While we were sipping holiday cocktails in bars or making them at home, or considering a fancy tea party or a visit to a dramatic gingerbread house, here's what happened in and around the Bay Area this week.
Here's Why Everyone Is Talking About Nancy Pelosi's Coat, The Cut
Love her or loathe her, San Francisco's own Nancy Pelosi was the queen of the internet this week when she exited the White House after an already famously tense meeting with The Donald (which she slayed by the way) wearing a high-collared crimson coat and a smile, both of which said #winning. The Max Mara coat (which is now being re-released, btw) went viral, and even got its own Twitter account. Read more.
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is opening an apparently phone-free restaurant, called Ben Rob, in Oakland. Just watch.
'Don't go to the beach': Waves up to 6 stories forecast for Bay Area beaches, SF Gate
"Don't step on the sand. Stay on the sidewalk," warns National Weather Service forecaster Brian Garcia, saying that a storm heading toward the West Coast this week could delivery some of the biggest waves in years—like 50 to 60 feet. Read more.
10 Best Bay Area Albums of the Year, KQED
Into local music, or still trying to tap into the scene? Read more.
Spotify gives up SF Mid-Market office — and tax breaks — amid safety concerns, San Francisco Chronicle
Drug deals on the street corner and unsettling interactions with the area's homeless population drove Spotify out of its Mid-Market HQ (and into the tonier Financial District) before its lease was even up. Read more.