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Inside San Francisco (Oct 25th, 2016)

 Tomorrow's forecast is mostly sunny with a high/low of 66/56 F. Thursday will be raining with a high/low of 62/58 F.
San Francisco-based Twitter is reportedly planning to lay off about 8 percent of its workforce. This could result in approximately 300 employees losing their jobs as the social media company prepares to release its third-quarter earnings later this week. Experts believe that Twitter is attempting to control spending as its sales growth slows. – BLOOMBERG

Local filmmaker Kevin Joseph Epps has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting, according to officials. He was booked on Monday on suspicion of homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Epps is known for the 2001 film, “Straight Outta Hunters Point.” The 48-year-old is accused of shooting a man in the Glen Park neighborhood. – SFG

New statistics suggest that nearly all of Silicon Valley locals who have donated to a U.S. presidential campaign support Hillary Clinton. Crowdpac, a non-partisan campaign donation tracker, found that 99 percent of political donations from the Silicon Valley area went to Clinton, while 1 percent went to Trump. Overall, 95 percent of donations from tech employees or executives have gone to Clinton’s campaign. “It’s only in the last few years that tech companies have really established a significant lobbying presence in Washington,” said business author Ben Casnocha. – FTE

A historic home in the Mission District has been renovated to draw potential buyers with a taste for contemporary design. The Italianate Victorian row house on 837 S. Van Ness Avenue is for sale for $3.9 million, and it comes with four bedrooms, an elevator, and a roof terrace. It has been renovated to also include pristine hardwood floors and glass railings on its modern staircase. “Careful attention has been paid to every detail to make this home both comfortable and luxurious,” says Rusty Wadatz, who listed the home. – SFG

COMMUNITY NEWS: RICHMOND
  • Interstate 80 will be closed on both eastbound and westbound sides on Saturday starting at 11 p.m. PDT until 7 a.m. PDT on Sunday morning. Roadwork will be conducted as a part of the San Pablo Dam Road improvement project. However, the work may be rescheduled, depending on whether it rains this weekend. Updates and detour routes can be found here.
     
  • Three men have been arrested in connection with a murder on Monday night at La Moine Park. Eric Brown, 21, was fatally shot, and a 19-year-old was injured in the incident. The suspects have been charged with murder and robbery, and police are calling it a “narcotics transaction gone awry.”
     
  • Professional basketball player and Richmond native Eli Holman has started a new nonprofit dedicated to providing kids with mentoring from community leaders. The King Holman Survivors group, as it’s been named, is dedicated to giving Richmond kids the one-on-one support they deserve. “I’ll help any kid,” said Holman. “But when it comes to this city, I’m hands on.”
     
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK
For Alice Cooper Fans: Rock ‘n roll icon Alice Cooper will be performing at The Warfield (982 Market St., San Francisco) on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. PDT. Tickets are starting at $47.50. “Alice Cooper is one of the great frontmen of all time, if not one of the best vocalists.” – Brian Ives, Radio.com



‘Dirty’ History: The American Bookbinders Museum (355 Clementina St., San Francisco) has begun its exhibit “Books and Mud: The Drowned Libraries of Florence.” The exhibit features restored books that spent time underwater when Florence was flooded in 1966. Admission is free, and visitation hours are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT daily.

Celebrate Halloween: The Haunted Carnival at Pier 33 event will be hosted on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. PDT at the Butterfly Lounge. There will be live music, food and drinks throughout the evening. Remaining pre-sale tickets start at $20.00.
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