DA Boudin sues 'ghost gun' makers / Chronicle goes all-in on burrito coverage

It's Wednesday, August 18.

Hey there, San Francisco.

The Chronicle has gone all-in on burrito content this week, publishing a story that tries to settle the best meat choice for a Mission-style burrito (they say, it’s carne asada) and another that highlights where local celebs and elected officials go to satisfy their burrito cravings. Mayor Breed apparently calls Poncho Villa Taqueria her top spot, while District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who resides in the Outer Sunset, chose Hook Fish Co

Chronicle food critic Soleil Ho also weighed in with a top Bay Area burrito list of her own, which included San Francisco institutions like El Farolito, La Taqueria, Papalote, Al Pastor Papi, and Taqueria Cancún

Shout out to Taqueria el Buen Sabor on 18th and Valencia, which has been one of my favorites for years. 

But what about you? What’s your favorite burrito in the city? Reply here, and I’ll share our reader-approved list in tomorrow’s newsletter. 

And with that...onto some news... 


District Attorney Chesa Boudin, alongside anti-gun violence advocates, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against three California-based “ghost gun” manufacturers, in what the Chronicle described as a “first-of-its-kind legal battle” to be brought on by a local prosecutor. Ghost guns, which are unserialized and therefore harder for police to trace ownership, accounted for nearly half of the gun killings last year in San Francisco.  

“Today’s litigation seeks to aggressively confront this problem at the root and get these dangerous weapons off our streets,” Boudin said in a statement on Wednesday. 


Quick bits: 

  • 🌫 The sky wasn’t totally orange on Wednesday, but it was definitely hazy out there. Apparently, offshore winds on Tuesday brought smoke down from the Northern California fires. But, since “the sooty air has mostly remained high in the atmosphere,” the city’s air quality remained at a “moderate” level this afternoon. (SFGATE

  • 😔 Four people over the last five days have died in the city due to shooting-related incidents. Police say the killings are unrelated and have arrested suspects in connection to only one of the cases. (Chronicle

  • 🍽 The Park Service is on the lookout for a new restaurant to take over the historic Cliff House building. It’ll start accepting applications this fall and make a decision by next summer. (Eater


And finally… 

Here/Say Media published a good video on Tuesday, highlighting the new, giant “Bayview” sign that can be seen while heading north on Highway 101 towards the city. 

“This is the new gateway…into the southeast neighborhood of the Bayview Hunters Point community,” said Malia Cohen, a member of the California State Board of Equalization, at a recent ribbon cutting. “It stands bold and it stands proud and it stands beautifully, just like the neighbors and the residents of the community.” 


That’s all for today! Thanks so much for reading y’all and I’ll see you back here tomorrow! 

Have a great night. - Nick B.

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