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SF Castro District Streets Get Splash Of Color With Rainbow Crosswalks

A newly installed rainbow crosswalk is the latest colorful addition to San Francisco’s Castro District.

10/01/2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Rare Photo Of Apple’s Industrial Design Team Shows White Men Continue To Dominate Group

Long after most journalists were ushered out of Apple’s launch event Tuesday, one stuck around to take the first group photo of the company’s new and super-secretive Industrial Design team.

09/10/2014

Rendering of the office building at 270 Brannan Street in San Francisco, California. (steelblue)

Office Building In South Of Market Neighborhood Of San Francisco Touts Green Space, Sustainability

The space at 270 Brannan Street has already been leased by tech company Splunk, and features more than four times the amount of bike parking than car parking.

08/14/2014

(Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Planners Have Ambitious Ideas For Possible New Raiders Stadium In Oakland

Even with Raiders owner Mark Davis’ recent visit to San Antonio, planners are working on a new stadium for the team in Oakland, though there are plenty of moving parts to be worked out.

07/30/2014

Google Cardboard Developers Conference Virtual Reality

Google Unleashes DIY Virtual Reality ‘Cardboard’ Goggles

While technology companies scramble to get into the virtual reality business, Google jumped right in with this do-it-yourself solution: cardboard.

06/27/2014

BART board members applaud after unveiling a model of the car to be rolled out by next year and in full use by 2017. (CBS)

BART Directors Vote In Favor Of Compromise On New Car Design

BART directors voted 5-2 Thursday in favor of a proposal for the design of future train cars that seeks to achieve a compromise between the competing requests of bike riders, wheelchair users and blind people.

06/12/2014

San Jose firefighters battle a house fire on Mossbrook Circle. (CBS)

Eichler Homes Burned In San Jose Inferno Among Bay Area House Designs Susceptible To Fire

A gas-fueled fire in San Jose Monday moved quickly through three homes has highlighted the design risks of certain types of homes, including the Eichler style structures popular in much of the Bay Area.

04/08/2014

Metal rails installed on concrete planters outside a Safeway supermarket at Church and Market in San Francisco. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Architecture Aims To Keep Homeless Away From San Francisco Buildings

Some people may call it cold or harsh, but building planners in San Francisco and across the Bay Area have employed several new design tactics to keep the homeless away.

02/24/2014

Michael Kors (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Northern California Inspire Michael Kors’ New Fashion Collection

Kor’s clothing collection is more Big Sur than Los Angeles…

02/12/2014

The Apple Store at 1 Stockton St. in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Wants Fountain, Historic Style Retained At New Apple Store

Planners released a review of Apple’s design proposal on Thursday. It calls for the Cupertino-based company to keep the fountain at its current spot or find another place for it in the city.

06/28/2013

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