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Inside San Francisco (Aug 14th, 2017)

 Tomorrow's forecast will be partly cloudy skies with a high/low of 65/57 Fahrenheit. On Wednesday, expect partly cloudy skies with a high/low of 67/58 Fahrenheit.

A San Diego couple is still missing in Sequoia National Park. 31-year-old Yinan Wang and 30-year-old Jie Song were last seen on August 6 following a tour of the Crystal Cave and were scheduled to return home on August 9. They never arrived. While watching a television report covering a separate incident of missing Thai student tourists believed to have died in a car accident, a Fresno County Sheriff's deputy spotted a license plate in the brush in the background - a plate he knew didn't belong to the students. The plate in question belonged to Wang and Song. The Thai students are believed to have died when their car, which has been located submerged in the Kings River, crashed. Authorities are now trying to determine if Wang and Song met a similar fate. - FRESNOBEE

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A famous New Orleans jazz musician lost his saxophone in a San Francisco taxicab. Donald Harrison, who survived Hurricane Katrina with just his computer and beloved custom saxophone, accidentally left the instrument in a local cab after performing at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco on Saturday night. Harrison, who appeared in the HBO show "Treme" and the Spike Lee documentary about the hurricane, is hoping to be reunited with the saxophone by the time he returns to the Bay Area for an August 30 performance at Yoshi's in Oakland. "There are not many of them around so if you see an International Woodwind alto sax it is probably mine," posted Harrison. - SFIST

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Let's recap this weekend's Outside Lands. Due to travel issues, A Tribe Called Quest cancelled their Saturday set, much to the disappointment of the crowd. Queens of the Stone Age also cancelled their scheduled performance, citing an injury. DJ Claude VonStroke and Cage the Elephant filled in. SFist has galleries for each day of the food, comedy, and music festival while SFGate has a report on mentions of the violent Virginia rallies from the stage. Hoodline altered attendees that there "might" be a coyote family living near Outside Lands, and Reddit users floated a theory that Lady Gaga, in town for a concert at AT&T Park, might jam with Metallica. (She didn't.) - SFIST

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The Nike shop on Union Street will close. After just three years in business, the athletic powerhouse will shutter its Cow Hollow store. The fitness-focused neighborhood, home to SoulCycle, Equinox gym, and numerous yoga and pilates studios, still offers shoppers work-out apparel from Sweaty Betty, Lorna Jane, Titika, Lululemon, and Lucy. The store's inventory will be transferred to Nike's Union Square outpost. - ROCKYT

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COMMUNITY NEWS: OAKLAND

Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Oakland on Saturday night in "emergency solidarity" to protest the violent white supremacist rally in Virginia. While the activists briefly blocked I-580, the protest was largely peaceful. Police gave the order of dispersal at approximately 9:30pm PT.  “We reject hate & bigotry in our communities," tweeted Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. One woman was killed in the Virginia rally when a car drove into a crowd of peaceful counter-protestors. A local man was spotted in Virginia, rallying in support of white nationalism. He was identified by users on Twitter and fired from his job at Top Dog in Berkeley. “Effective Sat. 12th August, Cole White no longer works at Top Dog," read a sign on the restaurant's doos. "The actions of those in Charlottesville are not supported by Top Dog."

According to federal investigators, the cause of the fire that destroyed an Oakland construction site on July 7 cannot be determined. Arson was initially suspected as a possible cause of the blaze. “While the investigation has reached a point where an ‘undetermined’ finding is appropriate, investigators will continue to consider any new evidence or information provided by witnesses or community members,” said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in a statement. 

SBNation has a round-up of the most unique names on the Oakland A's roster. Boog Powell, Jharel Cotton, and Yonder Alonso (traded for Powell) all made the cut. Australian Liam Hendriks, an A's relief pitcher, was included on the list because he is the only "Liam" among the 18,748 players in MLB history. 

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WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK

Barefoot at the Mark: Sample Domaine Chandon Brute and Rose and catch the classic "Sunday in the Park" at the Top of the Mark's summer movies series tomorrow night. With spectacular views in just about every direction, bask atop San Francisco and enjoy a full bar, a menu packed with sharable plates, and a vintage flick. Entry is free, the tasting starts at 5:30pm and the movie begins at 7:00pm PT. 

Pints and prints: The Hemlock Tavern hosts an Anchor Steam and San Franpsycho Screen Printing & Beer Party tomorrow night from 7pm to 10pm PT. Celebrate Drink Steam Week with drink specials, live bands, and free screen-printing from San Franpsycho (you bring the light-colored apparel you want printed).

Motor City dance party: DJ Gordo Cabeza and Timoteo Gigante along with special guests will spin Motown hits and remixes for Motown Mondays at Madrone Art Bar tonight from 6pm to 2am PT. There's no cover charge before 9pm PT (and it's $3 after) and don't miss a chair massage by Detroit's own Jeanelle. 

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