• This year’s Salesforce Dreamforce concert just declared its 2024 headliner, and it’s none other than Sir Elton John. Elton John has technically retired from touring, but he’s apparently doing a one-night return to the stage for this year’s big Dreamforce concert, which will happen some night between September 17-19. [SFGate]
  • The California State Fair has announced the winners of its annual cannabis awards, and Emeryville-based infused tea-maker Kikoko won a gold medal. The awards are usually dominated by Humboldt and Mendocino county brands, but this year’s awards included pre-rolls, concentrates, and “wellness products,” and Kikoko’s Hybrid X tablets won the top prize in the tablet/capsule category. [California State Fair]
  • A band of transit activists has submitted signatures for a November ballot measure to tax Uber, Lyft, and Waymo to get Muni out of its gigantic deficit. “We were hearing these stories about how Muni is facing impending doom for years,” ballot measure co-author Chris Arvin told the Examiner. “We weren’t seeing any action on it, really ... So we were like, ‘OK, we’re going to do it ourselves.’” [Examiner]
  • SF Latinx Democratic Club co-founder Kevin Ortiz has gone on a “leave of absence” because of his now-numerous sexual assault allegations. [Mission Local]
  • San Francisco will declare July 15 to be “Linda Ronstadt Day” after the Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Connie Chan’s proposal to do so Tuesday. [Chronicle]
  • The Cityside initiative behind Berkeleyside and Oaklandside has just launched a new website devoted to Richmond called Richmondside. [Richmondside]

Image: BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 14: Cannabis plants grow at an exhibitor's stand at the Mary Jane Berlin cannabis and hemp trade fair on June 14, 2024 in Berlin, Germany. Germany legalized cannabis consumption earlier this year. Cannabis production by local cannabis clubs will become legal in July. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)