Inside San Francisco - January 15th, 2017

Inside San Francisco (Jan 16th, 2017)

 Tomorrow's forecast will be morning clouds and afternoon sun with a high/low of 55/48 Fahrenheit. On Wednesday, expect rain with a high/low of 55/49 Fahrenheit.

A second case of deadly meningitis has been reported in the Bay Area. Last weekend, a 48-year-old Marin County man died from the bacterial illness. This past Tuesday, 53-year-old Laura Robson was found dead, sitting upright in the back of a Muni bus that originated in San Francisco. Robson was discovered by the driver at the end of the bus' line in Daly City. Authorities believe she may have died from meningitis but they will not confirm Robson's cause of death until test results are finalized. According to her family, Robson had surgery at San Francisco General and 10 days later, fell ill with headaches and a high fever. - ABC7

Two naked men were rescued from the rocks and water near San Francisco's Cliff House. One man was stranded in 50-degree ocean water while the other was stuck on the cliffs when they called for help early Saturday morning. Rescue crews were able to pull the man from the icy ocean. They then used a rope system to pull the other man to safety. Neither man was injured and it remains unclear what they were doing on the cliffs and in the water during the pre-dawn hours. - NBCBAYAREA

Two tourists were launched out of an open-top GoCar in a Mission District car accident. The man and woman were thrown from the three-wheel GoCar vehicle when they collided with a Toyota sedan at the intersection of South Van Ness Avenue and 24th Street yesterday afternoon. GoCars are small vehicles typically rented by tourists to explore San Francisco's sights. “I heard a big boom. I came down and saw two people lying in the street. They were conscious, thankfully. I didn’t want to see any dead bodies,” said a witness. The GoCar passengers were taken to San Francisco General Hospital and treated for their injuries. - SFGATE

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is the highest paid mayor in the United States. According to new data compiled by the American City Business Journals, Lee's $289,000 annual salary makes him America's best paid mayor. 41 of the 60 big city mayors included in the study break the $100,000 mark, and only seven make over $200,000 annually. At the bottom of the list, Winston-Salem, NC mayor Allen Joines is slated to make $13,000 this year. San Francisco ranks 12th in population and fourth in annual spending among the cities analyzed. - SFBT

An anonymous downtown mural-in-progress celebrates the bond between San Francisco and Oakland. Located on the side of Denny's at 816 Mission Street, the mural is the work of East Coast-based anonymous artist BiP, aka: Believe in People. BiP posted pictures of his SoMa project on Instagram before recent rainstorms halted his work. Some fans following the work's progress have noticed that the girl in the mural is now sporting a shoulder tattoo that features the San Francisco and East Bay area codes, "415-510." Once finished, the mural is expected to span 5 stories. - CURBED

  • According to sources close to the organization, the Oakland Raiders will file papers by February 15 to officially move to Las Vegas. The football team will need the approval of 24 NFL team owners to move. If they receive that approval, the Raiders will continue to play in Oakland for at least two years while a stadium is built in Nevada. Several groups had hoped to keep the Oakland football team in town, but team owner Mark Davis is determined to ink a Las Vegas deal with casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. 
  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr retweeted an Amber Alert and has since received credit from the Oakland Police Department for helping to locate the little boy. Three-year-old Dartanian Brooks was taken by a family friend last Friday. Soon after he was reported missing, the police sent out an Amber Alert asking for the public's help in locating the car used in Brooks' kidnapping. Carr's retweet boosted the alert's audience by over a quarter million Twitter users. Brooks was spotted by a citizen who had seen news of the kidnapping and the child was returned to his family. On Sunday, Lieutenant Chris Bolton tweeted, "So it appears the secret to sharing local missing child info is a RT by your local @NFL QB. Thank you, @derekcarrqb! Child safely located!"
  • 120 members of the Hayward World Mission Society Church of God took to the Oakland hills this weekend to remove dangerous and highly flammable brush. The volunteers worked to clear the same area of the East Bay that was burned in the 1991 Oakland Hills fires. “Everything we’re doing here — mulching, weeding and cutting flammable brush — is to prevent forest fires,” explained a volunteer. 

Perform with a choir: Nobi Adilman and Daveed Goldman are bringing, "Choir! Choir! Choir!" to Slim's, allowing an audience of San Franciscans to transform themselves into an actual trained choir. Attendees will be taught a song that they will then perform together in this unconventional international concept (and popular TED talk.) The $20 sing-along will be held on Tuesday at at 8pm PT. 

Take advantage of your lunch hour: Why get take-out when $10 buys lunch and bowling? "Bowl and Lunch" offers hungry guests one menu item (think pork belly tacos or mac-and-cheese) included in the $10 purchase of one bowling game and shoe rental. The deal is available from Monday through Friday from 11am till 2pm PT at Plank Bowl in Oakland. 

Get some fresh air: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a number of local parks are participating in Free National Park Day. Explore Muir Woods, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Golden Gate National Recreational Area and many more beautiful open spaces for free all day today. 

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