Too often sex workers are afraid to report violence or rape to authorities while working due to the threat of arrest for prostitution (and not to mention police officers who might abuse their power.) But new policies enacted in San Francisco have been put in place to help change that.
SAN FRANCISCO—Alabama Street runs north through the heart of the Mission, from Bernal Heights Park, past the city’s best burrito spot on 24th, all the way up to 16th Street, when its name changes, for one block, and it becomes Rescue Row. The bulk of the city’s animal outreach and rescue organizations are located on…
An enterprising couple from the South Bay was just able to purchase a neighborhood street from an online auction because of an accounting error, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Now the neighborhood is worried about the ways the couple might try to cash in on the purchase.
In a development that I consider both a blessing and my probable undoing, Everlane is opening its first brick-and-mortar store. That’s right: all those slinky-soft tees and chunky sweaters and dapper street shoes will be within reach of your fingertips—if you live in San Francisco, that is.
Early Wednesday morning, several people were wounded in a shooting that took place in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, according to ABC News. At least three people were struck, though there may be more.
This year brings the 50th anniversary of 1967 and the “Summer of Love,” when young people from across America descended en masse upon San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood to participate in what was generally agreed to be a cultural event (though the specifics were a little fuzzy). Hey, remember when the Bay…
What if I told you you could sip a latte and stare at a blank Final Draft page while surrounded by rats? You’d say, of course you can—at every single coffee shop in New York. But now you can also do it in San Francisco.
Hillary Clinton gave a notably political speech on Tuesday at the Professional Businesswomen of California’s annual conference in San Francisco. In addition to mentioning all our Chappaqua Woods memes, she stated, “There is no place I’d rather be than here with you, other than the White House.”
After just six months on the job, Uber president Jeff Jones has resigned.
Overrun by wealthy tech bros, San Francisco’s city board is mulling over a tax on tech companies to aid the rising numbers of homeless pushed out by soaring housing costs, according to The Guardian.
A man SFist has described as a “Tinder enthusiast” has been detained in Colorado and is currently under suspicion for allegedly murdering his ex-girlfriend and hiding her body in a storage unit.
In a groundbreaking move, San Francisco has passed a law requiring fully paid parental leave for a huge number of workers.
On May 1, Twitter will start offering both male and female employees 20 weeks paid parental leave. As with Etsy, Netflix and Facebook, the company seems to have realized that people who feel like their home life is in balance tend to do better at work.
A male chihuahua with absolutely no time for anybody else’s bullshit led the California Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase across San Francisco’s Bay Bridge early Sunday morning, NBC Los Angeles reports.
I’m a city cat.
Rent in San Francisco is so dumb expensive that a man is willfully living in a tiny box in a friend’s home for $400 a month.
In 2014, in San Francisco, Alex Nieto, carrying a Taser for his shift as a bouncer, was shot repeatedly by four police officers, and died. None of the officers were indicted criminal charges stemming from his death; this month they were cleared in a civil case. But the broader consequences of their actions remain.
A lawsuit filed Wednesday by two former servers at one of his restaurants accuses celebrity chef Michael Chiarello of some fairly gross, highly specific sexual harassment. The women say they were “forced to endure a hostile, sexually charged work environment” at the hands of Chiarello, his executive chef, and other…
The unfortunate tech bro insurgency in San Francisco continues with a guy named Justin Keller, who has lived in the Bay Area for all of three years (that means we can still return him, right?) and recently felt entitled enough to write the mayor and police chief about his distaste for the homeless. Cool, cool.
The Supreme Court is currently considering the case of abortion provider Whole Woman’s Health, which is arguing that HB 2, Texas’ mammoth anti-abortion bill, is unconstitutional. The outcome of the case could determine abortion access for a generation, and not just in Texas. Monday evening, a group of cities including…