🍽 May's guest list
Plus: DA interview
Hey there, San Francisco.
Our Axios retreat winds down in DC today, and I’ve been thinking about what one of the company’s co-founders Mike Allen wrote recently in his newsletter, Finish Line.
“In our work-from-anywhere world, the company retreat is more essential than ever,” Allen said. “Remote work has a slew of benefits… But it strips away the togetherness and serendipity that makes companies stronger and bolder.”
His advice: “Schedule innovation. Bring teams together at retreats to germinate the next set of great ideas.”
My 500-or-so new colleagues shared lots of ideas this week. And one I especially liked (that I could use right here in this newsletter) was this – A roundup of five people in the news in your city who you’d like to invite over for dinner, drinks, and conversation.
I thought it was a great way to quickly highlight some of San Francisco's movers and shakers each month.
So here it is. Here are five interesting folks I’d like to dine with in the month of May:
Cal Calamia: A teacher at San Francisco’s Gateway High School who took top honors in Bay to Breakers’ first ever non-binary division.
Jordan Poole: The 22-year-old shooting guard who’s helping the Warriors make a playoff run.
And, Honey Mahogany: Who Matt Haney endorsed as his replacement for District 6 supervisor. Mahogany will likely run in November for the position against the mayor’s appointee, Matt Dorsey.
With that… onto the news…
What else I’m reading/watching: Links to browse
San Francisco faces $1.3 billion shortfall in quest to meet state housing goals (Chronicle)
SFFD tries to keep firefighter's arrest, colleague's brutal beating under wraps (ABC7)
Anti-Abortion Activists Charged With Breaking Into UCSF, Recording Patients, Doxxing Doctor With Flyer Campaign (SFist)
Inside Lower Nob Hill’s Moody New 2-in-1 Drinking Den, Members Only and Finders Keepers (Eater)
Joe Eskenazi talks to DA Chesa Boudin (Mission Local)
And finally… Sorry Chuck
Don’t forget the Warriors play the Mavericks in Game 2 of the western conference finals tonight at 6 pm.
We can only hope Charles Barkley, who’s covering the game for TNT, is enjoying his stay.
That’s all for today! Thanks so much for reading y’all and I’ll see you back here on Monday. - Nick B.