Thursday, February 1, 2018

Call for an Uber, They show up on a bike?

“Uber for bikes” is a fairly popular Silicon Valley business plan these days—so much so that the next company hopping aboard the idea is, in fact, Uber. The ride-hailing company announced a new Uber Bike pilot program in San Francisco on Wednesday, after pairing with New York-based bikeshare company Jump. More

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stylish Touring in San Francisco

Two dreamy brands—both masters of chic simplicity—have partnered up and we couldn't be more excited about the collab. San Francisco-based clothing line Cuyana joined creative forces with indie travel magazine Cereal (the minimalist's bible to places and spaces) to produce a beautiful, brand-new travel guide to the City by the Bay. The guide is not an everything-and-the-kitchen-sink free-for-all, but a tightly curated edit of the absolute best of San Francisco, with an aesthetic slant befitting the pared-back visuals perfected by both brands. It's far more style-setter than Silicon Valley, and it's damn gorgeous you guys. More
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Design for San Francisco Opera

On March 2, 2015, a line of people stretching around the block waited to get into the Rickshaw Stop on Fell Street in San Francisco. This was not like most nights at the funky music venue and bar; the people in line weren’t waiting to see an indie band, or dance to music spun by a DJ. This night the entertainment would be opera … of a sort. The evening, organized by the San Francisco Opera (SFO), was called “Barely Opera,” with the slogan “This Isn’t Your Grandmother’s Opera.” Complete with a “Wheel of Songs” that audience members could spin to select the next song, a live DJ, opera-themed drinks, and costumes for attendees to try on, it was designed to remove the intimidation often felt by those new to opera and introduce a younger, hipper audience to operatic music. More *********************************************************************************************

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

San Francisco's Restaurant Revival

The City by the Bay is coming back strong after a few years of relative quiet. At the center of the restaurant resurgence: the once-sleepy Hayes Valley neighborhood. Nojo Ramen Tavern Creamy chicken broth, not traditional pork, flavors the noodles at this outpost of a Japanese restaurant group. nojosf.com. Cala A star in her native Mexico, chef Gabriela Cámara focuses on seasonal ceviches here. On weekdays, customers can score inventive tacos at the back entrance. calarestaurant.com. More

Monday, February 22, 2016

What Was the Deal with the Super 50 Statues in San Francisco

In the run-up to Super Bowl 50, gigantic, 1,600-pound "50" signs have been placed around many of San Francisco's most charming locales: the Palace of Fine Arts, Alamo Square and City Hall, among other planned locations. The statues made news this week because, well, San Franciscans keep defacing them. On Wednesday night, the City Hall statue's letters were rearranged to read "SUP BRO." Alamo Square's "50," which was modified to "SUPERB OWL" this week, has previously been tagged with the words "F*** ED LEE," after the mayor. It's funny, of course. But many in San Francisco are deeply unhappy with the introduction of these statues. But why, you might ask, would the good people of San Francisco be unhappy? The Super Bowl is a moment for the city to shine -- shouldn't its residents be thrilled? Why wouldn't they be excited to have Super Bowl 50 signs around the city? Allow me to explain. More

Friday, January 8, 2016

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow Found Guilty in San Francisco

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow said he was a changed man after his last prison sentence for racketeering in Chinatown more than a decade ago. But jurors heard an undercover FBI agent, backed by tape recordings, describe paying Chow for illegal transactions with his underlings. And they heard former cohorts saying Chow had ordered two murders. On Friday, after 2½ days of deliberations, the federal court jury in San Francisco found Chow guilty on all charges: conspiracy to operate a century-old community organization as a racketeering enterprise, murdering its previous leader, conspiring to try to murder another rival, five counts of dealing in stolen liquor and cigarettes, and 154 counts of money-laundering.

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