- More about the death of Prince: CBS 5 looks back at when Prince recorded his first album, For You, at age 19 at Sausalito's Record Plant Studios. Google's doodle has gone purple, with rain, in his honor. And, naturally, in the hours after his death, Prince topped the iTunes sales charts today.
- Also, Eve spoke, and they listened: City Hall will be lit purple this evening, starting at 8 p.m. [Twitter]
A quarter to a half inch of rain is expected to hit the Bay Area tonight and into Friday. [Chron]
- Five Bay Area oil refineries were ordered Wednesday to track and report air pollution on the edge of their properties. [Chron]
- There was a “Burn One for Bernie 4/20 Cannabis Awareness Reggae Concert” in Oakland Wednesday night. [Chron]
New cellphone evidence that the accused murderer Darnell Williams told prosecutors to pour over might actually further link Williams to the 2013 shooting death of an 8-year-old girl. On the phone, they found photos of guns, one of which was like the one used to kill the girl. [ABC 7]
- Racist and pro-Trump graffiti shows up at Palo Alto High School. [CBS 5]
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation has sued the U.S. Department of Justice in search of secret-court orders aimed at forcing tech companies to decrypt customer data. [Chron]
- You think you have it rough? Wheelchair users have a near-impossible time finding housing in SF. [SF Weekly]
- Check out these driverless commuter pods that are taking over Singapore this year. Is this our future? [CNet]
- Chatbots don’t work, so why is Silicon Valley so obsessed with them? [NYT]
- The city is still mulling moving voting age to 16. [Examiner]
- And yours truly just gave Curbed SF a few thoughts and stories about my neighborhood, Alamo Square.