Inside San Francisco - November 15th, 2016

Inside San Francisco (Nov 15th, 2016)

 Tomorrow's forecast is sunny with a high/low of 60/49 Fahrenheit. Thursday will be sunny with a high/low of 61/47 Fahrenheit.

Hundreds of demonstrators showed up at San Francisco City Hall this morning at sunrise to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. They held signs that read “Water is life” and “We are here to protect,” and many joined together in a circle at Civic Center Plaza to burn sage. “We want to all come together and open our eyes and hearts. We need to talk to the corporations and open their eyes and hearts,” said Isabella Azizi, one of the protest organizers. – SFC

Airbnb says it is now open to working with the city to ensure that unregistered units are not leased to tenants on its website. This comes after a federal judge said last week that he would likely in favor of San Francisco versus Airbnb in court. In turn, the site – along with other short-term rental companies – would face criminal penalties for booking tenants in unregistered units. “We’re working with cities throughout the world on smart, creative solutions to address their specific issues,” said Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s global policy chief. – SFC

China Live, the restaurant and retail food hall, may open at the beginning of 2017 in time for the Chinese New Year. The 30,000 square-foot space in Chinatown will include restaurants, a food hall from Chef Mario Batali, several bars, and a retail marketplace. There will also be a craft cocktail bar and lounge, as well as a banquet and event space. Chef Joey Altman has taken over as the culinary director of the project. – EATER

The student-organized protest that began yesterday afternoon in Atherton, Menlo Park and Palo Alto created rush hour traffic jams. Between 500 and 1,000 students from Menlo-Atherton High School marched to protest the election of Donald Trump. “We know it won’t necessarily make a difference, because he’ll be elected anyway, but it’s a way to come together as a community and show that we support each other,” said 16-year-old Daisy DeMartini. – TMN

A Good Samaritan called police to help a nanny who was allegedly assaulted at the Great Meadow park on Monday. The woman was caring for two children when a man wearing all black reportedly grabbed her hair and said, “No Latinos here.” The suspect was detained after the onlooker immediately called the police. “We want the national parks to be a place where people can come together and feel welcome,” said Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokesperson Nathan Sargent. – CBSSF

The number of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco has increased to a new record of 63,700 units. In the third quarter, there were slightly more new proposals for housing than finished construction. At this time last year, there were 4,700 less units in the pipeline. Statistics from Cushman and Wakefield show that the average cost of rent in a San Francisco building with more than 50 units dropped 2.7 percent in the third quarter as well. – SS

  • The Making Waves Foundation, an education nonprofit, will be opening a co-working space in the Hilltop area on 3043 Research Drive. “You will have some education organizations but primarily there will be individuals and organizations doing community services,” said tour leader Randolph Belle. Spaces will also be rented at costs designed to be affordable for local professionals.
  • The Kennedy High Eagles varsity football team is moving on to the second round of the playoffs on Saturday after winning its game this past weekend. The Eagles beat El Molino 38-0 in the first round, and they will host Piedmont at 7 p.m. PT on Nov. 19. “This is truly historic as someone who attended Kennedy,” said attendee Oscar Garcia.
  • Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 16-year-old Richmond girl who went missing on Nov. 1. Luciana Castle has not been at school, according to her mother. She is 5-foot 6-inches tall and about 125 pounds with brown hair.

Enjoy Some Anime: KrakenCon, the anime and cartoon convention, will be held at the Oakland Convention Center (550 10th St., Oakland) between Friday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 20. “Even if you are from Southern California, Nevada or Oregon, you should make plans to go to Kraken Con because I definitely see this convention getting bigger.” – Ron Davalos,

Brush Up on Content Marketing: The Content Marketing Master Class will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Palace Hotel (2 Montgomery St., San Francisco). The event is designed to give attendees an in-depth look at how content marketing can help them grow their businesses. Registration is $695.00.

Learn More About AI: The “Demystifying Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence” event will be held from Saturday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 20 at the James Irvine Conference Center (353 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland). Throughout the event, attendees will learn how to incorporate AI into their products and learn more about big data. Passes start at $150.00.

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