📊 Recall polling
Plus: Last chance heron viewing
Hey there, San Francisco.
High-cost of living is nothing new in our city, but apparently, residents think it’s getting worse.
This week, SFGATE highlighted a new Charles Schwab survey that found San Franciscans thought they needed a net worth of $1.7 million to feel financially secure. That number was up from $1.3 million in 2021.
Similarly, it takes a net worth of $5.1 million to feel “wealthy” in San Francisco, compared to $3.8 million last year, according to the survey.
Nationally, Americans thought they needed a net worth of $774,000 to feel financially secure and $2.2 million to consider themselves wealthy.
Lots of money. I better keep writing.
Onto the news…
Quick bits: News to know
📊 There have been four polls conducted for the June recall election of District Attorney Chesa Boudin, the Chronicle’s data team pointed out on Wednesday. The results are as follows:
SF Chamber of Commerce poll: 67% support the recall, 31% against, 3% undecided
SF Standard: 57% support the recall, 22% against, 21% undecided
Stand With Chesa: 48% support the recall, 38% against, 14% undecided
Safer SF Without Boudin: 68% support the recall, 32% against
One expert told the Chronicle that all four polls “look like credible approaches,” while another warned that polls sponsored by campaigns could have “an agenda behind them.” (Chronicle)
👮 Mayor London Breed told a group of business leaders on Wednesday that she’ll likely ask for increased police funding in the city’s upcoming budget proposal, especially for officer recruiting efforts.
“If you want your workers to feel safe, we need your help to advocate for police officers in this budget,” Breed said, according to a speech draft viewed by the Chronicle. (Chronicle)
🍕 Flour + Water Pizzeria on Valencia Street will shut down in mid-June with plans to reopen under a new name: Yellow Moto Pizzeria.
“We just want it to be a little bit more fun, less serious,” said David White, one of the original Flour + Water partners, who recently left the company but is keeping the 702 Valencia Street space. (Eater)
What else I’m reading: Links to browse
Homeless families living in vehicles are filling this quiet S.F. neighborhood. Here’s what the city plans to do (Chronicle)
Billionaire-Backed Security Cameras Everywhere In SF Finally Getting Set of Rules For How They Can Be Used (SFist)
Landmark Building By Montgomery BART to Become New Bar and Restaurant Called Holbrook House (SFist)
Age-old crafts keep San Francisco cable cars chugging (Examiner)
Weekend guide: Events, ideas, and more
🏀 Follow the Warriors. The Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the western conference finals last night, 112-87. Game 2 is on Friday and Game 3 is on Sunday.
📒 Go see Reem. Reem Assil, the chef and mastermind behind Reem’s California, has a new cookbook that came out in April: Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora. On Friday, she’ll talk about it at Omnivore Books on Food at 6:30 pm. More info here.
🍿 Watch a doc. There’s a recently released documentary about San Francisco journalist (and Rolling Stone’s first music editor) Ben Fong-Torres called Like a Rolling Stone. You can view it in-person at the CAAMFest film festival this Saturday at noon at the SFMOMA Phyllis Wattis Theater. Tickets here. The film is available for streaming on Netflix as well.
🐣 Spot a baby blue heron. It’s the last weekend of the season for SF Nature Education’s blue heron watch at Stow Lake. Lead organizer Nancy DeStefanis tells me that the eight heron chicks are “prepar[ing] to branch hop! Three of the chicks are flapping like crazy in preparation for flight. Meanwhile, the parents can be seen all over GG Park catching fish, gophers, and moles to feed to their very hungry chicks.” It’s free to attend and takes place on the south side of Stow Lake between 10am and 1pm.
That’s all for today! Hope you’re okay with these early morning sends. It’s something we’ll do when we launch Axios San Francisco.
More info on that soon! - Nick B.