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SpaceX Sending Tourists to the Moon, Big Sur Bridge Collapses + More Local News

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SpaceX Plans to Send 2 Tourists Around Moon in 2018, New York Times


SpaceX, the ambitious rocket company headed by Elon Musk, wants to send a couple of tourists around the moon and back to Earth before the end of next year. If they manage that feat, the passengers would be the first humans to venture that far into space in more than 40 years.

Mr. Musk made the announcement on Monday in a telephone news conference. He said two private individuals approached the company to see if SpaceX would be willing to send them on a weeklong cruise, which would fly past the surface of the moon — but not land — and continue outward before gravity turned the spacecraft around and brought it back to Earth for a landing. Read more.


How Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala Became The NBA's Ambassador To Silicon Valley, Fast Company

Even in a professional sports league known for well-dressed men, Andre Iguodala, the 6-foot-6 Golden State Warriors forward, stands out for his fashion sense. The 2015 NBA finals MVP, who once moonlit as the menswear style director for Twice, a secondhand fashion startup that was acquired by eBay, is known for his well-tailored suits. Tonight, he is wearing a double-breasted black suit by Ralph Lauren Purple Label with a slate button-up shirt and no tie. He stands at the base of the grand marble staircase in San Francisco's City Hall and surveys the scene. Read more.


A mudslide has damaged Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 in Big Sur beyond repairPhoto by Kodiak Greenwood

Bridge Failure Severs Big Sur's Ties to Outside World, San Francisco Chronicle

Storms have wreaked hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage to California's roads and bridges, but nowhere is the problem more obvious than on a stretch of Highway 1 just south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, where the last link to the rest of civilization is about to slide down a hillside.


The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge spans a valley that has exploded with the cracking of falling redwood trees and the crash of rocks as the condemned bridge slides slowly away from the street. Read more.


Billionaire Uber CEO Yells at Bankrupt Driver: 'Some People Don't Like to Take Responsibility'
, Gizmodo

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's net worth is $6.3 billion, but if you're a turd, you're a turd, and all that wonderful cash can't buy you a better personality. There's a video to prove it: Bloomberg obtained footage of Kalanick getting into a heated argument with an Uber driver.

Uber is having an absolutely miserable year, from high-profile sexual harassment allegations to an astoundingly successful boycott campaign against the company. Pour one out for Uber's beleaguered press team as you watch this video of Kalanick, whose life has been blessed with unimaginable riches, yelling at a human in need. Read more.


Virgin Releases Details on New San Francisco Hotel, Curbed San Francisco

In June, Curbed SF reported that mega-brand Virgin would open a hotel in San Francisco's South of Market, near the upcoming Central Subway station at Fourth and Folsom. Today the mega-brand revealed new details about the hotel.

A few highlights will include: 196 suites and master suites, several cocktail bars and dining options, including the brand's flagship, The Commons Club, a coffee shop, and a rooftop bar. It will be interesting to see if a rooftop bar will be popular in the chilly and windy area along Fourth Street, but anything is possible. Read more.

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