Skip to Navigation Skip to Content

news

Harriet Tubman on the New $20 Bill, Curry and Obama Team up + More Brunch Topics

Harriet Tubman will be the first woman and the first African American to be on United States currency, plus more awesome things that happened this week. 

Sea Lion Blocks Traffic in Sonoma + More Brunch Topics

The top headlines from this week. 

City Hall Lights Up in Solidarity With Belgium + More Brunch Topics

City Hall lights up with Belgian colors and a runaway piglet finds her forever home. Here's what you missed this week. 

Average SF Commuter Spends 3 Days in Traffic + More Brunch Topics

 iPhone 7 rumors, a change on Lombard Street, and more local news to chew on over pancakes. 

'Mean Girls' the Musical + More Topics to Discuss Over Brunch

Tina Fey confirms Mean Girls the Musical, Björk protects her home country, and Jeff Bezos wants to send tourists to space. Here's what you missed this week. 

5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

The famous Half Moon Bay pumpkins are shrinking, Playboy magazine is covering up, and more news from the past week. 

5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Whale Almost Collapses onto Kayakers, USAToday

Two kayakers had a very close encounter over the weekend as a breaching humpback whale landed on top of them. Onlookers during a Sanctuary Cruises whale tour outside of Moss Landing, Calif., saw the whale take the couple under the water...Video of the frightening sight was taken by Sanctuary Cruises passenger Larry Plants."

3,000 Bicyclers to Power Oakland Music FestivalSFWeekly

5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

The "Flintstones home" is on the market, McDonald's is serving breakfast all day, and more amazing news items from the past week. 

Curious Corduroy About Town

There's a mystery around town in the form of corduroy-wrapped mannequins. My first sighting didn't phase me, but then I spotted another in a different part of town and it seemed a very unlikely coincidence. That's when I decided to make a little project out of it—a photo diary of these strange occurrences. Check out these pictures of the four I've spotted and post a comment if you've seen any others that I've missed. Chances are we might have a prize for anyone who can crack this case.

Azalea in Hayes Valley

 

Fire Escape in Union Square

 

Recession Shopping Strategy: Look But Don’t Touch

If the economic tempest in which our nation presently finds itself prompts a tidal wave of shopping guilt, here’s a simple tactic to curb your impulse-buying urges: keep your mitts to yourself. And we’re not talking about the ones intended for use with an oven (if that’s the kind of thing you’re into). We’re talking about your hands. Touching, it seems, may increase your likelihood of purchasing.

Daily Newsletters

Essential SF knowledge in your inbox