San Francisco

English Country Living in the Heart of the Bay Area

(Arthur Sharif & Associates)
(Arthur Sharif & Associates)

A short drive past idyllic downtown Woodside, you enter a world of Arcadian serenity. Anchored by a grand six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath English-inspired country estate the cast...

  • This April 11, 2014 photo made available by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden shows Mats Brannstrom and his team performing a womb transplant. (AP Photo/University of Gothenburg, Johan Wingborg)

    Chain of Kidney Transplants Begins in San Francisco Hospital

    SAN FRANCISCO—The first of a series of interlinked kidney transplants involving six patients and six donors has started at a San Francisco hospital. The surgeries... Read more

  • Shipping containers line the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. on Jan.10, 2011. (AP Photo/Noaki Schwartz)

    Labor Secretary to Press 2 Sides in West Coast Port Dispute

    SAN FRANCISCO—President Barack Obama is sending his labor secretary to California to meet with both sides in a contract dispute that has affected the flow... Read more

  • Osman Khan, of Hayward, commutes over forty miles to his cashier job at Pretzelmaker because jobs are hard to come by in his city.  (Chun Lee/Epoch Times)

    Retail Workers in Bay Area Struggling With Housing Costs

    Hopeful, determined, and persevering may not be words you would have chosen to describe the coffee shop or fast-food worker that served your morning latte... Read more

  • Surviving Singledom on Valentine’s Day Bay Area Style

    If there’s one day a single person dreads more than the wedding day of an ex, it’s Valentines Day. But being single on Valentine’s Day... Read more

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    Valentine’s Day—What’s Love Got to Do With It?

    For a holiday increasingly taken over by chocolate hearts, teddy bears, and expensive dinners, it’s heartening to hear that for many, the meaning of the... Read more

  • Pedestrians take cover from rain in the Chinatown district of San Francisco. Flights were delayed in San Francisco and a wind advisory was issued Friday morning as a powerful storm rolled into the Bay Area. Weather experts say heavier downpours are on the way, with the first intense band expected to hit this afternoon and a second dump on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2015 (AP/Ben Margot)

    Storm Hits California After Triggering Washington Flooding

    SAN FRANCISCO—A storm sweeping down the West Coast pelted parts of the San Francisco Bay Area with much-needed rain Friday, triggered flooding that swamped several... Read more

  • A Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker smoker in Alameda, Calif., on Jan. 16. The booming popularity of outdoor kitchens has increased the number of neighbors coughing and hacking from the smoke.

    Coughing Neighbors Make Bay Area Rethink Outdoor Cooking

    SAN FRANCISCO—The booming popularity of outdoor kitchens among homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area has an increasing number of their neighbors coughing and hacking... Read more

  • Mr. Li Hongzhi speaks at the international conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Founder of Falun Gong Speaks at Conference in San Francisco

    Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of the spiritual discipline of Falun Gong, spoke at an international conference in San Francisco on Thursday. Mr. Li addressed... Read more

  • Falun Dafa practitioners gather at the San Francisco Civic Center on Thursday. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Across Many Miles, Practitioners Gather to Pay Homage to Spiritual Practice

    SAN FRANCISCO—Since the year 2000, Falun Gong practitioners have gathered once or twice a year in America’s major cities, for what they call an experience... Read more

  • The Celestial Band marches in the Falun Dafa parade in San Francisco on Oct. 15.
(Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Thousands of Falun Dafa Practitioners Gather in San Francisco

    Falun Dafa practitioners from across the United States came to California on Oct. 15 to be with each other and to call for an end to the... Read more

  • George Limperis, a realtor with Paragon Real Estate Group, walks in the backyard of a property in the Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, where the median selling price for homes and condominiums hit seven figures for the first time last month, the cool million that would fetch a mansion on a few acres elsewhere will now barely cover the cost of an 800-square foot starter home that needs work and may or may not include private parking. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    In San Francisco Real Estate, $1M Won’t Buy Much

    SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million... Read more

  • Apple Earnings Up on Strength of iPhone

    SAN FRANCISCO—Apple’s growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater... Read more

  • In this Nov. 15, 2006, photo the Golden Gate Bridge is shown in San Francisco. On Friday, June 27, 2014, Golden Gate Bridge officials are expected to approve a funding package for a $76 million suicide barrier. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge Will Get $76M Funding for Suicide Barrier

    SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting an oft-debated suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a... Read more

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    Hop on a Bike in San Francisco

    San Francisco’s bicycle culture is evident in the great number of cyclists on Market Street, and in specialty bike shops and other accommodations, with many... Read more

  • Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook, walks with his wife Priscilla Chan, during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho, on July 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Wife Donate $120M to California Schools

    MENLO PARK, Calif.—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. The... Read more

  • This image provided by Sergio Loza shows Loza holding up an envelope that had cash hidden in it in San Francisco, on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Loza followed the clues from a Twitter user using the handle @HiddenCash to find the money. The mysterious person has been hiding money throughout the city since Friday that's leading scores on a scavenger hunt. (AP Photo/Sergio Loza)

    Cash Envelopes San Francisco: Anonymous Man Hiding Money Throughout City via @HiddenCash Twitter Handle

    SAN FRANCISCO—Someone is dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco — and causing an international frenzy on social media. An anonymous man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash has... Read more

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