<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - ]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/the-scene/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Mon, 30 Nov 2015 05:56:50 -0800 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 05:56:50 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[San Francisco, San Jose Named 'Most Pretentious' Cities]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:33:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/yoga_generic.jpg
A coffee maker company created a "Pretension Index" of cities and named San Francisco and San Jose as the winners.

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<![CDATA[SF Sketchfest 2016: Sally Field, Patton Oswalt Among Notables ]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:26:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sally+Field.jpg
Actress Sally Field is among the surprising headliners planned for the 15th edition of SF Sketchfest in January.

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<![CDATA[Noise Pop Releases Initial 2016 Lineup]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:29:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vince-staples.jpg
Vince Staples, Escort, The Mountain Goats and more will appear at the annual Noise Pop music festival, which runs Feb. 19-28, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Comic Con 2016 Gets More Star Studded]]> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:16:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/renner93845.jpg
Stars including Jeremy Renner and Sean Astin will join William Shatner and Christopher Lloyd at Silicon Valley Comic Con in 2016.

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<![CDATA[LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie May Still Be Available in East Bay]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:56:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/labelle-pie.jpg
A viral video frenzy caused Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie to fly off of Walmart shelves in the U.S., including in the Bay Area, but the retailer reports the dessert is still available in at least two East Bay...

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<![CDATA[Cafe Gratitude to Close Berkeley Location]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:50:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/cafegratitudefood.jpg
Cafe Gratitude will close in Berkeley, leaving Santa Cruz as the last Northern California location of the Bay Area vegan restaurant chain.

Photo Credit: Cafe Gratitude]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Transgender Film Festival Returns]]> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:12:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/The_Girl_Bunnies._ROCKETSHIP._%28still_2%29.jpg
The 19th annual San Francisco Transgender Film Festival takes place at the Castro and Roxie movie theaters Nov. 12-15.

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<![CDATA[SF Disco Preservation Society Archives '70s Scene]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:32:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/trocaderowhiteparty.jpg
An archive of music and images honors San Francisco's vibrant disco scene in the 1970s.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Steve Fabus]]>
<![CDATA[Metallica to Headline Pre-Super Bowl Concert]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 15:44:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/453418148.jpg
Metallica will perform a concert at AT&T Park on the eve of Super Bowl 50.

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<![CDATA[Margaret Cho Launches Campaign for Rape Survivors]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:56:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/margaretchorapeawareness.jpg
Comedian Margaret Cho is leading a social media campaign for rape survivors to speak out. The San Francisco native launched the hashtag #12DaysofRage on Sunday to encourage public dialogue on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[Star Wars, Superhero Costumes Top Bay Area Searches]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:51:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/103041242.jpg
The Bay Area has searched for Star Wars and superhero costumes more than any other Halloween outfit, according to Google Trends' Frightgeist experiment.

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<![CDATA[James Franco Bar Mitzvah Will Stream Live]]> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:35:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP777028630595_0_Franco.jpg
James Franco's Bar Mitzvah will be streamed live on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Doc Chronicles Woman Who Swam From Farallons to GGB]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:18:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kimswims.jpg
"Kim Swims" tells the story of Kim Chambers, an open water endurance swimmer who was the first woman to swim solo from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Photo Credit: Kate Webber]]>
<![CDATA[Cat Cafe Offers 'Fitness With Felines' Yoga Classes]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:38:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kitteayoga.jpg
KitTea's new "Fitness With Felines" classes combine restorative yoga with kittens and Japanese tea.

Photo Credit: KitTea]]>
<![CDATA[Chez Panisse, The Progress Given National Recognition]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:46:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/08_Chez+Panisse_Berkeley_CA+03.jpg
Bay Area restaurants including Chez Panisse and The Progress are being recognized for national excellence.

Photo Credit: TripAdvisor]]>
<![CDATA[Rapper Lil B Hosts New Years Eve Party]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:03:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Lil-B-coachella.jpg
Rapper Lil B will host his own New Years Eve event in San Francisco.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[NYC, Las Vegas Dominate List of Money-Making Restaurants]]> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:27:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/205*120/bottegalouielosangeles.jpg
The 100 top-grossing independent restaurants in the U.S. collectively earned $1.7 billion in 2014.

Photo Credit: Tamara Palmer]]>
<![CDATA[The Roots Return to San Francisco]]> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:51:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/The-Roots-hi-res-copy.jpg
Watch some of The Roots' finest moments on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.]]>
<![CDATA[Two Bay Area Cities Named Best for Trick-or-Treating]]> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:17:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/172*120/GettyImages-155081793.jpg
San Francisco and San Jose have topped a list of the best cities in the country for kids to trick or treat for Halloween.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[SPCA Hopes to Stoke Pet Adoptions With Ramen, Tattoos]]> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:03:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lemurcat.jpg
The San Francisco SPCA is looking to fuel potential pet adoptions with the help of some noodles and ink.

Photo Credit: SF SPCA]]>
<![CDATA[StreetWars Water Gun Assassination Tournament Comes to Bay Area]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:19:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/streetwars.jpg
StreetWars, described by organizers as a water gun assassination tournament, is coming to the city between Sept. 27 and Oct. 24. Its Facebook page had picked up 3,869 as of Wednesday evening.

Photo Credit: StreetWars San Francisco]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurant Faces Eviction From San Francisco Waterfront]]> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:55:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SF-SINBADS-EVICTION-raw---23011524.jpg
A restaurant fixture on the San Francisco waterfront for more than 40 years is facing eviction.

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<![CDATA[Harry Houdini Halloween Séance Planned in SF]]> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:47:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/houdiniharry.jpg
A Halloween séance to call up the spirit of late master illusionist Harry Houdini is planned at San Francisco's Brava Theater.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/The Library of Congress, McManus-Young Collection]]>
<![CDATA['Carmichael Show' Star Headlines Treasure Island Comedy Lineup]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:01:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NUP_168478_2133.JPG
Jerrod Carmichael, star of NBC's "The Carmichael Show," is among the headliners announced for the Treasure Island Music Festival's first comedy lineup.

Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Snoop Dogg Launches Marijuana Website]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:20:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP279735288232.jpg
Snoop Dogg announced the creation of a cannabis-focused media company called Merry Jane at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco on Monday.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Shatner to Host Star Trek Event at Silicon Valley Comic Con]]> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:29:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480079144_ComicCon.jpg
William Shatner will preside over a 50th anniversary celebration for "Star Trek" at the first Silicon Valley Comic Con in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Oakland Urban Wine Trail Features 10 Wineries]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:16:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/oaklandurbanwinetrail.jpg
The new Oakland Urban Wine Trail includes 10 wineries within close proximity.

Photo Credit: Visit Oakland]]>
<![CDATA[Joe Montana Auction Benefits Ronnie Lott Charity]]> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:11:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0507-JoeMontana.jpg
Football fans can bid on a chance to meet Joe Montana at a special dinner in honor of Ronnie Lott's All Stars Helping Kids foundation.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Bridge School 2015: Neil Young, Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:14:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/81831793.jpg
Neil Young, Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow are among the headliners for the 29th annual benefit for The Bridge School, to be held on Oct. 24-25 at Shoreline Ampitheatre.

Photo Credit: WireImage]]>
<![CDATA[Oakland Fest Attempts to Top 'Soul Train' Record]]> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:50:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Soul-Train-Dancers_Soul-Tra.jpg
Oakland dancers will try to get in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest "Soul Train" style dance line next month.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Trailer for 'East Side Sushi,' Filmed in Oakland]]> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:52:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/eastsidesushi.jpg
'East Side Sushi,' a feature film about a Mexican woman's quest to become a Japanese chef, was shot in Oakland.

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<![CDATA[T.I. Announces Surprise Release at Twitter HQ]]> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:13:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP329098695839.jpg
Rapper, actor and reality television star T.I. visited Twitter's San Francisco headquarters Thursday to announce he's dropping a surprise music release at 9 p.m. PDT on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Guest Chef Tailgate Season Launches at Levi's Stadium]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:47:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11P+TZ1+MICHAEL+MINA+VO+-+00004226.jpg
Restaurateur Michael Mina launches a lineup of guest chefs at Levi's Stadium for football season on Monday.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Mobile Tea Jeep En Route to Bay Area Stops]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:58:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/steepteagirls.jpg
The Steep Tea Jeep will roll to Bay Area farmers markets, pop-ups and private parties.

Photo Credit: Steep Tea Co]]>
<![CDATA[Margaret Cho Sneak Previews Doc on SF Homeless]]> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:32:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cho-homeless-doc.jpg
Comedian, actress, singer and San Francisco native Margaret Cho is making a documentary about her efforts to raise money for San Francisco's homeless.

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<![CDATA[20th Street Block Party Returns to SF]]> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:46:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/2014BlockParty1_PaigeKParsons-2.jpg
The third annual music and food festival 20th Street Block Party returns to San Francisco on Sept. 12.

Photo Credit: Paige K. Parsons]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Ice Cream Sundae Costs Cool $3K]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 20:51:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/205*120/threetwins3ksundae.jpg
Three Twins' “The World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae” costs $3,333.33 and comes with an optional cellist.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Three Twins Ice Cream]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Bruno Mars Offered Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 10:16:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bruno-mars-superbowl-2014.jpg
We don't know which teams will be playing in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium. But we might be close to finding out who will be performing at halftime.

Photo Credit: Getty]]>
<![CDATA[Ride the Ducks Tours Leaving San Francisco]]> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:22:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ride+the+ducks+tour.jpg
Ride the Ducks is flying away from San Francisco.]]>
<![CDATA[James Franco Will Teach Film Workshop at Palo Alto High]]> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 11:00:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP777028630595_0_Franco.jpg
James Franco will return to his high school alma mater to teach a workshop on film.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Yo-Yo Champion Swings on SF Streets]]> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 13:07:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kahnman-yoyo.jpg
Ernest Kahn, a two-time Phillippine national yo-yo champion, takes his craft to the streets of San Francisco.
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<![CDATA[HipHop TV Launches in Oakland]]> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 12:36:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edloverhiphoptv.jpg
Oakland's Watch Now Networks has launched a 24-hour streaming network for hip-hop content.

Photo Credit: HipHopTV]]>
<![CDATA[Inside Wizard World Comic Con in San Jose]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:04:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*121/090415-comiccon-sj-9.jpg
Comic Con has descended on San Jose! Check out some of these pictures from the big Wizard World event.

Photo Credit: Riya Bhattacharjee / NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Charlie Brown Gets 'Forever' Stamp Treatment]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:02:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/peanuts-stamp.jpg
The U.S. Post Office's forthcoming 'forever' stamps featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang will be dedicated in a free ceremony at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa on October 1.

Photo Credit: USPS]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: 'Mission to Lars' Trailer]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:10:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/LarsUlrichWillSpicer.jpg
A documentary showing an autistic man's quest to meet Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is in theaters Sept. 25.

Photo Credit: Will Spicer
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<![CDATA[Sammy Hagar Prepares 'Cooking and Partying Handbook']]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:38:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hagar-partial-cover.jpg
Sammy Hagar is about to reveal his secrets for partying like a rock star in and out of the kitchen.

Photo Credit: Dey Street Books
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<![CDATA[Startup Partners With Chuck D for Digital Video Network ]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:08:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/91071369.jpg
A new subscription based digital video network hopes that a multicultural audience of Millennials will pay for a mix of documentaries, music, culture, comedy and original programming.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>