“Because pride in San Francisco means neither being bold nor taking a risk, the San Francisco Gay Pride committee has backtracked on their appointment of Bradley Manning as the Gay Pride Marshal of the 2013 Pride Parade. Board president Lisa L. Williams sent out a bizarre press release Friday night attempting to clarify the controversy.”
Spineless S.F. Pride Backtracks On Bradley Manning As Grand Marshal [SFist][AP via HuffPo] [IndyBay] [IndyBay] [IndyBay] [SFBG][CBS5] [Chron] [Ex][SFBG]

“The America’s Cup has brought more interest and energy to the local sailing community in the past year, he added. But the Treasure Island Sailing Center and groups like it still make it a priority to convince the average Bay Area resident that getting out on the water is not just for the wealthy yacht-club set, he said.”
Novices to bay sports get their feet wet [Chron]

“During San Francisco’s second outbreak of the plague, all of these public health efforts were orchestrated from headquarters right here in the Lower Haight at the corner of Page and Fillmore. The offices and “rattery” were housed at 401 Fillmore, a two-story Victorian, which has long since been replaced by a larger apartment building.”
Rats! The True Story of Bubonic Plague in the Lower Haight [Haighteration]

“In its 113-year history, McRoskey has reportedly sold beds to Prince Charles, the late Steve Jobs and several members of the 49ers, but the company’s best work might be the donations it has provided to the Canon Barcus Community House, a long-term housing center for homeless and low-income families that’s run by Episcopal Community Services.”
San Francisco mattress maker McRoskey supplies beds for homeless, low-income residents [Ex]

“As part of a new effort to address those issues, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selected The Arc of the United States, a national organization that has been helping adults with developmental disabilities for more than 60 years, to take part in a three-year, $1 million project to collect health data on their clients.”
The Arc in S.F. to help pilot U.S. study [Chron]

“I’d bet my brother tickets to a Giants game my group would be able to escape. I had game-fans, sci-fi fans, an architect, a lawyer, an accountant. We had some great skill sets for whatever tools and clues might be thrown at us. Spirits were high as we were guided into a 3rd Floor lobby and given instructions. No photos, no internet, no outside tools… the rules were pretty basic.”
Tourist Trapped: Real Escape Room San Francisco [Chron]

“CBP officials at the Port of San Francisco donated the counterfeit gear, with an estimated value of $6,400, to World Vision International, a non-profit organization that provides aid to the needy across the globe.”
Fake Giants Merchandise Seized At World Series Donated To Needy [CBS5]

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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