Sure is wild out there! As expected, the remnants of Typhoon Melor touched down early this morning. By 6 a.m. more than half an inch had fallen at Mount Tam, and gusts were clocking in at 45 to 50 miles per hour.
In other news, SFist talked with the guy who filmed a scuffle between two women Muni passengers. The clip’s gone viral, though I’m not sure what’s more scandalous — the fight itself or the fact that the rest of the passengers, including the smirking cameraman, seemed to sit back and watch the conflict slowly escalate to blows. Only a young woman intervened. C’mon, people, step up!
Here at peace-loving ML, Justin Juul explains why Day of the Dead event organizers are facing so many money issues. And Rosa Ramirez reports that citizenship and English classes for the elderly are the the latest victims of state budget cuts.
Speaking of classes, it’s school lunch week, and Edible San Francisco highlights a recent meeting on school food at Mission High.
If revisiting your school lunch days left a bad taste in your mouth, check out this video on how to eat a cupcake, filmed at what sure looks like a recent street food bash in Precita Park. Check the technique, it may come in handy at this weekend’s cupcake wars, where Mission Loc@l’s fearless correspondents will report from the frontlines.
Here’s something not-so-sweet: San Francisco does a good job at placing public housing near public transit, but the contracts on three-quarters of those subsidized units will expire by 2014, and landlords may opt to rent their buildings at the market rate. SF Streets Blog has the scoop.
In other property news, Mission Mission reports that plans are afoot to turn the One $ Store at 17th and Mission into a six-story building with 29 condos and ground-floor commercial space.
Plus, a spooooky-looking smoke shop is opening on 24th Street.
And, hey, look! Harvey Milk finally gets his day.