• The SFMTA has promoted acting director of transit Julie Kirschbaum to the role of Muni Chief. SFMTA director Ed Reiskin remains at his job until August, per the earlier announcement. [Examiner]
  • The legendary Punch Line comedy club, founded by Bill Graham, is set to close in August due to a lease issue. Owners Live Nation are seeking a new home for the club, and comedian Dave Chapelle has decided to come back to perform there May 20-22. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes dropped a bombshell of an op-ed today saying that Mark Zuckerberg has too much power and the company needs to be broken up. Calling Zuckerberg "a good, kind person," Hughes also says that Zuck's power is "unprecedented and un-American." [New York Times]
  • The Bay Area was celebrating Bike to Work Day today. Streetsblog has some photos, and Mayor London Breed announced that the city would create 20 miles of new protected lanes over the next two years. [Streetsblog]
  • There were reports of shots fired on I-580 near Eden Medical Center Thursday afternoon. [ABC 7]
  • The Oakland Zoo is mourning the loss of a beloved giraffe. The giraffe, named Ben (short for Benghazi), was born at the zoo in 1996. [ABC 7]
  • An argument in the Park Merced neighborhood early Thursday led to a 48-year-old man getting stabbed. [Examiner]
  • Blue Bottle is recalled its cans of whole-bean coffee due to some problem with the lids that can cause injury. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Our onetime sister site Shanghaiist has a hilarious viral video of a Chinese live-streamer who tried to eat a live octopus, and instead the cephalopod attached itself to her face and she just screams and cries while trying to pull it off. [Shanghaiist]

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