Repair Of Iconic '60s Era Synthesizer Turns Into Long, Strange Trip For EngineerFor years, an urban legend circulated online and in documentaries purporting how part of a groundbreaking musical instrument -- versions which are stored at a Bay Area university and other institutions -- was dipped in LSD.
Inside TransTime Cryonics Facility: Bodies Frozen, Awaiting A Future ReawakeningIt is the stuff of science fiction and Hollywood movies. The promise: upon your death, your body is frozen until some future medical breakthrough restores you to full health.
Go Behind-The-Scenes, Onstage, Backstage With The Stars Of 'Hamilton'After months of mystery, SHN Orpheum Theatre opened its doors and invited KPIX 5 anchor and #1 Hamilton Fan Michelle Griego for a tour onstage and backstage, and a look inside ‘The Room Where It Happens,’ literally.
Whistleblowers Claim Bay Area Air Quality Management District Improperly Disposed Of RecordsThe agency in charge of protecting the air in the Bay Area has long been criticized by local activists for protecting polluters instead. Now, two former employees say they believe they have new evidence to support that accusation.
SF Tenants Say Non-Stop Renovations To Rent-Control Property Amount To Eviction HarassmentIt’s not an easy job to get tenants on rent control to leave a building. In fact, in the past few years San Francisco has passed even stricter eviction laws. But more than 100 tenants of the city’s biggest landlord tell us they think he’s trying to annoy them into self-eviction.
Brake-Slamming BART Turn In Oakland Is The Result Of An Old Political FavorThe tight, brake-slamming BART turn beneath the streets of downtown Oakland is the result of a 1960s political favor that changed BART's original design.
Therapy Gives New Hope For Patients with Alzheimer's DiseaseA Bay Area doctor is taking a controversial approach Alzheimer's disease and claims that -- through personalized therapy -- the cognitive decline associated with the disease can be reversed in some cases.
Van Ness Construction Woes Prompt Landlord To Sue Japanese Internment Camp SurvivorDelays and construction issues for the Van Ness Improvement project have led to financial hardships for small business owners, including a WWII Japanese internment camp survivor.
UCSF Participates In Experimental Therapy Trial For Infants With Rare Genetic Disease SCIDIn the late 70's and early 80's, a small boy with a rare genetic disease was known as “David, the Bubble Boy." Now, there is cautious optimism that UCSF doctors may have found a safe cure for patients just like David.
Efforts To Search For, Send Messages To Extraterrestrial Life Advance In Digital AgeAn ambitious new effort is underway to make direct contact with intelligent life beyond earth, improving upon 70s-era space missions which included attempts to bring messages from Earth to extraterrestrials.
Former SF Muni Instructor Says Favoritism In Training Is Putting Public Safety At RiskAllegations of favoritism have surfaced at Muni Metro's Light Rail training division. A former instructor says he felt pressure to pass operators he thought were unqualified.
Homeowners Find Renting Out Homes For Production Shoots Can Be LucrativeWhile you're at the office and no one's home, your home can work for you in a money-making idea that is catching on in today's expensive housing market.
Livermore Priest Accused Of Sexual Assault Had Prior AccusationsA Catholic priest accused of sexual assault in the East Bay also has some serious allegations from his past.
Former San Quentin Inmate Runs As Free Man At Boston MarathonA San Francisco man who's running in Monday's Boston Marathon has had a unique training regimen: he's spent years doing laps inside San Quentin State Prison.
New Documentary Focuses On Famed Bay Area Rock Photographer Jim MarshallA new documentary screening this month at the San Francisco International Film Festival features a closeup look at Jim Marshall, who photographed the biggest names in rock 'n' roll history.