• 16 years after its grand reopening, the Ferry Building will be getting a light restoration over the next two years. This will involve repainting the exterior, which has weathered a bit, a newly blended shade called "Ferry Building gray." [Curbed SF]
  • Famed singer Michael Franti (Spearhead) made an appearance at a public meeting at City Hall to complain about homeless RV dwellers congregating on his Bayview street. Franti said calls to 311 had been ignored for weeks, and some 20 vehicles are now leaving human waste, needles, and more along the street. [Examiner]
  • The Oakland Planning Department has just released it official draft of a new Downtown Oakland Specific Plan. Aiming for approval and finalization by next summer, the plan calls for up to 20 million square feet of new commercial space and over 29,000 new residential units over the next two decades. [Socketsite]
  • Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam has withdrawn the extradition bill that sparked the last three months of protests there. Withdrawal of the bill is only one of five of the protesters' core demands now. [CNN]
  • The jury in the Ghost Ship trial rested Tuesday, their first day back after a break, with no verdict. [Bay City News]
  • CHP was investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Wednesday on southbound 101 near Marsh Road in Menlo Park. [KRON 4]
  • 93-year-old Tony Bennett has canceled a planned Sept. 10 show at the Fox Theater due to a "summer virus." [NBC Bay Area]

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