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Because you were curious, here’s how San Francisco streets got their names.
There’s a new guide in town. From the good people who brought you The Onion and their A.V. Club, comes a new food, music and nightlife guide to San Francisco. Decider’s already conquering eight other U.S. cities with its good balance of listings and features. And with Yelp’s clueless-d-bag to knowledgeable-insider ratio climbing everyday, Decider may have shown up just at the right time. I’m especially fond of The Drink Finder, which is probably one of the best Google Map guides for drinking available.
Look out, old man! Great glimpse into the lives of the juvenile delinquents of San Francisco in this 1961 film Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me. Spoiler alert: in the second half of the movie all the kids turn into squares. L7, man
Like something out of The World Without Us, sea creatures seem to be reclaiming downtown San Francisco. Last week, what appeared to be an adult bat ray was found– still flapping and jumping by some witness accounts– on a Market St. sidewalk near Montgomery. And then today a seastar was found at a bus stop a block away on Market St. While bat rays and seastars are native to the San Francisco Bay, both were found nearly a mile from the Bay.
The AIA San Francisco has an interesting conversation with Thom Mayne of Morphosis and the writer Andrew Blum talking about the new Federal Building. And it comes with lots of great images of the building, inside and out.
Check out this great video of Don Fisher walking San Francisco Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker through his juicy collection of contemporary art and talking about his new museum ideas. Fisher’s plans for CAMP, Contemporary Art Museum in the Presidio– as the museum to house the estimated $1B collection will probably be called– will have more exhibition space than all of SFMoMA to display more than 1,000 works in the Fishers’ collection. Lots of Lichtensteins, Warhols, Kiefers and Richters, Richters, Richters. He’s no Charles Saatchi, but it’ll still be amazing to have this collection on public view nearby. For a taste, go to the Gap Corp. art gallery at 2 Folsom, open weekdays between 11-2.
The indefatigable stencil graffiti artist Peat Wollaeger has painted a room in the Hotel des Arts in San Francisco. Called Casa Del Luchador, Wollaeger’s room has 7-foot tall stencils of masked Mexican wrestlers and boxing ring ropes for the footboard. Check out the video of the painting action, and more photos. And see more of the rooms at Hotel des Arts, including rooms painted by Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, Kelly Tunstall and others.
Google added a great feature to Google Maps today. It lets you see street level images in a few cities. So far it only looks like it works in San Francisco, NYC, Miami, Las Vegas and Denver. Let this nerd explain it. Or check it out yerself. A9.com had something like this a few years ago, but without Google’s muscle, it flopped I guess.
As bizarre as it seems that packs of coyotes are now living in Golden Gate Park, right in the center of San Francisco, it’s worth noting that dense urban areas are actually great habitat for coyotes. Read more about how coyotes are thriving in Chicago.