Look out, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle — San Francisco is coming!

The Bold Italic is taking San Francisco on tour, showing off a bunch of the best of SF to our neighbors up and down the west coast. It’s called the Bold Rush and it kicks off tomorrow:

Between Friday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 7, we’ll be caravaning from Southern California to the Northwest with a few of our favorite San Francisco treats to share with our sister cities, including local goods in our pop-up shop, an art show curated by Dan Johnson Lake, Vietnamese spring rolls from Rice Paper Scissors, and Berlin-style ping-pong with American Tripps. We’ll also be collaborating with like-minded locals, including Poketo, Syrup Jeans (members of Beachwood Sparks), M’Lady’s Records, Eyes + Edge, Paxton Gate Portland, Hand-Eye Supply, Imaginary Authors, Hardly Art, Artache Market, Don’t Talk to the Cops!, the Maxines, and others.

(Emphasis ours.) RSVP and invite your friends to the Los Angeles event here, Portland here, and Seattle here.

During this period, the Bold Italic will be featuring content by writers from each of the other cities too, so us San Franciscans can get a taste of them while they get a taste of us.

Little dog with big tongue puttering around Mission Dispatch

[via C'mon Pony]

A humble remembrance of Sadie’s, scrawled on the wall at Evelyn’s

The faces we make when we’re drunk and at Farolito and regret is creeping in

[via Caryn]

Construct huge castles out of cardboard ‘Legos’ in the park this Saturday!

Cardboard Castles may not have has many sick beats as Crystal Castles, but one thing it does have is something rad happening this weekend to fulfill pretty much every childhood fantasy you’ve ever had:

Hundreds of cardboard boxes have been painted to look like giant Lego pieces and strategically covered with velcro. At 12 PM in Dolores Park on September 29th, you can build anything you can possibly imagine with them.

The event will be free and open to the public, and will last until people get bored (never) or the authorities intervene!

Or until the gutter punks hold a mosh pit inside one!  But seriously, this sounds like a pretty awesome way to spend an Indian summer Saturday and you can find out more about the project here.

Don’t forget to RSVP and invite your friends!

[Photo of a bunch of amateurs--Saturday will be way cooler!]

Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: Through Adversity Comes Growth and Maturity

Every week, photographer Joshua Cobos shoots a roll of film just for us. He picks the best 13 photos and we post them here, and it’s called “Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos.” Here’s what Joshua has to say about this week’s installment:

Golden Gate Park is a place i keep coming back to, I worked there for a little over a year when I first moved to the city. A hellish job but through adversity comes growth and maturity. This young model, Vera, is just starting out as a professional but as you can see is on her way to a very promising career.

Thanks, Joshua! Ten more shots after the jump!


Crackdown on RVs and other oversized vehicles that like to park overnight

Mission Local reports:

Oversized vehicles that line the streets of the Northeast Mission will have to start parking elsewhere after the Board of Supervisors approved a law on Tuesday that prohibits them from parking overnight.

Over objections by homeless advocates that the law criminalizes the poor, the Board of Supervisors passed the ordinance 7-4. Supervisors John Avalos, Jane Kim, David Campos and Christina Olague cast the dissenting votes.

Starting March 1, any vehicle that is 22 feet in length and 7 feet tall will be banned from parking overnight on certain city streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. or risk being fined or towed.

In the Mission, the SFMTA intends to install signs prohibiting oversized vehicles from parking on 16th and 17th Streets between Harrison Street and Potrero Avenue.

Just 16th and 17th? That leaves a LOT of other streets, right? (Such as Florida, seen above.)

Read on.

Hot new look for fall: Jenner sweatshirt, with whales

Oh and Luke says he actually got it in Jenner, and that nobody believes it. Shame on you, everybody!

Art and cocktails and helping people, in somebody’s lovely backyard

Here’s a little about Brick & Mortgage:

Brick & Mortgage is a non-profit organization that provides impoverished families across the world with a home of their own. We partner with Bay Area home buyers, giving them the opportunity to fund a home for someone else when they buy a home for themselves. By turning blueprints into bricks, we’re giving impoverished families the opportunity to build a life free of poverty. Brick & Mortgage exists to provide a simple way to fund a home for a family in need, at fraction of what it costs to buy a home in the Bay Area.

RSVP and invite your friends!

Inspirational message scrawled on the wall of new Blue Bottle/Heath Ceramics complex