• San Francisco's Public Health Offices have officially started to implement the state’s new mental health conservatorship law, assisting as many as a hundred in-need individuals. In contrast, the previous conservatorship law was believed to have aided as few as a dozen San Franciscans struggling with mental health issues. [KPIX/CBS SF]
  • An SF father was given the longest sentence in the University of Southern California college admissions scandal. Agustin Huneeus of San Francisco received five months in prison for his role in the “Varsity Blues," having paid to get his daughter’s entrance exam “boosted” and to help secure her an “undeserved” place on the school’s water polo team. [Law360]
  • PG&E will pay $65 million over previous falsified reports. The SF-headquartered utility company has agreed to pay tens of millions for tweaking reports on how quickly they responded to excavators' requests to locate and mark gas pipelines; $5 million will go toward the mandated fine, the other $60 slotted to improve the company’s “locate-and-mark” service—and not a penny will go toward their customers. [ABC 7]
  • A million (or more) people are expected to partake in Fleet Week. In response to the estimated influx of people, and also due to current nation-wide concerns around public safety, expect amped-up security measures during this year's Fleet Week, according to city officials. [NBC Bay Area]
  • The recent spell of warmer-than-usual fall weather has sprung many Bay Area tarantulas to leave their burrows in order to find a mate. [KPIX/CBS SF]
  • Trick Dog, the lauded SF drinking institution, was named one of the world’s 50 best bars. [Mercury News]
  • A series of explosions rocked an Oktoberfest celebration in Huntington Beach, California, injuring two firefighters and two civilians; this story is still developing. [ABC 7]
  • Last night, the Golden State Warriors played the Los Angeles Lakers for their first game inside the new Chase Center, unfortunately losing in a 123-101 nail-biting game. [KTVU]
  • Don’t miss Judy Collins perform at the Bango Stage, starting at 2 pm, for the last day of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019. [hardlystrictlybluegrass.com]

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