Inside San Francisco - September 29th, 2016

Inside San Francisco (Sep 29th, 2016)

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to give tens of thousands of felons the right to vote. Assembly Bill 2466, which was authored by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber and Sen. Holly Mitchell, provides voting rights to felons who are not on parole, or serving time in state or federal prison. The bill could result in up to 50,000 new voters in California, some of who are in county correctional programs. – CBSSF

Late actor and comedian Robin Williams will have a portion of Golden Gate Park named after him. The area to be named for Williams would be the same where Comedy Day is traditionally held, near so-called "Hippie Hill." The star took his own life about two years ago, but lived in the Bay Area for decades. Sponsors hope to convince city lawmakers to give the designation the green light. Back in March, the “Waldo Tunnel” was officially renamed the Robin Williams Tunnel in the comedian’s honor. – CURBED

Iris Canada, the 100-year-old woman facing eviction from her apartment in Western Addition, has been granted another request to remain in her home. This is the 11th time she has been given permission to stay at her apartment by a court. The extension will expire at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, but Canada’s lawyer, Dennis Zaragoza, intends to have a plan of action for her by the deadline. The building’s owners claim that Canada does not have protection from eviction under a supposed “life estate” agreement. – SFC

A Mission District tattoo parlor has been covered in graffiti for a second time by suspects who claim the artists are racist Trump supporters. Ben Volt and Matt Brown, the owners of the Form8 shop, claim the allegations are not true. Keep Hoods Yours, a San Francisco graffiti crew against gentrification and racism, had called out Form8 on social media. However, they claimed that no one in their group was responsible for the vandalism. – ML

San Francisco school board members and the superintendent will no longer be able to directly solicit campaign donations from district employees. The unanimous vote from the board came on Tuesday night. Board member Sandra Lee Fewer reportedly solicited contributions from at least four district workers earlier this year. City law prohibits city officers and employees from asking their colleagues for campaign donations. – SFC

Christian Robinson, the bestselling children’s book illustrator, has made his new home in the Mission District. In an interview with Curbed, Robinson explains his decision to move to the Bay Area after growing up in Los Angeles. “I love how it is close to nature; the colors of the houses—these colors often find their way into my books; and the positive, progressive, and open-minded attitude here,” said Robinson. Although his place is small and he shares it with roommates, Robinson has been humbled by the move. "It’s essential to have a place that feels like a home," he says. – CURBED

Get Your Tickets for Launch SCALE: Inside Daily Brief founder Jason Calacanis’s LAUNCH Scale summit will be held from Monday, Nov. 14 through Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Westfield San Francisco (845 Market Street, Suite 450, San Francisco). Summit passes start at $295.00.

Open Your Kids’ Minds:
The “Once Upon Your Mind” improv event will be held at The Flight Deck (1540 Broadway, Oakland) on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. At the event, children vote on their favorite storybook, then use their imaginations to rewrite the story through improvisation. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for children.

Attend an Exhibition Opening: A solo exhibition of artist Wang Tiande’s work will open on Friday, Sept. 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at NanHai Art (520 Broadway, Millbrae). The work reflects Tiande’s contemporary style and use of calligraphy. The event is free.

Pick Up Drawing Tips: Andrew Steers, a professional storyboard artist, will be leading a drawing instructional class on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Art Center (1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley). The class will focus on improving the fundamentals of drawing on location. Tickets are $40.00 (for non-BAC members).
A sketch has been released of the suspect in the fatal Pokemon GO shooting that took place this summer. The attacker killed 20-year-old Calvin Riley in San Francisco’s Aquatic Park in August. Since the shooting, investigators have been analyzing witness accounts and surveillance footage.

Sean Angold, one of the suspects accused of murdering Canadian tourist Audrey Carey and hiker Steven Carter in 2015, has testified in court. Angold admitted to assisting in the murder of Carey, as well as the robbery and killing of Carter. The preliminary hearing will continue on Friday.

An Oakland police officer charged in the city’s police department sex scandal was booked into Santa Rita Jail and released on bail. Officer Brian Bunton, 40, has pleaded not guilty to charges of felony obstruction of justice and a misdemeanor of engaging in an act of prostitution. Authorities believe Bunton had encounters with Celeste Guap, the woman at the center of the sex scandal, after she turned 18.
It’s the middle of the night, and you have a craving for something delicious. Perhaps you just got out of work, or you’ve wrapped up a night with friends. Where do you go?

In a piece for Eater, writer Zoe Bernard recently identified some restaurants for when you’re in dire need of delectable food long after most places have closed. Although many restaurants stop serving food before midnight, Bernard has narrowed down a few locations that welcome hungry patrons in the wee hours of the morning.

15 Romolo (15 Romolo Pl., San Francisco) is one place Bernard points out. Not only will they happily serve you a cocktail until 1:30 a.m., but you can order everything from fries to a short rib burger up until closing.

Or maybe you’re more in the mood for pizza. Bernard recommends Beretta (1199 Valencia St., San Francisco), which is open until 1 a.m. Its menu includes pizzas with everything from hot salami to chorizo. There are also a few varieties of risotto, if that better suits your palette.

For other bars and restaurants to quell your late-night appetite, you can check out Bernard’s full list here on Eater SF.
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