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Big Bang Party After Dark at California Academy of Sciences

California Academy Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences will host its annual Gala and Party After Dark on April 23, 2015. This unforgettable evening is the opportunity to let loose in a stunning, iconic setting while raising a glass to bright minds making remarkable contributions to the field of science education—a topic at the heart of the Academy’s mission to explore, explain, and sustain life. And we're giving away two tickets to the event! Just sign up for our newsletter below to enter.

From Rubble to Riches: The World's Fair That Raised San Francisco From the Ashes

When the Panama-Pacific International Exposition opened in 1915, San Francisco looked fabulous: Bedecked with ornate, European-inspired architecture and an array of technological wizardry, the city resumed its role as a West Coast powerhouse less than a decade after near-total destruction. Block after block of property flattened by the 1906 earthquake and ensuing fires had been transformed to make way for glitzy new hotels, sturdy apartment buildings, landscaped parks and courtyards, offices, theaters, and a sparkling, gold-topped City Hall. New streetcar lines were built to carry visitors and locals to the fair, much of which rose on previously uninhabitable lots along the city’s northern waterfront.

He Might Be Giant: A Day in the Life of Hunter Pence

When I was assigned to interview noted hitter Hunter Pence, in person for an entire day, I was thrown off guard. First, I like the guy. A lot. And second, unlike so many a glorified chef or socialite, he's an actual celebrity in San Francisco—not only famous, he's a hero. I had my fears.

The 7 Best Neighborhoods in San Francisco: 2015 Edition

Five years ago, we named the seven best neighborhoods in San Francisco. Needless to say, the city has changed a wee bit since 2010. And what you consider to be the "best" neighborhood depends entirely on your top priorites, be it access to nightlife or a quiet place to roll your stroller (or dog stroller). Here are seven of our favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco for 2015. 

3 New Books to Pick Up and Read Right Now

From Ryan Gattis' take on one of California's darkest days to Claire Kells' stunning debut, here are three books you should be reading before bed.

Meet the 7 Bay Area Vanguard Award Finalists Making Our Community Better

Earlier this year, we introduced you to seven local leaders who are shaking things up in the fields of education, sustainability, and community development. Inspired by their contributions, we collaborated with the University of Oregon to launch the Vanguard Award, dedicated to shedding light on community members who are revolutionizing the status quo.

In early March, you nominated hundreds of gamechanging locals who are working to make the Bay Area a better place and deserve to win the Vanguard Award. We've narrowed down the field to seven finalists, and now it's time to determine the winner.

This Week in Live Music: TV on the Radio, Cherry Glazzer, & More

Are you a part of San Francisco’s Shut-In economy? Don't be. You’re missing out! You’re missing the point of San Francisco, which is to see as much live music as possible while you can still hear.

YMCA Luncheon Raises Big Money for SF Youth

No startup has more potential than Bay Area youth. Which is why on Friday, March 20, investors in San Francisco's adolescents came together for the 4th Annual YMCA of San Francisco Y For Youth Luncheon, a day of celebration and fundraising for signature youth programs that improve the opportunities for children within our local community.

Weekend Guide: Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon, Earth Hour, & Tiny House Movement

This weekend, get ready to run like a rock star, go dark for an hour, and rethink the tiny house.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Dogpatch

Located on the waterfront and once home to large warehouses, canning factories, industrial buildings, shipyards, and wild fennel fields, Dogpatch has turned into a hub of local makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. Just hop on the T-Third to enjoy the assorted retail shop and restaurants, or simply enjoy soaking up some sun on the waterfront. 

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