SF Station’s critics weigh in on the best and worst films of 2010. The top contenders are all the buzz movies you’ve been hearing about – Black Swan, The Social Network, Blue Valentine – but there are also some not so talked about films like Winter’s Bone, Art of the Steal and The Pat Tillman Story. And then there are the doozies – Grown Ups, Leap Year (seriously, one of the worst movies ever made) and Sex and the City 2. Do you agree?
In what can be only described as a season of discontent, the 49ers ended 2010 with a whimper rather than a bang. Losing yesterday to the St. Louis Rams, 25-17, and ending any hope for getting into the playoffs, the franchise will also be saying goodbye to head coach Mike Singletary, and most likely Quarterback Alex Smith as well.
If you had a vision of sitting around your Christmas tree bedecked in your flannel robes, opening presents and drinking hot chocolate while a cozy little fire crackled in your hearth, then think again. While it isn’t an official Spare the Air the day, Bay Area Air Quality Management officials are asking residents to please refrain from lighting up.
Wishing you a happy holiday season and all the best in the coming year! From SF Station’s family to yours. That being said, we hope you get some killer presents and don’t get too drunk on all that spiked egg nog. And for those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas – enjoy the day(s) off!
It’s a holiday tomorrow, which means that parking will be free (it’s a Christmas miracle!) all day Saturday. Muni will be running on a Sunday schedule so you can still manage to get some time in with your favorite public transportation hooligans and breathe in that special holiday scent, eau de urine, before jetting off to your various activities.
It has been a big month for some of the Bay Area’s top movers and shakers. First, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was named Time Magazine’s person of the year. And now, the newspaper Financial Times has named Apple CEO Steve Jobs the most fascinating public figure this year.
There’s a reason our local NFL franchise is called the San Francisco 49ers and not the Santa Clara 49ers. But that reason is crumbling and cracking and needs to be seriously revitalized. Candlestick Park may have a great view, but it is a serious eyesore for both fans and team management. However, City Insider reports that Mayor Gavin Newsom (how long do we keep calling him that?) has hatched a tentative lease with 49ers President Jed York.
Kudos to @burritojustice who tweeted about these amazing handmade quilts of city maps. Created by Haptic Lab, they are painstakingly made and full of beautiful detailing. They sell custom made creations, baby quilts and Readymade Soft-Maps of select cities/hoods like Washington, D.C. and Park Slope, Brooklyn. It’s way past the deadline to order for Christmas, but they’d make a great gift for any occasion.