San Francisco Winners

winnersTeam San Francisco just won the inaugural TrackTown Summer Series professional meet at Hayward Field.  In competition against three other teams, each member of the San Franciscan team took home $1,000!  As team member Erik Sowinski who also won the men’s 800 meters said: “The team competition brings a lot more to it, too. I was really happy to be a part of it.”

Meanwhile, at the San Francisco Marathon while the women’s division winner hailed from Oakland (28-year-old Tori Tyler), the men’s division winner took the trophy home to San Francisco in the hands of 30-year-old Max Haines-Stiles, coming in at 2:30:42.

Also last month, for the third consecutive year, San Francisco hosted the Modern Ethnic Fashion Show Gala (#MODEFA). The one-day, cross-cultural event (held at the SOMArts Cultural Center) featured: an art auction, comedy, exhibitions, guest speakers and live music. At the event, Malia Cohen (Supervisor of District 10 of San Francisco) awarded her production team with a certificate of Honor and Merit on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco “for doing such a wonderful job in promoting art and culture to celebrate peace and cultural diversity.”

Summer in the Bay

San Franciscans sure know how to enjoy the long summer days where the produce is blossoming. If you’re in the area, don’t forget your picnic table and grill. The United States Bartenders Guild – together with the CUESA – sure know how to get the most out of the Ferry Building during this time. At…

Killing Two Birds…

San Francisco has long suffered with housing shortages.  The reason being, is that the city has geographically very little land. Another issue the city has is – like most big cities – environmental connected with transportation. So when CIO of SFMTA (San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency) Tim Papanderou started looking at both the issues, a…

San Francisco Graduates

San Franciscans are thriving academically.  There have been a number of notable institutions recently that have held their graduation ceremonies, marking the successful completion of academic study. Two of these are the Academy of Art University and San Francisco State University.  A few weeks ago the Academy of Art held a Graduation Fashion show that…

What’s the Time, San Francisco?Clock

Although not traditionally linked to clocks, San Francisco does have a few clock-related news stories.   First, there is the story of the clock in the Ferry Building.  For almost 20 years, this is the clock that Dorian Clair has been taking care of.  It has been ticking (off time) since 1898 – the year of…

Bye-Bye Print Media

Print press has been challenged since the beginning of online media.  Increasingly, fewer people are turning to a printed version of the newspaper over the web-based one.  There were some minimal gains in 2013 but the following year saw another dip.  According to a report undertaken by the Pew Research Center analysis of Alliance for…

Outdoors in San Francisco

Now that spring is here, it’s a great time to go outdoors. This year, San Francisco has encountered a huge expansion of its overwintering grounds. For example at the Crissy Field Wildlife Protection Area and Ocean Beach, there are usually around 20 to 30 birds there but in January, that figure was 104 in one…

Super Bowl San Francisco

Well, now that Super Bowl 50 is done and dusted but tourists might still remain in the Bay area, what might they want to do if they haven’t gone home yet? Thankfully an article was published recently by NFL staff writers on their website with a list of ‘Fifty things to do in San Francisco…

San Francisco Transportation News

How hard and how expensive is it these days to get around the bay area? Parking in San Francisco has never been an activity welcomed with glee but at least parking meters have never caused too much of a financial strain. Indeed, for the first time in 7 years, the price will be raised and…

Getting Rich in San Francisco

Perhaps the local Safeways in San Francisco is about to get a lot more visits. Maybe Safeways can ditch their marketing efforts now, ever since Sergey Osipyan won $5 million when he bought a lottery ticket at Safeway’s 730 Taraval Street location. His winning marked the highest prize of the Max-A-Million Scratchers. Apart from the…

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The Evolution of San Francisco

San Francisco is changing. That’s a given. It’s like getting older: it is inevitable. So how is it changing? This recent docu-video examines the fluctuations.

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San Francisco Winners

Team San Francisco just won the inaugural TrackTown Summer Series professional meet at Hayward Field.  In competition against three other teams, each member of the San Franciscan team took home $1,000!  As team member Erik Sowinski who also won the men’s 800 meters said: “The team competition brings a lot more to it, too. I…

Marathon Runners in the Bay

Toward the end of July, On Sunday, over 25,000 runners took part in the 38th running of The San Francisco Marathon. It marked the first time that it was ever officially sanctioned as a USA Track & Field qualifier race for the 2016 Olympic Team Trials. However, not one runner qualified for the Olympic trials….

Buying a Home in Florida

Today, Florida is becoming increasingly popular for those looking to purchase a second home. Indeed, according to a report by the Association of Property Professionals (AIPP), it is America’s “number one destination with second homebuyers.” Perhaps this shouldn’t be surprising with all that the state has to offer.   Florida is well known for Disney World,…

The International Voice of Street Children

There are a variety of ways in which people and organizations respond to the needs and challenges of street kids around the world.  Some are positive, others less so, and still others are actually quite negative.  In this article we examine three countries and the attitudes they have taken recently to the plight of street…

New Technology in San Francisco Restaurants

Thanks to new technology, guests at some San Francisco restaurants will be able to reserve a table and pay their bill without having to talk to anyone.  Using either smartphones or computers, the online service called OpenTable is currently testing out reservations and payment by mobile devices in 20 San Francisco restaurants. This technology will…

San Francisco Theater

For those who have old TVs that are just taking up too much room and not being used, a San Francisco Theater is looking for these to be donated.  Anyone in the region who has an old TV set (that is still functional) should think about taking it to the Eureka Theatre.  This San Francisco…

Select Your Hotel with TripAdvisor

Whether your relatives are here visiting in San Francisco or you’re looking for a great hotel in another city, TripAdvisor is a great place to look. Taking a look at their list helps the busy traveler to know how to find a comfortable and high standing hotel.   San Francisco: For a real class act,…

Promote Your Business in the Bay

    For those living in the Bay who have always intended to get a business card but for whatever reason have never quite gotten around to it, InstaCards could be the solution. The company behind these mega-easy-to-make digital business cards – CardFlick – may be on to something with this new piece of technology. …

San Francisco Clean Taxi Program Exceeds Expectations

San Franciscan officials have announced that the city’s taxis have surpassed the 2008 greenhouse gas emissions goal of a 20% reduction by 2012 amid numerous efforts to clean up the city's streets. In 1990, the average San Francisco taxi emitted 59 tons of GHG every year. Today, the average city taxi emits 30 tons; a…

San Francisco 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh Named NFL Coach of the Year

This NFL season saw quite a few turnarounds from previous years, but one of the most outstanding was definitely the San Francisco 49ers and their drive to the brink of the Super Bowl. So, it comes as no real surprise that 9er’s coach Jim Harbaugh was honored as NFL Coach of the Year in Indianapolis…

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