Vaccine rollout website to launch / SF names new Poet Laureate

It's Tuesday, January 19th.

Good morning, San Francisco. It’s Tuesday, January 19th, and if you’re a light sleeper like me, you were probably up most of the night hearing the strong winds rip through the city. Gusts reportedly reached 54 miles an hour. Across the Bay Area, the winds toppled fences and trees and helped spark small fires in Milpitas, Geyserville, and Livermore. The heavy winds should subside by later today. 

But enough about the weather. Here’s some more news you should know today: 

  • As a part of its Covid-19 vaccination rollout plan, Mayor London Breed said the city will launch a website on Tuesday that notifies residents when they are eligible to receive the vaccination based on the information they enter into the site, like their age or having certain health conditions. Still, it could be some time before most residents receive the text message or email saying they are eligible. "We are ramping up to distribute 10,000 vaccines per day, as long as we have the supply to do so," Breed said at a press conference last Friday, where she announced three mass vaccination sites across the city. "The locations are not the problem; it's the supply."

  • The Golden State Warriors upset the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers with a 115-113 victory on Monday. Steph Curry’s deep three-pointer with a minute left helped seal the win for the Warriors, who moved to 7-6 on the season. Curry had 26 points, down just slightly from his 28.2 point average, which is the 3rd highest in the NBA. 

  • London Breed named San Francisco native Tongo Eisen-Martin as the city’s new Poet Laureate last Friday. Eisen-Martin, the author of the book Heaven Is All Goodbyes, is San Francisco’s eighth poet to carry the title and will be tasked with leading poetry programs across the city. “His poems are just one of the ways he fights for racial justice, equity, and human rights,” Breed said. “He has shown our community what it means to be a successful poet as a Black man in San Francisco.” 

  • Wood-fired pizza has reached the Outer Sunset with the grand opening of Damnfine, located on Judah Street between 39th and 40th Avenues, last week. For now, Damnfine is keeping it simple with its slim menu of seven pies and a couple of salads and limited schedule—open Wednesday-Sunday from 5 pm-9 pm. Over time, owner Laura Seymour told Eater, she plans to open her doors in the mornings for coffee and pastries as well. 

  • And finally, if you’ve found yourself consumed by the Tik Tok tortilla trend, head over to La Palma on 24th Street in the Mission District to stock up on ingredients. H/t to 48 Hills for surfacing this awesome video (sound up!): 

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