Hey there, San Francisco.
49ers’ quarter Jimmy Garoppolo was 6-0 in his career against the rival Los Angeles Rams.
That streak, however, came to a close on Sunday when the Rams beat the Niners 20-17 in a game that stamped LA’s ticket to this year’s Super Bowl.
Now, the Niners season is over and questions are already swirling about Garoppolo’s future with the team.
"I love Jimmy," coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game. "I'm not going to sit here and make a farewell statement or anything right now.”
As for Jaquiski Tartt, the 49ers’ strong safety who dropped a key interception chance late in the game, he’s owning up to the blown play.
“No excuses!!” Tartt said on Twitter. “I deserve all the criticism my way! Opportunity I dream of I came up short!!! Let my brothers down!!”
As the Examiner’s Al Saracevic writes, “You have to feel for the man…But this play will live in Niners infamy.”
And with that…onto the news…
Quick bits: Bite-sized news stories
🙌 With hospitalizations and case numbers dropping, “SF has turned Omicron corner,” UCSF’s chief of medicine Dr. Bob Wachter tweeted on Sunday. Still, he said, “I’m not ditching my mask yet.” (Twitter)
😔 On Saturday evening, a fatal crash on Lincoln Blvd involving a stolen vehicle and an Uber left one person (the Uber passenger) dead. The driver of the stolen vehicle fled on foot after the collision near 46th Avenue. On Sunday, D4 Supervisor Gordon Mar said that an investigation is ongoing. (NBC Bay Area)
💃 The San Francisco Ballet’s “Program 1” premiers on Tuesday, which includes the world premiere of choreographer Cathy Marston’s “Mrs. Robinson,” described on the ballet’s site as a “seductive retelling of The Graduate…from the perspective of the notorious seductress Mrs. Robinson.” (Examiner)
☕️ After closing back in 2020, it appears that Duboce-area favorite Cafe Du Soleil is returning right across the street from its original location (where Farmhouse Kitchen previously had its pop-up). It’s unclear when the cafe will open, though its freshly painted logo is up and its new address (400 Waller) was updated on Facebook yesterday. (Broke Ass-Stuart)
What else I’m reading: Links to browse at your leisure
BART was supposed to go from San Francisco to Napa in 45 minutes. Here's what happened to the route. (SFGATE)
Amazon in SF: City Quietly Inked Agreement on Proposed Delivery Hub, Raising Hackles Over Back-Room Dealing (SF Standard)
Why the mayor’s proposals keep getting defeated by the supes (48 Hills)
The upcoming February 15 special election includes voting on the recalls of three San Francisco school board members: Gabriela López, Alison Collins, and Faauuga Moliga.
If you’re still filling out your ballot and need a refresher on the decisions at hand, KQED published a 30-minute podcast on Monday that’s worth a listen.
Alright! That’s all for today. Thanks so much for reading y’all and see you back here tomorrow! - Nick B.