“Naturalists and interns from SFNE are stationed at the observation site with spotting scopes, ready to offer spectacular views into the Great Blue Heron nests and answer questions.”
It’s Heron Watch at Stow Lake; viewing tours every Saturday through May 18 [Richmond SF]

“Fourth-generation San Franciscan Fred Lyon witnessed and photographed the transformation of his treasured hometown into a center for optimism, prosperity, and growth after World War II.”
Fred Lyon: San Francisco Yesterday 1948–1958, A Photo Exhibition at San Francisco International Airport [LS]

“This coffee is exquisite”
New York vs. San Francisco – Disposition Statistics [Tapastic]

“Have you gotten enough of the San Francisco Zoo’s eight-week-old tiger cub yet? No, you most certainly have not.”
Gallery: We Will Not Apologize For More Photos Of The S.F. Zoo’s Tiger Cub [SFist] [SF Zoo] [Chron]

“Now that he’s ostensibly sitting on the big chair while Gov. Jerry Brown ambles through China, government-watchers have a bit of advice for Newsom: Keep it up.”
As acting governor, Gavin Newsom advised to sit tight [Ex]

“Unlike Nixon and Clinton, Farrell is at least a born-and-raised San Franciscan. That makes him an anomaly in San Francisco politics, where our mayor is from Seattle and a majority of our supervisors were born elsewhere.”
Ashley Judd’s San Francisco values [Ex]

“But while Leno may be shrewdly using his lieutenant governor committee to help out fellow Democrats and raise his stature in the Senate, I hope he really does run for lieutenant governor in 2018.”
San Francisco state Sen. Mark Leno’s fake campaign generating real money for Democrats [Ex]

“San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art will be selling up to $1.3 million worth of artwork at its biennial auction this month to benefit its exhibit and education programs.”
SFMOMA benefit auction to offer Warhol, Richter, others [Biz Times]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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