• We're less than a day away from Dreamforce 2019 – which means brace yourself for an odious amount of Downtown traffic. Howard Street between 3rd and 4th Street was preemptively closed last week in preparation for the two-week tech conference that Obama will keynote at; suffice to say it'd be wise to avoid SOMA like the bubonic plague for the next fourteen or so days. [SFist]
  • A public bank could make Bay Area housing actually affordable. Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer introduced a push earlier last week that would help create an SF public bank, which would operate sans any Wall Street executives and the shacklings towed by traditional high-interest banks; affordable housing developers could receive drastically lower interest loans that could help their projects, immensely. [SF Examiner]
  • National Nurses United union met in Oakland Friday to endorse Bernie Sanders for President, supporting his ambition to see "medicare for all" to fruition. The 185,000 member union was the first national labor union to support Sanders' campaign in the last presidential election, as well. [NBC Bay Area]
  • 130 firearms and 39 pounds of meth were seized in a hefty drug and gun bust in San Mate0 involving two dozen criminals. [KPIX]
  • Three men are left severely wounded after an episode of gun violence that happened yesterday night in East Oakland. [East Bay Times]
  • You all know about wine sommeliers – but what about fishy ones? [KRON 4]
  • It's official (and a shock to virtually no one): SF is the most vegan-friendly city in the country, as claimed by PETA. [KPIX]
  • Two men were arrested in relation to a shooting in Santa Rosa yesterday. [KRON 4]
  • Ranchers are a bit miffed that red meat won't be served at Dreamforce 2019, which aims to be as environmentally sustainable as possible. [Eater SF]

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