An electronic dance music party came to a tragic end late Friday night when a fire broke out, leaving at least nine dead and another 25 people unaccounted for. The evening was part of Golden Donna’s west coast tour—a DJ from Madison, Wisconsin. The fire broke out around 11:30PM in a Fruitvale district artists…
The license plate reader (LPR) cameras installed in most cities allow police to track cars and their drivers who are potentially engaged in criminal activities. But depending on the way police store the data, as Ars Technica found out, anyone might be able to access this information.
A giant sex toy is enraging Paris, high rents are challenging Brooklyn's churches, and one mayoral candidate has a rather interesting idea for tackling Oakland's transportation crisis. It's What's Ruining Our Cities!
Long-suffering pinball fans can finally play free in Oakland. Swords are being returned to their rightful owners in New York City. And America is breathing better air than we have in a decade. Sometimes we like to look at the brighter side of urban life. It's our peek at What's Not Ruining Our Cities Anymore.
Choose: you can watch the video below to see the 11.5 years that took to build the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge compressed down to four minutes OR just watch the four-second GIF above for four minutes. Life is short, my friends.
Why does a security guard at a baseball game need a helmet? Here's one reason: So he can barely flinch when a stray ball slams right into his skull.
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan has admitted to a court that he never saw emails from city officials about police brutality by his force during Occupy Oakland - because they were being redirected to his spam folder.
The Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland may not be as iconic as the Golden Gate but it's a vital traffic artery nonetheless. So how do you reconstruct the span without delaying its 280,000 daily commuters? Very carefully.
Last week I had two friends from the Bay Area over to my apartment in Los Angeles. They recently moved to San Francisco from Oakland and I asked how they liked their new digs. "We love it. But I wish there was a way to get between Oakland and San Francisco easier."
If you want to protect your belongings, you should probably buy a mobile phone with a nice video camera and learn how to use it. Like this woman in Oakland, you may find yourself unexpectedly recording a theft in progress.
Joshua Kaufman claims his MacBook was lifted from his Oakland, California apartment and the police aren't doing a thing to help him get his stolen property back. Just like the others before him, Kaufmann has a theft tracking app installed on his Mac and is posting up pictures of the alleged thief . Using Hidden,…
For years, the San Francisco Bay Area has been proud of the fact that The Empire Strikes Back's AT-AT Walkers were inspired by the container cranes at the Port of Oakland. (You can even buy a t-shirt that demonstrates said pride.) But a recent story in the San Francisco Chronicle threatens to wipe all of that away in…