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Inside San Francisco (Jan 31st, 2018)

 Tomorrow's forecast will be partly cloudy with a high/low of 65/50 Fahrenheit. On Friday, expect mostly sunny skies with a high/low of 63/51 Fahrenheit.

Catherine Stefani was sworn in as Mayor Mark Farrell's replacement for Supervisor. Stefani will represent District 2, which includes the Marina, Presidio and Pacific Heights. The former San Francisco County Clerk and staff aide to Farrell, Stefani replaced the seat left open by Farrell after he was appointed to interim Mayor, a position he will hold until a June 5 special election. Stefani will run for election to retain her new post in November. Nick Josefowitz, Michela Alioto-Pier, Kat Anderson, and Schuyler Hudak have also announced intentions to run for D2 Supervisor in November. “I have always had a deep desire to better the lives of those around me. I come from a place of empathy," Stefani told the crowd at her swearing in yesterday morning. - SFWEEKLY

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Clothing shop Revolver in the Haight is closing. “The store has been open for eight amazing years, and we are so grateful to the Lower Haight neighborhood for supporting us for that long,” co-owner Valerie Hirsch said. Revolver will be replaced by Earthen, a hand-thrown ceramics and housewares shop owned by former Revolver employee Julia Lemke. Earthen plans to open its doors on March 1. Hirsch and her co-owner Marta Fernandez plan to focus on their Valencia Street store Voyager, and their growing families. Both Hirsch and Fernandez are pregnant. - HOODLINE

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Check out this round-up of the 25 most Instagrammable places in San Francisco. The list comes courtesy of five local photographers who gave Time Out San Francisco their tips for stunning and picturesque spots in the city. Included on the list are the Ferry Building at sunrise, Le Marais Bakery, The Color Factory, and the Presidio. A few spots on the round-up are technically outside of the city limits, like Point Reyes National Seashore and Mount Tamalpais, but all are within exploring distance and all would make lovely additions to one's social media feed. The Culture Trip and Curbed offered similar lists. - TIMEOUT

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COMMUNITY NEWS: SAN MATEO

Burlingame-based startup Udelv unveiled its autonomous delivery truck yesterday by conducting its first public road test in San Mateo with two real grocery orders from nearby Draeger's Market. An actual person was in the vehicle at all times during its two-and-a-half mile delivery loop but the self-driving truck completed it's run - including stop signs and traffic lights - without a hitch. Udelv wants to have 1,500 of its autonomous delivery vehicles on the road by 2021.

54-year-old ballet teacher Viktor Kabaniaev was arrested at his San Mateo home on suspicion of 16 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14. The incidents allegedly occurred while Kabaniaev was working in Contra Costa County schools, although he also teaches classes at the Westlake School of Performing Arts in Daly City. In fact, Kabaniaev's classes are so popular in Daly City, there's a waiting list to get in. "It's pretty scary as a parent. We entrust these dancers with our kids," said Westlake School parent Davide Matsu.

San Mateo residents can now help the local environment, manage storm water, protect water quality and minimize flooding by participating in the city's new Adopt-A-Drain Program. "Using the website map is a great new way for volunteers to connect with the City and with their neighbors. I adopted my drain as soon as I heard about the program," Mayor Rick Bonilla announced. All one needs to do to adopt a drain is to select an available drain online (right here), commit to checking on that storm drain, and keep it clear of leaves and other litter.

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WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK

Icon in town: Bummed fans who missed out on tickets to Justin Vivian Bond's sold-out shows - rejoice! A new show has been added for 7pm PT tomorrow night at Oasis SF and $25 tickets are still available. Bond, who is fabulous, will explore the extensive catalog of gender outlaw and body dysmorphia poster-girl Karen Carpenter, bringing a thoughtful new context to the troubled life of the 70's icon. 

Somehow, somewhere: The San Francisco Symphony will perform the score from the classic musical "West Side Story" while the re-mastered, Academy Award-winning film is shown on the big screen - complete with the original vocals and dialog intact. Tickets are still available for 8pm PT shows tomorrow, Friday and Saturday and seats start at $85. 

Dogs and drinks: Help raise funds for the SPCA and knock back some craft cocktails at tonight's Paws & Pours: Winter Cocktails of the CUESA Farmers Market. Held from 5:30 to 8pm PT at the Ferry Building, tickets to this boozy event feature three full-size designer cocktails from some of San Francisco's finest mixologists - as well as unlimited samples - light bites, and a dog snuggling station from the SPCA. Entry costs $65 - $150 and pets must stay at home. 

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