Hey there, San Francisco.
It’s been a while since we got together to pick up trash, so I’m excited that next Friday (11/12), with the help of Refuse Refuse, we’ll be hosting a cleanup in the Upper Divisadero area. We’ll meet at Cumaica Coffee (2800 California St) at 9 am and work our way down Divisadero. Cumaica has graciously offered free coffee to all those who attend.
If you can make it, just fill out this quick form so that we know you’re coming (select the November 12th cleanup). Other than that, no need to bring pickup supplies or anything like that. Vince, the founder of Refuse Refuse and a friend of The Minute, will bring everything we need. Thank you, Vince!
And with that...onto some news…
🛳 On Wednesday, for the first time, city officials and a group of reporters rode the new ferry service from downtown to Treasure Island. The trip took just five minutes and 52 seconds, according to the Chronicle’s J.K. Dineen, who called it “a preview of what the future might feel like for those willing to live in the 8,000 housing units slated to pop up on the 400-acre man-made island” in the coming years. The ferry service to Treasure Island is scheduled to open to the public in January. (Chronicle)
👀 The Chronicle released data provided by the District Attorney’s Office on Thursday that shows how charging rates for certain types of crimes have changed under District Attorney Chesa Boudin. The story is worth a look, but some stats that pop out include that charging rates for theft have gone down since Boudin took office, while they have increased for rape and drug-related cases. (Chronicle)
🍹 After 20 months, and a stint as a burger pop-up, the beloved Mission-bar Trick Dog has reopened. Its current menu theme, SFist reporter Jay Barmann writes, is “appropriately about pandemics, the Fates, and ‘the string of time.’” (SFist)
📚 State Senator Scott Weiner announced his support for the recall of school board members Gabriela Lopez, Alison Collins, and Faauuga Moliga in a Twitter thread on Thursday. “These commissioners have failed our students and families,” Wiener said. “It's time for new, responsible leadership.” The recall election is scheduled for February. (Twitter)
😔 A shooting on Haight Street (near Masonic Avenue) on Thursday afternoon around 1 pm left one person dead and another injured, according to the SFPD. It’s the third shooting incident on Haight Street in recent weeks. (CBS SF)
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What else I’m reading:
This Twitter thread tribute to Buster Poser written by former Giants pitcher Barry Zito (Twitter)
Buster Pawsey and Posey the puggle: An All-Star catcher retires but legions of namesake pets live on (Chronicle)
Alley Cat owner wants out of the space, trio steps in to launch bookshop “Medicine for Nightmares” (Mission Local)
Editorial: After corruption scandal, SF voters deserve chance to end Recology’s trash monopoly (Examiner)
Some things to consider for your weekend ahead
🎪 Carnival at Manny’s. To celebrate its third anniversary, Manny’s is throwing a carnival in and around its 3092 16th Street location from 2 pm to 5 pm on Saturday. On its event page, cafe and community event space owner Manny Yekutiel promises “a live petting zoo, balloon animals, cotton candy, dunk tank with local politicians and political drag.”
Yekutiel told me on Thursday that the idea is to celebrate their anniversary, while also giving a “nod to the carnival nature of our politics these days.” In terms of what he’s most looking forward to, Yekutiel said “definitely the alpaca and dunking Matt Haney.”
The event is free, but make sure to register here if you plan to attend.
🙌 Nacho Festival. In celebration of “National Nacho Day,” District Six, formerly known as Formerly SoMa StrEat Food Park, is hosting a Nacho Festival on Saturday from 2 pm to 6 pm where Chef's Truck, NUCHA Empanadas, and Taqueria San Marcos will each offer two “nacho inspired” additions to their menus. Tickets are $5 to attend.
Still hungry? Also, remember that Chronicle released its top “new Bay Area restaurants” list this week, which included San Francisco’s Donaji, Miller & Lux, Penny Roma, Queens, Copas, La Vaca Birria, Tahona Mercado, Abacá, and Itria. Maybe consider checking out one of those spots.
🎶 And finally… Head to the “Great Musicway.” Last week, for Halloween, the Great Highway near Taraval Street transformed into the “Great Hauntway.” Now the same groups, Kidsafe SF and the Great Highway Park Initiative, are turning it into the “Great Musicway” on Saturday from 3 pm to 6 pm. The musical lineup includes the Luke Doughty Quartet, Boplicity Quartet, and Carry Nation.
That’s all for today! Thanks so much for reading y’all and we’ll see you back here tomorrow. - Nick B.
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