Hey there, San Francisco.
By now, you’ve likely heard of the documents leaked last night showing the Supreme Court’s intention to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Though not finalized, the decision would likely do away with federal protections and leave abortion laws up to each individual state.
Axios reports that without Roe v. Wade, abortions would immediately become illegal in 13 states, with more likely to follow.
“Women will remain protected here,” Newsom said in a joint statement.
In San Francisco, abortion advocates plan to protest outside the federal building (located at 450 Golden Gate Avenue) tonight at 5 pm.
“We cannot stand by while SCOTUS and those seeking to take us back assault women's rights,” Mayor Breed said on Tuesday. “In San Francisco, we will never stop fighting, we will never back down, and we will never let anyone take away our right to choose.”
With that… onto the news…
Top story: 🧗 Man scales Salesforce Tower
On Tuesday morning, a 22-year-old free climbed the 1,070-foot Salesforce Tower – the second tallest building west of the Mississippi.
The man, who goes by the name “Pro-Life Spiderman” on Instagram, apparently completed the climb to bring attention to pro-life efforts. Police booked him for trespassing and resisting arrest, though he was later released, the SFPD told me.
As the Chronicle noted, it’s unclear whether the climb was inspired by yesterday’s news regarding Roe v. Wade.
In any case, the SF Fire Department was not impressed and asked residents on Twitter to “join us in condemning this action.”
Quick bits: News to know
😷 UCSF’s Dr. Bob Wachter said on Monday that 1 out of 30 people in San Francisco may have Covid and not know it. That asymptomatic rate is up “3-fold” in the past few weeks, Wachter said, and is enough for him to start wearing his mask again in crowded, indoor spaces. (Twitter)
🥞 Ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday, Chronicle food critic Soleil Ho updated their list of best brunch spots across the Bay Area. San Francisco standouts include Brenda's French Soul Food, El Buen Comer, Foreign Cinema, Kantine, and Plow. (Chronicle)
What else I’m reading: Links to browse
Skier who died on Tahoe slopes remembered for his big smile, love of the outdoors (Chronicle)
San Francisco's State Bird Provisions brings back ‘the buzz and energy’ of dim sum-style service (SFGATE)
SF Noodle Fest packs Chinatown and North Beach, chef Martin Yan hams it up with absolutely everyone (Hoodline)
And finally… 📅 Mark your calendars
Stern Grove released the official lineup for this summer’s free concert series on Tuesday and it… matches exactly with the leaked lineup from last week.
Tickets for the shows will become available on Stern Grove’s website at 2pm PT 12 days prior to the concert.
But, because math is hard and these shows sell out fast, here’s a complete list of when to reserve tickets for each:
Tower of Power, Too $hort on June 12 (Tickets available on May 31)
Toro Y Moi, Hello Yello on June 19 (Tickets on June 7)
Liz Phair, Madi Diaz on June 26 (Tickets on June 14)
Cold War Kids, Geographer on July 3 (Tickets on June 21)
Old Crow Medicine Show, Molly Tuttle on July 10 (Tickets on June 28)
Cat Power, Spelling on July 17 (Tickets on July 5)
LeAnn Rimes, Amythyst Kiah on July 24 (Tickets on July 12)
San Francisco Symphony on July 31 (Tickets on July 19)
Taj Mahal, Monophonics on August 7 (Tickets on July 26)
The Big Picnic featuring Phil Lesh & Friends, Midnight North on August 14 (Tickets on August 2)
That’s all for today. Have a good evening y’all and see you back here tomorrow! - Nick B.