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2015 Hot 20: Shashi Batra, Organic Beauty Guru

You don't usually hear the words "green" and "glamorous" uttered in the same sentence, but Shashi Batra, one of the founding members of Sephora USA and former President of Victoria Secret Beauty, is about to change all that.

65 Bay Area-Made Gifts for Everyone on Your List

This year, shop local. 

2015 Hot 20: Jeremy Fish, the Street Artist Shaking up City Hall

The personality of Jeremy Fish might remind Tim Burton fans of Big Fish character Edward Bloom.

These 6 Classic North Beach Cafes Will Transport You to Italy

Quality never goes out of style. That’s why the Italian cafes of North Beach are oases of authenticity, tradition, and culture in a city that reinvents itself faster than the time it takes to download the latest app. Take a break from the rat race and slip into the old world charm and pace of the city’s original café culture.

This Week in Live Music: Public Image Ltd., Bells Atlas, Robert DeLong, and More

This Thanksgiving, remember to give thanks for San Francisco’s neverending bounty of world-class and underbelly music.

Vote Now for Your Favorite San Francisco Charity: Top 7 Finalists

It's the most wonderful time of the year—time to select San Francisco's favorite charity, as part of our annual contest. We asked readers to vote for their most beloved nonprofits, and this year's numbers were record breaking. But seven charities rose to the top. Each finalist works tirelessly to make the Bay Area a better, brighter place. 

2015 Hot 20: Bita Nazarian, Captain of the Ship at 826 Valencia

If Vendela Vida and Dave Eggers are the famous faces of 826 Valencia, executive director Bita Nazarian is not only the wheel that keeps the Mission-based nonprofit working, she's the driving force behind the organization's upcoming expansion. 

How Coffee Can Save Your Life + More Brunch Topics

Coffee is saving lives, more than $11 million in medical equipment is missing, and more news from the past week. 

2015 Hot 20: Rob Bonta, the Marijuana Policymaker

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom may be nabbing headlines for his support of the growing cannabis legalization movement, but it's California assemblymember Rob Bonta's name that's on the tips of tongues in the state's marijuana industry. 

How to Host a Successful Friendsgiving in San Francisco

The holiday season is here and that means copious amounts of eating, drinking, and socializing. If you’re planning to host your own friendsgiving this year, here are some essential tips to feasting with friends.

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