A fierce debate about the criteria for enrolling students at Lowell, in California, has echoes of the soul-searching happening across the U.S. education system.
An accident shines a light on the House speaker’s California life among the vineyards.
The conflation of criminal-justice reform with urban disorder is a threat to the party across the country.
Much of the reaction to the ousting of San Francisco’s progressive district attorney may be a misreading of the moment.
The recall of a progressive prosecutor in San Francisco and the strong showing by a former Republican in the mayor’s race in Los Angeles showed the shifting winds on criminal justice.
Progressives are rediscovering the law of unintended consequences.
Fueled by concerns about burglaries and hate crimes, San Francisco’s liberal district attorney, Chesa Boudin, faces a divisive recall in a famously progressive city.
The proposal has pit animal rights activists against officials in Foster City, Calif., where Canada geese have been fouling up public spaces with their feces. “It’s everywhere,” the mayor said.
There’s no better way to zip through a new city than on two wheels. Here are some routes to try, from riverside jaunts to mountain climbs.
They moved from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries for jobs in the technology industry. Now they are joined by friends fleeing war and repression.
Artificial intelligence is being woven into an array of the company’s products. But the change — for now — is subtle.
In San Francisco, the hallmark seafood stew can be — and often is — a tired menu item, but our critic finds that the right version still thrills.
The world’s richest man succeeded in a bid to acquire the influential social networking service, which he has said he wants to take private.
The heart of the roster — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green — is back in the N.B.A. playoffs, a world away from Oakland, the team’s soul.
At a meeting Thursday, employees expressed concerns about how the social media company would change if Mr. Musk were to overhaul it.
As New York City makes a new push to relocate homeless people from the subway, the experiences of Philadelphia, San Francisco and others show the challenges ahead.
Passengers could soon use the Uber app to order taxis in a deal similar to one recently announced in New York City.
Temporary units for the homeless might sound good, but where does one go from there?
Jennifer Sey left Levi’s after her advocacy against school closures and mask mandates for children gained attention. She says it’s a matter of free speech. The company disagrees.
If progressives can’t win here, it will not bode well for their national efforts.
When an interior designer and a software engineer set about renovating their new house, they had no idea what it would ultimately involve.
He successfully represented the Black Panthers, environmentalists who accused the government of conspiracy and Attica prison inmates.
J. Kenji López-Alt’s take on a beloved Vietnamese American dish, invented by Helene An of Thanh Long restaurant, is creamy, garlic-packed and full of smart techniques.
As a financier, he amassed a fortune that he spent on Democrats, helping to propel his wife from San Francisco mayor to a long career in the Senate.
A party at war with itself can provide neither greater peace nor sustainable reform.
With violent crime rates rising and elections looming, progressive prosecutors are facing resistance to their plans to roll back stricter crime policies of the 1990s.
The landslide vote to remove three school board members cut across ethnicities and income levels. But Chinese American voters and volunteers were crucial to victory, organizers say.
Does the Bay Area school board vote represent fury at Covid closures or something else?
Why are liberal candidates losing in liberal cities?
It was a victory for parents, particularly Asian Americans, angered by the district’s decision-making during the pandemic.
Chesa Boudin, the district attorney in San Francisco, said victims are “being treated like criminals,” and he wants legislators to ban the practice.
Lawyers for Finnegan Elder and Gabriel Natale Hjorth, who received Italy’s toughest punishment for a 2019 fatal stabbing, hope to prove that their clients did not deserve such long terms.
Health experts are concerned that the pandemic, in upending daily routines, has reduced mobility and physical conditioning in older adults.
Born in San Francisco, she’ll compete in the Olympics for China, her mother’s native country. Can an 18-year-old freeskier be all things to all people in a fractured world?
‘It’s like going through bad relationships,’ said an owner of the 1975 Bay Area home. ‘The house needed an architect who wasn’t so driven by ego.’
They stepped up in the pandemic “to save the world,” says Marc Benioff of Salesforce. Even as their tax practices and perches kept them above its troubles.
London Breed has heard the wrath of progressives (and conservatives) on doing too much (and too little) to “clean up” neighborhoods in San Francisco struggling with substance use. She’s not backing down.
Chicago teachers have voted to go remote. Other unions are agitating for change. For Democrats, who promised to keep schools open, the tensions are a distinctly unwelcome development.
The San Francisco police arrested a man in Colorado in the killing of a 15-year-old girl whose body was found 43 years ago near Golden Gate Park.
It’s a highly unusual move by a liberal mayor in one of the country’s most liberal cities.
America’s response to the variant highlights both how much progress we have made over the past two years — and how much work remains
Shot by an American ornithologist in the early years of Irish independence, the footage turned up in the archives of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and is being restored.
The uniformed officers had just sat down when staff members asked them to leave because the workers felt uncomfortable about the officers’ weapons, the restaurant said.
San Francisco has endured mask mandates, vaccination requirements and lockdowns. Now with the first U.S. case of the Omicron variant, no one’s sure what comes next.
The discovery in San Francisco County prompted the Biden administration to renew calls for everyone to get fully vaccinated and receive a booster, if eligible.
Michael Shellenberger’s “San Fransicko” raises important questions about homelessness in San Francisco, but his answers are mired in controversy.
Since the pandemic, San Francisco has embraced work-from-home policies. Now venues and concert halls are wondering if weeknight audiences are a thing of the past.
Voters will decide in June whether Chesa Boudin should remain in office, a test of the national movement to elect prosecutors who have promised to dismantle mass incarceration.
Officer Kenneth Cha, charged with voluntary manslaughter, “lacked a lawful basis to even arrest” the man and “elevated a nonviolent encounter,” the district attorney said.
Much of the Bay Area was under a flash flood watch on Sunday, with the National Weather Service warning of the potential for mudslides across the region.