• Singer Tony Bennett, of course known for “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” has died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 96. Bennett’s career spanned more than 70 years, and his statue outside the Fairmont Hotel is already gathering flowers and memoria. [NY Times]
  • Another heat wave is on the way this weekend, and temperatures could hit 100 degrees in Fairfield, Vacaville, and Concord. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for inland areas lasting from 11 a.m. Friday through 11 p.m. Saturday night. [Chronicle]
  • Pranksters altered the signs of the Valencia Street center bike lanes to express their displeasure with the whole layout. The signs were up Thursday with messages like “We regret this bike lane” and “Uh, good luck turning right,” but as of Thursday night, the altered signs had been removed. [Mission Local]
  • If you’re traveling in the East Bay this weekend, be aware that Caltrans is closing a three-mile stretch just south of the Carquinez Bridge, and you’ll have to detour on State Route 4. The closure runs from 9 p.m. Friday night until about 4 a.m. Monday morning, and they’re going to close it again the weekends of August 4 and August 18. [SFGate]
  • The 43rd annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is underway at the Castro Theatre, Vogue Theater, and Oakland's Piedmont Theatre, running through August 6. [Examiner]
  • First Santa Clara banned Taylor Swift fans from hanging out in the parking lot during her Eras Tour shows next weekend, now Levi’s Stadium insists security will not allow… friendship bracelets? Update: They flip-flopped on the bracelets, and friendship bracelets will be allowed. [Bay Area News Group]
  • In other Levi’s Stadium news, there’s a big match between FC Barcelona and Juventus there Saturday at 7:30 p.m., so expect South Bay traffic to be a mess much of the late afternoon and evening. [Hoodline]

Image: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 05: (Exclusive Coverage) Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform live at Radio City Music Hall on August 05, 2021 in New York City. "One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga" to air on CBS on Sunday, Nov 28 at 8pm ET. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for LN)