When I was assigned to interview noted hitter Hunter Pence, in person for an entire day, I was thrown off guard. First, I like the guy. A lot. And second, unlike so many a glorified chef or socialite, he's an actual celebrity in San Francisco—not only famous, he's a hero. I had my fears.
This coming Sunday, the southbound lanes of Third Street between 18th Street and Yosemite Avenue will shutdown to vehicular traffic, in order to host you, your furry friends, or even your bike. Yes, Sunday Streets is happening. And you should check it out.
For the first time in its 20 year history, the French Laundry, Thomas Keller's revolutionary restaurant of note, will undergo a redesign. The Yountville institution's kitchen will get a makeover care of international design firm, Snøhetta. The renderings show a sleek and airy new space, one that brings to mind a freshly-erected SoMa loft.
As spring cleaning fills your weekend calendar — it should fill your weekend calendar, you horder — the fine folks at Shyp will pick up Goodwill donations on demand via the Shyp app. For free.
On Monday, baseball season kicked off with the Giants snatching a glorious 5-4 win against the D-Backs. What's more, the A's beat the Rangers 8-0. A nice kickoff to the 2015 season. And with that, you should check out the special events happening at AT&T Park and O.co Coliseum during the season. Here are jut a few of our favorites:
Newfangled 3D printing. It's a big deal. Not only has it raised issues of intellectual property rights — everything from medical tools to Disney figurines to fan-created art, all of which could be reproduced using an Autodesk 3D printer, have raised concern with big corporations) — but it was also a plot point on a recent episode of The Good Wife. If you haven't seen works created by three dimensional printers, now is your chance.
Back in 2013, the Bay Area Bikeshare system launched. Around 700 light blue bikes were set up around San Francisco and San Jose, available for people to rent for an hour or more to scoot about town. Two years later, the program, considered an astounding success with nearly a half million riders, plans on not only adding 7,000 more bikes but also expanding to the East Bay. Sweeeet.
This spring, we spent a full day in San Francisco with Giants World Series champion Hunter Pence for this story, "He Might Be Giant: A Day in the Life of Hunter Pence." Turns out the man is as photogenic as he is talented at baseball and gaming, and we have a slew of fantastic photos, shot by Matt Edge, of the rightfielder to share with you.
One person's blasphemy is another person's tipsy Easter Sunday celebration in the park. For 36 years, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have been sexualizing Mr. Christ on Easter Sunday via their wildly popular Hunky Jesus contest. From Yoga Jesus to Beverly Hills Jesus, people come from all over to sport their Lord and Savior sartorial finest.
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