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…

Cocktail Culture in the Bay

It seems that San Francisco, has, over the years, been developing a name for itself as “among the best places to get a drink” nationwide. There is now a “culture of cocktails” in the bay area. While this is great news for cocktail lovers it is a bit sad for bar-frequenters who just want a…

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.

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….

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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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New ‘Clean Car’ Measures May Be Added in California

California’s “Advanced Clean Car” program proposes new laws that would force all car and truck makers to build vehicles that emit only a quarter of the current pollutant level by 2025. The legislation would also require that one of every seven cars sold in the state be a plug-in hybrid, electric or zero emission automobile….

Bay Area Teens Launch Sattelites at the International Space Station

A programming competition by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has two teams of Bay Area teens controlling robots on the International Space Station this coming Monday. The project comes as part of the finals of the Zero Robotics SPHERE Challenge, following months of trials and three qualifying stages for the high school students. Participants in…

Stepping Out with Cerebral Palsy

A recent surgery on six year-old Lily Gordon has let the child take her first steps after living the first few years of her life crippled by  cerebral palsy.  The operation has even allowed her to dance a few steps with the support of a walking frame. Lily’s mother Joanne said: “She is doing so…

SF’s Annual Lunar Year Celebration

The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society recently invited city residents to join in the 13th Annual Lunar Year Celebration and Flower Market at the San Francisco County Fair Building. The event, which will take place on January 21st, celebrates the Year of the Dragon with flowers, food and festivities. The event is family-oriented, and admission…

Zynga Begins Trading in New York, Maintains ‘Startup Feeling’

Zynga, the developer of games including “Farmville,” and “Mafia Wars,” began trading in New York this weekend. The company’s San Francisco headquarters hosted a gathering of hundreds of employees to celebrate. Mark Pincus, Zynga CEO, explained that he arranged the ceremony in order to include staff members in the IPO process. Mere moments after the…

Employment Looking Up for Bay Area Techies

Certainly, this news should help Bay Area techies to sleep a bit more easily.  A new study commissioned by NOVA, a Sunnyvale-based economic development agency, has predicted that tech hiring in the Bay Area in 2010 will outpace other industries.  This could translate to the creation of 28,000 new jobs in tech. Approximately 58% o…

New Electric Car Mitsubishi i Arrives in San Francisco

A new electric car has arrived in the Bay Area: the Mitsubishi i. In a transaction with local dealer San Rafael Mitsubishi, the car manufacturer has delivered its first fleet of all-electric 2012 ‘i’s to City CarShare in the San Francisco Bay Area. The non-profit organization works to promote creative, cost-effective transportation options to support…

GE Sets Up Software Business in the Bay Area

General Electric has recently taken an interest in the software business, and has decided to set up its home base in the Bay Area. GE has announced its new $1 billion Global Software Center in San Ramon, which opened 00 new jobs in the Bay Area. The center aims to “speed the pace of innovation,…

Bay Area Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Yesterday, the Bay Area celebrated the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. When it first opened, the bridge was the longest in the world, and remains one of the busiest until today. In his keynote speech, Angelo J. Rossi, SF’s mayor in 1936, said “Today and forever, we are welded with a span…

Kelly Slater Wins 11th World Title in San Francisco

On Wednesday, Kelly Slater won a record-setting 11th Association of Surfing Professionals world title at the 2011 Rip Curl Pro Search in San Francisco. Despite the cold conditions, Slater tallied a score of 15.13, a mere .73 of a point ahead of Daniel Ross. “It feels like the circle has been completed,” Slater said after…

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