A lot of exciting things are going down right in time for a three-day weekend. Here's what you need to know before Memorial Day.
Super Bowl L (that's 50 for the lay folk) is officially coming to the Bay Area! The landmark game will take place in 2016 and probably mean a huge boost in tourism and popularity for the entire Bay, with pre-game events taking place in Oakland and the city. And in case you're gonna spend the next three years preparing for the big day make sure you add building Levi's Stadium out of meat and cheese to your bucket list. (Niners Nation)
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Our hearts still go out to all the people affected by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma on Tuesday. If you're looking for a way to give back consider taking part in Gannett Cares. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to Oklahoma relief. Spread the word on social media with hashtag #gannettcares
Sunday is a momentous day in television. Game of Thrones is taking a hiatus so you're free to sit in bed all day with a frozen banana and watch the new season of Arrested Development on Netflix. To get you in the mood for what will probably be a long night, we put SF and AD together in glorious GIF form. You're welcome.
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One SF designer is giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "if walls could talk." In fact, thanks to new technology, his walls can talk – or at least Tweet. The futuristic house in the Mission includes internet-connected temperature controls, motion sensors, and even monitors everything that's happening while simultaneously broadcasting that information out into the Twitter-verse. The House of Coates may be the future of super expensive San Francisco homes, but it sounds pretty creepy to us. (HuffPost SF)
House in photo is not The House of Coates
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On Wednesday a 31-year-old homeless man from Alabama jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge. Twenty-three-year-old Hilary Walecka and her father saw someone jump from the iconic bridge and plunge 220 feet into the water below from the deck of their boat. Walecka's father found the jumper in the water, and they were able to pull him to safety. Only the man's legs appeared to be broken. The Golden Gate Bridge has been the site of at least 1,500 confirmed suicides in the 76 years since it opened in 1937. Surviving the fall is rare and most jumpers hit the water at 80 mph, causing internal organs to tear apart and broken ribs to pierce their heart or lungs. Others drown or die from a combination of the two. (SFist)