Giants struggle as postseason approaches / BART installs new gates to deter fare evasion
It's Thursday, September 2.
Hey there, San Francisco.
The news cycle is slowing down a bit as Labor Day weekend approaches. Back when I was a tech reporter, my editors always warned me about these times. That’s just when a company might drop some not-so-stellar news, they’d say, when people started to pack it in early.
I’m not seeing those games being played on the local front today. At least, not yet. Though there are a few stories worth covering, so let’s get into them now:
⚾️ The Giants lost four games in-a-row this week and now have an identical record with the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s the first time since late May that the Giants don’t have sole possession of first place in the NL West Division. “Anytime you have a little losing streak it’s not fun,” said Giants’ catcher Buster Posey. “But this group’s showed an ability to bounce back throughout the year and that’s just what you have to believe that you’re going to do.”
The Giants will host the Dodgers at Oracle Park this weekend in a three-game series starting on Friday. (SFBay)
🚝 BART has installed its “Next Generation Fare Gates” in Rockridge, which are made of plexiglass and meant to “deter fare evasion.” Still, it is not clear which stations will get the new gates next. (SFist)
💰 A San Francisco couple sued their landlord for harassment and wrongful eviction, and recently, an appeals court upheld the decision in their favor. They are set to receive $2.7 million. (Chronicle)
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What else I’m reading:
Here/Say put together a good, little video on “light art” installations across the city. One of them (the Salesforce Tower), a lot of us probably see every night. Others I did not know about before!
That’s all for today! Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for our Labor Day weekend guide.
Have a great night! - Nick B.