Chip Wilson with several look-alikes at his book release pop-up in SoHo. Photo: Mark Abramson Chip Wilson is the founder of Lululemon Athletica, but you probably remember him as the guy who resigned as the chairman of Lululemon’s board after suggesting, more or less, that problems with some of the company’s pants were due to women’s being too fat for them, and not to inferior materials. “There has always been pilling,” he told then-Bloomberg Television anchor Trish Regan in 2013. “The thing is that women will wear seat belts that don’t work or they’ll wear a purse that doesn’t work or, quite frankly, some women’s bodies just don’t work for it.” Part of his argument was that some women’s thighs were rubbing together, causing the pants to pill. This diagnosis of user-error-through-thiccness was received poorly by the company’s customer base. Lululemon had already faced turmoil in the lead-up to … [Read more...] about Lululemon’s Chip Wilson Is an Unlikely Empowerment Guru. That Could Be Why He’s a Billionaire.
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2013, file photo, Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait for a BART train to depart the Fruitvale station in Oakland, Calif. A California transit chief said a man was stabbed to death Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, during a fight between two men on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train. less FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2013, file photo, Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait for a BART train to depart the Fruitvale station in Oakland, Calif. A California transit chief said a man was stabbed to death ... more Photo: Ben Margot, AP Photo: Ben Margot, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2013, file photo, Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait for a BART train to depart the Fruitvale station in Oakland, Calif. A California transit chief said a man … [Read more...] about Man stabbed to death aboard San Francisco area train
Developers have begun building a ferry terminal on the raw, palm-lined shore of Treasure Island, the site of a massive real estate project that could bring 8,000 homes and 24,000 new residents by 2035. The ferry is a critical element of the transportation plan that city and county officials are continuously refining to get people to and from San Francisco without jamming the Bay Bridge. Construction of 266 homes began earlier this year on the adjacent Yerba Buena Island, and within two years people will start moving in. In addition to the new housing, Treasure Island will have retail, restaurants, a hotel and extensive open space, so officials are also planning for tourists to visit the new development and parks. Though the project at this point is little more than a barge and a jumble of cranes in front of the Treasure Island Administration Building, it’s “almost the creation of a place,” said Chris Meany, co-manager of Treasure Island Community Development, a joint … [Read more...] about Treasure Island ferry terminal breaks ground in anticipation of 8,000 new SF homes
Yerba Buena Island, the rocky outcropping that rises from the bay next to Treasure Island, is home to a Coast Guard station, a marina, 145 species of plants and 21 types of birds. Soon it will also be home to a species that until now has not inhabited the island: the San Francisco condominium owner. Developer Wilson Meany this week started construction there on 266 condominiums. The units — a collection of flats, town houses, and a five-story apartment building — will be tucked into a hillside surrounded by 72 acres of hiking trails, beaches and landscaped parks. While the 266 units represent all the housing planned for Yerba Buena Island, the project is significant because it marks the first phase of the massive redevelopment that also includes Treasure Island, the man-made former U.S. Navy base where 7,744 other units are to be built, along with a hotel, restaurants and retail. The revenue generated from the condo sales on Yerba Buena Island will help pay for new … [Read more...] about Development on SF’s Yerba Buena Island an early step in Treasure Island project
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With defenseman Zach Bogosian getting closer to making his season debut, Buffalo general manager Jason Botterill said he is actively seeking a trade to balance the Sabres roster. Botterill said he is “actively looking” to acquire a forward to help a team that is in the midst of a 1-5-2 skid and dealing with injuries at the position. He spoke Tuesday after attending GM meetings in Toronto and before the Sabres hosted Minnesota. Bogosian has been out since having hip surgery last spring, and his upcoming return means the Sabres are overstocked on the blue line. Buffalo is carrying eight defensemen already. Botterill said he is “optimistic” that Bogosian will be able to return to the lineup during the Sabres’ three-game trip that starts Thursday in Boston. “I think he’ll be a big boost to our team,” Botterill said. The Sabres also lack forward depth as a result of injuries. Kyle Okposo is out indefinitely with a … [Read more...] about Sabres GM Botterill ‘actively seeking’ forward depth