Hey there, San Francisco.
This weekend is upon us, so let’s get right into it.
Quick Bits: Bite-sized news stories from across the city
🏀 Supervisor Matt Haney doesn’t think Nets guard Kyrie Irving, who is unvaccinated, should be able to play against the Warriors on Saturday at the Chase Center. “We have a standard and it should apply to everyone,” Haney said. Currently, Irving is unable to play Nets home games in Brooklyn due to New York City’s vaccine rules. (Chronicle)
💵 On Thursday, the SFPD doubled the reward to $200,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the 1970s, San Francisco serial killer known as “The Doodler.” New leads and evidence, which came, in part, thanks to an eight-episode podcast released by the Chronicle last year, have the top investigator on the case saying: “I think we’re closer than ever to solving it.” (Chronicle / SFist)
☎️ The District Attorney’s office responded to a lawsuit on Thursday brought against them by an elderly Asian American man who claimed the office “failed to ensure his rights as a victim,” the Chronicle writes. The DA says its office tried getting in touch with the man “over two dozen times.” (Chronicle / SFist)
🦇 Thieves broke into the SoMa sandwich favorite Deli Board on Thursday morning taking a cash register, five laptops, and the shop’s record player. “This neighborhood has been completely upended. It has been for years,” owner Adam Mesnick said. “It has become an out-of-control, crime-ridden place that needs … Batman?” A GoFundMe page has already raised over $14,000 to help. (Examiner)
What else I’m reading: Links to browse at your leisure
Another Planet CEO addresses 'misinformation' about Castro Theatre takeover, says future film schedule will meet market demand (Hoodline)
Should you get a second booster shot? Here’s what UCSF’s Dr. Bob Wachter thinks (Chronicle)
ESPN backs Mina Kimes after ex-49ers QB Jeff Garcia's sexist tirade (SFGATE)
ICYMI: Here were the most popular stories (by clicks) this week
Monday: A members-only luxury club with fees up to $100,000 is coming to S.F.’s Transamerica Pyramid. Here’s a first look (Chronicle)
Tuesday: A Huge SF Drug Raid in 1977, Now Immortalized On a Plaque, Changed a Black Neighborhood Forever (Frisc)
Wednesday: 49ers star Nick Bosa is the great-grandson of one of history's most feared mobsters (SFGATE)
Thursday: Waymo and Cruise self-driving cars took over San Francisco streets at record levels in 2021 — so did collisions with other cars, scooters, and bikes (Insider)
And finally… A piece by Paolo Bicchieri
There’s a new, anonymous press in town. And if you walk the Outer Sunset, you might catch their poems and artwork across the neighborhood.
“I see [it] as a chance for anyone with something they have written or drawn or created to share it,” the editor of the Outer Sunset Bugler told me recently.
Once a month, at night, the anonymous editor also doubles a getaway driver as he and his crew plaster streetlights and bus stops with their latest edition. The group loves the shenanigans.
The letter’s production, though, is less exciting, he tells me.
“No one I know has a printer, so I've been going to Offix Edge on Noriega,” he said. “Shoutout to Poppy and her dry humor and sarcasm.”
The Outer Sunset Bugler is happy to run content that is political, serious, comedic, and combinations. Their mascot is a sneaky-looking character with a horn (a nod to their name) and a surfboard in hand.
In this month’s edition, the Bugler featured tongue-in-cheek dating advice and a pencil sketch of a classic Avenues house.
“If someone waiting in line outside Outerlands decides to look up from their phone for a minute and read something,” the editor said. “Then I'd consider [this] a success.”
That’s all for today! Thanks so much for reading, y’all. And if you’re still looking for weekend ideas, here’s a link to our weekend guide from yesterday!
See you on Monday! - Nick B.