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Tony Pac Heights Prep School Called Out By Black Student For Being Soft On Racism

Tony Pac Heights Prep School Called Out By Black Student For Being Soft On Racism

The elite Drew School in Pacific Heights has, according to a student and former faculty member there, offered an inadequate response and too little discipline following some disturbing incidents of racism documented on social media.

Laurel Bandy, a junior at the school and the president of the Black Student Union, has come forward telling ABC 7 that she's faced incidents of blatant racism at the predominantly white school. And several of the incidents she describes are shocking in their crudeness given this is 2019 in San Francisco, and not 1950 in Alabama.

Bandy says that fellow students do things like "saying the N word in the hall and on the bus," and she says, "There's this incident that happened, they're playing this game where like, you start off really quiet saying the N word and get louder and whoever bails out [loses]."

In another incident, a female student posted a photo of herself in blackface on Snapchat, captioning it "N-word [her name]."

Bandy's father is a San Francisco police officer, and following one incident in which his daughter was threatened on social media and subsequently in the school's halls, he filed a complaint with the SFPD. Bandy called out the school's racist culture in a video on the app TikTok recently, only to have her video screenshot by another student, reposted and captioned with the phrase "snitches get stitches."

The Drew School says that the students' behavior was "totally unacceptable" and tells the SFPD that "our administration took immediate corrective steps, both with the students involved and our school community as a whole."

But Bandy says the school simply staged an assembly to discuss racism, and at the last minute told her she wouldn't be allowed to address the school. It's unclear how any students involved were disciplined.

ABC 7 reports that Bandy is just one of 10 black students in a school of around 300 where tuition runs you around $50,000 a year.

Rae Contreras, who coached basketball at the Drew School for the past three years, tells ABC 7 that she quit her job there over the handling of the racist incidents. She calls Bandy "courageous" and says that she was disgusted by the school's refusal to suspend any students over the incidents over fears that it would impact their college applications.

Related: Law Firm Investigates Possible Sexual Misconduct At SF's University High School Going Back Decades

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Murder Victim’s Friends And Family Push San Mateo DA to Retry Tiffany Li’s Ex

Murder Victim's Friends And Family Push San Mateo DA to Retry Tiffany Li's Ex

It remains to be seen who — if anyone — will go on trial next for the 2016 murder of Keith Green, after a San Mateo County jury acquitted Green's ex-girlfriend Tiffany Li and deadlocked on her alleged accomplice Kaveh Bayat.

With the trial over and no one brought to justice, the family and friends of Green have posted an online petition asking that the San Mateo District Attorney's Office immediately "charge and prosecute" Bayat, to examine financial evidence in the case, and "look into possible jury tampering as the jury was not sequestered."

DA Steve Wagstaff sounded less than certain whether his office would bring Bayat to trial again when speaking to KRON 4 and other reporters following the November 15 verdict. "Generally I look for some different evidence, something different before we go and invest taxpayer money on an expensive and lengthy trial," Wagstaffe said, noting that the 6-6 jury split on the guilt or innocence of Bayat is "dramatically different" than if the split had been 11-1 or 10-2.

The defense attorneys in the case argued that the person who should be on trial for Green's murder is Olivier Adella, a mixed martial arts fighter and sometime bodyguard for Li and Bayat. Bayat's attorney John May tells KRON 4 this week that one of the reasons the jury acquitted Li and failed to convict Bayat was the abundance of evidence against Adella — including Green's blood in his car, and Green's Rolex watch that was found in Adella's apartment.

"It was a monumentally poor decision to make that plea agreement with Adella," May tells KRON 4 regarding the deal prosecutors made and are now trying to vacate after Adella disqualified himself as a witness in the Li-Bayat trial. "He’s a scary cat. Adella has been a drifter his entire adult life. He’s someone who looks for an easy mark, easy money, and just goes after it," May says.

Wagstaffe explained to reporters after the trial that the next step in the case will come when a judge decides next month whether to allow prosecutors to vacate Adella's plea agreement. If they don't, he could be set free.

May insists to KRON 4 that prosecutors found no evidence of a murder scene at Li's $9 million Hillsborough home, though during the trial we heard that there was blood evidence found in a sink in what was Bayat's "man cave" there. There was circumstantial evidence, including some possibly inadmissible cellphone location evidence, showing that Green may have been at Li's home the night he was murdered, and Adella's wife, Uta Bredenstein, testified at trial that Li admitted to her that she had driven with Green in her car the night of the murder.

Prosecutors put forward a theory that Green was fatally shot in Li's garage and transported to Adella's home where his body was put in Adella's trunk and then transported to a remote area in Healdsburg where it was ultimately found weeks later. Li's motive, according to the prosecution, was to put a stop to Green's requests for money and to not continue arguing over the custody of their two children. Prosecutors also alleged that Bayat, who moved in with Li after Green moved out and formerly been Green's friend, felt threatened by Green and also had motive himself.

Bayat and Li had been engaged when the murder occurred, but they are reportedly no longer together. Bayat has remained in jail since his arrest with Li in 2016 — and so has Adella — while Li was freed on $35 million bail about a year after the killing, in April 2017. She remained on house arrest with an ankle monitor until her acquittal this month.

As KRON 4 reports, none of the jurors has come forward in the case save for one, posting to Twitter, who said, "The key to this trial was the inability of the prosecution to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt. I was in the jury room with 11 others. Our group was diligent in the examination of evidence." The jury deliberated for 12 days in the case, which was a record for San Mateo County.

Green's mother, Colleen Cudd, meanwhile, spoke to reporters after the verdict proclaiming that Li is "evil" and was absolutely responsible for her son's death.

Homicide victim Keith Green was the father of Tiffany Li’s children. Green’s mother felt he was not portrayed fairly during the trial, especially in regards to his dedication as a father, she said. @kron4news pic.twitter.com/qpSyeZGLVu

— Amy Larson (@AmyLarson25) November 16, 2019

Previously: Hillsborough Heiress Tiffany Li Acquitted In Murder of Ex-Boyfriend

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Curran Holds Contest For Front-Row Seats To Opening Day of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Curran Holds Contest For Front-Row Seats To Opening Day of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

The smash hit, Tony-winning production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been in previews at The Curran for the last month, but Sunday marks the official opening day performances of Parts 1 and 2. And the show's producers are now staging a scavenger-hunt-style contest for fans on Friday that will potentially win free front-row seats and dinner for five lucky, fast-on-their-feet fans.

It's called the Cursed Child Challenge, and it works like this: Beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 29, there will be three tasks announced via the production’s official social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) that will direct participants to three iconic San Francisco locales. Participants have to get to each locale as quickly as they can, take a selfie, and post it to their social media channels using the hashtag #CursedChildSF. The first five players to complete all three tasks will be crowned the winners and they'll be given a pair of tickets to both shows on Sunday, December 1, as well as a free dinner in between and a copy of the production's behind-the-scenes book, The Journey, signed by the entire cast.

Part 1 starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, and Part 2 starts at 6:30 p.m., with a dinner break between them. (SFist will bring you a review on Monday, as this is also the press opening.)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up when Harry is a grown, married adult with three children, and working as an "overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic." His youngest son Albus struggles with the family legacy, and as the play's descriptive copy goes, "As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."

The two-part play, which opened in New York in April 2018, is one of the most decorated shows in history, having won six Tony Awards including Best Play in 2018, as well as 19 other major awards in the U.S. and 24 prizes in the UK. Productions are now playing concurrently in London, Melbourne, and on Broadway, and the San Francisco production will be the fourth to open. Tickets are now available starting at $59 per part, with limited availability in December, but more availability in January — and the show is currently set to run at The Curran through June 2020 with extensions fairly likely.

Parts 1 and 2 play consecutively starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday, and at 1 p.m. on Sunday, and then Part 1 plays every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., with Part 2 every Friday at 7:30 p.m.

There's also a $20-per-part rush ticket deal called "Friday Forty" tickets, where you enter a lottery via the Today Tix app between Monday at 12:01 a.m. PT and Friday at 1 p.m. PT in order to get a chance to land tickets to both parts for $40 total for the following week’s performances.

Related: J.K. Rowling Reveals That Alcatraz Was A Direct Inspiration For Azkaban

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‘The Tale of Despereaux’ Is a Delightful Musical Fairy Tale Fit for the Holidays

'The Tale of Despereaux' Is a Delightful Musical Fairy Tale Fit for the Holidays

Much like it did in seasons past with productions like The Wild Bride and The Composer Is Dead, Berkeley Rep has brought a jolly, family-friendly bit of entertainment to its main stage for this holiday season complete with a few puppets.

The show is called The Tale of Despereaux, and as we shared with you a couple weeks back, it's an original show from New York's PigPen Theatre that comes to Berkeley from San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, where it had its premiere over the summer. It's based on the Newbery Medal-winning 2003 children's book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo, and it's the story of a young mouse named Despereaux, a seemingly villainous rat named Roscuro, and a kingdom struck by tragedy with a king looking for someone or something to blame.

That blame lands on the rodent kingdom, and on soup — as the story goes, the queen who had a weak heart dies after having a rat fall from a chandelier and into her soup. Thereafter, the king outlaws soup in the kingdom, and declares all rats to be fair game for required killing. The mice in his castle are also left hungry when he stops hosting feasts — no more feasts, no more crumbs — and Despereaux ends up going on a knight-like quest to get to the bottom of the famine.

The story is told largely in song — in a brisk 90 minutes, the show has 17 original musical numbers — and this is favored mode of the PigPen collective, which takes collective credit for the writing of the music and the direction of the show, along with "co-director" Marc Bruni.

The theater company's seven original members are a talented, musical crew who met as freshmen in the theater program at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. They've gone on to premiere six original shows, including the Fringe Festival-winning The Mountain Song in 2011, and the Drama Desk-nominated, Trevor Nunn-directed musical production of Pericles at Brooklyn's Theatre for a New Audience in 2016.

And their love for this artform is as infectious as it is earnest. Yes, this is largely a story for children, but they bring enough childlike wonder and giddy playfulness to the staging that it has broad appeal — especially for anyone craving an escapist bit of feel-good storytelling with a moral about courage and never judging people too quickly.

Dorcas Leung is marvelous as Despereaux, and the other two female singers have very impressive chops as well — Yasmeen Sulieman as Princess Pea, and Betsy Morgan as the servant girl Miggery Sow. The musical highlights of the show, actually, center on these women, in particular the duet "With a Needle and Thread," and Despereaux's "11 o'clock number," titled "Taste of Defeat." The entire company's musical prowess is obvious throughout, though, and the anthemic closing number "Back to the Light" is rousing and memorable.

The set design by Jason Sherwood and lighting design by Donald Holder also deserve special praise.

No doubt if you have theater-loving kids in your life, you should make a beeline to this show and take them with you. It's certainly designed and written with families, but there isn't anything too cloying or annoying (like — gasp — audience participation) for adults who just want a little fairy tale fun. The puppetry is also at a minimum — basically just confined to a couple of stuffed rats and mice. It's actually a wholly charming story with a slightly unpredictable happy ending, and it has no ambitions beyond some laughs and warm-fuzzies. In short, the world could always use more of this.

'The Tale of Despereaux' plays at Berkeley Rep through January 5. Find tickets here, if you're under the age of 30, be sure to inquire about "Under 30" tickets.

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Alcatraz Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering to Be Simulcast Online

Alcatraz Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering to Be Simulcast Online

“Un-Thanksgiving Day,” also known as the Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony, has sold out its advance boat tickets. But a “limited amount” will go on sale at 3 a.m. Thursday at Pier 33, and KPFA will stream the audio online.

We marked the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz by Native American activists last week, and the annual Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering has its 41st iteration early on Thursday morning. But if you’re trying to buy tickets online, you can’t. While the event is free, boat tickets to Alcatraz are not. Those tickets are only available through Alcatraz Cruises, and they’re currently sold out. But according to an event press release just issued Wednesday morning, “a limited amount of tickets will be available for purchase at the dock beginning at 3:00 a.m.” Thursday morning (SFist confirmed with organizers that those tickets will be released). You can also try the Facebook event page discussion for boat ride tickets, but there are certainly more people asking than offering there. Better find your own boat!

International Indian Treaty Council to Host Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Alcatraz Occupation https://t.co/aEpQdmhaMh

— Native news (@nabresource) November 27, 2019

Fortunately, the event will be simulcast live (6 a.m.-9 a.m.) on Berkeley’s KPFA website, as well as on their old-time radio frequency at 94.1 FM. But KPFA being a radio station, this will be an audio-only simulcast, with no video feed.

The event generally draws around 5,000 people, so you’ll want to show up well before 3 a.m. if you still need a boat ticket. The ceremony is hosted by the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), as it has been since its first observance in 1975, in addition to a similar observance they always do on Indigenous Peoples Day.

“It’s very important that we continue to carry out these gatherings twice a year on this sacred and historic place to tell the truth about our histories, share our cultures and commemorate and give thanks to all those who have gone before us and who left us these ways,” IITC executive director Andrea Carmen said in a statement. “We also give thanks for the lives of our children and future generations and recommit ourselves to do whatever is needed to protect Mother Earth and our ways of life so that they can survive and thrive.”

Today, I was on Alcatraz Island at the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering, in solidarity with those celebrating their culture and paying respects to those that participated in the 19 month occupation of Alcatraz in an effort to force 🇺🇸 to honor the Treaty of Fort Laramie. pic.twitter.com/KdNtY3dp72

— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 24, 2017

Colin Kaepernick showed up for the observance in 2017, while Spearhead’s Michael Franti showed to jam the year before, along with Nahko of Nahko And Medicine for the People. If you still want to try for a ticket, you’ll want to show up at Pier 33 (the one at the eastern end of Bay Street) well before 3 a.m. Thursday morning.

Related: 'Unthanksgiving': Scenes From The Annual Native American Ceremony On Alcatraz (SFist)

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Day Around the Bay: Atmospheric River Likely to Bring Flooding This Weekend

  • Hundreds of drivers were stranded for 17 hours or more on Interstate 5 near the Oregon border Tuesday night into today. The drivers became stuck when a blizzard and white-out conditions enveloped the freeway. [Associated Press]
  • We could see flooding this weekend as an "atmospheric river" hits the Bay Area on Saturday. The second wallop of a winter storm in a week is expected to roll in Saturday morning and may dump several feet of snow on mountain passes by Monday. [Chronicle]
  • Crime has dropped dramatically on Muni over the past five years, according to a new report. The SFMTA is touting over a 50% drop in "security incidents" just as BART is facing criticism of its own safety record. [Chronicle]
  • Berkeley restaurateur Dorothée Mitrani, owner of La Note, just lost her three dogs in a fire that also heavily damaged her home last night. Mitrani had been planning to host Thanksgiving at the home as she always does. [Berkeleyside]
  • Two Lafayette residents were injured in a home invasion robbery Tuesday night. It's the latest in a string of home invasions in the area, including one that preceded the shooting the Orinda on Halloween night by just a couple hours. [ABC 7]
  • A body found in a dumpster fire in Sacramento in 2001 has finally been ID'd through DNA as that of Perrean Gray of San Francisco, who went missing in 2001. [KRON 4]
  • 75-year-old Fairfield resident Sandra Young has been reported missing along with her two grandchildren. [ABC 7]
  • Menlo Park-based fintech company Robinhood has scrapped plans for opening a federally chartered bank. [SF Business Times]
  • Former Ritz-Carlton chef and stone cold fox Mark Jeffers talks about the craziness of his new job catering to 18,000 guests a night at the Chase Center. [SF Business Times]

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Thanksgiving Fixings: Facebook, Instagram Temporarily Down As Turkeys Enter Ovens

  • It looks like perhaps too many people expressed what they were grateful for on Facebook and its sister company Instagram today, with users reporting intermittent issues. Both companies acknowledged the inconvenience and stated that they're "working on fixing the issue" at hand; from our side, it seems like the outage is now (mostly) fixed, sans a few hiccups here and there. [The Verge]
  • GLIDE is serving meals to the homeless today. Some 2,000 people are expected to enjoy the annual holiday meal between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., with swaths of volunteers preparing all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings last night and into today. [NBC Bay Area]
  • MC Hammer and Tony! Toni! Toné!'s reunion show in Oakland's been axed. Other than a shortly worded Facebook post by the concert's organizers, no other details as to why the show was canceled were given, though ticket holders are expected to receive a full refund. [SFGate]
  • This week’s deluge was so strong, the newly erected Chase Center experienced its first "light" flooding. Workers and patrons reported damp office spaces, a puddled server room, and a (literally) slick media room; the at-fault pipe, responsible for draining some of the rain water, was fixed yesterday. [Chronicle]
  • More and more Bay Area seniors are relying on city and state food subsidy programs to get by. [SF Examiner]
  • Apparently, Pete Davidson made any one who attended his SF show last night sign an NDA that halted them from leaving any sort of review of his preformance–or even send out a tweet about it. [Chronicle]
  • Yesterday marked the 41st anniversary of the assignation of former San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. [KRON4]
  • If you burned the turkey or just said no to dirtying any pots and pans today, here are a few Bay Area restaurants still serving Thanksgiving dinner. [7×7]

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Street Sheet Turns 30 as the Underdog Paper Refuses to Fold

Street Sheet Turns 30 as the Underdog Paper Refuses to Fold

Street Sheet upped its price from $1 to $2 back in 2014, but the change helped power the paper to its 30th year of getting its word onto the street.

San Francisco is not the only city in the U.S. to have the equivalent of Street Sheet — but it was the first. Street Sheet started right here in 1989, giving the local homeless population an opportunity to tell their stories, or sell the papers and keep the proceeds. The idea has gone worldwide, in what is now the International Network of Street Papers sold in dozens of cities around the world. But this Coalition on Homelessness-published paper is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the San Francisco Examiner has a great profile of the paper that helps hundreds of people survive on $2-per-copy, payable in cash or Venmo.

Yes, you can buy a Street Sheet with Venmo, which is about the most San Francisco thing I have ever heard.

Our little newspaper, @StreetSheetSF, is turning THIRTY!!
“lt allows me to be free outside in the fresh air. I get to walk around and clear my head. I have disabilities and PTSD. There are not a lot of jobs you can work as a person with disabilities.”https://t.co/cZlhMV39TZ

— Coalition on Homelessness (@TheCoalitionSF) November 28, 2019

If you’ve never bought a copy of the Street Sheet, you really ought to check out the Street Sheet website and you will probably have a good Thanksgiving weekend cry. There’s a devastating series of articles called Stolen Belonging where people describe the most valuable or sentimental items taken from them while living on the street. There are firsthand accounts of what it’s like to be on the wrong end of an encampment sweep. These stories are as compelling as anything you’d read in any other daily or weekly paper, and easily worth the $2.

“Probably the biggest accomplishment that we’ve had so far is that we’ve been continuously able to publish for 30 years,” assistant editor T.J. Johnston told the Examiner. “That’s both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing that we’ve been able to survive and live by our mission. It’s a curse that the circumstances that necessitate a Street Sheet — it’s a curse that it’s still needed, that we still have homelessness.”

Johnston wrote an excellent 48 Hills retrospective on the paper for the anniversary. Meanwhile the Examiner profiles Lawrence Hollins, the top seller of Street Sheets, who’s been at it since the paper’s earliest days.

“If it wasn’t for the Street Sheet I don’t know where I’d be,” Hollins said. “It saved my life. I love them for it.”

Street Sheet will be having its 30th anniversary party on December 12 from 5:30-8 p.m. at their office on 280 Turk Street (at Leavenworth Street) with and open mic and light dinner served. Admission is free, but you ought to at least buy a Street Sheet.

Related: Embarcadero Homeless Navigation Center May Open By December [SFist]

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From The Freezer To A Local Food Bank, Here’s What To Do With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

From The Freezer To A Local Food Bank, Here's What To Do With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

It's estimated that here in the United States, some 40 percent of our food is either thrown away or unbought, left to rot. And with the advent of modern-day refrigeration and the fact that one out of ten Bay Area locals goes hungry every day, there's no reason why you can't find a way to repurpose at least most of your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Unless you and your tablemates today boast second stomachs – fun fact: Ostriches apparently have three – it's almost certain you'll have a bevy of leftovers by the tail-end of dinner. So, in honor of curbing domestic food waste and, too, helping the underserved in our communities, here are some quick tips on what to do with today's uneaten morsels.

Happy Thanksgiving! Wonderful to spend the morning with volunteers and neighbors at @@GLIDEsf serving and preparing food!! pic.twitter.com/hFFxgXcIi1

— Matt Haney (@MattHaneySF) November 28, 2019

Take your canned goods and properly sealed delights to a nearby food bank…tomorrow. Generally speaking, it's a bit of a food safety faux pas to bring homemade, unsealed perishables to food banks and pantries for donation. For that reason alone, its why most will not take any of the sort – but, however, they'd be more than happy to take any canned or sealed nonperishables. Take your unused, unopened Libby's Pumpkin Purree, green beans, that unopened sleeve of dinner rolls, and other like-contained food items to a nearby food pantry, like one of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank's various locations.

Freeze those second servings for another day. Most edible items like steamed or sauteed vegetables, cobblers, pumpkin pies, loaves of bread, and even cooked turkeys can be frozen for weeks, as long as they're sealed well. (Read: never stow still-hot food inside the freezer, always wait till it's room temperate or colder before promptly suctioning out as much as air possible to store in the freezer.) Consider, as well, marking each item with today's date, so you'll know exactly how long it's been there. The only things that won’t fair well inside the freezer are fresh, fleshy vegetables, leafy greens, salads, etc.; they'll inevitably become frozen cellulose mush in a few hours.

Repurpose the "scraps" – bones and all. That defleshed, seemingly useless turkey carcass resting on your countertop? It'll make great, umami-forward stock. (Here's a great recipe for "day-after" stock from Bon Appeite for reference.) Emptied glass jars can be reused as drinking cups or cute AF pots for succulents; leftover rolls and breads make for great next-day french toasts, bread puddings, and breadcrumbs that could be stored for use another time; compost the skins of potatoes, yams, you name it give your soils a shot of nutrients.

Put together bags of dog-friendly treats and ask around to see if any neighbors have, say, chickens or other livestock that'd appreciate a festival meal. Unseasoned turkey (or turkey with the skinned removed) is a great to-go treat that's free of the nasty chemicals commonly found in traditional, mass-marketed canine treats. Grains (rice, wheat, etc.), cooked and cut meats, corn, shrimp tails, and vegetables make for great chicken pickings. Potbellied will eat…well, just about anything.

And, finally, when in doubt: The put-it-atop-the-trash-can-trick is always a go-to. If your fridge and freezer are already brimming, pets fed, and all other canned nonperishables donate, consider putting the remainder of your Thanksgiving feast in paper to-go containers on the lid of your trash. You very well might end-up making someone's day.

For more information on how you can help mitigate Bay Area food waste and help those who need a meal, visit www.sfmfoodbank.org/food-fund-drives to see about hosting a future food drive.

Related: Pop-Up Dinner Parties In Dumpsters Fight Food Waste For Charity

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Friday Morning Constitutional: Shots Fired Outside Fremont Target During Early Black Friday Shopping

  • A mass shooter scare happened at the Target store at Fremont Hub late last night that stemmed from an attempted robbery by five teens. The teens were allegedly trying to take advantage of the early Black Friday madness to steal some items, and shots ended up being fired outside the store as they fled. All five suspects were arrested. [CBS SF]
  • The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is stepping up patrols following a string of home invasion robberies, the latest in Lafayette on Tuesday. [KRON 4]
  • A broken water main — or three — in Potrero Hill flooded part of northbound 101 near Rhode Island Street in San Francisco on Thursday night. [CBS SF]
  • Around 80 people connected to the church gathered for Thanksgiving dinner at Grace Cathedral yesterday as they have for several years. [KRON 4]
  • Chef Anthony Strong (Locanda, Prairie) talks about his new obsession with architectural gingerbread. [Chronicle]
  • As impeachment looms, Americans who talk to pollsters remain divided along party lines about whether Trimp ought to be removed from office. [New York Times]
  • A stabbing incident on London Bridge has been declared a "terrorist incident." [KTVU]

Friday Morning Constitutional: Shots Fired Outside Fremont Target During Early Black Friday Shopping

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