Text While Driving In The Bay Area And You Might End Up On A Billboard

This month, some residents of San Francisco could discover photographs of themselves engaging in rather embarrassing behavior. A website has been collecting photos of people texting while driving, and some of those photos have now found their way onto billboards throughout the region. » 3/24/14 7:26pm 3/24/14 7:26pm

Tour the Nine Steepest Residential Streets in America

As a big urban walker, I like to head for the hills. So when I stumbled upon this list of the steepest streets in the U.S., I just had to see what they looked like, and I started planning a trip to hit all of the most insanely steep stretches of our American streets. The scariest thing? People live (and park!) on them. » 2/27/14 10:34am 2/27/14 10:34am

SF to Google: Get Your Dang Mystery Barge Off Our Lawn

Google's mystery barge that's been floating in San Francisco Bay since last fall? Yeah, it's gotta go because Google never secured any permits for it to be there in the first place. » 2/03/14 9:46pm 2/03/14 9:46pm

Airports Are Pretty Awesome When They're Not Stressing You Out

The default emotions in airports are pretty much all negative. You're either late, exhausted, frustrated, hungry, regretting Panda Express, remembering all the crucial things that were in the checked bag you'll never see again, or composing a complaint letter/Tweet in your head. But airports are also beautiful. » 12/08/13 4:20pm 12/08/13 4:20pm

San Francisco Surrenders to Startup Mega-Bus Network

Public transit in the Bay Area is so bad that it's devolved into a Mad Max techno-libertarian sci-fi hell-scape, with citizens forced to hitch rides with romantic predators or just yacht to work. But if you work for a big tech company, you get a luxury charter shuttle. Sounds fair, right? SF is struggling to keep… » 7/22/13 12:31pm 7/22/13 12:31pm

When Your Smartphone Chauffeur Becomes a Stalker

Lyft, one of San Francisco's most beloved new apps, isn't a bad idea if you think about it very briefly: the city's transit service isn't great, so let's make it easy to pay for a ride from your fellow man. But, surprise, when you let almost anyone be a cab driver, your fellow man is going to creep you the hell out. » 7/16/13 4:31pm 7/16/13 4:31pm

Gymkhana 5 Viewed 5.1 Million Times In 24 hours

The video of Ken Block tearing up San Francisco in an insane Ford Fiesta — better known as Gymkhana 5 — was a creative success for a brand that's constantly having to one-up its own crazy adventures. We can now report it was a viral marketing success as well, with approximately 5.1 million views in just 24 hours. » 7/10/12 10:00am 7/10/12 10:00am

Gymkhana 5 Will Shred San Francisco On July 9th

Ken Block's having a busy day. The sideways man in the flat-billed cap just announced he'll debut the latest video in his Gymkhana series on July 9th. This time Block leaves the Hollywood backlot for the streets of San Francisco. Will there be a mean black Dodge Charger? » 6/18/12 1:30pm 6/18/12 1:30pm

Guy Fieri's Lamborghini Was Stolen By A Trigger Happy Teenage…

Guy Fieri, the Food Network's raspy-voiced propagator of unhealthy recipes, was the unfortunate victim of grand theft a little over a year ago. His 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo was stolen from a San Francisco car dealership, leaving the bleach/spike haired chef without the car that completes his caricaturish public… » 4/30/12 4:30pm 4/30/12 4:30pm

Why California Spent $205,000 To Move A $15 Shrubbery (UPDATE)

California is broke. The national debt continues to spiral out of control. So, it's perhaps a little bit of a surprise that the California Department of Transportation, along with some help from the federal government, spent $205,000 in 2010 to move a shrub that's available at nurseries for about $15. Even the Knights… » 4/16/12 2:30pm 4/16/12 2:30pm