• Former Rio Olympian Gregory Billington was the first to cross the finish line at the 42nd San Francisco Marathon. Logging a blisteringly quick 2:25:24, Billington was just nine seconds off from the race’s all-time record. [Chronicle]
  • San Jose’s own Earthquakes beat out Colorado Rapids in a 3-1 victory. Valeri Qazaishvili (Vako) made his sixth goal in seven matches, garnering the Earthquakes’ with their eigth win in the past nine matches this season. [Mercury News]
  • Concord’s 50th Annual Jazz Festival kicks off next week with ten days of (mostly) free concerts and musical happenings. [Kron 4]
  • Hong Kong Airlines—which is known for providing affordable roundtrip flights to and from China and neighboring countries—announced they will cease serving SFO on October 4, 2019. [One Mile at a Time]
  • A popular scrap and salvage yard in San Jose, Pick-and-Pull, caught fire Saturday night, claiming fifteen vehicles in the process.  [NBC Bay Area]
  • The newly freshened-up, 1950’s-era "Lake Merritt Monster" sculpture was given its own Sunday-Funday’s worth of festivities this morning; The verdant sculpture—which is also known as the “Mid-century Monster”—backdropped the album cover for Sly and the Family Stone's hit Dance to the Music, as well. [SFGate]

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