Whether you’re watching the game at a local sports bar like BlackThorn or Kezar, watching with friends at home, or following the game on Twitter, San Franciscans are coming together this weekend to tune into the NFC Championship.
By: Isabella Jaye
Computer science experts at the University of Wisconsin at Madison have pioneered a way to use social networking to help identify incidences of bullying. They have found that while victims are often hesitant to report the harassment to school officials, both victims and the bullies themselves often turn to Twitter to discuss the incidents.
By: Tanay Kothari
Each year, the Bay Area’s taxpayers contribute large sums of money to maintain the region’s public transportation system. For example, BART’s operating budget for the 2013 fiscal year is almost $700 million. With that much money on the line, it’s critical to ask: are the Bay Area’s taxpayers getting good value from their investment in public transit? Read More
By: Daniel Richman
Looking to support a cause but strapped for cash? Don’t worry, a new app lets people get involved and raise money just by surfing the web.
On Monday, I was honored to be officially sworn in as your District 19 Assemblymember to the California State Legislature. I am so proud to represent my incredible district, and I am eternally grateful for your strong support throughout my campaign.
To celebrate our shared victory, I hope you will join me tomorrow evening for food, drinks and good company:
By: Hayley Solarz
New Yorkers never cease to inspire us. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, their resilience and sense of community have been tested by emergencies both expected and unforeseen in ecological disasters.
New York after Sandy has brought to the fore a basic infrastructural need. It’s a surprising, yet quintessentially “Millennial” problem. It’s the need to plug in. When hundreds of thousands of residents lost power in their homes, people clung to their smart phones and iPads. These devices served as conduits of communication with loved ones and gateways to the outside world. And all over the city, people were scrambling for power outlets, desperate to revive their dying gadgets. Read More
By: Evan Brown
The days may be coming to an end when city planners and traffic reporters are the only ones to whom one can turn for information on – and solutions to – congested streets and highways.
As with so many other aspects of life that were once the exclusive preserve of bureaucrats, media elites and academics, crowdsourcing is revolutionizing the way traffic patterns are tracked, and may lead to street-level solutions – literally. Read More
By: Kate Adams
If you controlled San Francisco’s transportation budget, what spending programs would you prioritize? Would you outfit Muni vehicles to be more environmentally friendly? Add lines to connect harder-to-reach parts of the city? Or add buses to current routes to make public transit quicker and less crowded? (We’re looking at you, 30 Stockton). Read More
By: Kate Adams
Weeks after Hurricane Sandy barreled up the Eastern Seaboard, wreaking havoc and destroying homes from Virginia to Massachusetts, the relief effort continues for those affected by the disaster.
While the worst of the storm is over, recovery efforts will still likely take weeks, if not months. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses remain without power, and mass transit systems in New York City and New Jersey are still recovering. Read More