It’s 7 a.m, 52°F and headed to a high of 66°F today with plenty of sunshine. Enjoy it while you can, because the clouds — and even some rain — are in the forecast for next week. Details for the next 10 days are here.
Believe it or not, Mission District landlords aren’t all charging their tenants outrageous rents. According to KQED, Bob and Marta Sanchez, siblings who inherited Casa Sanchez after their mother died, lease their 24th Street space below market rate to a Latino family of restaurateurs displaced from their previous location.
In other food news, the New York Times reports that The Chronicle will be shuttering its beloved stand-alone Food section and integrating its coverage into a broader lifestyle section. This story prompted Audrey Cooper, the Chron’s managing editor, to pen a response calling the report inaccurate. “Instead of cutting, as our competitor asserts,” Cooper writes, “we are increasing our investment in terms of digital and print offerings.” What that actually means remains to be seen.
Just when you thought the troubles of the labor dispute between BART and its unions were safely in the past, The Examiner reports that an “error” in the contract agreement reached last month could pose the risk of yet another strike. A provision allowing workers to take up to six weeks of paid medical leave was included “in error” in the contract, something the agency “would never have agreed to,” said a BART attorney.
And don’t be surprised if you see the Bat-Signal in the city today. After weeks of preparation and national media attention, San Francisco will take a turn today as Gotham City as part of Make-A-Wish’s elaborate plan to make a 5-year-old leukemia survivor’s superhero dream come true. The Chronicle reports that thousands of volunteers are expected to turn out to cheer on Batkid (aka Miles) as he fights bad guys, saves a damsel in distress and is presented the key to the city by Mayor Ed Lee.