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Inside San Francisco (Nov 10th, 2016)

 Tomorrow's forecast is cloudy with a high/low of 64/57 Fahrenheit. Saturday will be AM clouds/PM sun with a high/low of 67/54 Fahrenheit.

Thousands of people protested the results of the U.S. presidential election in the Bay Area last night. Demonstrators in downtown San Francisco held signs including slogans like “Stop Trump.” Resident Kevin Wiggins told the San Francisco Chronicle, “I don’t want to see what he’s going to do to the country, especially people of color.” In Oakland, police asked groups to disband around 8 p.m. local time, and there were minor scuffles between officers and protestors. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has asked residents to put their efforts toward volunteer work promoting social justice. – SFG

Mayor Ed Lee issued a statement on the U.S. presidential election yesterday, saying “San Francisco will remain San Francisco.” He added that the values that bind San Franciscans together, such as inclusiveness, tolerance, and compassion, will carry the city forward. “San Francisco will continue to be a beacon of light, a city dedicated to progress, and a leader on issues that have changed the landscape of our country for the better,” said Lee. – HL

This Friday, the entrance fee for the San Francisco Maritime Park will be waived. The move is in celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Cabrillo, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Lassen Volcanic, Lava Beds, Muir Woods, Pinnacles, San Francisco Maritime, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Whiskeytown, and Yosemite are all participating in the initiative. The fees for tours and transportation at national parks will also be waived. – SFFC

One man who flew a Nazi flag over his San Francisco home to protest the election of Trump was immediately confronted by his neighbors yesterday. Frederick Roeber, 48, said he was attempting to make a social comment on the election. “I’m not a Nazi supporter,” Roeber said, though he fears neighbors got the wrong idea. “It’s making me literally sick to my stomach,” said Linda Sonntag, who lives down the street from Roeber. A rainbow peace flag was used to replace the other flag after Roeber met with his neighbors. – SFG

Muni is bringing back the Castro Shuttle, also known as the “S” line, to reduce overcrowding. Two extra one-car trains are now servicing the morning rush hour during the week. "Adding 'short trip' trains like these is a strategic way to use limited resources, to provide more service where it’s needed most," said Muni spokesperson Paul Rose. The Castro Shuttle originally decreased in size during the early 2000s due to maintenance problems. – HL

The murder of a man in the Polk Gulch area yesterday has shocked the neighborhood. The victim was reportedly found by police with stab wounds on the 2000 block of Polk Street, and died after being brought to a hospital. “He paid his rent on time,” said John Hall, a friend and neighbor of the unidentified victim. “He stood up for people.” Police are still investigating the man’s death and treating it as a homicide. No arrests have been made. – SFG

COMMUNITY NEWS: HAYWARD
  • Hayward police officers assisted Oakland police officers yesterday as they attempted to clean up the streets following protests on Tuesday night. The protests were held by Bay Area locals expressing their frustration with the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. Clean-up crews spent time fixing windows, sweeping up glass, and collecting trash.
     
  • Hayward has received the 2016 Gold Level Beacon Spotlight Award for accumulating 10 percent in natural gas savings. The Beacon Program, which is operated by the Institute for Local Government, recognizes local governments that work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote sustainability and save energy.
     
  • Two victims of a fatal shooting this weekend have been identified by police. Jose Martin Hernandez, 56, and Leonides Rocha, 42, were found near Manon Avenue and Ranker Place on Sunday. The police have not made any arrests in the case, but they believe the shootings may be related.
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK

Get Your Tickets to See Joshua Radin: The singer will be performing at The Fillmore (1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco) on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. PT. General admission tickets are on sale for $54.00. “Anyone who falls asleep to Radin’s music is missing the point. Its fragile approach distills the essence of the emotions.” – John J. Moser, The Morning Call



For Tech-Loving Teens: The Teen Hackathon will be hosted on Friday, Nov. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT (925 Market St., San Francisco). Organized by the WHOmentors.com nonprofit group, the event is geared toward giving the public an opportunity to watch coding in action. Tickets for high school students are $10.00.

Plan Your Veteran’s Day: The World War II documentary “Eleven” will be premiering on Friday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Legion of Honor (100 34th Ave., San Francisco). The film, created by George Retelas, follows the tale of Carrier Air Group 11. Admission is free with a museum ticket, and it is free for veterans.

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