Stories about Bay Area

BAY GUARDIAN BEST OF THE BAY 2017: WELCOME!

Our 42nd edition of the Bay Area original! Thousands voted in dozens of categories -- here are the results.

BEST OF THE BAY 2017: CITY LIVING WINNERS

Our readers' picks for Best Street Fair, Best Bike Repair, Best Tailor, Best Gym, Best Pet Groomers, Best Plumber, and more

The Lexus Lanes — and why they won’t work

Instead of rewarding carpools and getting people out of private cars, we are rewarding wealth and encouraging more people to drive. How does this make sense?

Arts Forecast: Autumn Lights, Space Visitors, Clarion Alley Block Party …

Gathering of the Tribes, Liszt Gala, Open Carry Guitar Rally, Ed Asner, and more cool things ahead this week.

If PG&E caused the fires, it wouldn’t be the first time

The utility's shoddy maintenance has caused more than 700 fires -- and has led to at least one criminal conviction

The strange saga of 114 Lyon St

Owner wants to convert four-unit building into single-family home -- because someone else did it illegally years ago. We investigate

Party Radar: Fundraisers for North Bay fires, Puerto Rico, Mexico

Nightlife, music, arts, and food communities come together to raise funds and collect goods for devastated regions.

Arts Forecast: Sandcastles, Teotihuacan, Street Food Fest, Poke-Con….

10 upcoming arts (and food and music and nightlife) events of note, in our new regular column.

SF Planning Commission debates housing, ignores gentrification

When will there be a hearing on the human costs of accommodating too much commercial growth?

SOMArts show kicks off Dia de los Muertos season

Opening Fri/6 with a huge party, this artist-made offrenda extravaganza is an essential community event.