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It is 7 a.m. and 52° currently, but will only be warming up to 66° today. Details for the next ten days are here.

Despite being acquitted last Tuesday of all charges, a homeless man lost custody of his pet Chihuahua, after being wrongfully accused of animal abuse. On February 9, 2012, Morris Varian, 57, was walking on Mission street and Third when Aubrey, a two-year-old Chihuahua, leaped out of Varian’s hold, nearly injuring herself. Varian “disciplined her by lightly swatting the scruff of her neck two times.” An onlooker, Glen Meyers, told police Varian punched, kicked and threw the dog against a wall. A surveillance video, witnesses and a veterinary exam later cleared Varian. After attempting to reclaim Aubrey, Varian learned that Meyers, who owns the co-op High-Flying Foods, adopted the dog.

Attention stay-at-home voters! If you have not yet requested your vote-by-mail ballot, the deadline is fast approaching. The Department of Elections is urging voters to write, fax, mail, or file their requests online by 5 p.m., on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It’s official. The middle class is shrinking, at least in our city. San Francisco tops the national list as the number one least affordable metro (even beating out Manhattan), according to a new report by Trulia. The percentage of home for sales that are affordable for middle class buyers fell from 24 percent in 2012, to 14 percent in 2013. Trulia, which defines middle class for each metro based on local household median income, reveals that San Francisco’s median household income is $78,840, and affordable middle class house as below $409,000.

Sarah McClure

Sarah McClure loves the colorful writing, and opportunity to connect to larger issues, that Arts & Culture reporting allows—she reads the Times’ Art Beat often. Here, she’s experiencing art on...

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