"Seeing Spheres" are 15-foot steel balls by famed artist Olafur Eliasson, now installed at the new Chase Center. (Courtesy of @studioolafureliasson)

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It seems all anyone can talk about is how progressive darling Bernie Sanders was rude to the staff while dining at John's Grill this past week.

Meanwhile, a Spanish adventurer set out on a stand-up paddle board from San Francisco to Hawaii, KFOG radio called it quits, and Burning Man is heating up. See what else you might have missed this week.


A look at the art and architecture of Burning Man, SF Curbed

In case you live under a (black) rock, it's Burning Man 2019, and of course Instagram is blowing up with with images of this year's out-of-this-world art installations. Curbed is following along. Read more.


Man sets stand-up paddleboard record with San Francisco to Hawaii trek, East Bay Times

Fifty-year old Antonio de la Rosa spent the summer—76 days of it, that is—paddling across the Pacific Ocean—2,500 miles of it, that is. Read more.


Bay Area Radio Station KFOG, pronounced dead, The Mercury News

Long-running alt rock station KFOG is going kaboom, if you will. The station will go off the air in early September. Read more.


Bernie Sanders Dines at Classic SF Restaurant; Owner Calls Him Rude, SF Eater

John's Grill owner John Konstin called Sanders "cranky." Ummm...duh? Read more.


Famed Danish artist premieres massive outdoor work at Chase Center, Datebook

As San Francisco continues to vie for world-class-art-city status, here's another win: Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has installed his 15-foot "Seeing Spheres" at the new Warriors arena. Read more.

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