Things have been heating up in California for us: We announced the public beta of LAist last month and now we're happy to bring you the public beta of SFist, the San Francisco version of Gothamist. (And, yes, you can say "ess-fist" because we know you will anyway.) Edited by Jackson West, whose enthusiasm and energy shocks and awes us, SFist promises to bring you the very best in local politics, the great food scene or current art exhibits in the area. So bring it on.

And coming soon: DC, Toronto, and London!