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The 2013 Hot 20 Nominations Are Now Open!

Yes, October's annual Hot 20 issue is still a few months away, but that's not stopping us from fantasizing about who'll make the issue. We're already sniffing out the Bay's coolest, best, and brightest, and we need your help.

The 2011 Hot 20 Under (And Over) 40 Readers' Choice: And The Winner Is...

Thanks to everyone who voted in our 2011 Hot 20 Under (and Over) 40 Readers' choice. This year's nominees were an impressive group —all movers and shakers in the Bay Area music, tech, culture, food, literary, sports and medicine commuties. Check out the original 49 nominees, the 20 second round finalists, and the 7 finalists for a trip back down inspiration lane.

Project Runway's Amy Sarabi on Chinatown-Inspired Fashion and NY v. SF Style

26 year-old Oakland-based designer Amy Sarabi (who was part of 7x7's 2008 Hot 20 Class) is killing it on this season of Project Runway. We caught up with the designer to ask her a few questions about her inspirations, aspirations and SF style. Check out her collection here and cheer her on tonight on the show!

The 2009 Hot 20 Under 40

What's "hot"? A pitcher with a killer arm, tech wizards bringing Wi-Fi to the world or a gender-bending performance artist?  One thing's for sure: Everyone below is under 40 and has a sense of self that belies their years. We're just lucky enough to benefit from it.

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