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An abalone diver in Sonoma County kicks to the surface with his catch.

By the time the Sonoma County sheriff’s air ambulance helicopter reached Cedric Collett in the roiling waters off Sea Ranch, it was... More»


It was only a matter of time before some smart-ass photographer put together a pitch-perfect satire of the cost of shelter in this town. That smart-ass was... More»

The San Francisco waterfront around the turn of the nineteenth century.

San Francisco Bay is clearer than it has been since the gold rush. Its waters are less muddy, and much of the befouling sediment that formerly... More»


Rebecca Flint Marx, Senior Editor: The breakfast biscuit sandwich at Devil's Teeth Baking Co. in the Outer Sunset. It's a thing of tender, buttery... More»


MetroMile is a new app that uses data from your car and the city to warn you to move your vehicle ahead of regularly-scheduled street sweeping. Is... More»

City Hall goes green

Forget Saturday’s shenanigans. You don’t remember Saturday? Oh ok. No worries. The true Saint Patrick’s Day happens today. Whether... More»