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Pictured: The fire-belching snail car made from a VW that the Oakland mayor like

  The most important question about Oakland’s new mayor, Libby Schaaf, isn’t what she plans to do about policing. It isn't about... More»

Mark Zuckerberg

  Attention, San Francisco. Your neighbor Mark Z.—you know, the white guy who lives in the Mission and works in tech? Wears a lot of... More»

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

  Prosecutors in Seoul, South Korea gave an early Christmas present to beleaguered cabbies—an indictment of Uber and its CEO Travis... More»

Stanford surgical residents take to the medical school's lawn.

  One day last September, about 30 of Stanford Medicine’s surgical residents ditched the hospital to go play games on... More»

body hacking

  As it turns out, the fully optimized human looks, sounds, and acts a lot like the regular old human: gray hoodie, blue jeans... More»

The inner Sunset District.

  Buying a home in the Sunset District is more competitive than finding a parking spot near Rainbow Grocery. It’s more competitive than... More»

Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH

  After my Stage 2 breast cancer diagnosis, people kept asking what they could do to help. In general, my needs were met... More»


  I worked for about a year after my lung cancer diagnosis, finishing my training, operating, and seeing patients a bazillion... More»

Billionaire Sean Parker

  Sean Parker is vast. He contains multitudes. He founded Napster, which let twelve-year-old us download so much Weird Al that we’re... More»


  Architect Mark Jensen is not a clingy man. But after slaving over the Larkspur home of packaging design executive David Turner and his family... More»