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SF’s heat wave comes to a cool, and possibly wet, ending

Summer-like weather that broke heat records in San Francisco will take a dramatic turn starting Wednesday as temperatures tumble across the Bay Area and a chance of light rain was forecast for the weekend. San Franciscans can expectShow More Summary

What’s Happening Inside Restaurant Alma

Tracking the restaurant’s re-opening and the new cafe. It will likely be just a few more weeks of anticipation as we all eagerly await the reopening of Minneapolis’ beloved Restaurant Alma and the birth of it’s more casual sister, Alma...Show More Summary

Award-Winning Baker to Bring Bread and More Bread to Rosemont

Automne is going to have bread with a philosophy Gird your loins for fresh bread, Rosemont: award-winning baker Julien Roy (2013 winner of the apprentice baker category in France’s prestigious Mondial du pain) is teaming up with chef...Show More Summary

Northwest African American Museum Director Leaves, National Search Begins

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves The show goes on at the Northwest African American Museum, with people like the ones above featured in upcoming events. Courtesy of Northwest African American Museum Seattle's Northwest African American Museum, the only...Show More Summary

With New Lower Speed Limits, Seattle Will Become More of a City

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Cars will soon be required to move as slowly as the Seattle Streetcar. Charles Mudede On Monday, City Council approved new Seattle-wide default speed limits. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit for arterial roads will be 25 mph; non-arterials will be 20 mph. Show More Summary

Pittsburgh, Orlando better cities for 'coffee lovers' than SF according to weird new study

A new study cares not for our small-batch roasts and sustainable beans, because it has deemed San Francisco's coffee scene worse than those in Pittsburgh and Orlando.

We Give Pitchfork's 50 Best Ambient Albums List a 6.7. Here Are Some Glaring Omissions

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal This was my expression when Pitchfork left Éliane Radigue off its 50 Best Ambient Albums list. Pitchfork's list-making mania is contagious. This editorial compulsion—which of course has been around long before Pitchfork began—sets itself up for rebuttals and all sorts of internet kvetching and outrage. Show More Summary

Tricolore at PNB: Athletic, French, Minimal to the Max

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Well, I guess the kissing wasn't French. Angela Sterling Pacific Northwest ballet kicked off its fall season with Tricolore, a tripartite ballet featuring two pieces from Benjamin Millepied and one from George Balanchine. Show More Summary

Folsom Street Fair 'Ask First' Campaign Rankles Some Photographers

Actually it's about ethics in fetish fair photojournalism. [ more › ]

Man convicted of hacking Gmail and iCloud accounts of at least 30 celebrities in L.A.

A man who hacked the Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts of hundreds of people, including celebrities in Los Angeles, from his computer in Chicago has pleaded guilty to computer fraud in federal court, authorities said. Edward Majerczyk, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating the Computer Fraud and...

First Mug Shot Released Of Law Enforcement Officer Accused In Jasmine Abuslin Exploitation Scandal

Brian Bunton is an Oakland police officer accused of tipping off Jasmine Abuslin about a coming prostitution sting in exchange for sex. [ more › ]

L.A. agrees to $3-million settlement with cyclist struck in San Fernando Valley

The city of Los Angeles will pay $3 million to a rabbi who suffered permanent brain injuries after he was struck by a car in the San Fernando Valley.  Shelaim Furst was riding his bike along Victory Boulevard, a posted bike route, on Aug. 25, 2010. Just east of the 405 Freeway, Furst was struck...

Metro Will Add More Trains To Expo Line To Cut Down On Overcrowding

Also, there's an outside possibly that they will add a third car to the two-car trains. [ more › ]

Wednesday Lunchtime Links: Kindle Catfishing

Uber trucks, teachable Taraval, LendUp fined. [ more › ]

Russia ready to relaunch talks with US on Syria: ministry

Moscow is prepared to relaunch talks with the United States on the crisis in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said Wednesday, hours after Washington threatened to suspend its cooperation on the issue. "On orders of the Russian president,...Show More Summary

City Agrees To Study Supervised Injection Sites For Heroin Users

The City Council has agreed to fund a $100,000 study on the pros and cons of Supervised Injection Facilities—clinical centers where heroin users can inject with clean supplies. While heroin overdoses have increased steadily in recent...Show More Summary

Key Plea-Bargain Witness In Meth-y Drifter Murder Case Explains Why They Chose Their Victims

The 67-year-old Marin man was chosen because he "looked at us like we were crazy," when he spotted the drug-addled group near a Marin hiking trail. [ more › ]

FBI director rejects idea of reopening Clinton probe

“I haven’t seen anything that would come near to that kind of situation,” James B. Comey said.

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