Hey there, San Francisco.
Happy Tuesday, and hope you’re staying warm. 🥶
The cool weather looks like it’ll linger for the next couple of days. But expect higher temps on Friday and into the weekend.
Still, I’ll believe a warm Bay-to-Breakers-day when I see it!
For now… onto the news…
Quick bits: News to know
🧋 On Monday, investigators for the District Attorney’s office arrested a man who was allegedly using a Tenderloin-area Quickly boba shop owned by his wife as a place where he would buy stolen electronics from car burglars. The man, Quoc Le, is suspected to have shipped the goods as far as Vietnam and China.
“We hope that this sends a strong message to deter anyone considering breaking into a car or buying stolen goods: we are watching and you will be held accountable,” District Attorney Chesa Boudin said in a statement.
The probe reportedly resulted in the recovery of some 1,000 laptops, phones, and other electronics. (Chronicle)
🦠 UCSF’s Dr. Bob Wachter has tweeted Covid-related stats, findings, and advice throughout the pandemic, and over the weekend, his wife tested positive.
Wachter told the Chronicle that she was mostly feeling “guilty” for possibly infecting the friends they were visiting (or him), which, he said, “is a fairly common feeling for people.”
As for how people should navigate the recent uptick in cases, Wachter said: “We are all going to have to negotiate some version of normal that works for us. For many people, that's going to be a state that involves taking more risks than you were willing to take a year ago.” (Chronicle)
🇺🇸 The Smithsonian National Museum of American History accepted a 20-foot banner from the San Francisco Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association on Tuesday that reads “Fight the Virus, NOT the People,” which the Chinatown-based group carried during a February 2020 march.
“We decided to speak out, have a voice, to say, ‘hey, we all suffer from the virus, too. We are not the enemy,” a board member for the group told the Chronicle.
🏀 The Warriors took the lead for the first time in Monday night’s game against the Grizzlies with just 45 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Still, it was enough to squeak out a 101-98 win and take a 3-1 lead in the series.
They’ll play again on Wednesday night. (CBS Sports)
What else I’m reading: Links to browse
Amid a police reform movement, London Breed picked S.F. police spokesperson. It wasn’t an accident (Chronicle)
San Francisco police held an 'Ice Cream with a Cop' event. It devolved into chaos. (SFGATE)
Turning Downtown Offices Into Housing Isn’t the Solution You Think It Is (SF Standard)
‘Then and Now’: Fulton Street and 48th Avenue (Richmond Review)
And finally… ☀️ Sen. Wiener’s TikTok
San Francisco’s state senator Scott Wiener released a new TikTok video of his daily routine recently, which includes a morning skin care regimen of applying SPF 110 to his face.
“Only real ones use SPF 110,” Wiener tweeted on Tuesday.
The senator’s TikTok account seems relatively new, but already, there are a couple gems. Like this one, when we learn about some of his now-famous Harvard Law School classmates. And this one, which is just incredible.
Keep the content coming, Scott!
That’s all for today! Thanks so much for reading y’all, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow! - Nick B.