• Oakland police and CHP are responding to a suspected drive-by shooting on Interstate 580 with reports that at least four people are injured. When police arrived on the scene at 3:10 p.m., they found two victims near one vehicle and at least two others near the highway around the 9900 block of Stanley Avenue; heavy traffic is still being reported and the Oakland Police Department and CHP earlier recommended people avoid those areas and use other routes. [East Bay Times/ ABC7]
  • A recent WalletHub study puts San Francisco among the "worst-run" cities in the country amid the pandemic. Based on certain “quality of services” — safety, health, transportation, etc. — SF is ranked one of the worst in the country... with Boise, Idaho coming in the top three "best-run" metros. [KRON4 / Wallethub]
  • To maybe no one's shock: San Francisco is now home to the third-most billionaires in the world, even beating out Beijing. The only two cities surpassing the gilded Bay Area city in the Wealth-X report were New York City and Hong Kong. [Business Insider]
  • A local by the name Michael Rothenberg has been accused of defrauding multiple startups over the years by using several schemes that helped net him $20M in personal capital. Rothenberg was recently released from custody after posting his $250K bail before his August 27 federal court date. [Mercury News]
  • With most zoological facilities across the Bay Area still shuttered, the Oakland Zoo is currently losing some $2M a month — and, like the Amur leopard, is at risk of going extinct. [Chronicle]
  • Now that Coit Tower's Christopher Columbus Statue is no more, is it time for Bruce Lee to finally have his legacy forever cemented in San Francisco? [SFGate]
  • Among today's COVID-19 updates — which included Newsom announcing that 19 counties must now close indoor seating at their respective wineries and restaurants — San Francisco is putting down the proverbial hammer further, leaving in-city diners to cover their faces during most of their meals. [Eater SF]
  • Don't forget to Zoom-in tomorrow for The Academy's interview with Lady Shug to hear about her growing career as a drag entertainer and stories from her colored life. [Hoodline]
  • And, yes: venture capital investing is still incredibly white-washed and bigoted in Silicon Valley. [The Bold Italic]

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