In one of the more anticipated moments of every San Francisco resident’s summer, the 17th annual Best of San Francisco Magazine is about to hit newsstands. Every year, Modern Luxury puts together a list of the best restaurants, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, comedians, writers, parks, bookstores, and much more and publishes this list in its Best of San Francisco Magazine. The winners in each category are chosen after a rigorous research period from the magazine, and receiving a Best of San Francisco award is one of the highest levels markers of success that the Bay Area can bestow on any individual or company.
With more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in America, finding the perfect place to eat in San Francisco is a challenge, to say the least. It’s especially overwhelming for tourists who may be visiting the city for the first time, or even the fifth time. When I first experienced this challenge for myself, I turned where I always turn to when I need help – my smartphone. There truly is an app for everything, even finding the perfect place to eat in America’s largest food capital. We’re leaving out the big guys like Yelp, OpenTable, and Foursquare on this one – but that’s not to say reviews on these sites aren’t helpful.
Each year, Californians gather in massive numbers to take part in an event known as “March Bicycle Madness,” an annual fundraising event focused on providing underprivileged children with bicycle helmets for their safety. This year, the Madness descends on Davis, California from Tuesday, March 1st through Friday, April 1st.
As part of a local effort to provide U.S. Military veterans with career help and business advice, the Small Business Development Center will be hosting a 2016 Veterans Business Workshop Series at the Concord America’s Job Center. The workshop sessions will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting in March and ending in early April.
Are you a Bay Area employer or a member of upper management involved in hiring? Whether you work in the field of technology or healthcare, apparel or aerospace, we know that you’re looking to hire the best and the brightest and to retain your star employees and colleagues, as well. Impressive benefits packages play a significant role in attracting and retaining top employees, and in urban San Francisco and beyond, employee shuttle programs are increasingly popular.
This year, Leap’s Sandcastle Contest celebrates its 32nd annual event, and the theme will be Sand Cinema. On October 10th, from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm, architects, designers, school children, and a variety of other Bay Area locals and visitors will come together at Ocean Beach to build and/or to observe the construction of sandcastles and other creatures and structures – mermaids, vintage televisions sets, movie scenes, and/or whatever else the creators’ hearts might desire — from beach sand. Enjoy a variety of designs from minimalist to extravagant.
A crafty Californian loves music so much that he has created his own party bus that looks like a rolling boom box. Derek Wunder’s audacious party bus, which he calls the “Vroombox,” resembles a classic 80s-style boom box, complete with switches, knobs and two large exterior speakers. This rolling music machine is capable of cranking out 125 decibels of sound, which is about as loud as standing next to the amplifiers at a rock concert.
The reigning world champion San Francisco Giants received their World Series rings recently before a sellout crowd of happy fans at AT&T Park. The rings feature the words, “World Champions” across the top and bottom, along with seven rounds diamonds, which signify the organization’s seven world championships. One shank of each ring features each player’s name and uniform number, along with the iconic San Francisco cable car design. The other shank celebrates the franchise’s 2012 postseason victories that led to the championship.
San Francisco International Airport officials recently issued cease-and-desist orders to six different smartphone application-based rideshare companies like Lyft, SideCar and UberX, ostensibly to protect the 44 million passengers who travel though SFO every year. We have blogged extensively about these rideshare services in recent months, as San Francisco and other major cities across the country try to determine whether or not to allow them to operate outside the rules and regulations imposed on limousine services, taxi companies and other passenger carriers.
San Francisco’s cable cars are a big part of the city’s identity, but few people know that these local icons cost the city millions each year in settlements, court awards and legal fees. Each year, a small percentage of cable car riders are injured in accidents that result in broken bones, severed feet and other injuries. Around one person each month is injured while riding San Francisco cable cars, and city officials have reported 126 accidents over the last ten years that injured 151 people. A few months ago, five riders and two workers were injured when the cable car they were riding lurched to an unexpected stop after one of the wheels struck a small bolt in the track.