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Inside San Francisco (Oct 12th, 2016)

 Today's forecast is partly cloudy with a high/low of 61/55 F. 
Early voting has officially begun, and Bay Area residents are taking advantage of the opportunity. San Francisco’s director of elections, John Arntz, says voting in his city is already off to a strong start. California residents can use vote-by-mail ballots, take advantage of absentee voting, or visit an election official’s office to cast a vote in-person. There are 17 state measures on this year’s ballot, in addition to local measures. – CBSSF

Supervisors Jane Kim and Scott Wiener faced off in a public Senate debate on Monday night. The event, held at the University of San Francisco, was mostly amicable, according to onlookers and 75 locals who attended. Wiener addressed his goal of lowering existing rents for residents, while Kim argued the need for building more affordable housing. – SFG

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in town this Thursday, Oct. 13. She is slated to appear at a fundraising event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at an undisclosed time. Tickets are mostly sold out for the event, and heavy traffic and security is expected in the area tomorrow. – HL

The San Francisco Giants were eliminated from the playoffs last night after losing 6-5 to the Chicago Cubs. The Giants held the lead in the ninth inning, 5-2. However, the Cubs rallied to come back and beat them. “We had confidence that the guys we put out there would get outs in that lineup,” said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. “It didn’t work out ... It’s a strange feeling.” – SFC

San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly has confirmed that he will start quarterback Colin Kaepernick in this week’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Kelly said that the move was “professional,” and he brushed aside questions about any concern surrounding Kaepernick’s national anthem protests while speaking to reporters. During the preseason, Kaepernick – who was the backup quarterback at the time – began kneeling during the anthem before each game in solidarity with civil rights groups protesting police brutality. – ESPN

A new rum-focused bar will open in the Tenderloin this fall where the Castle Club was previously located. Olga Zhuravskaya and Natasha Avtonomova are the owners behind Rum & Sugar, which will open at 823 Geary Street to provide locals with a new meeting place. Zhuravskaya says that there will be a television for viewing sports, but black-and-white silent films will be projected on the wall for a unique atmosphere. Aside from rum, their cocktails will also include locally sourced ingredients. – HL

COMMUNITY NEWS: SAN MATEO
  • The San Mateo Housing Commission is continuing to review several redevelopment applications, which could generate more multi-family housing complexes in established neighborhoods. They will announce decisions on two proposals on Thursday – one seeks the development of 74 units along El Camino Real, while the other looks to tear down a vacant single-family home in the North Central neighborhood.
     
  • A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a triple stabbing that occurred at the Sky Lounge earlier this week. Police identified the man as Angelo Manolakis of San Mateo. None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.
     
  • Schools in San Mateo are just some of many to be mentioned in threatening social media posts as of late. They refer to clowns causing harm on campus. "We don't know what the purpose is for why they're doing what they're doing and what their intentions are," said San Mateo police Lt. Ryan Monaghan.
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK
For Wine and History: Violet Grgich, the daughter of winemaker Miljenko "Mike" Grgich, will be speaking to guests at The Commonwealth Club (555 Post St., San Francisco) on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. PDT. There will also be a wine tasting with Grgich Hills Chardonnay and Zinfandel. Tickets for non-members are $20.00. “It was Grgich who was responsible for drawing the world’s attention to Napa Valley, and by extension, to California wines.” – Michael Apstein, WineReviewOnline.com



For Entrepreneurial Insight: The “Partnering Up: How to Position Your Company for Partnering or Acquisition” event hosted at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center (505 Howard St., San Francisco) will be hosted on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT. The event is designed to help startup owners learn more about the benefits of partnerships. Registration is free.

For Real Estate Professionals: A networking event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. PDT for real estate professionals who are interested in learning more about industry technology (450 Townsend Street, San Francisco). A panel discussion will also be held from thought leaders in the local real estate community. Tickets cost $25.00.
CRIME ROUND-UP
A 23-year-old male was killed on Monday evening near the 500 block of Head Street, according to police. It was the second slaying in the Ocean View neighborhood in four days. No arrests have been made in the case.
 
A 36-year-old man was stabbed while eating at the Burger King at 1690 Valencia Street on Sunday. Police say that a 42-year-old male began stabbing the victim, who was eating alone, before fleeing the scene. The victim’s wounds were not life-threatening, and the suspect was later arrested.
 
A 27-year-old man who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 has been released from jail. David Diaz, who is from the Castro neighborhood, was also suspected of several instances of arson in the community. Locals have grown concerned over Diaz’s release, and the SFPD have been notified of his exit from jail.
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