Vaccine protests near Golden Gate Bridge / City earned $100k from Getty wedding

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Hey there, San Francisco. 

Happy Friday. We made it! 

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Alright, lots of news to cover and the weekend awaits, so let’s get to it… 


Quick bits: 

  • 🚑 On Thursday, while containing a crowd of some 200 people protesting Covid vaccine mandates near the Golden Gate Bridge, two CHP officers and three bridge workers were struck by a motorist. The incident, which appeared to be unintentional, was caught on camera by NBC Bay Area and can be viewed here. According to the Chronicle, none of the injuries sustained were life-threatening. (Chronicle

  • 🎒 Hundreds of students from San Francisco’s Lowell, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln high schools walked out of class on Wednesday to “show solidarity with sexual assault survivors, and to call for administrators to hold perpetrators accountable,” KQED’s Holly McDede reports. 

    "This issue is not constrained to a current high school,” said Jack Guan, a senior at George Washington. “This is a district-wide issue.” (KQED)

  • 😔 Officials have confirmed that the 25-year-old man who was shot on Haight Street (near Buchanan) in late October died on Tuesday. The Chronicle reported that according to police reports the man was “stopped at a red light when another person drove up and fired shots into his car.” 

    The incident was one in a series of recent shootings in-and-around the Haight area within the last few weeks. 

  • 🌉 On Wednesday, Mayor Breed appointed former District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang to become the next leader of the Office of Small Businesses after current executive director, Regina Dick-Endrizzi, announced her retirement. 

    According to Bay City News, while serving as a city supervisor between 2013 and 2019, Tang wrote “several successful pieces of legislation, including establishing a policy for lactation for new mothers in the workplace, creating new regulations for massage businesses to deter human trafficking, prohibiting the sale of fur in the city and banning small plastic items like straws.” (Bay City News

  • 💸 Earlier this week, Mayor Breed and District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman proposed allocating $6.9 million from the city’s “general reserve” to cover the cost of upcoming special elections, including the school board recall in February. “Whether you agree or disagree with school board recall, we should all agree that our students shouldn’t bear the financial burden of the election,” Mandelman said in a statement. (Bay City News

  • 💒 On Thursday, the Chronicle reported that the city earned some $100,000 from the model/oil heir Ivy Getty’s wedding extravaganza last weekend—50,000 from renting out city hall and another $50,000 for providing security and other services. As reporter Michael Cabanatuan noted, those costs were “likely a small fraction of the weekend festivities.” 

    In case you missed photos of the wedding, which included a welcome party at the Palace of Fine Arts and a ceremony under City Hall’s rotunda officiated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, this Vogue article covered it all. (Chronicle


What else I’m reading/viewing: 

The de Young’s Latest Exhibit is a Semi-Stealthy Push to Reopen JFK to Cars (The Frisc

Go-Go’s drummer Gina Schock ready to share her photos of the band in new book, S.F. exhibition (Chronicle

Exhibit at Former Cliff House Takes on Climate Crisis (Here/Say

Sad scenes from inside an SF Walgreens on its last days before closing permanently (Hoodline


Friday rewind: In case you missed them, here were the most popular articles from this week’s newsletters…

Monday: We used an algorithm to score S.F. supervisors from progressive to moderate (Chronicle

Tuesday: San Francisco’s clampdown on parklets fuels turmoil (Examiner

Wednesday: San Francisco’s Underground Bookstores: Et al. Books (Broke-Ass Stuart

Thursday: Comedian Alexis Gay Makes Fun of Silicon Valley. And Silicon Valley Loves Her For It. (Worklife


And finally…

On Friday, Chronicle reporters Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight talked about their favorite views in San Francisco (not found in guidebooks) in the latest episode of their Total SF podcast. 

Six of them were highlighted here, including the views from Mt. Davidson, the California cable car line, Mile Rock Beach (near Lands End Trail), the Mosaic Stairway near Grandview Park, the McLaren Park water tower, and those from the San Francisco Bay Ferry.

Maybe consider checking out a new view this weekend! 


Alright, that’s all for today! But before we go, a special shout out to Vince from Refuse Refuse for organizing our trash clean-up this morning. There were only a few of us out there, but in about an hour, we were able to pick up about 40 gallons of trash within a three-block area. 

It was fun to get out there (and a good workout carrying all that trash around!). We’ll do more of these in the future for sure. 

Alright, have an awesome weekend everyone. And see you back here on Monday. - Nick B. 


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