The line between Atherton, Calif., (right) and its neighbor is obvious in property sizes.
Small suburbs have a track record of blocking new housing. Two urban policy experts explain why that’s a problem and what metro areas could do about it.
Sarah Jane Rees was also known as Cranogwen.
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Cranogwen was a trailblazer who challenged expectations of women during the Victorian era.
Cruise, owned by General Motors, is one of the “robotaxi” companies operating in San Francisco.
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Trials in US cities of self-driving taxis could have implications for road users around the world.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who has died at age 90.
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Most Americans knew the late Dianne Feinstein as a US senator. But for San Francisco voters, she will forever be remembered as the woman who stepped in at a tragic moment to lead the city.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her delegation leave Taipei on August 3, 2022.
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While Chinese American voters are not a homogeneous group, many people who have ancestral ties to the region are unlikely to question their support for Nancy Pelosi just because of her Taiwan trip.
Dianne Feinstein, a former San Francisco mayor, became the first woman to represent California in the U.S. Senate, in 1992.
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Concerns are growing about Dianne Feinstein’s ability to finish out her Senate term. That won’t dim the accomplishments of her extraordinary career, writes a scholar of San Francisco politics.
After receiving the vaccine, health systems have a complicated job ahead of them.
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Health systems around the US are on the cusp of receiving COVID-19 vaccines. At the end of this months-long effort are the nitty-gritty details of how health care providers are giving people the vaccine.
Despite the government spruiking a ‘gas-led economic recovery’, natural gas is clearly on the way out. It’s time for a serious rethink on the way many Australians cook and heat our homes.
On the morning of Sept. 9, San Franciscans woke up to a transformed cityscape.
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The eerie San Francisco skyline evoked sci-fi movies for a reason. Filmmakers are increasingly using color grading to tinge their films with two hues, orange and teal, to unsettle viewers.
Central Park, New York City, on Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 2020.
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Research that measures the public mood based on Twitter posts shows that it’s currently at its lowest point in a decade. One exception: when people visit parks and green spaces.
Compost awaiting distribution at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s Rancho Las Virgenes compost facility, Calabasas, Calif.
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Turning food scraps and yard trimmings into compost improves soil, making it easier for people to grow their own food. City composting programs spread those benefits more widely.
A homeless woman sits outside a fenced-off camp in Vancouver after a 12 p.m. deadline for the park to be vacated in Vancouver on May 9, 2020. The province relocated hundreds of people from tent encampments in Vancouver and Victoria to hotel and community centre accommodations.
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Without sufficient safe shelter space and universal testing, cities are forcing homeless people into encampments, limiting their ability to stay safe and violating international human rights laws.
Red Cross nurses in San Francisco, 1918.
Over 30 countries today are making people wear masks in public, despite serious doubts from scientists.
Rue des Tournelles, Paris, November 5, 2019. Four Voi scooters wait hopefully for potential clients, with a Lime and Dott sprawling nearby. Behind them, a Velib’ rider has made his choice.
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In major cities around the world, dockless scooters and bikes are everywhere, yet the companies themselves are often breathtakingly short-lived. Basic economic concepts give us clues why.
Camera never lies.
If you thought police surveillance was mere CCTV, it’s time to catch up on what’s happening on the other side of the lens.
Many places overseas require developers to build a certain proportion of affordable housing, but Victoria has opted for a voluntary negotiated approach.
People on the minimum wage can afford only 2% of private rentals and only 1% if on the pension. Affordable housing requirements are often mandatory overseas, but Victoria is relying on negotiation.
Airbnb is a growing threat to the major hotel chains.
The number of Airbnb properties has exploded since its founding in 2008. A hospitality management expert looked at how this has hurt hotels.
‘Earthrise,’ which appeared on the cover of the second and third Whole Earth Catalog, was taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders during lunar orbit, Dec. 24, 1968.
The Whole Earth Catalog was a blueprint for sustainability that envisioned humans living in balance with nature. Its creative spirit was welcomed in a year riven by war, assassinations and riots.
Superstorm Sandy wrecked these Rhode Island cottages in 2012.
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There are precedents for trying to make the industries responsible for climate change foot the bill for adapting to a changed climate.
Taken from Persepolis.
1. Marjane Satrapi
Why this art form is rather more than just biff, bang pow.