• Mayoral candidate Mark Farrell has been trying to tout his record on solving homelessness, citing the clearing of SF's largest encampment during his brief, six-month term as mayor in 2018. But that clearing effort had begun under Mayor Ed Lee, and it certainly didn't lead to any lasting impact on the homelessness crisis. [Chronicle]
  • A 71-year-old woman was fatally mauled by a black bear in Downieville, California, a town in Sierra County on the North Yuba River. The attack happened in November, but it was only recently confirmed by a coroner that the woman's cause of death was a bear mauling — and this is the first known fatal attack by a black bear in the state. [Guardian]
  • 36-year-old Michael Stortz was convicted this week of grabbing and briefly kidnapping a woman in the Mission District last October, while she was walking home, though she was thankfully able to break free from him and escape. [KPIX]
  • Last night's Trump fundraiser at David Sacks's Pacific Heights home reportedly raised $12 million for the former president's reelection campaign. [SF Standard]
  • Actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher is being called for comments in which he touted advances in AI, saying it was great for the future of filmmaking because it will negate the need to higher stunt actors, writers, visual effects artists, and more. [Bay Area News Group]
  • The Chancery Building, a seven-story 1920s office building at 564 Market Street, appears to be headed to foreclosure. [Chronicle]
  • An inaugural Drag Me Downtown event took place Thursday, with a drag show at Harrington's Bar and Grill on Front Street, and future drag shows will be happening at PABU and One Market restaurants. [KPIX]

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