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Inside San Francisco (Nov 11th, 2016)

 Tomorrow's forecast is AM showers with a high/low of 66/59 Fahrenheit. Sunday will be AM clouds/PM sun with a high/low of 67/53 Fahrenheit.

More than 1,000 students of the San Francisco Unified School District walked out of class and headed toward City Hall to protest yesterday. The students were protesting the results of the U.S. presidential election, according to district officials. The walkout was announced at 9:30 a.m. PT  on social media, and officials say it was not organized by school leaders. “The walkout this morning was not authorized by SFUSD staff,” said district officials. “Per our standard protocol, we will be notifying families regarding their unexcused absence through our attendance system.” – SFE

Getaround, the hourly rental car company, has agreed to a deal with City CarShare to add more than 200 vehicles to its San Francisco fleet. Getaround has been renting out 2,000 vehicles in the Bay Area, and it has more than 200,000 active members in the region. “We felt we could help accelerate City CarShare’s mission of reducing car ownership through car sharing and help them take advantage of the more-modern technology and platform we’ve built here at Getaround,” said CEO and founder Sam Zaid. – SFC

A collection of rare books containing prints taken California before the turn of the century will be up for auction. With an estimated value of up to $1,500, the books show areas of California during the Gold Rush. There are also images of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The lot comes from the estate of Timothy Treacy, who traveled much of California. "He gathered most of the 'Zamorano 80,' a 1945 list of the most important early books on California," said Swann Galleries communications assistant Ferry Foster. – SFG

Protests over the results of the U.S. presidential election continued in Oakland on Thursday night, with protesters lighting fires and smashing windows. A large crowd initially gathered at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza for a peaceful rally. Once it concluded at 8 p.m. PT, some people headed down Broadway, where the situation became more chaotic. Officers attempted to limit the crowd’s access to businesses, but minor vandalism was reported on Broadway. – SFG

Nomica, a San Francisco restaurant that has been three years in the making, has opened its doors. The venue is the first expansion by the team at Sushi Ran in Sausalito. Nomica owners Paul Quinn, Mynor Morales and Yoshi Tome have brought in Tokyo chef Hiroo Nagahara to create a menu including small plates, entrees and desserts. Some of the dishes include a five-spice duck leg, seared sea bass and cinnamon coffee ice cream. – TMN

An arrest has been made in connection to the murder of a 55-year-old man on Polk and Broadway on Wednesday. Marcus Price, 28, was arrested on the 1500 block of Ballejo Street, five blocks away from the crime scene. He is facing charges of murder, assault with a deadly weapon, mayhem, and resisting arrest. The victim, Bruce Sawyer, was found with multiple stab wounds early on Wednesday. He died of his injuries at San Francisco General Hospital. – HL

COMMUNITY NEWS: BERKELEY
  • Protests stemming from the result of the U.S. presidential election continued in cities around the Bay Area on Thursday night, including Berkeley. Many protesters in Berkeley eventually joined those in Oakland before the night was over. Staff members at UC Berkeley led a rally of more than 400 people yesterday at Sproul Hall as well. “We should come together to show students that we support diversity, equality, inclusion — to show that we’re stronger together,” said event organizer and campus associate professor Mary Wildermuth.
     
  • Police are searching for two women and a man who are allegedly responsible for a series of violent robberies that occurred within 20 minutes of each other last night. Officers placed a South Berkeley neighborhood on lockdown as they searched for the suspects. However, they did not find the individuals, and they have very few leads.
     
  • Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguin will replace retiring Mayor Tom Bates, and he will become the city’s youngest mayor and first Latino to hold the position. Arreguin, 32, received 52 percent of the vote, and he will take office on Dec. 1. “I think Berkeley can be a beacon,” Arreguin said.
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND

Get Tickets for The Lion King: The Lion King Musical is being performed through December 31 at the SHN Orpheum Theatre (1192 Market St., San Francisco). The show, which has won six Tony Awards, includes music and choreography from the Broadway sensation. Dates and ticket prices vary. “In the 21 century, ‘The Lion King’ remains a winner, even for musical lovers who’ve seen ‘The Book of Mormon’ and will never hear the chipper tune ‘Hakuna Matata’ the same way again.” – Leslie Katz, SF Examiner



Toast to the Bay Bridge: The Emperor’s Bridge Campaign will be hosting an 80th birthday celebration for what it calls The Emperor Norton Bridge (a.k.a. the Bay Bridge) beginning at 2 p.m. PT at Rincon Park (The Embarcadero & Folsom St, San Francisco). There will be photo-taking opportunities and a meeting at Red’s Java House for mingling after the outdoor celebrations. Admission is free.

Attend a Wine Tasting: The San Francisco Vintners Market will be holding a tasting event tonight and on Saturday, Nov. 12, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PT each day. Attendees will be able to try more than 200 different wines. Individual day tickets are $100.00.

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