Hey there, San Francisco.
If you live on the eastern side of the city, you still have time to decide how you’re going to vote in the upcoming April 19 runoff election between Matt Haney and David Campos for State Assembly.
FWIW, on Tuesday, Mayor London Breed announced her endorsement for Supervisor Haney, saying in a statement that she’s been impressed with his work as head of the board’s budget and finance committee, especially during the pandemic.
Meanwhile, in the discussion with KQED, former Supervisor Campos touted that even though he’s not currently on the board, he has the support of six of its 11 current members.
And with that… onto the news…
Top story: SF workers want WFH
Workers in San Francisco plan to spend around 53% fewer days in the office compared to before the pandemic, according to a new report published by Stanford economics professor Nicholas Bloom. That’s the highest reduction of office time across all US cities included in the survey, which was first reported by Bloomberg.
New York City ranked second in intended office time reduction at 49% fewer days.
Phoenix came in third at almost 48%.
In San Francisco, the time away from the office could result in workers spending some $5,300 less per year in the city, SFGATE reported.
On a similar note, on Monday, San Francisco-based Pinterest formally announced its new office policy dubbed “PinFlex.”
The hybrid-model will let employees work in any of the 50 US states. They can also live and work internationally if there’s a Pinterest office nearby.
Employees are expected to visit an office at least once a year, and encouraged to meet in-person when “partaking in collaborative work.”
For those traveling more than 70 miles into the office for these required “touchpoints,” Pinterest said it would cover the associated costs.
Quick bits: News to know
🛍 The district attorney’s office announced Monday that Jean Lugo Romero (whose shoplifting from a Hayes Valley Walgreens store last year was caught on camera and went viral) pled guilty to theft charges and will serve 16 months in jail. (SFist)
🚒 Firefighters rescued two residents and a cat from an Ashbury Heights apartment complex that caught fire on Monday night. The Chronicle reports that some 40 residents have been displaced from the four-story, 21-unit building. (Chronicle)
A video of the raging fire can be seen here.
✏️ The Redistricting Task Force has until April 15 to decide on the city’s new supervisor districts. And as 48hills reports, at 2:53 am on Tuesday morning, the group “shifted to a map that has infuriated nearly every progressive organization in town.”
“If Steve Bannon came to San Francisco and drew maps, this is what they would look like,” Supervisor Dean Preston told 48hills. “This an orchestrated hit, political gerrymandering at its worst.”
What else I’m reading: Links to browse
Judge Resurrects Lawsuit Alleging Mayor Breed Links to Nuru Corruption Scandal (SF Standard)
After a 6-year hiatus, the Mavericks big-wave surfing contest has a new leader pushing for equality (Chronicle)
Mijoté, A New French-Style Bistro From A Natural Wine World-Acclaimed Chef, Opens April 10 in The Mission (Eater)
And finally… 📓 New food zine
The Bay Area has a new food zine, thanks to San Francisco architect Hallie Chen, KQED reported on Tuesday.
It’s called Mouth2Mouth, and as Chen wrote in its inaugural edition, it’s a project for “cooks not just chefs, food-based experiences, anti-optimization, anti-listicle, [and] general interest.”
“I think of food as a place—it’s this intersection of people and material and memory and space,” Chen told KQED. “It’s more of an art project than a food thing.”
Currently, Mouth2Mouth is looking for contributors for its second edition. If you’re interested in submitting a story or artwork, email Chen by April 15 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
And if you’d like to purchase Mouth2Mouth’s zine #1, you can do so here.
That’s all for today! Thanks so much for reading y’all and I’ll see you back here tomorrow. - Nick B.