Gimme 5: SF’s Giant Gossip

For The Bold Italic

This week, San Francisco has been getting massive attention. Whether it be in sports, music, retail, or domestic violence – our fair city is trending worldwide.

GO GIANTS! We beat that fool Latos (and the rest of his Cincinnati posse) and are moving on to the league championships! Buster Posey’s grand slam in the fifth was the most magical moment in baseball since the 2010 World Series. Five minutes later, #MVPosey was trending on Twitter. Last time we whacked a grand slam was by Will the Thrill in 1989. Remember that? (MLB)

Not only are we so seriously stoked to see Ty Segall’s set at Treasure Island on Sunday, we are also so seriously stoked to see this San Franciscan on TV –  again! He’ll be making an appearance on… wait for it… Conan. Ty will make a late night appearance on Tuesday, just one week after his latest LP dropped. (Uptown Almanac)


Photo by Nellie Tran, via LiveSoma

It’s starting to feel like the holidays because leaves are falling and Target just moved into the Metreon. The downtown location had a soft opening on Tuesday, but the official grand opening happens this Sunday. Word is, the 85,000 square-feet San Francisco City Target looks just like a regular Target, except its ceilings are a little smushed and they sell “City Love” SF-themed tee-shirts. We like this pigeon one. (SFist)

When Mayor Ed Lee was cutting the ribbon to the fancy new Target, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was getting back to work after being charged for allegedly abusing his wife. The Board of Supervisors voted Mirkarimi back into the game, but he’s not hearing the end of it. The Mayor’s adviser called the Sheriff a “wife beater” and the DA is requesting Mirk to stay out of domestic violence work. (SFist, SF Appeal)

Muni has had a rough week, too. Friday night a Muni bus was hit by gunshots at Third Street and Paul Avenue (no one was hurt). Then on Wednesday, a 71 bus rammed into a F-line cable car, derailed it, then fled the scene. Apparently, Muni’s policy in these circumstances is to hit-and-run in hopes of avoiding further traffic delays. That ain’t right. (SF AppealSFWeekly)



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