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Inside San Francisco (Nov 16th, 2016)

 Tomorrow's forecast is sunny with a high/low of 61/50 Fahrenheit. Friday will be partly cloudy with a high/low of 65/53 Fahrenheit.

Supervisor Scott Wiener has officially declared victory in the District 11 state Senate election against Supervisor Jane Kim. Although he had been the presumptive winner since election night, he had not officially made an announcement, as results were tallied through Monday. “I want to acknowledge and thank my opponent and colleague, Jane Kim, and her supporters, for the passionate and talented campaign they ran,” Wiener wrote in an emailed statement. “While Jane and I have our disagreements, we both work hard and know how to campaign.” – SFE

The Board of Supervisors has ruled that people who rent their homes through short-term leasing companies can only do so for 60 days per calendar year. The 6-2 vote will directly impact companies, such as Airbnb, which do business in the city. "We are disappointed on behalf of the thousands of middle class San Franciscans who would be harmed by this arbitrary proposal that does nothing to fix the broken registration system," said an Airbnb spokesperson. – CNET

The 65-year-old Doctor’s Lounge in Excelsior is planning to shut its doors due to rising rent costs. The building’s landlord increased rent by 82 percent. Owners Rochelle McCune and David Henry have confirmed that the Doctor’s Lounge will close on Nov. 30. "Business in San Francisco is not for the faint of heart," said McCune. Originally, they had tried to attract larger crowds to make rent payments. However, they ultimately decided that the neighborhood was not “ready” to support a bar just yet. – HL

First Lady Michelle Obama has presented a National Arts and Humanities Youth Award to San Francisco’s Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). The BAVC, which has been operational for 40 years, provides resources to more than 7,500 freelancers, filmmakers and students annually. Its Next Gen Program also teaches media literacy to low income teenagers. “When you really connect with the youth and provide the space for them, a lot of vulnerability and a lot of strength comes out of that,” said Nicole Rivera, who has participated in the program. – KQED


 

An estate in Hillsborough that was once one of the most expensive properties for sale in the country is now listed for $70 million less than the original asking price. The Christian de Guigne estate, which debuted on the market in 2013, can be purchased for $29.8 million. For their money, buyers can get more than 47 acres of land. The estate has reportedly hosted society galas, U.S. presidents, and dignitaries throughout the years. Construction on the house dates back to 1914, and the de Guigne family has owned the land for over 150 years. – SFG

A San Jose woman has made her first appearance in court since being charged in a triple slaying in Oakland. Dana Rivers, 61, is accused of fatally shooting and stabbing Patricia Wright, 57, and her wife Charlotte Reed, 56, as well as Wright’s 19-year-old son Benny Diambu-Wright. She also allegedly lit the family’s Oakland home on fire. “It’s just unbelievable,” said Michael Campbell, the father of Wright’s other son, Khari. Rivers is being held at the Santa Rita Jail without bail. – EBT

COMMUNITY NEWS: SAN MATEO
  • San Mateo high school students walked out of class yesterday to promote unity and acceptance in light of the U.S. presidential election. “Trump was elected,” said demonstrator Oscar Carlos, a senior at Aragon High School. “We can’t fight that. But we need to unite as opposed to fight.”
     
  • San Mateo County public health officials are now warning locals of deer ticks as winter approaches. Between 2015 and 2016, there was a 3 percent increase in ticks collected in San Mateo County, according to San Mateo Mosquito and Vector Control District laboratory director Dr. Nayer Zahiri. “Don’t be afraid to enjoy our county’s wonderful parks and open spaces, but do protect yourself against ticks,” said district spokeswoman Megan Sebay.
     
  • One San Mateo man died in a car accident on Highway 101 on Sunday morning. Three others were treated for injuries stemming from the incident, which appeared to be alcohol-related, according to the California Highway Patrol. The unidentified victim was also the driver in the accident.
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK

Get in the Holiday Spirit: Tickets for the Great Dickens Christmas Fair are now on sale. The event will begin on Saturday, Nov. 19 at The Cow Palace (2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT. Attendees will be able to enjoy “Victorian London” set in the holiday season with seasonal food, shops, pubs and theatres. Tickets start at $30.00 for adults, $14.00 for children between 5 and 12. “You walk in and are instantly transported to Victorian London. There is live music and dancing all around you, and the air smells of cinnamon almonds and cider.” – Amy S., Yelp



Learn More About Autonomous Vehicle Displays: A prototyping workshop will be hosted by The Concepts Lab (1161 Mission St., San Francisco) this weekend beginning with a Google Hangout on Friday, Nov. 18, and in-person collaborations through Sun., Nov. 20. It will focus on the future of digital dashboards of autonomous vehicles. Tickets are $495.00.

Rev Your Engine: The 59th Annual San Francisco International Auto Show (747 Howard St., San Francisco) kicks off Saturday, Nov. 19 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 27. The show will feature 2017 model cars, SUVs, trucks and vans from 37 manufacturers around the world. Tickets are $10.00. “As a somewhat car-admirer, this event is definitely a treat for future car-buyers.” – Matt G., Yelp

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