UPDATE: Employee of nearby Good Frikin Chicken tells SF Examiner he heard "explosion" when fire started pic.twitter.com/u0sP0uD1aP— SF Examiner (@sfexaminer) June 18, 2016
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- Lyft is developing a delivery service similar to Uber's Rush, but is facing resistance within the company from dissenters who worry it will siphon off funds and attention from the company's main goal of remaining competitive in the ride-hailing business. [Business Times]
- A lawsuit blames a space heater from 1980s for the fatal Panhandle fire in December 2013 that displaced former Supervisor Christina Olague (though that's not noted in the story). [ABC 7]
- UC students protesting tuition increases disrupted a UC Board of Regents meeting on Thursday and were threatened with arrest after they began chanting and refused to leave the meeting room. [KQED]
- A new effort is underway to save Ocean Beach from erosion. [CBS 5]
- The SFMTA held another hearing on Dolores Street double parking for churchgoers today. [Examiner]
- That big Bernal Heights fire on June 18 that displaced over 50 people might have been started by a discarded cigarette, or barbecue coals, and does not appear to have been deliberately set, says the SFFD. [KQED]
- Police detained a 41-year-old male suspect in connection with several trashcan fires and a car fire deliberately set early this morning in the Mission. [Examiner]
- As part of a symposium to battle sexual assault on college campuses, at Santa Clara University today, Sharon Stone read aloud the letter written by Brock Turner’s assault victim, known as Emily Doe, that made national headlines earlier this year after she read it in court during his trial.
And today in Trumpland...
- The mother of an African-American teen who discovered racist graffiti in his Danville high school’s bathroom Wednesday says she’s worried about her children’s safety and well-being. [KRON 4]
- San Jose Congressman Mike Honda, himself a survivor of a Japanese internment camp in California, reacts to the Trump team's talk about a Muslim registry. [ABC 7]
- With increased concerns about LGBT safety after Trump’s election, a group called San Francisco Gay Mafia announced Thursday that it plans to take over a Marina district bar at 8 p.m. December 3, Guerrilla Queer Bar-style. [Bay Area Reporter]
- And here's the Chronicle's John King on how Trump could impact urbanism. [Chronicle]