The Buzz: The Napa Quake, Everyone Hates Candlestick, and TV Shows Want You!

By Alyssa Pereira
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(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

This week got off to a rough start due to an unfortunate earthquake up north, but the news didn’t stop.

Check out this week’s buzziest stories, from that disaster, to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup and a couple television show auditions coming to town.

6.0 Earthquake Shakes Napa Valley Over the Weekend, Causing Destruction to Local Business and Homes

Let’s start with the big news of the week. In the early Sunday morning hours this last weekend, a powerful 6.0 earthquake tore through Napa, destroying buildings downtown, and leaving some displaced and without running water and power. FEMA hasn’t guaranteed any help, so it may be up to us to take care of our own. If you’d like to help, donate to the American Red Cross, or make a bid on this PlayStation 4 signed by our sister station Live 105’s BFD Artists. The proceeds will go directly to the charity for Napa relief.

Ticket Holders Who Couldn’t Get Into the Candlestick Paul McCartney Show Are PISSED

You may remember that a large number of ticket holders trying to attend the Paul McCartney show at the Candlestick didn’t actually get to attend due to the awful parking situation. The ticketing company has refused to offer refunds for the event, leading some rebels to start a petition against the company and the city for poor event management.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Unveiled its 2014 Lineup And It’s Rad

There are few things San Francisco collectively loves more than free bluegrass (though I can’t think of any). The free festival just posted their official lineup, and it’s a doozy. Check out the full list in the link above—I promise you it will be worth it!

Apparently, Very Feline Hello Kitty is Not Actually A Cat At All 

My childhood was a lie. SANRIO, a cartoon/cute stuff manufacturer based in South San Francisco and Japan just blew our minds when they told the world that Hello Kitty, while appearing, uh, EXACTLY like a cat, is not a cat at all, but actually a British 3rd grade girl. Seriously.

HBO’s “Looking” and FOX’s “Masterchef” Are Both Casting in San Francisco

We like television already, but MAN wouldn’t it be way cooler to watch your pal up there on the screen every week rather than some rando? “Looking” on HBO and “Masterchef” are both casting in San Francisco (they are, admittedly, very different shows), and we strongly encourage you to go try out. And hey, if you end up winning the whole damn “Masterchef” competition, we expect a credit in your new cookbook.

 

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