In San Francisco, a building hailing from the mid-19th century is a source of wonder. In Europe, they've got public toilets that old. The White House, which was completed in 1800, would be an oddity out here -- to put it mildly. San Francisco has its share of palatial estates, but none that wer ... More >>
As of April 14, the national security police can monitor your medical records without your knowledge. So can the local police.
Why San Francisco and its outside accountants are a little too close for comfort -- and how it could threaten the city's financial integrity
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Streetcars that are too wide, long, and heavy (136 @ $3.5 million per). Bus engines that don't fit and are scrapped (20 @ $116,000 a pop). Manhole covers that take 10 engineers and three months to design (cost: $243,000). Muni's management has produced su