This week was another eventful one in the news. We had a whole mess of stories, from a couple cheeky incidents with some local athletes, to a major historical local moment in music, to a viral video trend. Here are this week’s buzziest stories:
You’d think if you saw a huge dude working at a Jamba Juice who strongly resembles the person whose name is on the store’s sign, you’d fill in the blanks pretty fast. That’s exactly what happened recently, when Vernon Davis trucked down to the Jamba Juice franchise he owns in the South Bay, donning a deadlocks wig and a name tag with the name “Sycamore.” As you might suspect he’s a much better Tight End than he is a smoothie salesman, but the video is still pretty funny.
The Ice Bucket Challenge was everywhere this week. People in California were divided on the challenge itself, and rightfully so—it certainly wastes water when we are in a drought, but the challenge has to date raised over $50 million in funding for ALS research. Everyone got involved, from local sports teams to 50 Cent to the Hot Cop of the Castro to these unfortunate souls. Did you pour a bucket over your head?
Fifty years ago this week, The Beatles started their first American tour right here in San Francisco. We rounded up a whole lot of historical photos, interviews, and factoids and put them all in one place. We can guarantee you you’ll learn something new about the Fab Four.
Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha took a little date night at their local California Pizza Kitchen recently. Curry left his ID in the car, believing that the staff would probably recognize him. Apparently he was wrong, because when he ordered a beer the waitress didn’t recognize him and wouldn’t serve him. Luckily, he got his beer when the manager was called on.
Alice@97.3 announced their lineup for this year’s Now & Zen Fest, and it’s going to be a great time. This year, Neon Trees, Matt Nathanson and more will all be gracing the stage this September in Golden Gate Park. Head to the link above for specifics.