• Oakland Police Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick helped usher in 23 new officers to the ranks of the OPD on Friday. She welcomed the new graduates into the force, reiterating that their roles as peacekeepers: “Have courage […] and serve with kindness,” she tells them. [East Bay Times]
  • Go see the new art installation, Signal, by artist Tom Loughlin on Treasure Island. Loughlin used steel from the former East Span of the Bay Bridge to create the piece, now open to the public. [signalsf.com]
  • After being cut from both the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots, Antonio Brown says he’ll retire from the NFL. In a poorly punctuated tweet he authored Saturday, Brown said he’s done with the NFL and that they need to “pay up," in regards to his axed contracts. [ABC 7]
  • Organizers of Friday’s SF Climate Strike are accusing the SFUSD (San Francisco Unified School District) for not supporting the demonstration. Because of the SFUSD’s current policies, schools in the district reportedly did not grant “excused absences” to students wanting to march Friday morning; they were, instead, marked as “absent.” [SFGate]
  • The statewide rent-control bill AB 1482 was passed in the California legislature this week, and it will affect residents living in any building more than 15 years old. Per the bill, rent raises are now capped at 5 percent (plus inflation), and landlords are now required to specify “a just cause for eviction”—but there’s still more to be done for tenants' rights in SF. [Examiner]
  • San Jose police released photos of the suspected shooter at the San Jose Public Library earlier this week. [CBS SF Bay Area]
  • Many parts of SF are (still) vulnerable to earthquake-induced fires. [SF Examiner]
  • The former "Sunset Idea House" at 25th and Alabama has been a haven for squatters for years, and has recently gotten some new steel barricades to keep them out, under the ownership of a "seven-foot-tall Russian guy." [Mission Local]

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