In 2012, seemingly out of nowhere, Zito turned the tables, throwing one of the best games of his career in his season start against the Colorado Rockies. When the postseason came around, manager Bruce Bochy rolled the dice, starting Zito in game five against the St. Louis Cardinals and in game one of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.
Arkansas-bred Scott Hutchins is no stranger to the Bay Area literary scene. A former fellow in Stanford's prestigious Wallace Stegner creative writing program, he now teaches at the university (and works down the hall from legendary author Tobias Wolff). He's contributed local publications like San Francisco magazine and The Rumpus, the latter of whose founder, Stephen Elliott, he considers a mentor and friend.
While pursuing a PhD in finance at Columbia University, Peter Acworth started an online BDSM porn site in his spare time. When the site became profitable, he ditched finance for full-time fetish and moved to San Francisco. Before long, Kink.com became too big for its bondage and moved into an unexpected new location: Historic landmark the San Francisco Armory.
Professional sailor and yachtsman Paul Cayard is the CEO of Alameda-based Artemis Racing, the team currently representing Sweden in the America's Cup. Over his career, Cayard has won seven world championships and has competed in the Olympics twice. In 2002, he was inducted into the Sailing World Hall of Fame. Though Artemis is sailing for another country, Cayard was born and raised on San Francisco waters.
There's a cool panel discussion about the evolution of local journalism coming to the Booksmith in the Upper Haight on August 9th. A few crucial faces at the forefront of the ever-metamorphosizing media landscape will be leading the talk: The Bay Citizen's Lisa Frazier, SF Public Press' Michael Stoll, and Mission Local's Lydia Chavez.