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2013 Hot 20

Hot 20: Reader's Choice Winner!

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

When we asked our online readers to nominate their favorite Bay Area mover and shaker, it became clear that Jake Wall has quite the following.

Hot 20: The King of Cabs

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

If you’re even remotely involved in the wine business or if you live in Napa Valley, chances are you’ve heard of Philippe Melka, the winemaker behind such powerhouse labels as Dana Estates, Vineyard 29, and Brand.

Hot 20: The News Anchor, Justin Kelly

HOK architect Justin Kelly

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

The majority of San Francisco’s Art Nouveau–style newsstands—about 70 vintage green metal kiosks in all—sit vacant, awaiting a higher calling.

Hot 20: Singer-Songwriter Jessica Pratt

Jessica Pratt

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

Some might hear traces of a young Joni Mitchell or Karen Dalton. Others might liken Jessica Pratt’s soft, nymph-like warble to Joanna Newsom’s voice.

Hot 20: The Do-Gooders: Alon Salant + Rob Spiro

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

As anyone living in SF knows, our eating philosophy has shifted from whatever’s tasty to local is better. All good, except for one problem: Local distribution channels were shoddy.

Hot 20: The Catcher in the Rye, Kari Nadeau, MD, PHD

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

Should you ever find yourself thinking, “Really? My kid can’t take a good old peanut butter sandwich to school?,” thank your lucky stars your daughter doesn’t risk dying of anaphylactic shock the next time she eats out because, say, the waiter doesn’t know the chicken is fried in peanut oil and she’s forgotten her EpiPen.

Hot 20: The Mapmaker, Eric Rodenbeck

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

Understanding what Eric Rodenbeck does is like trying to get your arms around @karlthefog.

Hot 20: The New Kids on the Block

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

Realizing just how much we San Franciscans take for granted can be a good thing. And that happens within minutes of meeting these pastry stars, all relatively new arrivals.

Hot 20: The Mystic, Michael Montgomery

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

In a company of 12 performers, every dancer stands out. But right now, as LINES Ballet celebrates its 30th anniversary, Michael Montgomery simply pops.

Hot 20: Google's Security Princess, Parisa Tabriz

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

For the head of the Chrome security team—yes, security princess is her actual title—the road to Google started with art. " alt="<--break->">

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