Happy Friday Bay Area! Welcome to the weekend!
You made it. You rule.
It was a crazy week in the news again, and because surely you’d rather be relaxing with a coffee in hand than scouring the depths of the news to catch up, we rounded up the week’s biggest stories just for you.
Here are the biggest headlines:
The Giants currently sit 1-1 right now against the Kansas City Royals but all that means is that our boys in Orange are making it interesting for us this time around. We’ve been writing away lots about the Series, from who we’re still friends with (Yay Rob Lowe! Boo Eric Stonestreet! Yay Larry King! Boo Paul Rudd!) to the politest Twitter war between our respective city’s libraries to everything you need to know about the games. Get ready, get in your Orange t’s, and get pumped.
Dr. Craig Spencer was working in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders when he contracted Ebola. As soon as he got back to his home in New York City, the doctor jumped right back into his apparently very busy social life, going bowling, Uber-ing aroung Manhattan, and even hitting up a couple CMJ Festival music venues. Seriously this guy was everywhere. However, before you freak out, remember this: Ebola is very hard to get, and is only contagious by very close contact with someone one they start showing symptoms. Being a doctor and all, Spencer checked himself in to the hospital as soon as he got a fever.
EEEhhhhhh, we’re cringing. A tour guide in San Francisco supposedly working on her last shift went on a racially-charged rant about Chinatown and its residents in a tirade utilizing just about every horrible stereotype there is about Chinese culture. Here’s a sample: “f**k Chinatown. F**k your little herb gardens. F**k your little seafood f**king markets and your turtles and your frogs. F**k your f**king ginseng. F**k your little hair salons where no one in there knows how to speak English!” Eek.
The Bay Area is home to 15 of the 30 most expensive places to live in the United States. Shocked? No, of course not. Topping the list of average one bedroom rent prices is Palo Alto, California, with San Francisco and Cupertino close behind. New York City, long-believed to be the priciest city in America, came in at 5th place. *Sigh*
A Los Gatos company called Hendo created a real, working Hoverboard and they have the videos to prove it. It’s now actually looking like the Back to the Future scenario might one day be a reality. They’re not yet available for mass sales yet, but you can get in on a Kickstarter campaign to make sure you can snag your own…if you’ve got $10,000 that is.