• Hmmmm, when Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday that Democrats were plotting a “dirty tricks campaign” against him, was he maybe indicating he had a scandal about to drop? Yah sure you bet he was! Business Insider is reporting that Musk’s SpaceX company paid a flight attendant $250,000 to buy her silence over exposing himself and propositioning her for sex, and we’ll be hearing plenty more about this in the weeks to come. [Business Insider]
  • An SF firefighter is facing felony charges over an alleged off-duty attack on a fellow firefighter, tracking down his colleague’s home and beating him with a wrench. Things went from bad to worse from there, as KGO alleges that SFFD tried to keep the incident “under wraps,” and pressured the victim to not press charges. [KGO]
  • A report says that the Bay Area is the only region in the nation where rents are still below pre-pandemic levels. The report is from an online marketplace called Apartment List, so it’s not peer-reviewed or anything, but it says that San Francisco rents are still 3.3% lower than before the pandemic. [Apartment List]
  • A 95-mph foul ball from Giants outfielder Austin Slater hit a Colorado Rockies beat reporter in the head and sent her to the hospital, but this (slightly graphic) tweet indicates she’s in good spirits. [KRON-4]  
  • Longtime Noe Valley boutique cheese shop 24th Street Cheese Co. is closing, saying “we don’t have a firm end date but will close once inventory is gone, probably before the end of this month.” [Hoodline]
  • The individual who attacked Dave Chappelle on stage in L.A. was charged with attempted murder for the unrelated stabbing of his roommate. [KRON-4]

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