Pelosi calls for Trump removal / Draymond speaks out

It's Friday, January 8th.

Good morning, San Francisco. It’s Friday, January 8th, and here’s some local (and national) news you should know today: 

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a growing number of Washington lawmakers have called on Vice President Mike Pence and Cabinet members to remove President Trump from office by invoking the 25th Amendment. That section of the Constitution provides a means to unseat the president if they are deemed “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” Otherwise, the San Francisco Congresswoman said she would push the House towards impeaching the president for a second time. “We are in a very difficult place in our country as long as Donald Trump sits in the White House,” Pelosi said on Thursday. “While it’s only 13 days left, any day can be a horror show for America.”

  • After the Warriors’ 108-111 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday, team standout Draymond Green spoke out against the difference in police response to the (mostly white) mob that stormed the Capitol building and the Black Lives Matter protesters last summer. Sixty-eight people were arrested this week compared to the 427 "unrest-related" arrests in DC last June during the height of the racial justice protests. “It’s just a slap in the face and more like a ‘f— you’ to every Black person in America who goes through these things,” Green said. “The policing system was built against Black and brown people, and that’s the reason the reaction was different.” 

  • Working in elaborate, corporate kitchens at tech companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, and Google had been an attractive path for some Bay Area chefs looking to make more money while logging more reasonable hours. But as this recent Bloomberg article detailed, many such positions have been cut amid the pandemic and may not return with more companies embracing permanent remote-work options. 

  • And finally… a good list alert. On Thursday, The Bold Italic did a round-up of ten international markets around the Bay Area worth checking out. Some that caught our attention include Battambang Market (located in the Tenderloin and mostly carries ingredients for Thai, Cambodian, Filipino, and Vietnamese dishes), Jai Ho Indian Grocery (in the Western Addition), and Casa Guadalupe Supermarkets (its 26th street location in the Mission supposedly specializes in groceries from Latin America, especially Peru).

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As a programming reminder, I’ll be out early next week, but back full-time the week of 1/18. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Talk soon.✌️