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Inside San Francisco (Dec 28th, 2016)

 Tomorrow's forecast will be sunny with a high/low of 58/45 Fahrenheit. On Friday, expect partly cloudy skies with a high/low of 56/45 Fahrenheit.

Oakland's 94601 zip code has higher amounts of lead exposure than the city of Flint, Michigan. Reuters has finished a comprehensive study of public health data in 21 states and unearthed several U.S. counties and ZIP codes, including neighborhoods in the Bay Area, where children were found to have dangerously high levels of lead in their bodies. Earlier this year, Flint came to the national forefront for their lead-tainted water crisis, but the study has revealed that the problem isn't isolated to Michigan. “Flint is no aberration. In fact, it doesn’t even rank among the most dangerous lead hotspots in America," Reuters researchers wrote in their report. Other Bay Area locations that tested high for levels of lead include San Francisco's Bayview/Hunter's Point neighborhood. - CURBED

An ex-employee of the Livermore Versace Outlet claims the store profiled African American shoppers. According to a lawsuit filed by former employee Christopher Shapiro, whenever a staff member saw an African-American customer walk into the store, they were supposed to say “D-410.” That phrase is a reference to the alphanumeric code used by the designer apparel company to classify black-colored clothing. Versace released a statement to TMZ saying, “We do not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race national origin or any other characteristic protected by our civil rights laws.” - KPIX

A Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant served gourmet food on iPads. The menu item at Quince, described as "white truffle croquettes on iPads playing videos of water dogs on the truffle-hunt" was captured on film and texted to San Francisco chef Richie Nakano, who then uploaded the food photo to Twitter. "Does the San Francisco Department of Public Health have an acceptable washing method for iPads?" asked SFist. Some restaurants in Europe have employed the novelty of serving food on iPads since 2015 but this Quince version is the first known time a San Francisco restaurant has tested the concept. - SFIST

Warriors star Steph Curry handed out boxes of food and personal care items to people in Oakland yesterday. "This is home for our family so I definitely appreciate the love and we want to give it right back," said Curry. Yesterday's event was the fourth time the Steph Curry Foundation and the Warriors Community Foundation have distributed relief boxes to Oakland families around the holidays. The boxes, provided by the international nonprofit Feed the Children, contained 25 pounds of food and 10 pounds of basic household essentials. - KTVU

The Bay Area's most expensive home sale of 2016 went to a 30-year old technology billionaire. Kyle Vogt purchased a $21.8-million Pacific Heights mansion at 2250 Vallejo Street this past October, making his purchase the priciest real estate sale of the year. Vogt has amassed a fortune selling two billion-dollar startups, called Twitch and Cruise respectively, in the last two years. - SFGATE

COMMUNITY NEWS: SAN MATEO
  • A San Mateo home that has been red-tagged for numerous safety violations and was the scene of a fire last week endured another blaze Monday morning. Last week's fire was in the home's backyard where a van and debris were found burning. This week's fire began in the garage and spread to the attic. The cause of Monday's blaze remains unknown. 
     
  • A person was rescued from a San Mateo County cliff after his/her boat capsized on Monday night. The victim ended up at the base of the cliff near Pigeon Point, where he/she was rescued and transported to an area hospital. The person's condition and identity was not disclosed. 
     
  • Only one person was charged with a DUI during a holiday weekend saturation patrol in Burlingame. A 50-year old Burlingame resident was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence on Friday night. "High visibility DUI enforcement efforts have a deterrent effect lowering the incidents of impaired driving and will continue thanks to special funding for extra officers to patrol for this deadly crime," said Burlingame police in a statement. In total, 34 cars were stopped throughout the operation. 
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK

Humphry's handing out free ice cream for its birthday: In celebration of its eighth anniversary, the gourmet ice cream hot spot Humphry Slocombe is passing out free scoops of ice cream from 1pm to 11pm PT today. Swing by the Harrison Street location for sweet treats and information on Project Open Hand. 



Sinners and saxophones at The Chapel: Every Tuesday through Friday is Sinner's Happy Hour at The Chapel from 5pm to 7pm PT, but Thursday nights feature free live music. Check out San Francisco saxophone musician Patrick Wolff tomorrow night while sipping $9 specialty cocktails and $6 draft beers. 

Follow the $5 yellow brick road: Friday night is classic movie night at Oakland's 85-year old Paramount Theater. This week, take in "The Wizard of Oz" for $5. Doors open at 6:30pm PT for free tours and the first 500 guests will enjoy free popcorn. The curtain lifts on a Kansas tornado at 8pm PT. 

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