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For the Billionaire Who Has Everything, Consider an Island in the San Francisco Bay

Red Rock Island, a big outcropping several miles from San Francisco, has been listed for $25 million. A visit finds,…

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Travel

Jurors Find San Francisco Homeless Man Not Guilty in Pipe Beating

The case was initially seen as an illustration of the city’s crime and homelessness woes. Further evidence challenged that narrative.

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Business

‘Lost Time for No Reason’: How Driverless Taxis Are Stressing Cities

In San Francisco and Austin, Texas, where passengers can hail self-driving vehicles, the cars have added to the workloads of…

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Travel

A Czech Reporter Saw San Francisco’s Highlights. Then He Was Robbed.

The city cleaned up its streets and added police officers, but one ugly incident disrupted the planned narrative. Residents have…

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Travel

California Slams San Francisco for ‘Egregious’ Barriers to Housing Construction

The city adopted a state-approved plan in January to build 82,000 new housing units in eight years. It’s already failing.

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Travel

San Francisco’s Brand Is in Trouble. Can a New Ad Campaign Fix It?

The city’s standing has plunged since the pandemic. Some wealthy business leaders have a $4 million plan to rehab its…

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Travel

Saying Goodbye to a San Francisco Icon

Dianne Feinstein was as much a symbol of the city as the Golden Gate Bridge is.

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World

Charles Feeney, Who Made a Fortune and Then Gave It Away, Dies at 92

After piling up billions in business, he pledged to donate almost all of his money to causes before he died.…

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World

Running San Francisco Made Dianne Feinstein

When I was interviewing Senator Dianne Feinstein in 2011 for a book about San Francisco’s tumultuous history from the 1960s…

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Travel

San Francisco Mourns Its Homegrown Senator and the End of the Feinstein Era

Dianne Feinstein’s life was inseparable from the fortunes and tragedies of San Francisco over nine decades.

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