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Inside San Francisco (Oct 18th, 2016)

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New proposed legislation may give residents access to all state-licensed internet providers. “I fundamentally believe competition is a good thing that will ultimately drive prices down and improve internet access across all of San Francisco,” said Supervisor Mark Farrell, who is proposing the legislation. As it stands, current laws allow building owners to have revenue-share agreements with companies that provide television, phone and internet services. This allows them to make money when tenants sign up with specific companies. – SFC

Protestors pitched tents in front of San Francisco City Hall on Monday to push for more action on homelessness. The Civic Disgrace group organized the “tent-in,” as it presses for more funding for emergency homeless shelters in the city. “There are people who are displaced by the housing crisis, as well as people who are addicts and mentally ill,” said group member Jennine Jacob. “And I don’t feel that kicking everyone out and buying them bus tickets is the way to go.” – CBSSF

Impossible Foods' ‘bleeding’ vegetarian burger has sold out at two San Francisco restaurants since debuting last week. Jardiniere and Cockscomb began serving it last Thursday. Because of its popularity, Jardiniere is now issuing tickets to patrons seeking the burger to ensure it can meet all of its orders. The burger is composed of plant-based ingredients and a compound that gives its juices a red hue. – SFG

San Francisco debuted a new fireboat yesterday, named “The St. Francis,” on the 27th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Officials chose the date to honor the use of fireboats as a vital water source, after the 1989 Bay Area quake collapsed local pipelines. The boat cost $11.7 million, with $8 million coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and $3.2 million from San Francisco. – SFE

New details about a historic bar’s dire straits came to light on the Spike TV show, “Bar Rescue,” over the weekend. On the reality show, which helps bars recover and rebuild, it was revealed that the owners of Sam Jordan’s were once $500,000 in debt. Since the “Bar Rescue” team revamped the venue, bartender Tiffani Green said it’s been operating under “improved conditions for months, and everyone seems to like it.” – HL

A rent hike is forcing the Lo-Cost Meat and Fish Market to close in Lower Haight. The shop, which has been in business for 30 years, faces a monthly increase of about 2.5 times over what it currently pays. "I'm not playing any games, so I'm deciding to go," said Pierre Pegeron, who co-owns the market with Ken Kwang. "I'm not one to beg or anything like that.” – HL

COMMUNITY NEWS: RICHMOND
  • Kaleidoscope Coffee at 109 Park Place is quickly becoming a performance hot spot for locals. The cafe, which has been brewing coffee for the community for less than one year, is now hosting storytelling nights, open mic nights, and musicians. “It’s really become a social community destination,” said local artist Russ Wagner.
     
  • Chevron and its political action group, Moving Forward, do not appear to be heavily investing in the 2016 election cycle. This comes after locals were inundated with political ads funded by the company during the 2014 Richmond City Council election. “It might simply be that they think the investment is not worth it,” said Robert Smith, a political science professor at San Francisco State University.
     
  • Celebrity dancer and choreographer Ladia Yates will be holding dance workshops in Richmond on Saturday and Monday. Yates, who has shared a stage with Usher, says she’s “proud to be from Richmond.” She specializes in a wide variety of dance styles, including jazz, ballet, and vogue.
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK
View American Abstract Art: The “Approaching American Abstraction” exhibit at SFMOMA (151 3rd Street, San Francisco) is still on display, exhibiting abstract works by American artists ranging from Lee Krasner to Martin Puryear. Tickets start at $25.00 for adults. “Comprehensive and filling.” – Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner



Learn More about the Day of the Dead: The “What is the Dia de los Muertos?” educational workshop will be hosted on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PDT at the HAHS Museum of History & Culture (22380 Foothill Boulevard, Hayward). The event will include an interactive presentation by cultural educator Anita De Lucio. It is free with museum admission.

For Women in the Security Industry: A happy hour networking event for women in the security and privacy industry will be hosted on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PDT (55 Second Street, 21st Floor, San Francisco). Registration and admission are free.
CRIME ROUND-UP
A Richmond man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after hitting and killing another individual with his truck. Oakland police officers arrested Kadeem Edwards, 27, on East 12th Street near 47th Avenue in the alleged truck from the incident. He is being held without bail.
 
A now-deceased man who was accused of shooting a police officer over the weekend may have had mental health issues, according to officials. The incident occurred at Lakeshore Plaza, and the officer the suspect shot is now recovering. The man has been identified as 26-year-old Nicholas McWherter. He was shot after an exchange of gunfire with police.
 
A Bay Area man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to detonate a homemade device outside of a police station in Colorado, according to court documents. David Michael Ansberry, 64, was tracked down and arrested in Chicago. The San Rafael native is facing a federal explosives count.
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