Super Bowl to San Francisco: "Can You, Like, Take Down All Those Icky Bus Wires?"

Super Bowls and public transportation don’t always mix, and sometimes the result is nothing less than apocalyptic. Usually the problem is that cities need more transit to handle more people. But here’s the odd idea for the next Super Bowl, being held in San Francisco: Take some of that transit away. »11/12/15 8:25pm11/12/15 8:25pm


Here's What the Mission Riots Looked Like After the Giants' Victory

Multiple traffic lights were molested last night as crowds of fans flocked to San Francisco's Mission District following the Giants' World Series victory. As the riot grew in size and SFPD officers began losing control of the situation, dozens of fires were ignited as helicopters beaming spotlights swarmed overhead. »10/30/14 2:07pm10/30/14 2:07pm

Are You Lying About Where You're From? The Real Borders of Your City

Where do you have to be born to say that you're from a given city and not be lying? Back in August, prompted by a New Republic article called "Don't Say You're From the City If You're Really From the 'Burbs," we asked you—Gawker readers—to tell us the real borders of some of America's largest cities. Here are your… »10/06/14 3:41pm10/06/14 3:41pm

NFL Agent Arrested In Bizarre Murder-For-Hire Plot

The arrest of California State Senator Leland Yee contains details that make it so much more than your typical San Francisco corruption scandal. It features ties to a Triad gangster nicknamed "Shrimp Boy," allegations that Yee plotted to purchase shoulder-fired missiles from an Islamic terrorist group, and somehow… »3/28/14 12:06pm3/28/14 12:06pm

Which KNBR Employee Is Downloading Huge Amounts Of Porn At Work?

A tipster just sent us a picture of the above sign, which was recently posted in the KNBR sports radio studio in San Francisco. That's the same radio station that employs Damon Bruce, and is essentially the west coast's answer to WEEI. So, really, it's not all that surprising that such a warning needed to be given to… »3/03/14 1:56pm3/03/14 1:56pm

Heart of Blandness: A Walking Tour of Silicon Valley

Walking is the only pleasant form of traveling by land. You need no special equipment, training, money, e-tickets, antidepressants, or Twitter followers. Whatever clothes you're wearing will do fine; a hat and shoes are optional. When I've got a few days to spend somewhere, I spend them walking around. So I spent a… »2/28/14 5:44pm2/28/14 5:44pm

Anatomy Of A Con: How The Public Was Scammed To Build Candlestick Park

While everyone's free to be as nostalgic as they like about Candlestick Park now that it's probably seen the end of its useful life, it's worth remembering that it wasn't only a miserable place to watch a game, but also a forerunner of the modern public financing con. The piece below, which originally ran in the San… »12/24/13 2:52pm12/24/13 2:52pm

No, Women Of San Francisco, Vin Scully Does Not Want A Free Hug

Vin Scully, the figuratively and literally immortal Dodgers announcer, came out Tuesday night as an amiable hug Grinch as he described an encounter he had — or, more precisely, avoided — with a platoon of comely young women who were offering to wrap their arms around his torso and apply gently compressive force. »9/25/13 7:40pm9/25/13 7:40pm

Silicon Folly: How To Make an "Extreme" Sailboat Race Dull and Deadly

It was going to be the greatest outdoor sports spectacle in history: weird giant sailboats racing against each other in the grand natural amphitheater of the San Francisco Bay all summer long, with hundreds of thousands of happy spectators watching from the Bay's 400 miles of shoreline. At least that was the idea when… »8/19/13 1:05pm8/19/13 1:05pm