Inside San Francisco - November 7th, 2019

Inside San Francisco (Nov 7th, 2019)

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Happy Thursday,

Here's a little video to brighten your day. It's of Pittsburg Unified School District teacher Dorothy Mallari rocking out to a rewritten, kid-friendly Lizzo song with her second graders.

Have a good one,


1. San Francisco is still waiting for all the ballots to be counted from Tuesday’s election. In the District Attorney race, Suzy Loftus grew her lead over Chesa Boudin from 240 votes to 2,205 votes. The new tally, released Wednesday, included 16,000 vote-by-mail ballots that came Tuesday morning. However, some 70,000 additional ballots are in the process of being counted, and the race is too narrow to call. In District 5, Supervisor Vallie Brown took an 88-vote lead over Dean Preston. Overall, voter turnout for this election was 40 percent. For a look at the ballot measure results from Tuesday's election (so far), here's another story for you. - SF EXAMINER

2. According to the city’s Office of the Controller, more than a third of San Franciscans can’t see themselves living in the city much longer. In the biennial City Survey, roughly 35 percent of respondents said they’re either “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to move out of San Francisco in the next three years. Renters were about twice as likely as homeowners to admit they were considering leaving, and those eying the exit door were more likely to be under the age of 35. Whereas many locals won’t find this surprising, it’s interesting to note that this trend has remained steady since 2005. While the 2018 data showed that roughly 691,000 people moved from California to another state, between 2013 and 2017, about half of the people who left San Francisco moved elsewhere in the Bay Area. - SFGATE

3. Throwback Thursday: When Serena Chased Down A Thief In SF

It was almost four years ago to the day when Serena Williams was casually dining out at Mission Chinese with Alexis Ohanian. Then, a man even more casually swiped her cell phone from the seat next to her and took off out of the restaurant. Serena noticed what had happened almost immediately, and pursued the man. She caught up with him on the sidewalk and asked if he’d “mistakenly took the wrong phone.” The man returned Serena’s phone to her, and the whole thing was captured on surveillance video for us to watch, four years later. - AP

4. After two weeks, the Kincade Fire is fully contained at 77,758 acres. Cal Fire made the announcement yesterday evening. There were no reported fatalities, and there were four total injuries. In total, 374 structures were destroyed, including 174 homes. Another 60 structures were damaged. According to reports, all evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted. Lastly, take a look at this satellite image. You can see the Kincade Fire’s burn scare from space — and more alarmingly, you can see just how close the blaze came to Healdsburg. - KPIX

5. Events This Weekend: 30-Foot-Tall Inflatable Poop Emoji, Plant Sale, More

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend, check out these upcoming events.

6. Graffiti artist BiP completed his police brutality protest mural in Hayes Valley that features a baby in a police uniform. According to the artist, it's been a "tragic piece" he's wanted to paint for years. He took to Instagram to write about it: “… @sfpd let me be clear I am protesting you and all American police in regard to police brutality." - ABC 7

7. Here’s a nice story about Beauty’s Bagel Shop, the New York City meets Montreal meets Temescal bagel joint over in Oakland. It all started about a decade ago when Amy Remsen and Blake Joffe moved from Philadelphia to Oakland and asked where they could find a good bagel. The rest, as they say, is history. - THE BOLD ITALIC

8. For the rest of November, One Market is offering a roster of “blind tasting flights” for $15, and all proceeds will go toward helping those who are vision impaired. That’s right: for $15 you’ll get three, 2-ounce pours of sommelier Tonya Pitts’ choosing, and that money will go to LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a local nonprofit that provides education and training for folks who are blind or have changing vision. - EATER SF

9. The holiday season is sneaking up, so if you have a Bay Area-loving person in your life, check out this holiday “proudly tech-free” gift guide, courtesy of Brock Keeling. From ceramic splatter bowls to Sutro Tower replicas, this story is a good starting point for those who lack the knack for gift-giving. - CURBED SF

10. Today's SF in Pictures: Reddit user gibbstudios

Shane Downing is an award-winning journalist based in Oakland. As a freelance writer, he’s passionate about covering the LGBTQ+ community, at-risk youth and local news. He's a former Hoodline editor, and his work regularly appears in Oakland Magazine and The San Francisco Business Times. When he's not writing, Shane is an avid baker, gardener and tennis player.

Editor: Bobby Cherry (senior editor at Inside, who’s always on social media).

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