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Inside San Francisco (Jul 18th, 2018)

  On Thursday expect partly cloudy skies with a high/low of 67/59 Fahrenheit. On Friday expect sunny skies, with a high/low of 71/61 Fahrenheit.

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eBay is laying off hundreds of Bay Area residents. According to a filing with the California Employment Development Department, the company plans to lay off 300 people in its Bay Area offices, including those in San Jose, San Francisco and Brisbane. The company also made a mass layoff last month in its Portland, Oregon HQ. The company says the cutbacks are part of its global workforce reduction strategy, and according to its Q1 earnings report, profits are down at the company by 60.7 percent over last year. - SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

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The Golden State Warriors have extended coach Steve Kerr's contract. Under Kerr, the Warriors have won three championships in his first four seasons, accumulating a 63-20 playoff record that ranks as the highest winning percentage in NBA history among coaches who have coached a minimum of 25 games. “We’re excited to have Steve under contract and poised to lead our team for the next several years,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said. While the terms of the deal were not released, Kerr just finished the fourth year of a five-year, $25-million deal, so it's likely that the new contract will make Kerr among one of the highest-paid coaches in the league. - ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A home invasion robbery has rocked a quiet San Francisco neighborhood. Police say the incident occurred at around 2 a.m. Tuesday on the 900 block of Baker Street, which is between Turk Street and Terra Vista Avenue in the Anza Vista neighborhood. According to the SFPD, as a resident entered the building, two ski-masked suspects attacked him at gunpoint, restrained him with duct tape, and ordered him to open a safe in the residence. When a female resident entered the multi-unit building, the robbers grabbed her, as well. The suspects stole the victims' valuables and fled, police say, and remain at large. - ABC 7

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UC Berkeley has fired six campus cops for allegedly sleeping in the library instead of working. It's been alleged that the UCPD officers were sleeping and hanging out in a shuttered campus math library during late night shifts, but would claim that they were out patrolling other buildings. The officers have been on paid suspension since October 31 of last year, while the allegations were investigated. On Tuesday, the investigation apparently concluded, but the school is keeping mum on what took so long to substantiate the claims. “Because police officer personnel matters are confidential, we cannot discuss any particulars of any individual case," a spokesperson said. - DAILY CALIFORNIAN

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

The SFMTA has decided to make a pilot program allowing free median parking along a stretch Dolores Street permanent, the Ex reports. Though informally allowed for years, as the numerous religious venues in the area said they needed the dispensation for their congregants, the so-called "parking for god" will now be formally allowed before 6 p.m. on Sundays. Those who take advantage of the weekend boon needn't be attending services, however, as the now-legit spots are open to everyone.

Muni riders will have a little more breathing room during their rides, as the SFMTA Board Tuesday agreed to extend the expiration time of a Muni transfer from 90 minutes to two hours. "Cash fares are increasing again," an organization called the San Francisco Transit Riders said via press release (I've uploaded it for you here), "and given that it can sometimes take more than 90 minutes for a one-way trip on Muni, we asked SFMTA to consider adding 30 additional minutes to the transfer to ensure riders can get to their final destination without having to pay twice.”

A pedestrian struck by the driver of a Google bus as she crossed the street is suing the search giant, the Merc reports, saying that the company has offered no compensation even though she says she had the right of way. 83-year-old Manning Yeung Tam had the green light and the "walk" signal as she crossed a North Beach intersection, but the driver of a Google bus making a turn struck her, pulling her beneath the vehicle. It took the intervention of several witnesses to save her, police say, as the driver said he hadn't realized he'd hit anyone. When an attorney for Tam approached Google seeking compensation for her medical bills, the company didn't respond, leading to the suit.

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WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK

Splish splash: You've heard of drive-in movies, but what about dive-in? That's what's going down at the ECCL pool in Emeryville on July 20, starting at 6:30. While floating in the pool, enjoy an evening screening of "The Little Mermaid," with reservations available here.

Pickers' delight: The city of San Mateo’s annual Citywide Yard Sale is all set to go on Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to their map, a multitude of residents are releasing their unwanted possessions to someone who can make better use of them. Is that person you?

Build for good: From Thursday, July 19th through Saturday, July 21st from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., you can join Habitat for Humanity volunteers to make critical repairs for long-time homeowners in East Palo Alto. Participants should meet at MLK Park in East Palo Alto, and will be put to work rebuilding fences, repairing decks, painting houses, landscaping yards, and installing flooring. No experience is necessary, and you can register by emailing volunteer@habitatgsf.org.

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