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We Wanna Be Friends With CloudFlare Cofounder Michelle Zatlyn

If they gave out trophies for techie awards, Michelle Zatlyn's case would be full.

We Wanna Be Friends With 'Top Model' Contestant Devin Clark

San Francisco-based model Devin Clark (Look Model Agency) wants to be on top—of the catwalk game, that is. Clark is competing for the shot of a lifetime on the new season of America's Next Top Model, which premiered last week. We caught up with the local hottie to get his inside take on this season, his fave SF food, and more.

We Wanna Be Friends With Blues Singer Fantastic Negrito

Brush up on Oakland favorite Fantastic Negrito, who takes the stage at Outside Lands on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 2:55pm. 

We Wanna Be Friends With 'Project Runway' Contestant Candice Cuoco

San Francisco-based fashion designer Candice Cuoco is a force to be reckoned with. Her bold designs had already been featured on lavish runways from New York and London to Paris and Milan, before the burgeoning designer caught the eye of Project Runway's esteemed producers. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Future Bars Owner Doug Dalton

After working in New York for two years, software engineer Doug Dalton (whose impressive resume includes time clocked at Estee Lauder, Sprint, and Netscape) found the cocktail culture in San Franciso lacking in comparison to the East Coast. So, he started opening bars of his own. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Local Actress Megan Trout

Four years after crash landing on the Bay Area theater scene, local actress Megan Trout has become a local fixture. If you haven't already seen one of her passionate performances in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Hamlet, or her breakout performance in Kafka’s Metamorphosis, you need to get yourself to the theater. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Author Vendela Vida

It's impossible to list the many accolades of San Francisco native Vendela Vida without wondering what the hell you've been doing with your own life. She's a New York Times bestselling author, of course; publishes a magazine, The Believer; founded 826 Valencia with her also-famous husband Dave Eggers; and even cowrote (with said husband) the screenplay for Away We Go, the 2009 indie hit starring Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski.

We Wanna Be Friends With Printmakers Carissa Potter Carlson and Heather Van Winckle

Carissa and Heather of People I've Loved

In 2012, Carissa Potter Carlson created People I’ve Loveda line of cute stationery and art objects full of whimsy, irreverence, and heart.

We Wanna be Friends with Pixar's Production Manager Dana Murray

As the liaison between the director and the producer of Pixar's newest film Inside Out (which hits theaters June 19), Dana Murray has to coordinate the entire production department, including animation, lighting and layout, strategic teams, and trouble shoot. It's a big job.

We Wanna Be Friends with Local Brewing's Regan Long and Sarah Fenson

Local Brewing Company has been a long time coming. Sarah Fenson and Regan Long have been honing their homebrew recipes for years, based on feedback from Dolores Park revelers who sampled their beers and students who took their homebrewing workshops at Forage SF's Underground Market.

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