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Inside San Francisco (Feb 2nd, 2018)

 Tomorrow's forecast will be sunny skies with a high/low of 70/52 Fahrenheit. On Sunday, expect partly cloudy skies with a high/low of 67/51 Fahrenheit.

Immigration agents raided 77 Northern California businesses earlier this week. The raids took place throughout the Bay Area and Sacramento region on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Businesses were given three days advance notice of the raids and employees were asked to provide proof of their legal work status. According to officials, no arrests were made in the raids. ICE spokesperson James Schwab said the raids were "focused on protecting jobs for U.S. citizens and others who are lawfully employed, eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that hire an illegal workforce, and strengthening public safety and national security.” Some local experts believe the raids are retaliation for California's unwillingness to cooperate with federal immigration officials following President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration. - SFGATE

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This morning's two-alarm fire in Alamo Square displaced five residents, including an infant. The fire was reported at around 3:30am PT at two three-story Victorian houses at 1214 and 1216 Fulton Street. Fire crews took about 90 minutes to contain the fires and no injuries were reported. According to city records, both homes damaged in the fire were constructed in 1883. - HOODLINE

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A 51-year-old woman died after falling down a BART escalator. Oakland resident Yanira Funes fell at around 1:05pm PT at the Montgomery Street BART station last night. Investigators are trying to determine whether the fall was accidental or whether Funes suffered a medical episode. Foul play does not appear to be involved in the incident. - KPIX

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Golden State Warrior Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha are expecting their third child. Ayesha announced the news on Instagram this morning with a photo of her wearing a t-shirt that reads, "Preggers." The photo caption says, “Heyyyy how did this happen?!. Curry party of 5. Feeling very blessed… and very sick. Yippie! #curryfor3." She did not reveal a gender or when the baby is due. - KRON4

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Eater has a round-up of the best local spots to get food during this weekend's Super Bowl. Included on the interactive list is the Potrero Hil sports bar Connecticut Yankee (which we wholeheartedly recommend) along with BuzzWorks and Kezar Pub. The list also includes football-friendly delivery options likes Wings Wings and M.Y. China. The Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at 3:30pm PT. - EATER

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COMMUNITY NEWS: BERKELEY

The family of University of California, Berkeley graduate Bertram Hiscock has filed a lawsuit after Hiscock suffered multiple mental health crises and took his own life in the Yuba County Jail on January 29, 2017. Locked in a rubber “safety” cell following a mental health crisis in December of 2016, Hiscock attempted suicide a number of times before eventually choking on his own waste as a result of “active psychosis” and “chronic bipolar affective disorder.” Hiscock's family alleges that the jail was negligent and violated his constitutional right to appropriate health care. “They put him in a horrific rubber room and basically just left him there,” said Lori Rifkin, the family's attorney. The Yuba County sheriff’s office declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Berkeley police are attempting to crack down on snatch-and-grab robberies. The latest reported incident occurred on College Avenue at around 8:30pm PT when three men approached victims in an outdoor dining area, grabbed their laptops, and took off in a getaway car. Berkeley police suggest that people not leave valuables unattended (especially electronic devices) and consider using a locking device to secure their valuables to the table. 

A community volunteer group called Berkeley CERT & Inter Neighborhood Network has set up an emergency neighborhood communications system that will allow disaster teams could communicate if the power grid and internet ever went down. Berkeleyside has an informative longread on the program, which needs additional resources and volunteers. 

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WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND

Lush launch: Celebrate the official opening of Emporium, San Francisco's newest booze hall/nightclub/arcade. The historic Harding Theater has been transformed into a lively new nighttime destination and the Emporium crew is celebrating the launch all this weekend. Tonight, DJs Z-TRIP and QBERT spin beats from 8pm to 3am PT at this $20 21-and-over event and tomorrow, J. Espinosa, Shortkut, Platurn, Apollo, and Red Corvette perform for free (with online registration) from 8pm to 2am PT. 

Meet the next mayor: United Democratic Club, San Francisco's largest political club, is hosting a Mayoral Forum at the Koret Auditorium at 4pm PT tomorrow. Moderated by the San Francisco Chronicle's John Diaz, the forum will feature five candidates vying for your vote on the June 5 special election. This event is free but seating is first come, first served and attendees are asked to register online. 

Catch feels: Head to the Asian Art Museum on Sunday and tap into your deepest feelings. Experience Jasper Speicher and Marie Applegate's Floating Garden of Emotions, an interactive art exhibit inspired by Paul and Eve Ekman’s famed Atlas of Emotions. This free participatory (and apparently emotional) event runs from 11am to 2pm PT at the Village Artist Corner (Larkin and Fulton Streets.)

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