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Photos: The Giants Parade

Photography by Joseph Schell

Scuba Diver Gets in on Giants Pride

By now you've probably seen a splattering of World Series victory lap photos. Here's an unusual one to add to the mix: A decked-out diver in the tank at The Cal Academy of Sciences.


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Tips for the US Half Marathon This Weekend

It's the US Half Marathon this Sunday, a 13.1-mile course that begins in Aquatic Park, crosses the Golden Gate Bridge and winds its way back through the Presidio to the starting point (check out an interactive course map here). 5,000 people have entered, and the times to beat are 1:08:20 for men (Fernando Cabada of Fresno, CA in 2007) and 1:18:58 for women (Jane Kibii of Kenya in 2007). Intense. But even if you're not out for a record-breaker, the course, one of the most picturesque in the country, can be challenging.

Big, Beautiful Waves Headed for SF

Want to check out some giant waves? Tomorrow is your day. A quite large WNW (West-North-West) swell is on tap and with beautiful, calm winds. Waves are forecasted to be 20 feet plus, with sets up to 3-4 times overhead. It truly might be a Big Wednesday (Classic Surf Flick, a clip below). Be safe out there and get some!

World Series: An Epic Battle of Good vs. Evil

We here in San Francisco all love our Giants, but I think I can speak for the entire city when I say that even we are surprised by how ruthlessly we've been creaming the Texas Rangers in the World Series. The Rangers, who beat the Yankees to take the American League pennant, are the odds-on favorite in Vegas, and no one honestly expected our little misfit band of Giants—half of them picked up mid-season in random trades—to take the Series in four games, but it's looking like that's exactly what might happen.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pool Opens

Excitement abound earlier this year when it was announced that the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville would be the first in Northern California to feature a swimming pool and a bocce court. But because of bad weather (45-50 inches of rain) and a pool depth not to Coppola's liking, the project was delayed. Turns out Coppola wanted a deep end, and had workers break ground again to make half of the pool seven feet deep instead of three.

Dallas Reporter Newy Scruggs Thinks We're All Potheads

Gawker has a hilarious post this morning of a broadcast from before last night's game by Dallas NBC sports reporter Newy Scruggs. Basically, he thinks we're all potheads. "People are nice here...they want to see their team win, but they're all half buzzed out." Watch the clip.

Win Two Tickets to the World Series

Want some World Series tickets and don't have $900 to blow? Try your hand at winning two tickets to Game 6 (if it happens) next Wednesday, November 3 through Bloomspot's giveaway. Section 328, Row 18. Fear the Beard!

Hot 20 Under 40 Nominee Melissa Hung Awarded by Michelle Obama

Our Hot 20 Under 40 Readers' Choice earlier this year proved to be a tight race, with dozens of local luminaries being nominated from all the coolest corners of city life. Case in point: one of our fiercest contestants, Melissa Hung from Hyphen Magazine and a leader over at WritersCorps, was just given a prestigious national award by Michelle Obama at the White House this past week.

Required Pre-Game Watching: Brian Wilson's Jim Rome Interview

For those who haven't already seen this classic, it's required watching before Game One. Commenter natedgg99 hits the nail on the head: Brian Wilson's a real-life Kenny Powers from East Bound & Down. Watch and soak up some quotes for the ages. Go Giants!

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