• BART director John McPartland has now put it out there that he thinks General Robert E. Lee was "an exemplary gentleman" and statues of him shouldn't be torn down. This ought to go well. [SFGate / Mission Local]
  • BART's board also approved a new $2.4 billion budget, with $200 million in cuts. It includes a $2 million cut from BART Police. [Examiner]
  • A group of 50 farm workers at a pistachio farm in central California went on strike today after "dozens" of coworkers contracted the coronavirus. The workers are demanding face masks, gloves, and better information after the infections were reportedly hidden from them. [Associated Press]
  • A suspect was arrested in Berkeley Wednesday night for carrying a loaded weapon and other drug charges after gunfire was reported. [CBS SF]
  • The CDC has added pregnant women to the list of people most at risk for severe COVID cases. [Associated Press]
  • A shorter, denser building is now being envisioned for a spot at 16th and DeHaro. [Socketsite]
  • Double Rainbow Ice Cream, which started in the Castro in the 1970s, is returning to a space two doors down from where it all began on Castro Street. [Hoodline]
  • Mega-popular brunch spot Plow in Potrero has reopened for outdoor dining, so now it will be even harder to get a table there with fewer of them. [SF Weekly]

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