Inside San Francisco - August 22nd, 2016

Inside San Francisco (Aug 22nd, 2016)


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The Salesforce Tower Facebook page has a new video that some are perceiving to be a jab at the sinking Millennium Tower. The video highlights the structure’s “enhanced seismic safety” feature and has the caption, “Bedrock baby!” The 58-story Millennium Tower, which has sunk 16 inches since it opened in 2009, is expected to continue sinking due to foundation issues. – CBSLOCAL

The red lanes in the Mission, designated for bus use, will officially stay in the area for the time being. This comes after a public meeting was held for neighborhood residents to voice their concerns. Businesses have complained that the red lanes are making it difficult for customers to find parking. However, the SFMTA believes bus lines are now moving faster. – CURBED

Have you been inconvenienced by the red lanes? Would you like to see more or less of them around the city? Hit REPLY and let us know your thoughts.

A woman who survived a 100-pound tree limb falling on her head may have lost her ability to walk, according to doctors. Cui Ying Zhou was in Washington Square Park when the incident occurred, fracturing her skill and breaking her lower spine. However, she is showing signs of improvement, and may be moved out of the ICU this week. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said his “thoughts are with the family.” – CBSLOCAL

The SFMTA is asking locals to help plot future public transit lines around the city. “The Subway Vision” project, as it’s been named, was created to lay out the foundation of the public transportation system for the next 50 years. “To get this right, we need your input on priorities,” the SFMTA wrote on its blog. Locals can participate by visiting the Connect SF website and providing their input on a virtual map. – CL

A loan agreement between SFMOMA and the family of late art collector Donald Fisher is set to end in May 2116. This detail has just been released, despite the deal being made back in 2009. At the time, SFMOMA – a private nonprofit that is not required to release collaboration details – called the agreement an “extraordinary partnership.” In 2116, the deal will be renewable in increments of 25 years. – SFC

Last month, approximately 9,900 people were added to the labor force in San Francisco, which is 65% above average for the past five years. Additionally, employment in East Bay increased by 20,600 in July, which marked the largest leap in more than 15 years. Last month, there were 76,000 more people living in San Francisco with paying jobs than there were at the end of 2000. – SS

Team USA is coming home from the 2016 Rio Olympics, and the U.S. has officially topped the list of medal winners at the Games. The athletes won 121 medals in total, 46 of which were gold. Here are your hometown participants.

Kibwe Johnson, Track and Field (Hammer Throwing). No Medals.
Alexander Massialas, Fencing. 1 Silver Medal, 1 Bronze Medal.
Gerek Meinhardt, Fencing (Foil). 1 Bronze Medal.
Shannon Rowbury, Track and Field (Middle-Distance Runner). No Medals.
Evelyn Stevens, Cycling. No Medals.

...Signing off for now, until 2020.

Set Your Alarm Clock: The organizers of the 30th Bridge School Benefit concerts (Oct. 22 and Oct. 23) announced today that tickets for the event will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. Headliners include Metallica, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, and Neil Young. Tickets will start at $45.50. “This school, serving children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs, has grown to have global impact as a result of these concerts. It's a worthy cause to support.” – Tracey A., Yelp

Celebrate Girl Power: San Francisco’s Three Girls Theatre Company is hosting its New Works Festival between Aug. 22 and Aug. 27 at the Thick House (1695 18th St., San Francisco). The event includes female-themed performances, readings and discussions. Admission is free.

Work Out to Hip Hop: “Hip Hop Yoga in the Sky,” a fitness party featuring yoga with Libby Murfey and hip hop beats, will be hosted at the Westfield San Francisco Centre (865 Market St, San Francisco) on Thursday, Aug. 25 between 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.00.

A bartender is back at work after having his finger allegedly bitten off by a customer. Surveillance videos showing the incident, which occurred a month ago, were recently released. However, they do not show the actual finger-biting. The injury caused by the unnamed suspect resulted in a necessary amputation, and he is still on the loose.
Michael Sione Green, 26, has been convicted of first-degree murder after fatally shooting a woman and seriously injuring another individual in the South of Market area in 2013. “He killed a woman who was doing nothing more than trying to calm down a situation,” Assistant District Attorney Heather Trevisan told jurors during closing arguments.
Police are searching for an ancient, religious artifact stolen from St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco. It is believed to be a fragment of the true cross dating back more than 2,000 years.

[CAUTION: Today’s link is slightly NSFW, features brief, simulated nudity and may not be appropriate for some viewers.]


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