Hey there, San Francisco.
What a day! Thank you all for making it so memorable.
ICYMI, Axios has acquired The SF Minute!
And as a refresher, here’s what that’ll mean over the next month or so:
The SF Minute will continue as-is while we hire a second reporter for the newsletter.
Once we’re ready to go, The SF Minute will become Axios San Francisco.
And, as a current reader, we’ll automatically sign you up so you won’t skip a beat on coverage.
As I mentioned in my note today, I’m so incredibly excited about the move because joining Axios means this newsletter is just going to get better. The spirit of The SF Minute will live on! But we’ll be able to do so much more.
I’m forever grateful for all of your support over this past year. I can’t wait for the good times (and good newsletters!) ahead.
For now, though, onto the news!
Quick bits: News to know
🛫 In what’s a good sign for the San Francisco travel industry, United is resuming its non-stop flights from SFO to several international and domestic destinations, including Amsterdam, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh, the SF Business Times reported on Monday.
Starting in June, United will also increase its flight frequency from SFO to west coast cities, including Seattle, San Diego, and LA. (SF Business Times)
⚾️ Opening Day for the Giants is Friday, April 8 at Oracle Park, and yesterday, the team announced that their star pitcher Logan Webb will make the start against the Miami Marlins. (NBC Sports)
🎻 On Tuesday, the San Francisco Symphony announced its lineup for the 2022-2023 season, which starts in September and will be the first full season for music director Esa-Pekka Salonen.
“It’s a real season, with live music for live people — which is quite a nice concept,” Salonen told the Chronicle. (Chronicle)
👀 The SEC charged three engineers at the San Francisco-based tech company Twilio with insider trading on Monday, after the employees allegedly tipped off family members and friends about the company’s growth at the start of the pandemic. The tips apparently led to more than $1 million in profits.
Twilio spokesperson Caitlin Epstein told me the company is “cooperating fully” with federal agencies, but would not confirm whether the engineers still worked there. (Protocol)
What else I’m reading: Links to browse
San Francisco tourists love $15 ice cream sundaes at Ghirardelli Square. But are they any good? (SFGATE)
Central Subway Likely To Be Delayed Yet Again, Federal Monitor Says (SF Standard)
Opinion: Two proposals may radically shift San Francisco’s approach to housing (Examiner)
One-on-One with Silicon Valley’s Enemy No. 1 (Puck)
And finally… Tenderloin rooster relocated
Since January, a rooster named King Henry IV (!!!!) had apparently been announcing himself to the Tenderloin District at 5 am each morning (and continuing throughout the day).
“We have many challenges in the Tenderloin and a rooster is now one of them,” Supervisor Matt Haney, who represents the area, told the Chronicle earlier this month.
“His crowing will not bother San Franciscans ever again,” an animal control spokesperson told Hoodline. “And he will live happily ever after!”
That’s all for today! Thanks so much for reading y’all and we’ll see you back here tomorrow. Talk soon, Nick B.