Good Sunday, May 26
SOMETHING TO READ
A Conspiracy of FaithBy Jussi Adler-Olsen $26.95The Scandinavian noir thriller, the third installment of the “Department Q” novels, kicks off with a message in a bottle written in blood. Read More
FRIDAY, MAY 24
On the town
Two novelists: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Adam Johnson (“The Orphan Master’s Son”) appears in conversation with novelist Anthony Marra (“A Constellation of Vital Phenomena”). [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]
SATURDAY, MAY 25
A great hike
‘Floral Finder’: We’re at the end of wildflower season, but don’t tell Ring Mountain that. The tiny but mighty open space preserve on the Tiburon Peninsula has a wide range of wildflowers and jaw-dropping views. Read More
The 49ers signed defensive tackle Cornellius “Tank” Carradine and tight end Vance McDonald to four-year deals, the team announced Thursday.
Carradine was selected 40th overall in the second round in the NFL Draft. At Florida State, he had 118 tackles, 16½ sacks and 21 tackles for loss in 25 career games. As a senior, he earned third-team All-America and first-team All-ACC honors as the Seminoles defense finished last season ranked second in total defense and third in run defense nationally. Read More
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Warriors have a representative on the All-NBA team.
Forward David Lee, who averaged 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game this season, was named to the All-NBA third team on Thursday. The last Warrior to find his way on to any of the All-NBA teams was when Latrell Sprewell was a first-team selection in 1993-94. Read More
Even though the Warriors are eliminated from the playoffs, fans will have one more chance to rub shoulders with their favorite NBA team.
The Warriors are hosting an end of season celebration Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Warriors players tentatively scheduled to appear include Stephen Curry, Harrison Barnes, Carl Landry, Kent Bazemore and Brandon Rush. Read More
Who’s in town
Comedian Barry Rothbart, seen on “Punk’d” and the “Tonight” show with Jay Leno, performs. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]
Paul Farmer: The physician, medical anthropologist and humanitarian, whose latest book is “Haiti: After the Earthquake,” appears in conversation with Adam Hochschild. Read More
San Francisco events for May 21, 2013. Read More
The Stanford and Cal softball teams have both have their fair share of success on the national stage over the years. But this season, neither will be playing in a super regional.
Stanford fell 10-5 to Nebraska in the Lincoln Regional on Sunday, while Cal dropped a 3-1 game to host Michigan in the Ann Arbor Regional, ending both schools’ season.
Senior pitcher Teagan Gerhart threw her final game in a Stanford uniform, ending the year 21-13 overall.
STANFORD 7, CAL 3 Read More
The Warriors will be feted Tuesday at San Francisco City Hall after their playoff run ended last week.
Mayor Ed Lee will declare Tuesday as Golden State Warriors Day in San Francisco, according to the Mayor’s Office.
Lee also is scheduled to give the key to The City to star player Stephen Curry in honor of setting the NBA record for the most 3-pointers in a season. Curry hit that record mark in April. Read More
San Francisco events for May 20, 2013. Read More
San Francisco events for May 19, 2013.
SOMETHING TO READ
The World’s Strongest Librarian By Josh Hanagarne ($26)This touching memoir documents the struggles of a 6-foot-7 librarian with Tourettes who breaks with Mormonism and finds solace in weightlifting.
LEND A HAND
San Francisco Zoo: Adults interested in working with animals and educating people about conservation are invited to a volunteer orientation. [11 a.m.; meet at bronze tiger statue, Entry Village Circle, 1 Zoo Road, S.F.] Read More
No. 1 Cal fired a school and course-record 23-under-par score of 265 in Thursday’s opening round at the NCAA Pullman Regional to take the lead after the first 18 holes of the 54-hole event hosted by Washington State. Cal leads the regional by two strokes over second-place St. Mary’s (267).
Joël Stalter and Michael Weaver paced the Bears with matching 7-under-par 65s.
Elsewhere, Stanford sits in third place in the Columbus Regional after a first-day 7-over 291. The Cardinal trail Charlotte by four shots. Cameron Wilson led the Cardinal with a 1-under 70. Read More
On the town
Birthday dinner: Affordable-housing provider Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation hosts its 32nd-birthday dinner, a night of food, drink, awards and music. [6 p.m., Hilton San Francisco, 333 O’Farrell St., S.F.]
A great bike ride Read More
San Mateo-based SolarCity Corp. announced Thursday that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. would finance more than $500 million of its solar power projects.
The funding for U.S. residential solar leases is the largest such deal ever announced, SolarCity said in a statement. The agreement was initiated last year and the funding expanded in April.
SolarCity has raised similar funds from banks such as U.S. Bancorp and from corporations including Google Inc. and Honda Motor Co Ltd. Read More
San Francisco events for May 16, 2013. Read More