Bay Briefing: Academy of Art students’ crushing debt: ‘That school is a predator’

If a judge lets the case proceed to a trial, the San Francisco Federal Credit Union, which made loans to cabbies to buy $250,000 medallions, will argue that the city let the taxi industry collapse — in part by turning a blind eye as Uber and Lyft ravaged the market — and now must make […]

Bay Area temperatures plunge as first frost of the season hits

A man sits bundled up as he gets a view of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in San Francisco. Parts of the U.S. are getting a blast of wintry weather, some experiancing frigid temperatures. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez, Associated Press

River otter nursed back to health and returned to Richardson Bay

The patient, a river otter, was brought to placid Richardson Bay on the Belvedere shore at about 11:30 a.m. and released from her cage. The otter quickly scooted a few feet down a bank and dived into the water, swimming a short distance before disappearing.

By the numbers: Academy of Art University in San Francisco

The for-profit Academy of Art University in San Francisco calls itself a launching pad for careers at top-paying companies, from Apple to Google to Adidas. About 13,000 students are enrolled in San Francisco and around the world, according to the school’s accreditor, WASC Senior College and University Commission. They are full and part-timers, undergraduates and […]

Reasons not to move to San Francisco

Scroll through the above slideshow to see some of San Francisco’s drawbacks and tell us your own reasons for not moving (or moving!) to San Francisco in the comments. Since some of these issues have become even bigger in recent years, we decided this gallery needs a re-run.

Best and worst airlines for Bay Area travelers

We’d all likely love to fly on an airline like Delta all the time, but the problem for Bay Area travelers is that it does not fly to enough places from here. None of its hubs are in Northern California. So to get anywhere on Delta you have to fly from here and connect in […]

Ballast Point Brewing cancels plans for San Francisco brewery

But Ballast Point has recently been retrenching in California. Company representatives confirmed the closures of its 80,000-square-foot sour beer and barrel-aging facility in San Diego, which opened in 2017, as well as a brewpub in Temecula (Riverside County), which opened in 2016.

Gwyneth Paltrow to bring new Goop store and wellness summit to the Bay Area

While this will be the company’s first long-term home in the city, it has set up shop here before. Goop first popped up for three weeks in May 2016, when Goop MRKT took over the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed architectural wonder at 140 Maiden Lane. During last year’s holiday season, Goop GIFT decked out a Fillmore […]

Routes: SIA to SEA, United at SFO, Southwest’s Bay Area changes, California Pacific + more

As major carriers continue to firm up their 2019 domestic network plans, Delta just announced three new routes for next year. On June 17, it will begin daily service between Sacramento and its Detroit hub, using a 737-800. The eastbound segment will be a red-eye, departing Sacramento at 10:50 p.m. On June 16, Delta kicks […]

Why does San Francisco turn up its nose at perfume?

But it can also be a location thing; Le Labo is a high-end, boutique perfume company with a local branch on Fillmore Street. The company’s signature San Francisco fragrance, Limette 37, is available for the majority of the year in-store only, and is described as “mingling an impression of cleanliness, freshness and well-being with that […]