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: 

Quick bits: 

  • ⚾️ 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

  • 🍜 The Chronicle released a guide for grabbing vegan ramen in the Bay Area. Top San Francisco spots include Torraku Ramen, Mensho Tokyo, Ramenwell, and Hinodeya Ramen. (Chronicle

  • 🍣 A “relatively affordable omakase” restaurant is scheduled to open in the Mission District on September 7 in the former Ichi Sushi space. It’s called Chīsai Sushi Club. (Eater

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What else I’m reading: 

SF ditches local rent relief program — needy tenants shunted to state program

Missing the playa this year? Get your Black Rock fix with “Burning Man: The Musical”

'Prepare to get a little weird': A new scavenger hunt is taking San Francisco by storm

Total Recall: Gavin Newsom’s present predicament mirrors his past

And finally…

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.

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