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Inside San Francisco (Dec 5th, 2017)

 Tomorrow's forecast will be sunny skies with a high/low of 60/45 Fahrenheit. On Thursday, expect mostly sunny skies with a high/low of 63/44 Fahrenheit.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has called for his players to curb outbursts during games. Last night's match-up against the New Orleans Pelicans was the third game in a row that a Warriors player was ejected. The Warriors won by a score of 125-115 but not before player Draymond Green unloaded a verbal tirade on referee Derrick Stafford. Kevin Durant got a technical foul for arguing with an official, and Durant, along with New Orleans center DeMarcus Cousins, were ejected for an on-court confrontation. “Every time I got ejected, I make sure it’s late in the game,” Durant said. Kerr feels that his team needs to do a better job of reining in their emotions on the court, saying "We have to be poised and we have to execute out there. We’re getting way too emotional, myself included." - ESPN

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Three of four Bay Bridge toll booths damaged in a crash re-opened yesterday. The booths were damaged and a toll taker was killed when 32-year-old Daniel Berk, allegedly under the influence, crashed his truck into the toll plaza early on Saturday morning. 46-year-old Si Si Han was identified as the collision's only fatality. Berk was thrown from his truck and transported to the hospital. The most damaged booth remains closed and will need to be built from the ground up. - SFEXAMINER

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Microsoft revealed plans for an upgrade to its Mountain View campus. The revamped 643,000-square-foot Silicon Valley headquarters of the Washington State-based company is expected to be completed in 2019. The campus will be the first in Silicon Valley to use rainfall or on-site recycled water for 100% of the buildings' non-drinking water. “This project represents a significant investment in our more than 2,000 employees in the San Francisco Bay Area and our commitment to creating the best employee experience in the industry,” said Microsoft's Kevin Scott. - MERCNEWS

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According to Cal Fire, the fires raging in Southern California closely resemble the blaze that destroyed much of Sonoma and Napa counties in October. At least 27,000 people are being evacuated in a Ventura County blaze now named the Thomas Fire. Extreme wind and dangerous, hilly terrain resemble the conditions crews battled in the North Bay Area earlier this year. Like Sonoma's Tubbs Fire, the Thomas Fire also began at night when helicopters couldn't be used to fight the blazes. “This just shows us that there is no fire season anymore. It’s December. We have fires all year round now," said Cal Fire Deputy Chief Scott McLean. Zero percent of the Thomas Fire has been contained. - SFCHRONICLE

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BAY AREA FOOD NEWS

Eater has released its coveted list of San Francisco’s Eater Awards Winners 2017. Similar lists are released in each of the 23 other cities Eater covers. China Live was awarded restaurant of the year and the chef of the year title went to Adam Tortosa of Robin in Hayes Valley. Readers chose Villon as restaurant of the year and Traci des Jardins as chef of the year. Devour the entire list here

Whole Foods opened a lower-priced 365 Market in Concord this week. Most of the products sold at 365 Market will be Whole Foods' in-house brand, 365 Foods. Customers will be encouraged to weigh prepared food and produce themselves, as well as purchase meat and fish from a butcher window. Whole Foods has additional plans to open 365 Markets in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood, Temescal in Oakland and Reno/South Lake Tahoe. “They will be priced generally lower relative to what you might find at Whole Foods stores,” said Rob Twyman of Whole Foods. 

A 75% rent hike has reportedly prompted longtime FiDi Mexican restaurant and pub Mercedes Hair of the Dog Cantina to shutter. The building was sold to a group of new owners last year. “This was my baby before I had babies. It’s sad. We’ve been fighting this landlord for a year, but I couldn’t be more proud with how we went out," said Mercedes co-owner Janine Galligani. The restaurant's last service was on November 22. 

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WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK

Pop into City Hall: Join Mayor Ed Lee, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the SF Chamber of Commerce for a-one-of-a-kind pop-up holiday gift shop at City Hall tomorrow from 11am to 6pm PT. 40 local makers, artisans and merchants representing every San Francisco neighborhood will be selling unique and affordable holiday treasures. 

Age is just a number: Catch the world premiere of "Ageless," a futuristic new play by Bridgette Dutta Portman running through Saturday at the Phoenix Theater. Performances begin at 8pm PT every night, along with a 3pm PT Saturday matinee. All shows are "pay what you can" but the suggested donation is $25. 

Party at the Park: Bring the whole family to AT&T Park's Club Level tonight for a soiree to raise money for Holiday Heroes, a non-profit that aims to connect at-risk children with professional athletes and provide kids with hope and direction. Tonight's festivities begin at 5:30pm PT and will include arts & crafts, holiday cookie decorating, teddy bear stuffing, video games, mascots, professional athletes, and a cool kids teen hangout area. Tickets start at $35. 

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