• Facebook paid contractors to listen to users' private voice memos. The company admits it was using human reviewers to help improve its AI transcription service for voice memos in Messenger. [Associated Press]
  • Opponents of the move to name the Chinatown subway station for Rose Pak held a press conference at City Hall today. Primary among her longtime opponents are practitioners of the Falun Gong, who believe Pak persecuted them on behalf of the Chinese government. [Chronicle]
  • Today is the 13th anniversary of the unsolved murder of Aubrey Abrakasa. Abrakasa's family makes annual pleas to solve the case, after the 17-year-old was gunned down at the corner of Baker and Grove. [Bay City News]
  • A 41-year-old man died Tuesday night after participating in a taco-eating contest at a Fresno baseball stadium. The cause of death has not been declared, but he collapsed during the game between the Fresno Grizzlies and Memphis Redbirds. [CNN/AP]
  • The Giants and the A's kicked off a Subway Series last night, and the Giants took it 3-2 with the help of Bumgarner. The series continued this afternoon at Oracle Park, and will pick up again on Saturday in Oakland. [ABC 7]
  • A brush fire broke out in a residential neighborhood in Hayward Wednesday afternoon. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Louis Maldonado is stepping in as the new chef at Gibson in the Tenderloin, walking away from a replacement restaurant for Aziza in the Outer Richmond, which has been delayed. [Eater]
  • And AL's Deli has started doing delivery! [Eater]

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