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NEW GREENS TOP CHEF

Annie Somerville, executive chef at trendy gourmet vegetarian restaurant Greens in Fort Mason Center, announced the hiring of Jessica Mackay as the restaurant’s new head chef. Mackay succeeds John Paul Ueber in the position, following Ueber’s death.

OVERHEARD AT RISTROBAR

Customer reading menu: “I just had my cholesterol levels checked today, so its salad, salad, salad for me. Oh! — I’ll have the rabbit.”

AMERICA’S CUP WANNABES TAKE NOTE

Adrian Stanway has found the Northside to be the perfect place for his company. The sailing Brit moved to San Francisco in 2008. He was frustrated at not being able to find software to help keep his boat maintained, so he developed his own.

His Cow Hollow-based company, Intelligent Main-tenance LLC, now has 17 apps out and more on the way. He reports that his first app, A ShipShape Sailboat, is now the best-selling boat maintenance software on the market. Other popular apps that appeal to the Marina boating fraternity include What’s on my Boat? and Man Over Board, (MOB), which has already sold more than 2,000 copies.

“Sadly, an MOB situation is a fairly common occurrence,” said Adrian. “Every day, somewhere in the world, an MOB is either rescued or lost at sea. What really delights me is the feedback we get about people using the app to practice MOB procedures. It clearly makes practicing fun — especially for youngsters.”

Intelligent Maintenance is located at 3053 Fillmore Street, Suite 240, support@intelligentmaintenance.com.

VOM FASS IS HERE

VOM FASS Oils, Vinegars, Spices celebrated its October opening in style: Venticello’s chef unveiled recipes using VOM FASS products, and Olympic figure skater Brian Boitano welcomed customers to the new Ghirardelli Square (900 North Point Street, Suite E. 205) store.

WALKING FOR GOOD

More than 1,500 people were expected to participate in the Oct. 27 Walk to Cure Diabetes on the Great Meadow at Fort Mason. The JDRF Greater Bay Area chapter is hoping to raise more than $1.5 million for research to cure type 1 diabetes and its complications. You could do worse things on your Sunday.

TURFING MARINA GREEN

Following some America’s Cup damage to part of Big Marina Green, S.F. Rec and Park is resodding the western two-thirds of the land and reseeding the eastern third. Little Marina Green will be re-sodded. Big Marina Green closed in mid-October, and Little Marina Green will be closed starting Nov. 11; both reopen in mid-January.

OVERHEARD ON THE STREET

Man talking into cell phone: “So it looks like we can rent those studios out for only $2,000 each …”

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