• Caltrain says it will launch its electrified trains on September 21, with trips from San Francisco to San Jose to take less than an hour. The project has been going on for eight years, and when the new system launches it will be capable of running eight trains simultaneously on the corridor. [Caltrain]
  • SF Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduced legislation Tuesday that could potentially protect a Castro neighborhood social and health services facility, Queer LifeSpace. The nonprofit announced that it is being threatened with eviction, and Peskin's proposal would zone the land the facility sits on so that it could not become anything besides health or social services. [KTVU]
  • A 41-year-old man, a U.S. citizen, died onboard a Fiji Airways flight that landed in San Francisco on Saturday. The man suffered an unexplained "medical condition." [Chronicle]
  • A Sacramento man, Craig Curtis Freeman, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for stealing 700 pieces of mail in San Leandro, after breaking the lock of a U.S. Postal Service mail truck. [Chronicle]
  • Solano County election officials confirm that California Forever has the necessary signatures (a paltry 13,500) for its growth-ordinance-exemption measure to qualify for the November ballot — something we knew they had done as of May 1. [Chronicle]
  • After that nail-biter of a primary election in the South Bay's congressional district, where ultimately Assemblymember Evan Low won second place by just five votes — and in which Low himself had fought to stop the recount — Low has proposed legislation in the State House that would trigger an automatic recount in elections in which vote-count differences come down to fewer than 25 votes. [Mercury News]
  • Alaska Airlines has been showing off its new home in Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at SFO to the media, and it will begin operating out of 10 gates in Terminal 1 starting next Wednesday, June 19. [SF Business Times]
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre has extended their world premiere production of Galileo, a new rock musical, through June 23. [Review here, tickets here]

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