Journals

  • Under the glow of LED light arrays, Plenty’s crops grow on 20-foot-tall towers inside a climate-controlled facility in South San Francisco.
    PLENTY
    AGRICULTURE

    Growing Up

    - It’s like no farm you’ve ever seen: plants growing up vertical towers in a building the size of a Walmart. Is Plenty the future of produce?
Los Angeles Dodgers' organ player, Dieter Ruehle, in the box above home plate at Dodger Stadium.
ELIZABETH LIPPMAN
SPORTS

Playing The Game

Being a part of the Dodgers' was a boyhood dream for lifelong fan Dieter Ruehle. Now it's come true — as the seventh organist in the history of the franchise.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY LEIGHLANI WIGLITTON
PROSPECTING

White Weedings

If you’re saying ‘High do,’ cannabis-friendly wedding planners know just how to get the cake perfectly baked.

The historic Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena also called Suicide Bridge.The historic Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena also called Suicide Bridge.
STEPHANIE HAGER/HAGERPHOTO
JOURNALS

Bridge Rebranding

The City of Pasadena would really appreciate if we would stop calling one of the region's most iconic structures "Suicide Bridge."

Candidate Angela Alioto on the campaign trail.
POLITICS

Political Dirt

San Francisco politicos are hard at work cleaning up the city's streets — literally. Are these (gloved) hands-on projects campaign stops or sincere efforts to tackle real problems?

Co-founders Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman clown around with prototypes in Two Bit Circus’ company workshop in Los Angeles.Co-founders Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman clown around with prototypes in Two Bit Circus’ company workshop in Los Angeles.
TOD SEELIE
INNOVATION

Modern Circus

What do you get when you cross video games, steampunk, high-tech and Cirque du Soleil? Meet Los Angeles’ new Two-Bit Circus attraction.

Despite objections from some neighborhoods concerned about gentrification and creeping technology, shared GoBikes have become a common sight on the streets of San Francisco as an alternative to cars and mass transportation.Despite objections from some neighborhoods concerned about gentrification and creeping technology, shared GoBikes have become a common sight on the streets of San Francisco as an alternative to cars and mass transportation.
THAYER ALLYSON GOWDY
TRANSPORTATION

Life on Two Wheels

How easy is a bike share program for a cycling rookie? Our intrepid correspondent spent a few days biking the streets of San Francisco on Ford GoBikes — and lived to tell the tale.