Inside San Francisco - June 7th, 2019

Inside San Francisco (Jun 7th, 2019)

A Billionaire's Shove / Pride Side-Eyes Google / Dog Snarls Muni

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On Saturday, expect sunny skies, with a high/low of 78/57. On Sunday, expect some clouds to roll in, with a high of 81 (not a typo!) and a low of 60.

1. Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens has been banned from games for a year. The billionaire venture capitalist will also face a $500,000 fine after he was seen shoving Toronto Raptors player Kyle Lowry from his courtside seat during Wednesday's game at Oracle Arena. Players on both teams condemned Stevens' behavior, with Lowry saying "he had no reason to reach over two seats and say some vulgar language to me" during the incident. The 59-year-old Atherton resident, who has an estimated worth of $2.4 billion, has since apologized, saying "the behavior I demonstrated last night does not reflect the person I am or have been throughout my life." - KRON 4

2. An errant dog snarled Muni service Thursday. Roofus the dog was reportedly spooked during his morning walk, slipping out of his collar and fleeing to the Castro and Market Muni station. The transit agency tweeted that it had halted Muni Metro service as workers attempted to corral the pup, who was spotted gamboling on the tracks. According to SFMTA staffer CK Kwong, Roofus ran all the way from the Castro Station to the Church one, where they found him "underneath the platform shaking." (You can watch a video of the moment Kwong rescued Roofus here.) Roofus was safely returned to his family later that day, with his guardian apologizing to "the commuters of San Francisco for the inconvenience." - ABC 7

3. Follow Friday: Marcia Gagliardi. You might know Marcia as "The Tablehopper," the author of a regular newsletter about SF's food scene that's been hitting inboxes since email made the mainstream. She's also the author of "The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco: Find the Right Spot for Every Occasion," a tome that even I still consult on the regular (you can find it in paperback or Kindle versions here).

Though she's a fixture of SF life and the food and beverage business, she's not afraid to take a stand and/or shots at folks like venue landlords and people who don't pay freelancers. She's a San Francisco treasure, and is worth a follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the latest food news, gossip, and dirt.

4. A YouTube controversy has spurred a proposal to ban Google from the SF Pride parade. After journalist Carlos Maza revealed the allegedly homophobic harassment he's experienced from a popular YouTube personality, The Washington Post reported Thursday evening that "LGBT creators wonder whether YouTube really supports them, or just pretends to during Pride Month." Those concerns were echoed at this week's Pride Board meeting, during which former Google employees said that allowing the company (which owns YouTube) to participate "feels like a classic example of 'rainbow-washing.'" The Pride Board, which has never before barred a company from participation (though it came close with Facebook in 2015), says that it would "monitor the situation as it develops," and has not ruled out a possible ban on the internet giant's annual float.  - HOODLINE

5. Marin bartender Anthony Carty's beard is so wide he has to enter doors sideways - an awkward matter, as he's a bartender at one of the area's most beloved dive bars. The 2am Club bartender won second place in the World Beard and Moustache Championships last month, and will compete in another event this weekend. - MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL

6. Oakland's Temescal Brewing is releasing a limited-edition beer made with catnip. According to Webmd (so, this is probably bullhonkey) catnip is useful for humans suffering from insomnia, gas, or delayed onset of menstruation - so all you non-sleeping farters who still haven't gotten your period should check the brew out when it's canned in about six weeks. - TEMESCAL BREWING/FACEBOOK

7. The Bay Area-based Gorilla Foundation is fighting the Cincinnati Zoo's efforts to get a loaner gorilla back. Western lowland gorilla Ndume was sent to the Bay Area in 1991 to befriend Koko (arguably one of the most famous non-fictional gorillas of all time). After she died last year, the Ohio zoo began work to return him to its facility, efforts that were stalled this week when the Gorilla Foundation said that the stress of the trip could end Ndume's life. - CINCINATTI.COM

8. Opponents of President Trump will be gathering at SF's Federal Building on Friday to "read aloud Trump’s many Articles of Impeachment, plus the Mueller Report Executive Summary." Protesters will be dressed as the founding fathers, and will "explain how the impeachment process works" to the assembled crowd. The fun starts at noon, at 90 Seventh Street. - MOVE ON

9. Death by Taco, a restaurant that boasts a lineup of over 75 different tequilas, has opened in Mission Bay. The spot, which is so new it doesn't have a website yet, uses organic ingredients to make tacos with goofy names like "No Skimp on the Scrimp " and "Catch Me Asada." - HOODLINE

10. Today's SF in Pictures: Instagram user peanutbutter_skippy

Eve Batey, who pens Inside San Francisco and Inside Media for you five days a week, is a writer, editor, and consultant based in San Francisco. You can find her on Instagram at @evelb, or email her at

Editing team: Kim Lyons (Pittsburgh-based journalist and managing editor at Inside), David Stegon (senior editor at Inside, whose reporting experience includes cryptocurrency and technology), and Bobby Cherry (senior editor at Inside, who’s always on social media).

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