo ships from Asia.

#boba-guys-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hayward-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #tea

My Family’s Global Vaccine Journey

We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last?

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #families-and-family-life, #hong-kong, #hospitals, #malawi, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #shortages, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

#asheville-nc, #columbus-ohio, #emergency-medical-treatment, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #hendersonville-nc, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Missing Haircuts and More This Lunar New Year

The pandemic has changed so many of the practices that began as a way to relieve the darkness of winter.

#chinese-americans, #hair, #lunar-new-year, #new-year, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

No Charges for Second Officer Involved in Shooting of Oscar Grant, D.A. Says

Months after the Bay Area authorities reopened an investigation into the 2009 shooting, the Alameda County district attorney said a former transit officer, Anthony Pirone, would not face charges.

#alameda-county-calif, #anthony-pirone, #bay-area-rapid-transit, #grant-oscar-iii, #johannes-mehserle, #nancy-omalley, #oakland-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

From Northern California, Farm-Fresh Skin Care

A new group of small-batch beauty companies is continuing the region’s storied tradition of organic growing and local sourcing.

#beauty-concept, #berkeley-calif, #california, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #earth-tu-face-inc, #marin-county-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #skin, #vintners-daughter, #waters-alice

Silicon Valley Isn’t Over Just Because Tech Companies Are Moving Away

The obituary for California’s tech industry has been written before, and it will be rewritten again and again and again.

#austin-tex, #computers-and-the-internet, #miami-fla, #oracle-corporation, #relocation-of-business, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #start-ups, #venture-capital

She Saved Thousands of Best Friends. Then Covid-19 Killed Her.

Valerie Louie rescued dogs and matched them with families, including ours. These beloved pets helped countless people bear up during the pandemic, making her death a particular Covid-19 cruelty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #dogs, #louie-valerie-1960-2020, #pets, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

Citing Risk of Wildfires, Utility Plans to Cut Off Power to 50,000 in California

Pacific Gas and Electric said power would begin to be shut off Wednesday evening and might return Friday night.

#california, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

PG&E Plans to Cut Off Power to 50,000 in California

Pacific Gas and Electric said power would begin to be shut off Wednesday evening and might return Friday night.

#california, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

How to Use the Renter’s Market to Your Advantage

If you’re hoping to relocate, renew a lease or renegotiate an existing agreement, this is what to keep in mind.

#compass-real-estate, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #landlords, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #streeteasy, #urban-areas, #zillow-com

How Postpartum Breast Cancer Changed My Parenting Plans

Looking after two small kids while going through chemotherapy is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

#babies-and-infants, #breast-cancer, #breastfeeding, #cancer, #chemotherapy, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

Photos of California Wildfires

Across Northern California, huge plumes of smoke from a fire that blasted through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada billowed high into the atmosphere, turning day into an eerie twilight.

#air-pollution, #california, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #wildfires

Windjamming in the Bay

With the virus lingering and modified lockdowns still in effect, San Franciscans can still get an adrenaline rush watching kitesurfing daredevils catch air off Crissy Field.

#crissy-field-san-francisco-calif, #kiteboarding, #kitesurfing, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

Share Your Memories of Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Though the forest is expected to survive, nearly all the structures in California’s oldest state park have burned down. Tell us what you loved most about the place.

#california, #forests-and-forestry, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #wildfires

Want to Make It Big in Fashion? Think Small

In just five years, Evan Kinori has drawn a passionate international following with his meticulous workwear and small-is-beautiful ethos.

#fashion-and-apparel, #kinori-evan, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business

Oakland Will Pay $32.7 Million to Settle Ghost Ship Fire Lawsuits

The 2016 fire, which consumed a converted warehouse that had housed an artist colony, killed 36 people. It was the nation’s deadliest structure fire in more than a decade.

#alameda-county-calif, #fires-and-firefighters, #oakland-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suits-and-litigation-civil

San Francisco Beat Coronavirus, but It’s Breaking My Heart

Looking for hope in the Bay Area.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

How Does Antibody Testing Work? We Went Behind the Scenes to Find Out

Stanford Health Care gave us exclusive access to show how coronavirus antibody testing works. So we followed two caregivers and their blood, through the testing process.

#antibodies, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #research, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #stanford-hospitalclinics, #stanford-university, #tests-medical

Coronavirus Antibody Tests: Can You Trust the Results?

A team of scientists worked around the clock to evaluate 14 antibody tests. A few worked as advertised. Most did not.

#antibodies, #biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marson-alexander, #massachusetts-general-hospital, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #tests-medical, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #your-feed-science

Preppers Are Quite Prepared to Enjoy Some Vindication

In Silicon Valley, gearing up for the apocalypse was a cliché. Now it’s a credential.

#altman-sam, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #doomsday, #epidemics, #preppers, #prepping, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #ramey-john, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #stockpiling, #stokes-jon, #the-prepared

Following Dorothea Lange’s Notebooks

The Californian photographer known for her images of the Great Depression is a guide to the complexity of the present.

#agriculture-and-farming, #berkeley-calif, #california, #canals, #catholic-charities, #davis-calif, #el-centro-calif, #farm-security-administration, #great-depression-1930s, #homeless-persons, #immigration-and-emigration, #imperial-calif, #irrigation, #labor-and-jobs, #lange-dorothea, #mexico, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #museum-of-modern-art, #oakland-museum-of-california, #photography, #poetry-and-poets, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recession-and-depression, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #taylor-paul, #trump-donald-j