Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! Here's what kept us busy this week when we weren't dreaming about imminent Niner glory.
One of SF's most elusive minds sat down for a Q&A to talk about dating, civic issues, and yoga pants. Where would we be without Marina Girl Says to explain the one major thing about the city that needs to be remedied ASAP? The answer? "The clear lack of Roman Numeral Men in San Francisco. An example of a perfectly eligible candidate: S. Preston Patrick Buffington IV. There are a plethora of these men on the East Coast, but where are their West Coast counterparts?" Oh dear Marina Girl, have you tried Walnut Creek? (Read the entire interview at Modern Luxury)
Meanwhile in Oakland, a pack of energy-efficient gnomes has taken over the town, nestling in thousands of PG&E's electrical poles. While the energy company considered evicting the smile-inducing creatures, on Monday PG&E decided to leave alone the small, hand-painted pictures that have become a staple in the Lake Merritt area. "We're declaring the poles gnome-man's land" a spokesperson said earlier this week. Yay! Finally some cheerful news for the East Bay hub. (For more pics visit SF Gate)
Photo by Mazzarello Media and Arts
In other cartoonish news, US Attorney Melinda Haag's fight against Harborside Health center – the nation's largest medical cannabis dispensary – was caricatured this week in a Dr. Seuss style that surely has the late, great author rolling in his grave. As the video states, "All was well in the land of the grass, with a commander in chief who once puffed and passed, when in came a mean lawyer who proclaimed instead – off with their head!" (SF Weekly)
San Francisco's favorite pink mustachioed company, Lyft, took their ride-sharing dreams to Los Angeles on Thursday, starting with a parade through West LA. Are our neighbors down south ready for this revolution of urban driving? Somehow we doubt it. (Lyft)
Finally, while you're getting ready for the testosterone-packed fiesta that we lovingly refer to as the Super Bowl, so is the city government. In order to prevent another riot similar to what ensued after the Giants won the World Series, Mission merchants, SFPD, SFMTA, the fire department, and others are working together to contain the party neighborhood to a dull roar. See all the measures that will be enacted this Sunday at the Uptown Almanac.