Weekend Roundup: Heat Wave; Burning Man

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The biggest news of Labor Day weekend in the Bay Area? The incredible heat wave that hit the region. San Francisco experienced the hottest temperatures ever! The overall high on record was Friday, September 1, 2017 with temps reaching 106°F. The previous record was 102°F in 1991. Naturally, Ocean Beach was the place to be to enjoy the fun in the sun. On Saturday, September 2, several cities set record high temperatures. Since it’s just the start of SF’s annual Indian summer, we can expect more warm weather to come.

If the city felt empty over the weekend, that’s because it probably was. Tahoe, Wine Country, and Burning Man were the destinations of choice for many locals. The Burning Man festival on the Playa in Nevada attracted nearly 50,000 people this year—and they built a world in the middle of the desert out of nothing. To get a better look at what goes down at Black Rock City, check out videographer Mark Day’s time-lapse video of Burning Man.

Up in Napa, the festivities in honor of the launch of Alexis Traina’s new book got underway. From Napa with Love: Who to Know, Where to Go, and What Not to Miss debuts on September 19. The book is a visual guide to wine country with tips from Traina’s friends like Ken Fulk, Carlo Mondavi, and Roman Coppola. On Saturday night, in anticipation of the book, her mother-in-law Dede Wilsey hosted an extravagant dinner for close friends and family.