• To much elation, the California High-Speed Rail board has officially voted to bring bullet trains to San Francisco. The nearly $80 billon train project will one day connect SF to LA — which will also include shorter"blended routes," like San Jose-to San Francisco — via a super-fast rail system... but don't hold your breath; the high-speed trains are planned to only reach the Central Valley by 2028. [Curbed SF]
  • BART's board is set to vote on new, taller fare gates to discourage fare evasion — even though we've already seen they don't work. The board has three potential fare gate options, including one with floor to ceiling turnstiles. [ABC 7]
  • There’s a man somehow supporting a household of three on an annual salary of $65,000 in his Nob Hill SRO. To be considered living on “low-income” in SF, you need to be making $117,000 — or less. [ABC 7]
  • A proposed seven-story, 205-unit housing project that would sit off Cesar Chavez Street and Potrero Avenue threatens to displace artists who hold studios at the 1458 San Bruno Avenue address. At $35 million, only 11 percent of the building’s 122 studios and 83 two-bedroom apartments will fall under the state’s affordability act. [Mission Local]
  • A fire broke out at a homeless encampment that bordered an Apple shuttle bus parking area early Friday morning; no one was hurt. [CBS SF]
  • Valued at $35 billion, Stipe is thinking about headquartering themselves outside their current SOMA confines...moving ten miles south to South San Francisco. [Chronicle]
  • A banner belonging to Oakland’s Gay Men Chorus was vandalized with anti-gay slurs outside their Berkley office. [KRON 4]
  • Here’s how tech groups like Tecnotica and MotherCoders could help foster (and spread) diversity in tech. [The Bold Italic]
  • The lessons learned from owning a new doggo in SF. [SFGate]

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