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Inside San Francisco (Oct 20th, 2016)

Tomorrow, we will have a special election edition of the Inside San Francisco, providing you with an overview of all the state ballot measures! Stay tuned!

 Tomorrow's forecast is sunny with a high/low of 67/54 F. Saturday will be partly cloudy with a high/low of 64/53 F.
 
Students at June Jordan School joined together to create a peace circle on Wednesday following a shooting involving four students. As many as four suspects opened fire in a campus parking lot on Tuesday, injuring four students in the process. Police are still searching for the suspects as the victims recover from their injuries. Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh says the school has a “strong tradition” of coming together to discuss challenging topics. – NBCBA

BART says it is still planning to open its new Warm Springs extension this fall. Originally, BART intended to open it in 2014, but delays pushed it back to this summer. Now, a fall opening has been confirmed, but an official date was not set. If it debuts before the November election, voters may be more encouraged to approve the $3.5 million bond measure for BART on the ballot. However, the extension still needs to be tested before it can be opened. – SFC

Three firefighters were injured while combatting a blaze in the Castro District earlier this morning. It started shortly after midnight on Hattie Street and was upgraded to a second-alarm fire. The building's seven residents were able to escape without injuries, and the Red Cross is helping displaced individuals find housing. The fire was eventually contained around 2 a.m., and officials are now looking into the cause of the blaze. – CBSSF

The Luxor Cab Company, which has been operating in San Francisco since 1928, has been voted into The City’s Legacy Business Registry. This status makes the company eligible for funding to sustain its business, and it is now recognized as a part of San Francisco history. The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for unanimously voting Luxor into the registry. “I have to say, Luxor, you’re the only [transportation company] that knew where I lived!” said Commissioner Ellen Johnck. – SFE

A Japanese bathhouse with a restaurant and tearoom is opening in the Tenderloin on Nov. 11. Onsen, which will be located on 466 Eddy Street, will also have a sake and craft beer program, as well as tea service. Its menu, created by chef George Meza, will have Japanese-inspired dishes including ingredients such as sweet yam, mushroom broth, and quail eggs. To start, Onsen will be open six days a week, and there will be bathing suit-optional soaking days for women and men on separate days. – EATER

COMMUNITY NEWS: HAYWARD
  • One Hayward police officer is receiving praise for helping a woman who was living in her vehicle with her children. Officer Jonathan Mcleod pulled over the woman near a McDonalds close to Interstate 880 when she said the car was all she had. “We go from shelter to shelter,” she told Mcleod, emphasizing that she could not afford to lose her license. He proceeded to take her family into the McDonalds and purchase them meals.
     
  • Four Hayward fire personnel are being applauded for their efforts to rescue an individual who was falling from the Golden Gate Bridge during Fleet Week celebrations. Fire Captain Dan Wuerthner, Apparatus Operator Ethan Kochis, and Apparatus Operator Rob Frank were off-duty when they worked quickly to recover the individual, who plunged into the water. He was tended to by medical personnel after he was brought to shore.
     
  • A new study suggests that a previously unknown strand of the Hayward Fault is connected to a less active fault. However, a magnitude-7.4 earthquake could be produced if they both broke at the same time, according to scientists. The Hayward Fault runs under highly populated areas of east San Francisco.
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK
Chow Down on BBQ: The San Francisco BBQ Festival is being held on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT at The Yard at Mission Rock (100 Terry A Francois Blvd, San Francisco). There will be live music, a barbecue competition, and beer. General admission is $25.00. “Don’t miss the views and the weather. This is the only event in the Bay Area with the Bay Bridge and AT&T Park as a backdrop.” – Katie Jackson, FOX News



Unleash Your Inner Superhero: The 2016 Superhero Street Fair will be hosted on Saturday, Oct. 22 on Napoleon Street between Jerrold and Evans in San Francisco from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. PDT. There will be exhibits, food, beer, and an outdoor lounge for superhero enthusiasts. Entry fees starts at $15.00.

Expand Your Cooking Skills: The Fall Farmers Market cooking class will be hosted on Friday, Oct. 21 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. PDT at Cookhouse (253 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco). Students will learn how to cook food including apple tarts, pan seared halibut, and smoked duck breast. Tickets are $90.00.
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