Inside San Francisco - October 11th, 2016

Inside San Francisco (Oct 11th, 2016)


 Today's forecast is partly cloudy with a high/low of 62/53 F. 
Investigators are still looking into why a boat capsized in San Francisco Bay on Saturday. A total of 30 people had to be rescued from the water when the vessel capsized near Pier 45. Sonar is now being used to search below the waves for the sunken ship. The owner is paying a salvage company to retrieve it. – ABC7

San Francisco has formed its first mental health team, which will join police officers on calls involving people who may need special assistance. Specifically, the five-member team will address instances involving individuals who could be mentally ill or under the influence of drugs. The goal is to prevent police confrontations that could become violent, such as those that have set off protests across the country. – NYT

Some homeless advocates are voicing their concerns against Proposition Q, which will appear on the ballot in November. Prop. Q could ban encampments formed by homeless people on San Francisco’s sidewalks and allow officials to remove them after offering shelter. However, opponents of Prop. Q claim that it is unnecessary, as the city already has the power to eliminate camps. There are reportedly 6,700 homeless people in San Francisco. – SFE

The first “creepy clown” sighting has reportedly occurred in San Francisco. In recent weeks, claims of people wearing frightening clown masks have popped up across the country. On a Muni bus, a clown was spotted headed toward McAllister and Baker streets. “He was not talking to anyone in particular, but was being loud and a bit crazy,” said Marriott Ivie, who snapped a photo of the clown. – SFE

The San Francisco Giants won Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, avoiding elimination The game went 13 innings, and the Giants eventually won 6-5 at home at AT&T Park. The Cubs still lead the series 2-1, and they will attempt to move on to the next round tonight in Game 4 with a win. (First Pitch is at 8:30 p.m.). – NYT

A $43 cocktail, $165 steak, and $50 burger were just some of the most expensive restaurant items recognized by the San Francisco Chronicle. In a recent article, the publication highlighted a sampling of the priciest meals that restaurant patrons can get around the city. Other items include a $16 coffee, $100 pizza, and a $398 tasting menu. – SFG

COMMUNITY NEWS: RICHMOND
  • An arrest has been made in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Marsha Carter, which occurred in Richmond 33 years ago. Carter went missing back in 1983, and was eventually discovered in the trunk of her own car in Sacramento 10 days later. The case was reopened in 2008, and Sherill Smothers has now been arrested in connection with the crime. “We hope that this arrest and indictment brings some relief and closure to Marsha Carter’s family,” said police detective Sgt. Stina Johanson.
     
  • Little Caesers fed about 275 people at the Bay Area Rescue Mission on 224 Macdonald Avenue on Sunday. Food went to individuals residing at the homeless services center around lunchtime. The initiative was a part of Little Caesers’ “Love Kitchen” program, which serves food to those in need.
     
  • In an editorial this past weekend, Mayor Tom Butt made his case for Measure M, which will appear on Richmond’s ballot this election season. Measure M would raise the transfer tax on real property transactions from 0.7 percent to 1 percent (on properties sold for less than $400,000). “Measure M is below most people’s radar but affects everyone and is arguably the most important thing on the Richmond ballot this year,” Butt argued.
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK
Relish the Beauty of Nature: San Francisco Botanical Garden's Mesoamerican Cloud Forest is now open daily through December 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring cloud forest plants that typically thrive outdoors in lush jungles. “It's really beautiful to look at the different types of plants that thrive in different climates around the world.” – Wendy L., Yelp



For Marketers: The “Future of Growth Marketing: Digital, Live, and Hacking” event hosted by Growthathon will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (44 Tehama Street, San Francisco). The event may benefit those who are interested in how live streaming content is changing marketing and advertising. Tickets are $70.00.

Learn More About Architecture: Laura Hartman, a principle of Fernau & Hartman, will be speaking about her firm and various design projects she’s worked on in her career on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley). The architecture of buildings including theaters, houses and museums will all be discussed. Tickets are $15.00.
CRIME ROUND-UP
A 13-year-old boy was shot on Sunday in the Mission District near 26th and Valencia streets. San Francisco police are still searching for a suspect. The boy, who was hospitalized for his injuries, is expected to survive.

Firefighters are still looking for the cause of a fire that erupted in a Sunset District apartment building on Friday night. Three people were rescued from the blaze, which occurred on 1814 Noriega Street. Three trucks and 66 firefighters were on hand to combat the fire.

Officers confirmed yesterday that a death row inmate slashed a correctional officer with a weapon at San Quentin State Prison on Oct. 3. Richard Penunuri, 38, is in prison for several charges, including murder. The officer is expected to make a full recovery.
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