• Elton John lit-up the Chase Center in a thunderstorm of evergreen hits Friday night. In a two-and-a-half-hour spectacle, the 72-year-old industry trailblazer left audience members’ jaws on the floor on the Bay Area stop, confetti cannons and all, of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour. [RIFF Magazine]
  • A Laurel District bar in East Oakland was set ablaze with gunfire early Saturday morning, leaving one man dead and three others wounded. The suspect responsible for the shooting was, thankfully, apprehended after what was described as a six-hour episode of gun violence. [Mercury News]
  • Treasure Island locals might get the displacement protection they oh-so deserve. An almost decade-old development agreement is thwarting some island inhabitants from transitioning into the 8,000 planned new homes, which could force them off the former Navy base, entirely; San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney has proposed to expand "transition benefits" to affected residents by the year’s end, ensuring those displaced will have a place to call home. [SF Examiner]
  • The fight against the Bay Area’s nutria invasion gets some serious capital from the state to help out. $10 million was recently given by The Department of Fish and Wildlife in a bid to eradicate the large, sometimes 30-plus-pound invasive rodents destroying our local marshes. [CBS SF]
  • Gunfire temporarily shut down Church Street yesterday afternoon, the suspects fleeing the scene before police arrived. [Mission Local]
  • San Francisco’s cheapest home is 570-square-feet... and just shy of $600,000. [CBS SF]
  • Have a drink or two at Nido’s backyard Margarita Garden that’s now (finally) open in Oakland. [Eater SF]

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