It’s 7 a.m. and 50°. Get ready for some sunshine. Today marks the beginning of a warming trend that will last through the weekend. This morning might start off cold, but by the afternoon temperatures will climb to 70°. Highs are expected to remain in the mid 70s through Sunday, reaching this week’s temperature high on Saturday at 77°.
One Everett Middle School 8th grader is likely the popular kid at school today. Everett student Laura Pogio told Shaun Donovan, Barack Obama’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, that the president should know she wants a better way to get to school during a meeting on Tuesday, MissionLocal reports. Using public transportation is the hardest thing about it, she said. Her comment has since gone viral on the web with many agreeing that the federal government should invest in public transportation.
Meanwhile, another Mission student will be honored at the White House Thursday. The 15-year-old Mission District resident commonly known as “Abe” will be honored as a Youth Jobs+ Champion of Change after participating in a summer jobs program at a tech startup this year, according to SF Gate. Alvarez got the position as part of the Summer Jobs+ campaign, a youth summer work program started by President Obama and embraced locally by Mayor Ed Lee.
Hundreds of housing rights activists blocked the doorway to a Nob Hill residence Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The activists were protesting what has become a city-wide trend — and particularly noticeable in the Mission District — in evicting rent-controlled tenants under the state’s Ellis Act, which gives building owners the right to oust tenants as long as they don’t rent the units to someone else, but sells or moves his family into them.