San Francisco Based Twitter Accounts (response to @ev)

Earlier tonight, Twitter CEO Ev Williams posted this tweet:

If you know of San Francisco businesses or other SF-related Twitter accts, lemme know. Preparing slides for @gavinnewsom‘s visit tomorrow.

Of course, the responses came flooding in.

Here’s a round-up of the responses.  This includes both Twitter accounts related to San Francisco and companies based in San Francisco.

  • @21stAmendmentCraft Beer Brewery Restaurant delving into the world of canned craft beer
  • @7x7Magazine7×7 is San Francisco’s premier resource for Food, Fashion, Culture, Music, Nightlife, Parties and more. Go to 7× to get to know San Francisco
  • @7x7Radar7×7 Magazine’s Radar on SF Culture, Art, Entertainment and Events
  • @ABC7NewsBayAreaNews and notes directly from the ABC7 newsroom in San Francisco
  • @AgentNanoBreaking News, Traffic, Transit and Weather alerts for the San Francisco Bay Area/All the news that’s fit to Tweet
  • @AsianArtMuseumWe’re the largest museum in the western world devoted exclusively to Asian art
  • @BayAreaBitesBay Area Bites is KQED Public Media’s food blog
  • @BooksmithSan Francisco’s leading independent bookstore
  • @CaltrainCaltrain service delays provided by riders. See URL for instructions to update
  • @ChronicleBooksAn independent publisher of distinctive books and gifts
  • @Coco_luxeCoco-luxe Confections: luxurious truffles, salted caramels & sweets – To Share, or Not!
  • @CSNBayAreaCSN Bay Area and CSN California. Home of the Giants, A’s, Warriors, Sharks, Kings, Cal and Stanford
  • @CurrentTweets from within the walls of HQ
  • @Disqus
  • @DropBox
  • @Emergency_In_SFFollow some of the larger emergencies in San Francisco as they happen
  • @ExploratoriumFor the curious ones, the Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception
  • @FrogDesignGlobal innovation firm that helps create and bring to market meaningful products, services, and experiences
  • @GetSatisfactionThe support network for people to get the most from the products they use.
  • @GhiradelliSQMore than just the best chocolate! Wine tasting, great food and fun shopping
  • @GoldenGateParkUp-To-Date Events & News on Golden Gate Park
  • @JDVHotels Joie de Vivre is California’s largest boutique hotel collection, with over 30 hotels, restaurants and spas throughout the state
  • @JugShopSpecialists in Australia, NZ & Italian wines, specialty spirits, craft beer
  • @KCBSNewsAll News All the Time
  • @KGORadioThe Bay Area’s most listened to radio station for over 30 years
  • @kqed_artsKQED Arts is a daily blog covering the San Francisco Bay Area
  • @Live105LIVE 105.3 KITS San Francisco
  • @MagnoliaPub – Haight and Masonic
  • @missionpieA corner café, bakery, and neighborhood gathering place in the Mission that brings the flavors of local farms into the city and tells their stories.
  • @MuniDiaries – a place to share and read rider tales
  • @SanFranSymphony – San Francisco Symphony & Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas sets the highest standard of excellence in orchestral performance in over 250 concerts a year
  • @Seesmic
  • @SFRestaurantsWhere do want to eat Tonight? Ask Dave….
  • @sf_49ersOfficial Twitter of the San Francisco 49ers
  • @sf_giantsOfficial Twitter of the San Francisco Giants
  • @SF_WeeklyThe latest from as told by web editor Janine Kahn
  • @SFStateCreativeArtsMedia, Performing, Visual Arts at San Francisco State University
  • @sfbcPromoting the bicycle for everyday transportation
  • @sfearthquakesThe SF Bay Area sometimes shakes. I tell you about it
  • @SFistEverything else you to know about SF & the Bay Area, news, arts, entertainment, politics, gossip, more
  • @sfstation – SF Station is San Francisco Bay Area’s definitive online city guide to Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Food, Shopping, and Urban Living
  • @sfzoo – The mission of the San Francisco Zoo is to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action (my pick)
  • @spotusWe support journalists in the Bay Area through community funded reporting
  • @TCHOchocolateTCHO makes obsessively good dark chocolate from pod to palate in our San Francisco factory
  • @TechnoratiWho’s saying what. Right now.
  • @TripItTripIt is a personal travel assistant that automatically organizes all your travel plans
  • @XobniXobni is a toolbar for Outlook
  • @WoodenBoatHistoric wooden boatyard & nonprofit maritime museum on San Francisco Bay. Rod Bauer, Webmaster (schooner, sailboat, rowboat, woodworking, sailing)
  • @Zeum – Zeum is San Francisco’s hands-on, multimedia arts and tech museum for kids.

And a few people posted links to existing lists of SF-based Twitter accounts:

And here’s Ev’s reaction to the response…

Know of other good San Francisco based Twitter accounts?  Feel free to leave a comment.

Here’s video of the meeting between Mayor Newsom and Biz and Ev from Twitter.

San Quentin Screws Up

This story infuriates me. Back in May, officials at San Quentin released a “high control” inmate two days early in the wrong area (San Rafael instead of Southern California) and without any meeting with his parole officer. He took a bus to San Francisco and ended up a few blocks from where I live, where he proceeded to brutally stab a 15-year-old girl who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He also severely injured one of three good Samaritans who came to her aid. Luckily, the three men were able to apprehend the attacker and he was arrested. The girl surely would have died if these men hadn’t gotten involved. Today, the California inspector general issued a report saying that the officials at San Quentin failed to follow several policies, resulting in this tragic event. Whenever I hear about this story I can’t stop thinking about how easily that could have been me or my wife getting in this guy’s path and suffering the brutal attack. I am also grateful that I have neighbors who put their own lives at risk to help someone who they don’t even know.

KTVU has video of the Police Commission recognizing the three heroes who helped the girl and an update on the girl’s recovery. According to this article that appeared in the Chronicle last month, the family of the 15-year-old is considering a lawsuit against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

3/28/2008 Update:
The family is now suing the state of California.