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Weekly News Roundup: “SMH” Edition

A professional sunglasses thief? A 111-year-old mandated to prove her existence? Here’s this week’s “shake my head” news<p>Caught Shade-Handed?<p>In case …

San Francisco

Screw Ice Cream—These Are the Millennial Museums We Really Need

Take me to the Doggo Galleria, stat<p>The Pizza Experience, a 14,000-square-foot pop-up with pie-themed interactive exhibits, is popping up in Chicago …

Museums

Eating Bugs Is Good for You and the Planet—Here’s How (and Where) to in SF

For Earth’s sake, put down the medium-rare burger, and reach for the cricket chips<p>Consuming meat is expensive in many ways—economically, emotionally …

Food

Ocean Calling—Documenting the Laid-Back Beauty of Half Moon Bay, in Photos

Taking a closer look at the land, the sea and the people who make this idyllic coastal city what it is<p><i>Article and photos by Jason Mai</i><p>I’ll always …

San Mateo County

10 Free Artsy Things to Do in the Bay This Summer – The Bold Italic

Free culture, because none of us are rich enough to live here anyway<p>In a place like San Francisco, it’s important to save pennies whenever you can. …

San Francisco

Weekly News Roundup: Environment Edition

San Francisco is aiming high in its efforts to make a positive impact on the environment—here’s how<p>San Francisco is known for its green efforts (and …

San Francisco

The Democratization of Egg Freezing

Why the option must be available to all women, not just the elite<p>Sarah Devita was only 19 years old when she got the news: she had accelerated …

Reproductive Medicine

Entertaining My Midwestern Dad in San Francisco – The Bold Italic

After twelve years of visits, he’s a hard sell on just about everything<p>If you saw him walking down the street, you’d <i>know</i> he was a tourist. My dad …

San Francisco

Who Are Your Favorite Social Media Follows in the Bay Area?

Thanks again for the continued guest and topic suggestions for the podcast! We recorded one set of episodes, which will go live in the next couple of …

San Francisco

Waking Up from the #VanLife Dream – The Bold Italic

For anyone who has ever wanted to escape their 9-to-5—maybe don’t<p>I’ve decided to pursue the #VanLife dream. I have an offer from a small start-up. …

San Francisco

No More Fox to Give

When a news network is more concerned about brown trousers than the end of democracy…<p>Learning that Fox News’ CEO and star pundit were both repugnant …

Sean Hannity

This Week’s Craziest SF Stories: Animal Edition

It’s gray-whale migration season, but three have died in the San Francisco Bay since May—here’s why<p>Third Gray Whale Found Dead in SF Bay<p>For the last …

San Francisco

Tips for Getting High with Your Mom on Mother’s Day

If anyone deserves to get high, it’s the hardworking moms of America<p>In case you forgot, this Sunday is Mother’s Day, and since recreational marijuana …

Cannabis Industry

Red Alert: Our Chance to Save Net Neutrality – The Bold Italic

The fight to protect the fair and open web isn’t over<p>From out here in the Bay Area fog, it feels pretty much impossible to keep track of all the …

Internet

What Topics Should We Cover For Our Next Set of Podcasts?

We are thankful, and absolutely floored at the number of great podcast guest suggestions we’ve received from you over the past few weeks. We haven’t …

Podcasting

One-Star Yelp Reviews of California’s Most Beloved State Parks

“Don’t believe the hype”<p>One of the best parts about living in San Francisco is, ironically, how easy and rewarding it is to escape it. Just beyond …

Fake News

Who the Fuck Are These Bitcoin Millionaires, Anyway?

I needed answers<p>My mind often wanders aimlessly at dinners out with friends, spurred by thoughts about how I’ll age financially and creatively— …

Cryptocurrency

This Week’s Craziest SF Stories: E-Scooter Edition

The city of San Francisco places its pawn in the war against electric scooters<p>Last week, it was reported that the distaste for electric rental …

San Francisco

SF to Install Public Toilets Nicer Than Many People’s Apartments

The city is taking the “flushing money down the toilet” euphemism to new heights<p>San Francisco is in the middle of many crises: always-rising rents, …

San Francisco

I Tried Tantra Speed Dating, and Things Got Weird Real Quick

At one point, I found myself in the arms of a stranger while he apologized to me on behalf of all men<p>It was a scene you’d imagine watching in a dumb …

Relationships

The San Francisco Dating Diaries – The Bold Italic

When you wake up to seven missed calls the morning after your daylong date<p>“It’s my cat’s name.”He says this in reference to the collection of poorly …

San Francisco

We Listened To Your Suggestions — More Podcast Episodes Coming Soon

We Listened To Your Suggestions — More Podcast Episodes Coming Soon<p>We are really grateful for all of the podcast guest suggestions you’ve sent so …

Self-improvement

Gmail’s Smart Reply Is Part of Me Now

And I think I’m OK with it<p>Sometime last year, Gmail introduced the Smart Reply. That’s the feature that lets you respond to an email on your phone in …

Potatoes

News Roundup: Craziest SF Stories from This Week

Our Beyoncé, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy bae?<p>San Francisco has a complicated history with religion and spirituality. The City by the Bay can …

San Francisco

CAPTCHAs To Prove You Live In San Francisco – The Bold Italic

CAPTCHAs to Prove You Live in San Francisco<p>If you can’t get these, you’re not doing it right<p>Rearrange the following letters into the correct word: <i>o m</i> …

San Francisco

The Lion Sleeps Tonight—A Dawn Walk Through SF’s Nightclub District, in Photos

A visual journey through one of the city’s few remaining old-world neighborhoods<p>The Condor Club is asleep — like its avian namesake, an endangered …

Bill Cosby

Capitalism Got You Down? Try a Worker Cooperative

How the cooperative work structure is making a comeback to democratize labor<p>Do you ever have the feeling that your boss is ripping you off? Maybe …

Keep the Podcast Guest Suggestions Coming

Thank you for making our first foray into the world of podcasting a successful one! ‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’ is being downloaded …

Five Great Places to Make Out in SF

Where to get your French kiss on in the City by the Bay<p>It’s a fact that San Francisco is America’s greatest city for make-out sessions. Just try …

We Need Your Podcast Guest Suggestions

A little over two weeks ago, we launched a podcast called <i>This Is Your Life in Silicon Valley</i>. So far the feedback has been immensely positive — we’ve …