san francisco

Homelessness

Trump Reportedly Wants to Destroy Homeless Camps in California. Officials Say He Doesn’t Have a Clue.

"The president doesn’t seem to have any grasp of the homeless crisis, not only in California, but around the country."
Emma Ockerman
4 days ago
Internet

The Creators of the World's Longest-Running Webcam Are Pulling the Plug

FogCam, an early-internet project of two San Francisco State University alumni, has reached its end after 25 years.
Samantha Cole
8.19.19
drugs-health

San Francisco's Vape 'Ban' Is Turning Into a War Over Wokeness

Both sides are claiming the mantle of harm reduction in a fight with stakes for e-cigs across the country.
Alex Norcia
7.11.19
Make this

This Fancy Tuna Melt Is Actually Very Easy to Make

Coi's Erik Anderson keeps his tuna melt similar to the diner version he ate as a kid, but with a few simple upgrades.
Bettina Makalintal
6.7.19
Press Freedom

Journalist's Battle With San Francisco Cops Is Getting "Real Fucking Messy"

The police chief is accusing Bryan Carmody of conspiracy — without much explanation.
David Uberti
5.23.19
tech-science

Dead Whales Are Washing Up in Droves on California’s Beaches

Ten dead gray whales have been spotted at Bay Area beaches over the last two months.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.19
tech-power

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Use by Police and the Government

The technology hub is now the first US city to have issued a moratorium on the invasive spy technology.
Sarah Emerson
5.15.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Amount of Poop on San Francisco's Streets Has Hit an All-Time High

The city had a whopping 28,084 reports of turds in 2018.
River Donaghey
4.19.19
2020

What to know about Eric Swalwell, the presidential candidate you know nothing about

The four-term congressman from the San Francisco Bay Area makes 18 Dems in the race
Rex Santus
4.10.19
News

Toronto Councillor Wants to Sue Big Oil For Climate Change Costs

Mike Layton wants Toronto to put an exact price tag on how much climate change will cost everyone in the city.
Anne Gaviola
3.26.19
Scenes

Silicon Valley's Latest Bizarre Craze Is 'Organized Intimacy'

Eye contact parties, cuddle puddles, 'conscious dance.' The Bay Area has changed in a lot of ways, but still knows how to get kinky.
Andrew Chamings
3.8.19
Photos

Dystopian Photos of San Francisco Smothered by Smoke

For days, locals had to stay indoors or don air masks in an effort to avoid the harmful particles in the air.
Yalonda James
11.21.18
0119