Here's the craze this week.
Silicon Valley's $400 Juicer May Be Feeling the Squeeze, Bloomberg
Two investors in Juicero were surprised to learn the startup's juice packs could be squeezed by hand without using its high-tech machine. Read more
New streets to be named for 49ers, Giants Hall of Famers, Curbed SF
Developer FivePoint (a spin off of Lennar Corporation, the company adding thousands of new units to the city's southeastern neighborhoods) announced today that it will name nine new streets in the Candlestick Point area after former 49ers and San Francisco Giants players and staff. Read more
Ways San Francisco Is Less Liberal Than We Think We Are, SF Gate
San Francisco likes to think of itself as a left-leaning, open-minded, free-thinking, equal-rights type of town. We're pro-choice and pro-environment. We issued the United States' first same-sex marriage licenses. We're fighting to hold onto our sanctuary city status. We go to Burning Man, host S&M festivals and don't bat an eye when a naked person walks down the street. A mere nine percent of our population voted for President Donald Trump.In fact, the City by the Bay is often viewed as the most liberal city in America, but anyone who lives here knows some of our ways don't align with our liberal image. When it comes to income inequality, education, and even the closing time for our bars, we don't entirely live up to our blue ideals. Read more
A futuristic drawing of SF by Alexander Weygers in 1950.
This Is What San Francisco Was Supposed to Look Like, According to a 1950 Drawing, Curbed SF
Posted last week on Reddit, a 1950 rendering of San Francisco's cityscape by Alexander Weygers, an urban designer and artist who doubled as an Aerospace engineer, captured the imagination and wit of a few redditors. "I love how saucers abound and yet the boats still have smokestacks," quipped RSwordsman. While GalaxyKong points out, "They look like ocean Roombas." Read more
Santa Rosa Is the Craft Beer Capital of the U.S.
When you boil it down to a weighted blend of quality (beer ratings) quantity (breweries in proximity), Santa Rosa tops the list of beer meccas in the U.S. Read more