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Inside San Francisco (Jul 1st, 2019)

On Tuesday, expect sunny skies and high winds, with a high/low of 67/55. On Wednesday, expect more of the same, with a high/low of 66/54.

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1. San Francisco's Pride parade was disrupted by an anti-police protest. Demonstrators blocked the route at the intersection of Sixth and Market Streets a little after 11 a.m. Sunday, halting the parade for about 50 minutes. The group linked arms and held a banner that read “Queer and Trans against Kops and Korps," chanting phrases like “Pride was a riot," likely a reference to Stonewall. Two were arrested in the demonstration (there's video from the incident here and here), then the parade - the theme of which was “Generations of Resistance” - resumed. - NEW YORK TIMES

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2. The Golden State Warriors will look a little different next season. It gets a little wonky with the NBA rules, but in short: Kevin Durant announced that he had decided against a $221 million contract with the Warriors for a $164 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Nets combo guard D’Angelo Russell, shooting guard Treveon Graham, and point guard Shabazz Napier will join the Warriors. The team also traded Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies, and signed guard Klay Thompson (who will miss next season with a torn ACL) to five-year, $190 million contract. - EAST BAY TIMES

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3. Minimum wages went up in cities across the Bay Area today. The state minimum wage is currently $12 an hour for companies with over 25 employees, and is $11 an hour for smaller employers. Several places in the Bay Area offer more than that, with many increasing the pay rate as of July 1. Here's a list of the cities whose lowest paid workers will see a little more as of today, and what new wage those workers will see on their next paycheck.

  • Alameda: $13.50
  • Berkeley: $15.59
  • Emeryville: $16.30
  • Fremont: $13.50 (large employers only)
  • Milpitas: $15
  • San Francisco: $15.59
  • San Leandro: $14
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4. SF Giants CEO Larry Baer is returning to the team after a three month suspension. Baer is back on the job Tuesday after a public altercation with his wife prompted the MLB to put him on unpaid leave. Baer "has participated in a regular counseling program and has recommitted himself to the organization," a statement from the team read. “I am truly sorry for letting you down,” Baer said of the incident, saying that while he was out he was "able to step back and take stock of myself as a person and as a leader." - ABC 7

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5. SF's Laguna Honda hospital has been rocked by a patient abuse scandal. On Friday, the city's Department of Public Health said that 23 patients had been victims of "systemic abuse" at the hands of six hospital staffers, including physical attacks and verbal assaults that the suspects had allegedly recorded and texted to colleagues. According to City Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax, the hospital employees also engaged in "neglect, privacy violations, medical errors and the administration of non prescribed substances in an attempt to pacify" patients. No one has been arrested in the matter, but the six employees have all been fired, and the hospital's CEO and its Director of Quality have both departed the organization. - SF WEEKLY

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6. The trial for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been scheduled for August of 2020. Holmes and former Theranos CEO Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani will face two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud, charges that could get them sentences of up to 20 years in prison and hefty fines. - THE VERGE

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7. A brutal battle in SF's theater community has ended. Longtime impresario Carole Shorenstein Hays has been ousted from her role as operator of the Curran theater, after the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that she had violated an agreement with her estranged partner Robert Nederlander when she staged "Dear Evan Hansen" last December. - SFIST

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8. Stonestown's Target location will expand into the space currently occupied by Nordstrom. The Nordstrom at the SF State-adjacent mall will close on September 13, and Target (which is located next door) will take over 60,000 square feet of its space. The fate of Nordstrom's other 40K of retail footage is still undecided. - SF BUSINESS TIMES

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9. Kamala Harris's debate appearance apparently spurred millions in donations. In the 24 hours following her showing in last Thursday's debate, San Francisco's former DA raked in $2 million of support, her campaign says. - KPIX

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

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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 eve@inside.com.

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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