• RePlanet, the largest operator of recycling redemption centers in California, is shutting down all 284 of its centers and laying off 750 employees. The reason is partly the falling prices for recycled aluminum and PET plastic, and the move comes three years after the company shut down 191 of its locations. [Associated Press]
  • A new state law just took effect which will make it much harder for anyone to appeal a decision about a homeless Navigation Center being developed. The one on the Embarcadero is already under construction, by the way, even though it's still being fought in court. [Chronicle]
  • The lawyer for Finn Elder, the 19-year-old San Francisco man accused in the stabbing of an Italian cop, is seeking surveillance footage of the incident. Attorney Roberto Capra says the moment of the stabbing "needs to be clarified." [Associated Press]
  • Mayor London Breed attended a ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the new, wider Muni platform at the Chase Center today. Here's hoping (again) that people use it and Muni functions properly on concert nights! [Chronicle]
  • 40-year-old musical instrument shop Haight Ashbury Music Center is closing down. Famous customers have included Jerry Garcia, Eddie Vedder, and Carlos Santana. [KRON 4]
  • Afro-Caribbean restaurant Isla Vida is shutting down on Fillmore Street after less than a year. Even fast-casual spots are struggling! [Eater]
  • Second baseman Joe Panik is leaving the Giants after being put out for assignment. [KRON 4]

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