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Pier 70 Could Become SF's Next Artist Neighborhood

Once the birthplace of hulking World War II ships and endless miles of steel tubes used for BART infrastructure, modern-day Pier 70—with its ghostly tumbledown warehouses, buckling ship slips, and fields of wild fennel—is a forsaken landscape on the brink of a metamorphosis.

Q&A with Litquake Headliner Paolo Giordano

Litquake, SF’s annual celebration of the literary arts, opens its 15th year with a traditional quinceañera. The weeklong festivities (October 10-18)—which include a reading by Paolo Giordano, author of the award-winning novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers—conclude with the famous Lit Crawl, in which 100 Mission District bars, galleries, coffeehouses, and shops will host readings from more than 850 participating writers.

2014 Hot 20: Apple's Angela Ahrendts, the Retail Genius

Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores at Apple / age 54

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do In Pac Heights

Take something of San Francisco’s old-world elegance, sprinkle in a few local celebrities (you choose: an actor, a speaker of the House, a Fortune 500 CEO), add a quiet suburban hush, and you get Pacific Heights in all its grandeur.

2014 Hot 20: Elon Musk, the Visionary

CEO of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla Motors, Cofounder of PayPal / age 43

2014 Hot 20: Tony Fadell, the Gadgeteer

CEO and founder of Nest Labs / age 45

Property Porn: An Urban-Chic SoMa Penthouse for $4.5M

This contemporary three-story penthouse (yes, three!) is the cherry on top of the historic Mint Collection’s Sliver Building. Plus, it's just a stone’s throw away from Blue Bottle Cafe and The Cavalier—ahhh, the good life. 

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