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2012 Hot 20 Nominations are Open!

2012 Hot 20 Nominations are Open!

Every October, we publish our Hot 20, a series of profiles on the city's most up-and-coming movers and shakers. Former Hot 20s have included local luminaries such as Instagram founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, SF Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, and Off the Grid owner and operator Matt Cohen. We're gearing up to select our 2012 class and are now accepting submissions for the Readers' Choice spot.

An Art-Inspired Wedding in Monterey

Yelena & Elon had a very museum-inspired wedding. It was held where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton exchanged vows at the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, California.

Asian Fare Gets Dressed Up For Lunch Downtown

Places like Specialty's, Mixt Greens, Boxed Foods, and The Sentinel—mostly American lunch stops—are the kings of the midday scene in the FiDi and SoMa. The Asian food sector doesn't get a lot of love, but over the past few years, a few brave, new, quick-service spots are introducing the likes of banh mi, sushi, ssam and adobo to the multi-ethnic working masses. Detractors grumble about sticker shock, but many workers are happy to pay a few extra bucks to know where the meat comes from, or to be able to customize their lunch at will.

Five Reasons to Head to the Sonoma County Fair

5 Reasons to Head to the Sonoma County Fair

Corn dogs, cotton candy and funnel cakes. The off-the-charts caloric combination can only mean one thing: the Sonoma County Fair is about to get cooking. It’s an American pastime of sorts – eating, drinking, riding the Ferris Wheel and getting your “country fix” petting barnyard animals.  Running July 25 through August 12, (closed on Mondays) you’ve got 17 days to get your fair fill.

The Sonoma County Fair Concert Series

Look of the Week: Men's Ties for Summer Weddings

Look of the Week: Men's Ties for Summer Weddings

The wave of late-summer-to-early-fall weddings is fast approaching. When it comes to dressing for such occasions, think summer-sharp - with a bit of flair. The easiest way to accomplish such a fashionable feat? A great necktie.

Here are seven of this season's best ties ($29.99-$180) to get you from the ceremony to the dance floor - in true summer style. 

Five Can't-Miss Picks From the SF Jewish Film Festival

My Dad is Baryshnikov

Hewing to its diasporic theme, the Jewish Film Festival hosts screenings all around the Bay for the next three weeks, doing duty for it's first week at the hallowed Castro Theatre before stops in Berkeley, San Rafael and points south. We've chosen five can't-miss picks from the 63 films screening in this year's fest:

Are You Tough Enough for the Seven Hells Ride?

Are You Tough Enough for the Seven Hells Ride?

Most San Francisco bike routes are designed to avoid the city’s hills. But this Saturday there’s a group bike ride that goes out of its way to hit every steep crest, reach every gorgeous vista, and scale every SF peak. The annual Seven Hells Ride is back again—and it’s even tougher than ever.

When You Travel, Mozio Provides Point-to-Point Local Transportation Options

When You Travel, Mozio Provides Point-to-Point Local Transportation Options

Say you've just landed at JFK to start your visit to New York, and now you’ve got to find your way into Manhattan. What’s the best, and/or cheapest way to get to the part of town you need to reach? Besides taxis, which will run you (with tip) the better part of three Jacksons, there are actually over 50 different options, from limos, to shuttles to buses.

But how can you find out about all of these services, evaluate them and choose the right one for your needs and budget?

Meet Mozio, which is a “point-to-point multi-modal travel search engine.” <--break->

The Bay Area's Kid-Friendly Water Parks

The Bay Area&#039;s Kid-Friendly Water Parks

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

What It's Like to Leave the City of Your Dreams

What It&#039;s Like to Leave the City of Your Dreams

In a few weeks, I will put what relatively few possessions I have into storage, get behind the wheel of my aging Volkswagen convertible, and drive down I-5 to Los Angeles. It’ll be a straight shot on 378 miles of asphalt nearly all the way. I’ll get off at the Glendale Boulevard exit and pull up to the furnished 
Spanish-style cottage—with a driveway, front yard and backyard, and lots of working space—my boyfriend and I have rented in Atwater Village.

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