Today’s Stories (Last updated June 4, 07:43 AM)

Jun
04
Curfew Ended as Breed Acknowledges Peaceful Protest; Thousands Gather Across Bay for Floyd
by Spencer Lam
This morning, the curfew set in place earlier this week was lifted, as Mayor Breed acknowledged that the protests in the city have been largely peaceful. In other protest-related new... more
This morning, the curfew set in place earlier this week was lifted, as Mayor Breed acknowledged that the protests in the city have been largely peaceful. In other protest-related news, thousands gathered yesterday afternoon in the Mission and Lake Merritt to protest for George Floyd; count Stephen and Ayesha Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevon Looney as participants of the Oakland protest. Hundreds of health care workers from Kaiser hospitals in the East Bay also staged walkouts yesterday in solidarity with protestors. 

And, The Chron explains why Vallejo is now the center of the Bay Area’s discussion of race and policing. more
Kaiser health care workers in East Bay stage walkout, take a knee in support of protesters
Chronicle (06/04/2020)
Mayor moves to lift San Francisco curfew at 5 a.m. Thursday
Mission Local (06/04/2020)
Protest Marks New Era in Mission Demonstrations
SF Weekly (06/04/2020)
S.F.’s curfew ends tomorrow
Curbed SF (06/04/2020)
San Francisco to end nightly curfew after Wednesday
Chronicle (06/04/2020)
SF mayor to end curfew after Wednesday night – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (06/04/2020)
Some 10,000 protesters march through San Francisco in George Floyd demonstration
Mission Local (06/04/2020)
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson attend Oakland protest led by Juan Toscano-Anderson
Chronicle (06/04/2020)
Thousands flood Mission District for youth
Examiner (06/04/2020)
Thousands pack streets of SF’s Mission District in sixth day of protests
Chronicle (06/04/2020)
Why Vallejo is now the center of unrest in Bay Area over police treatment of blacks
Chronicle (06/04/2020)
Jun
04
Use of Reserve Funds, Cuts to Capital Improvement Tip of Iceberg for Budget Woes
by Spencer Lam
Yesterday, Mayor Breed introduced to the Board of Supervisors a “rebalancing plan” that uses 50% of reserve funds and several cuts to capital improvement projects to ultimately close... more
Yesterday, Mayor Breed introduced to the Board of Supervisors a “rebalancing plan” that uses 50% of reserve funds and several cuts to capital improvement projects to ultimately close about $250 million in red ink in the city’s budget. There’s still $1.5 billion in deficit over the next two fiscal years, however, as a result of the Coronavirus-induced budget explosion. more
Breed closes nearly $250M budget deficit in current fiscal year – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (06/04/2020)
Jun
04
Supervisor Mandelman Calls for Hearing on How Coronavirus Affects Mental Health Services
by Spencer Lam
After the preventable murder of Leo Hainzl last week in Glen Park, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman has called for a hearing on how coronavirus has affected the city’s ability to provide ... more
After the preventable murder of Leo Hainzl last week in Glen Park, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman has called for a hearing on how coronavirus has affected the city’s ability to provide mental health services for the homeless. more
Glen Park killing spurs call for hearing on COVID-19 impacts on mental health services
Examiner (06/04/2020)
Jun
04
Newsom Orders Counties to Add One In-Voting Center Per 10,000 Registered Voters
by Spencer Lam
Yesterday, Newsom issued an executive order, telling every county in the state to add one in-person voting center per 10,000 registered voters for the coming election. Each county mu... more
Yesterday, Newsom issued an executive order, telling every county in the state to add one in-person voting center per 10,000 registered voters for the coming election. Each county must also open an additional ballot drop-off location per 15,000 voters, according to the order. more
California Gov. Newsom orders counties to add in-person voting centers
Chronicle (06/04/2020)
Jun
04
Turtle’s Pace of SFPD Reforms Criticized as Floyd Protests Continue
by Spencer Lam
The perennial story of the San Francisco Police Department’s laggard pace of reform is once again brought into the spotlight as protests against police violence and in memory of Geor... more
The perennial story of the San Francisco Police Department’s laggard pace of reform is once again brought into the spotlight as protests against police violence and in memory of George Floyd continue across the country. more
Amid calls for change, San Francisco Police Department remains slow to reform and, despite all data to the contrary, continues to deny racial bias
Mission Local (06/04/2020)
Jun
04
City Retirees’ Bank Info May Have Been Exposed in Data Breach
by Spencer Lam
The city’s pension system vendor said that a February data breach may have exposed 74,000 members’ personal identifying information and bank information. However, the extent to which... more
The city’s pension system vendor said that a February data breach may have exposed 74,000 members’ personal identifying information and bank information. However, the extent to which the data may have been compromised is unknown. more
SF pension data breach may have exposed city retirees’ bank, tax information
Chronicle (06/04/2020)
Jun
04
Racial Justice Bills Advance in Assembly
by Spencer Lam
Five racial justice bills and one similarly-themed constitutional amendment are moving through the state Assembly; one bill, AB 3121 (Weber, D-San Diego) would create a state task fo... more
Five racial justice bills and one similarly-themed constitutional amendment are moving through the state Assembly; one bill, AB 3121 (Weber, D-San Diego) would create a state task force to come up with ideas for reparations for slavery; ACA 5 (also Weber) would ask voters on this coming ballot if they wanted to remove the ban on affirmative action. more
Bills on slavery reparations, affirmative action advance in California Assembly
Chronicle (06/04/2020)
Jun
04
Pride Month Begins in San Francisco With Calls for Police Reform
by Spencer Lam
Wednesday, Pride Month officially started in the city with Mayor Breed raising the Pride flag above City Hall. Pride began, fittingly enough, with the global call to address systemic... more
Wednesday, Pride Month officially started in the city with Mayor Breed raising the Pride flag above City Hall. Pride began, fittingly enough, with the global call to address systemic police violence in America, with the LGBT community joining in protests. more
Online Extra: Breed, SF Pride kick off Pride Month
The Bay Area Reporter (06/04/2020)
Pride Month begins with calls for police reforms across US
The Bay Area Reporter (06/04/2020)
Jun
04
Safe Sleeping Site at Haight Filled as Hotel Rooms Continue to Be Unused
by Spencer Lam
The safe sleeping site for homeless at Haight has filled its 40-person capacity, as over a thousand hotel rooms in the city remained unreserved.
The safe sleeping site for homeless at Haight has filled its 40-person capacity, as over a thousand hotel rooms in the city remained unreserved. more
Homeless Clamor for Safe Camp Sites While Over 1,000 Hotel Rooms Go Unused
SF Public Press (06/04/2020)
Today’s Suspects Updater
Spencer Lam

Since 2014, Bay Area native and first-generation American (on his dad's side), Spencer has been involved in local, statewide, and national politics.  A foodie with a love of poetry, he can often be found in line at Cheung Hing or in the hazy backroom of Pagan Idol - sipping away his existential dread.

In the Past Week…

Jun
03
DA drops charges against man after footage reveals police used knee restraint
by Armand Domalewski
District Attorney Chesa Boudin moved to dismiss criminal charges against a man accused of resisting arrest after video surfaced of an SFPD officer kneeling on his neck. Boudin cited ... more
District Attorney Chesa Boudin moved to dismiss criminal charges against a man accused of resisting arrest after video surfaced of an SFPD officer kneeling on his neck. Boudin cited the similarity of the video to the footage of George Floyd’s killing. more
DA Boudin drops charges against black teen in SFPD knee video
Chronicle (06/03/2020)
DA drops charges against man seen in video of officer using knee restraint
Examiner (06/03/2020)
Jun
03
SF BOS can’t reach consensus on curfew, extending it by default
by Armand Domalewski
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors debated the curfew measure issued by Mayor London Breed yesterday, but unable to reach a consensus on either supporting or opposing it, voted to ... more
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors debated the curfew measure issued by Mayor London Breed yesterday, but unable to reach a consensus on either supporting or opposing it, voted to continue debate on Thursday. In order to block the curfew, the Board would have to vote unanimously---otherwise, they would have to set an emergency hearing. As of now, the curfew is set to expire on Saturday, but could be renewed. The situation remains in flux, with the Mayor’s office stating it is open to amending the curfew rules as necessary. more
City curfew to continue after board fails to muster votes to end it
Examiner (06/03/2020)
Curfew remains in effect as San Francisco Board of Supervisors puts off vote on rescinding it
Mission Local (06/03/2020)
Jun
03
San Francisco, Bay Area, massive protests against police brutality continue
by Armand Domalewski

San Francisco joins the Bay Area in protesting police brutality, as historically massive protests continue to consume the nation.

 
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San Francisco joins the Bay Area in protesting police brutality, as historically massive protests continue to consume the nation.

 
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Around the Bay Area, day 5 of protests demanding justice
Chronicle (06/03/2020)
Caravans of cars full of looters - it's not something East Bay police see every day
Chronicle (06/03/2020)
Clothes. Electronics. Sports cars. Looters wreak havoc on Bay Area as police struggle to keep pace
Chronicle (06/03/2020)
George Floyd protests: A look at some of the people who showed up to march
Chronicle (06/03/2020)
‘Together our voices are stronger’: Hundreds march through Bay Area cities
Chronicle (06/03/2020)
Jun
03
SF pays $400k to settle suit over claim former D.A. George Gascón carried guns on commercial flights
by Armand Domalewski

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a settlement of $400k to a whistleblower who leaked that former D.A. George Gascon had carried guns on commercial fl

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San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a settlement of $400k to a whistleblower who leaked that former D.A. George Gascon had carried guns on commercial flights and alleged that this lead to significant retaliation.

 
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SF pays $400k to settle suit over claim former D.A. George Gascón carried guns on commercial flights
Chronicle (06/03/2020)
Jun
03
SF’s testing in vulnerable communities improves, but needs to do better
by Armand Domalewski
While San Francisco and the Bay Area have made significant strides on testing goals, vulnerable communities say local governments have still not hit their targets and need to do more. more
While San Francisco and the Bay Area have made significant strides on testing goals, vulnerable communities say local governments have still not hit their targets and need to do more. more
As SF gets closer to testing goals, those working in vulnerable communities say city is not doing near enough
Mission Local (06/03/2020)
How the Bay Area compares on new coronavirus cases
Chronicle (06/03/2020)
Jun
03
Charter school fight brews in SFUSD over classroom space
by Armand Domalewski
A Bay Area charter school, KIPP, sued SFUSD after the district sought to move their campus from the Bayview to Treasure Island. more
A Bay Area charter school, KIPP, sued SFUSD after the district sought to move their campus from the Bayview to Treasure Island. more
Bayview charter school sues SFUSD for more classroom space
Examiner (06/03/2020)
Jun
02
Peaceful protests, looting, arrests, continue throughout Bay Area
by Jen Longley
Demonstrations continued Monday in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and Nationwide protesting police brutality. While many demonstrations remained peaceful, looting continued at location... more
Demonstrations continued Monday in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and Nationwide protesting police brutality. While many demonstrations remained peaceful, looting continued at locations shopping malls in Richmond and Fairfield, and police in Oakland and Walnut Creek used tear gas on demonstrators. City-by-city curfews, including in San Francisco, remain in effect- and at least 80 people in San Francisco have been arrested for violating curfew to date. more
87 arrested after curfew in SF; officers will be out in full force Monday night, chief says
ABC7 News (06/02/2020)
Bay Area cities implement curfew after George Floyd protests turn violent with looting, vandalism
ABC7 News (06/02/2020)
Blog: More than 100 people arrested after Alameda County curfew
KRON4 (06/02/2020)
Curfew remains in place: ‘A good day’ after 208 statewide officers reinforce San Francisco cops
Mission Local (06/02/2020)
Curfew to remain in effect Monday night in SF; dozens arrested from Sunday protests – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (06/02/2020)
George Floyd Protests: SF Police Chief Laments Weekend Destruction; Explosives Seized, 120 Arrested
KCBS (06/02/2020)
George Floyd Protests: SF Police Chief Laments Weekend Destruction; Explosives Seized, 120 Arrested
KCBS (06/02/2020)
Inside the S.F. Police Brutality Protests
SF Public Press (06/02/2020)
Inside the S.F. Police Brutality Protests
SF Public Press (06/02/2020)
Police in Oakland, Walnut Creek deploy tear gas on protesters
Chronicle (06/02/2020)
San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin condemns looting, says peaceful protests are needed for change
Kron4 (06/02/2020)
SFPD Chief Bill Scott grapples with ongoing protests: 'This is almost unprecedented in this city'
Chronicle (06/02/2020)
Shopping malls in Richmond, Fairfield targeted by looters
Chronicle (06/02/2020)
Jun
02
Trump goes full fascist
by Jen Longley
President Trump, emerging from a bunker in the White House, gave an address in the Rose Garden Monday amid the sounds of protests and tear gas, stating that he was the "President of ... more
President Trump, emerging from a bunker in the White House, gave an address in the Rose Garden Monday amid the sounds of protests and tear gas, stating that he was the "President of law and Order" and threatening to deploy “thousands and thousands” of US troops to quell protests nationwide, before walking to St. John's 'Church of the Presidents', which had just been cleared with tear gas moments earlier, for a photo op.

Trump told Governors nationwide that  “You have to dominate” and “if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time” before suggesting that he would deploy the national guard to States to suppress protests. No Governors have requested federal troops in that way at this time.
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Amid protests, Trump talks of war — and reelection
Chronicle (06/02/2020)
Gavin Newsom sidesteps Trump's call for governors to 'dominate' George Floyd protesters
Chronicle (06/02/2020)
Jun
02
Peaceful kneel-in at City Hall
by Jen Longley

San Francisco political and faith leaders, and actor Jaime Foxx, led a peaceful interfaith protest against police brutality at City Hall Monday.

San Francisco political and faith leaders, and actor Jaime Foxx, led a peaceful interfaith protest against police brutality at City Hall Monday.

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Actor Jamie Foxx joins SF Mayor Breed, civic leaders in protest after police killing
Chronicle (06/02/2020)
Hundreds take a knee at City Hall rally to remember George Floyd – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (06/02/2020)
Interfaith 'kneel-in' demonstration planned at SF City Hall Monday with actor Jamie Foxx
Chronicle (06/02/2020)
Jun
02
Protests could cause COVID-19 surge
by Jen Longley
Public health experts warn that nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of the George Floyd killing could become ‘super-spreader events’, leading to a spike in COVID... more
Public health experts warn that nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of the George Floyd killing could become ‘super-spreader events’, leading to a spike in COVID-19 cases, and urge protestors to wear masks and socially distance as much as possible. more
'We will see a surge in COVID,' UCSF epidemiologist warns if protesters don't wear masks
ABC7 News (06/02/2020)
Choosing between tragedies: Mass protests vs. coronavirus safety
Chronicle (06/02/2020)
Jun
02
Rules commitee rejects Mayor's Police Commision appointees, calls for reformers to be nominated
by Jen Longley

The Rules committee rejected Mayor Breed’s appointees to the Police Commission Monday, with members Gordon Mar and Hillary Ronen calling for ‘strong reformers’ to be nominated to the

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The Rules committee rejected Mayor Breed’s appointees to the Police Commission Monday, with members Gordon Mar and Hillary Ronen calling for ‘strong reformers’ to be nominated to the oversight body.

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Rules committee rejects Mayor Breed’s moderate nominees to the Police Commission
Mission Local (06/02/2020)
Supes move to reject Breed’s picks for police oversight body, call for strong reformers – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (06/02/2020)
Jun
02
Boudin calls for end to POA money in prosecutor races
by Jen Longley

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin joins a coalition of current and former California district attorneys calling on the State Bar to prohibit political contributions from p

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin joins a coalition of current and former California district attorneys calling on the State Bar to prohibit political contributions from police unions by elected prosecutors- citing conflict of interest- in the wake of the continued national protests against police brutality. 

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In wake of George Floyd killing, CA prosecutors lobby to stop DA’s from accepting police union money
Mercury News (06/02/2020)
San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin condemns looting, says peaceful protests are needed for change
KRON4 (06/02/2020)
SF DA Boudin, colleagues call for State Bar to ban police union money in prosecutor races
Chronicle (06/02/2020)
Jun
02
Public Defender calls on SFPD to ban the technique used to kill George Floyd
by Jen Longley

As a January video showing an SFPD officer kneeling on the neck of 19-year-old Kajon Busby recirculates in the wake of continued protest of police brutality, SF Public Defender Mano

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As a January video showing an SFPD officer kneeling on the neck of 19-year-old Kajon Busby recirculates in the wake of continued protest of police brutality, SF Public Defender Mano Raju calls on the SFPD to explicitly ban the tactic.

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Public defender calls for new use-of-force policies after SFPD knee video circulated
Chronicle (06/02/2020)
SF public defender urges police to explicitly bar technique used in George Floyd death – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (06/02/2020)
Jun
02
Preston looks to long term COVID-19 renter protections
by Jen Longley

CBS provides a rundown on the legislation District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston intends to submit that will indefinitely extend the ordinance making it illegal for landlords to evict pe

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CBS provides a rundown on the legislation District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston intends to submit that will indefinitely extend the ordinance making it illegal for landlords to evict people who might have had to stop paying rent due to COVID-19, while SF Curbed provides a rundown on what to do obtain rent relief and potentially avoid eviction today.

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How to get rent relief during the pandemic
CurbedSF (06/02/2020)
San Francisco Weighs Permanent COVID-19 Eviction Protections
KCBS (06/02/2020)
Jun
02
Mar pushes re-hire legislation as local businesses balk
by Jen Longley

On a 6-1 vote, the Small Business Commission rejected ‘right to re-employment’ legislation by Supervisor Gordon Mar, which would require local small businesses to hire back workers l

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On a 6-1 vote, the Small Business Commission rejected ‘right to re-employment’ legislation by Supervisor Gordon Mar, which would require local small businesses to hire back workers laid off at their current rate without having to apply again- stating that it was an unworkable burden as businesses struggle to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Mar is planning to bring the legislation to the full Board in June, despite the rejection, with amendments. He currently has 6 votes at the Board for the proposal.

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Businesses slam proposed COVID-19 worker rehire law as too ‘burdensome’
Examiner (06/02/2020)
Jun
02
SF: You can open. Offices: Nah
by Jen Longley

While San Francisco continues relaxing restrictions on businesses, including offices, allowing them to reopen with conditions beginning June 15, many large employers, including Sales

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While San Francisco continues relaxing restrictions on businesses, including offices, allowing them to reopen with conditions beginning June 15, many large employers, including Salesforce, Wells Fargo, and Google, are taking a slower approach to reopening offices.

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SF allowing some office workers to return in June, but businesses are in no rush
Chronicle (06/02/2020)
Jun
02
Pride Month begins with acknowledgment of Stonewall's past
by Jen Longley

As protests against police brutality continued nationwide, local leaders celebrated the beginning of Pride Month, with many noting the genesis of the movement as similar protests and

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As protests against police brutality continued nationwide, local leaders celebrated the beginning of Pride Month, with many noting the genesis of the movement as similar protests and riots against targeted police brutality as are being protested today.

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Online Extra: Amid racial strife and health crisis, Bay Area cities celebrate start of Pride Month
The Bay Area Reporter (06/02/2020)
Jun
02
Traffic is back
by Jen Longley

As the region slowly reopens, traffic is returning to the Bay Area.

As the region slowly reopens, traffic is returning to the Bay Area.

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Bay Area traffic rebounds as coronavirus lockdown eases
Mercury News (06/02/2020)
Jun
01
Protests continued Sunday
by Jen Longley

Protests continued Sunday in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area over the killing of George Floyd and continued systemic police violence towards black people.

After widespread rep

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Protests continued Sunday in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area over the killing of George Floyd and continued systemic police violence towards black people.

After widespread reports of looting, Mayor London Breed mandated an 8pm curfew in San Francisco, and some who continued to protest at City Hall after 8pm were arrested, as the gathering was declared an unlawful assembly.

Looting continued in the greater Bay Area, including in suburban malls in Walnut Creek, San Leandro, and Pleasanton.

Chief Bill Scott compared the current unrest as similar to his time as an LAPD officer during the 1992 LA riots in the wake of the beating of Rodney King, and has asked people to stay home.

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Approx. 80 arrested after curfew, George Floyd protest in San Francisco, officials say
ABC7 News (06/01/2020)
Day three of Bay Area protests - police in Oakland take a knee, San Leandro Walmart on fire, AC Transit suspends service
KQED (06/01/2020)
Dozens arrested in SF after police declare post-curfew unlawful assembly
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
George Floyd protests live updates: Oakland police kneel with protesters, curfews spread across Bay Area
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
Mass protests and mayhem continue into a sixth night; thousands nationwide are arrested during weekend
Washington Post (06/01/2020)
Protesters turn out Sunday in San Francisco for second day in a row – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (06/01/2020)
San Francisco police chief recalls time as LAPD officer during 1992 Rodney King riots, asks residents to 'stay at home'
ABC7 News (06/01/2020)
Tensions high in SF, Oakland in George Floyd protests; looting spreads to Walnut Creek
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
Thousands March In Separate Protests Through San Francisco; Dozens Arrested Following Curfew
KCBS (06/01/2020)
Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
Jun
01
Breed extends curfew until further notice
by Jen Longley

Amid continuing protests and reports of widespread looting, Mayor Breed has extended the 8pm curfew mandated this weekend until further notice and asked for additional officers from

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Amid continuing protests and reports of widespread looting, Mayor Breed has extended the 8pm curfew mandated this weekend until further notice and asked for additional officers from other agencies to help keep the peace. SFPD has stated that it can cite and arrest people for violating the 8pm-5am curfew.

 

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San Francisco Enacts Curfew, Requests Extra Officers From Outside Agencies
NBC Bay Area (06/01/2020)
San Francisco’s mayor says 8 p.m. curfew will be extended indefinitely
KTLA (06/01/2020)
George Floyd protests live updates: Shots fired at Oakland Police headquarters
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
San Francisco mayor calls in 200 law enforcement officers from California to enforce curfew – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (06/01/2020)
San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Danville, PleasantHill, city of Santa Clara under curfew Sunday night amid George Floyd protests
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
‘Stay at home’: SFPD Chief says San Franciscans could be cited or arrested for violating 8 p.m. curfew
Mission Local (06/01/2020)
Jun
01
City Hall protest today
by Jen Longley

An interfaith demonstration in protest of the killing of George Floyd and continued police violence towards black and brown people is planned today at City Hall at 11am.

An interfaith demonstration in protest of the killing of George Floyd and continued police violence towards black and brown people is planned today at City Hall at 11am.

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Interfaith ‘kneel-in’ demonstration planned at SF City Hall Monday with actor Jamie Foxx
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
Jun
01
Murase seeks D7 Supervisor seat
by Jen Longley

Former Board of Education Member and Executive Director of the Commission on the Status of Women Emily Murase has thrown her hat into the ring in the race to become District 7 Superv

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Former Board of Education Member and Executive Director of the Commission on the Status of Women Emily Murase has thrown her hat into the ring in the race to become District 7 Supervisor.

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Emily Murase Running for San Francisco Supervisor
The Rafu Shimpo (06/01/2020)
Jun
01
At the breaking point
by Jen Longley

The Chronicle provides rundowns into the reasons why community reactions and widespread national protests over the killing of George Floyd are different than in response to numerous

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The Chronicle provides rundowns into the reasons why community reactions and widespread national protests over the killing of George Floyd are different than in response to numerous past instances of unarmed black men and women being killed by the police, and how the Bay Area may be missing an important teachable moment on race.

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George Floyd case another teachable moment on race, but but in Bay Area and elsewhere, few lessons learned
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
Why rage over George Floyd’s killing is more explosive this time
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
Jun
01
Just wear a damn mask
by Jen Longley
As shelter-in-place and universal masking rules are extended and strengthened citywide, Mission Local covers the most important part of the strengthened local orders- universal maski... more
As shelter-in-place and universal masking rules are extended and strengthened citywide, Mission Local covers the most important part of the strengthened local orders- universal masking outside the home, and the Chronicle provides deep dives into the changes mandated safety measures have had on our own concept of personal space, as well as the increased risk or coronavirus transmission as continued protests over the killing for George Floyd bring people into close proximity with one another. more
Coronavirus live updates: Cases surging in Alameda County as protests bring out mass crowds
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
How 6 feet of social distance is changing the relationship with our own space
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
Just wear a damn mask — and focus your anger where it belongs
Mission Local (06/01/2020)
Jun
01
Businesses weigh reopening amid coronavirus, protests
by Jen Longley

The looting of local businesses has upended plans for many to reopen as businesses weigh the possibilities of relaxing shelter in place rules with the ongoing protests citywide. Mean

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The looting of local businesses has upended plans for many to reopen as businesses weigh the possibilities of relaxing shelter in place rules with the ongoing protests citywide. Meanwhile, those businesses and offices that plan to open struggle with the needs for workplace coronavirus testing.

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Bay Area companies grapple with challenges of work-site testing
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
New San Francisco Curfew Due To Protests Will Impact Businesses Reopening
KCBS (06/01/2020)
Jun
01
Rents plummet in May as tech workers begin leaving the Bay
by Jen Longley

Bay Area rental prices have plummeted over the past month, anywhere from 9%-15%, as telecommuting mandated by coronavirus concerns has led to many tech workers leaving the area for m

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Bay Area rental prices have plummeted over the past month, anywhere from 9%-15%, as telecommuting mandated by coronavirus concerns has led to many tech workers leaving the area for more affordable markets.

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SF, Silicon Valley rents plunge in May amid downturn
Chronicle (06/01/2020)
May
31
Violence Following Peaceful Protests Shock the Bay and Country
by Nadia Rahman
Protests in Oakland and San Francisco turned violent Saturday night as vandals used peaceful protestors as shields to smash windows and loot businesses on Market Street and in Oaklan... more
Protests in Oakland and San Francisco turned violent Saturday night as vandals used peaceful protestors as shields to smash windows and loot businesses on Market Street and in Oakland and Emeryville. more
'Free-for-all': San Francisco businesses looted in night of havoc after George Floyd killing
Chronicle (05/31/2020)
'We're sick of it': Anger over police killings shatters US
Chronicle (05/31/2020)
George Floyd protests spill into SF’s Mission District — mayor implements curfew
Mission Local (05/31/2020)
Looting follows George Floyd protests in SF, Oakland with fire set in Westfield mall
Chronicle (05/31/2020)
Protests Begin Peacefully But Take Destructive Turn in San Francisco on Saturday
KQED (05/31/2020)
Scenes from the George Floyd protest in San Francisco
Hoodline (05/31/2020)
‘Stop the madness’: SF officials plead for calm as chaos roils downtown and Oakland police confront vandalism
Chronicle (05/31/2020)
May
31
Starting Tonight: 8PM Curfew in San Francisco
by Nadia Rahman
Mayor Breed institutes 8PM-5AM curfew for San Francisco starting tonight to curb violence and vandalism in the wake of the protests over the killing of George Floyd.
Mayor Breed institutes 8PM-5AM curfew for San Francisco starting tonight to curb violence and vandalism in the wake of the protests over the killing of George Floyd. more
Mayor Breed declares curfew after anti-police brutality march ends in looting, vandalism
Examiner (05/31/2020)
San Francisco to be under curfew Sunday night after protests
Chronicle (05/31/2020)
SF Mayor Breed says curfew 'absolutely necessary' after vandalism during George Floyd protests
ABC7 (05/31/2020)
Sunday Links: Mayor Breed Issues Curfew for Tonight
SFist (05/31/2020)
May
31
SFPD Investigating Officer Who Restrained a Man by Kneeling on His Neck
by Nadia Rahman
SF Police Chief Bill Scott has ordered an administrative investigation of an arrest captured on video of a SFPD officer kneeling on the neck of a 19 year old as she restrains him in ... more
SF Police Chief Bill Scott has ordered an administrative investigation of an arrest captured on video of a SFPD officer kneeling on the neck of a 19 year old as she restrains him in Hunter’s Point. more
Video surfaces amid George Floyd death fallout showing SF police kneeling on man’s neck
Examiner (05/31/2020)
May
31
Tung and Gordan-Creed Police Commission Nominations Head to the BOS Rules Committee
by Nadia Rahman
Police Commission nominees Nancy Tung and Geoff Gordon-Creed head to the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee for a 10AM hearing on Monday.
Police Commission nominees Nancy Tung and Geoff Gordon-Creed head to the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee for a 10AM hearing on Monday. more
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