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Inside San Francisco (Nov 17th, 2016)

 Tomorrow's forecast is sunny with a high/low of 65/57 Fahrenheit. Saturday will be rainy with a high/low of 62/56 Fahrenheit.

A San Francisco teacher is drawing attention for creating a lesson plan that calls U.S. President-elect Donald Trump racist and sexist. The plan, created by Fakrah Shah of Mission High School, is meant to be a guideline for discussing the election with students. “Let us please not sidestep the fact that a racist and sexist man has become the president of our country by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base,” she wrote. The San Francisco Unified School District has since issued a statement, saying, “This is one of many optional lesson plans being circulated in the wake of the election and not part of the official SFUSD curriculum.” – CBSSF

SFO airport officials are encouraging domestic holiday travelers to arrive two hours before their flights beginning this Friday. Those who will be flying internationally should arrive three hours beforehand, according to staff. San Francisco International Airport is expecting to see about 6.5 million passengers come through between this Friday, Nov. 18 and Monday, Jan. 2. – CBSSF

The Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to delay a 157-unit Mission District housing project, reversing a previous decision. The project on South Van Ness Avenue near 26th Street received criticism during a public hearing. “I came into this hearing thinking that I would vote against the appeal,” said Supervisor David Campos. “But for those of you who always wondered does public comment make a difference, I think this area is a perfect illustration that it does.” – ML

A wall full of Post-it notes at the 16th Street BART Station is aimed at helping San Franciscans grasp the results of the U.S. presidential election. Dubbed the “Wall of Empathy,” locals are being encouraged to write their post-election feelings on sticky notes by organizers. “People are feeling a lot of grief and fear,” said Muriel MacDonald, 25, who led the initiative. “We need to process that feeling and do the difficult work ahead of us.” Smaller, similar “Walls of Empathy” can be found throughout the city. – SFG

A report suggests that low-income housing in San Francisco does not negatively affect neighboring property values. This comes from Trulia, which analyzed 90 projects in the city that were built between 1996 and 2006 that qualified for affordable housing tax credits. “There is no statistically significant difference in price per square foot,” said the authors of the report. – CURBED

A United Airlines flight that took off from San Francisco on Wednesday morning had to make an emergency landing before reaching its final destination. The plane was headed to New Jersey when its pilot had to stop in Salt Lake City, Utah, after feeling ill. No injuries were reported in the incident. The pilot was using “an abundance of caution” when he decided to make the emergency landing. – SFG

  • Downtown merchants will ring in the holiday season on Dec. 3 with the “Light Up The Season Event,” hosted from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. PT. Bands, choirs and dancers will be on hand to entertain locals as they shop in downtown Hayward. There will also be rides for children and families. Entertainment will be focused on B Street between Mission Boulevard and City Hall Plaza.
  • The Hayward Police Department will undergo an on-site assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies to ensure it is meeting professional standards. Agency employees and the public are being invited to provide comments at a session on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. PT at the City Council Chambers at Hayward City Hall.
  • The APP Jet Center Hayward expansion project is reportedly on track to finish in mid-January 2017. It includes the construction of a new 20,000 square-foot hangar, a 3,000 square-foot passenger terminal, and an open ramp for aircraft. The project is expected to cost $5 million. “It’s an honor to offer this top-notch facility to our loyal clients and to our growing list of new clients as well,” said Tom Panico, general manager of APP Jet Center Hayward.

See Ringo Starr: The former Beatle and his All-Starr Band will be performing in San Rafael on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. PT (10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael). Tickets start at $82.50. “As much fun as it is to watch him at the front of the stage, there’s still a magic to seeing him behind the kit.” – Brian Ives,

Get crafty: The Renegade Craft Fair will be held this weekend on Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion (2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco). The event is designed to give locals and shoppers an opportunity to view DIY creations while enjoying live music, food, and drinks. It is free to attend.

Play Dress-Up for a Night: The Annual Bow and Tie Party will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9 p.m. PT. Attendees will eat, drink, and dance the night away at the party inspired by the historical venue, the Clift Hotel (495 Geary St., San Francisco). Tickets start at $10.00.

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