Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:
“City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a civil lawsuit against Cozy Terry on Aug. 14 for allegedly causing close to $54,000 of damage to city property with her graffiti tags.
“If the city wins its civil suit, Terry could be ordered have to pay penalties to the city funds, perform community service or a combination of both, according to the city attorney’s office.
Amid rising disgust, S.F. scrambles to flush stench from streets // San Francisco Chronicle
"City officials are responding to the rising tide of public disgust by stepping up their “poop patrols” — with the goal of cleaning up human waste on downtown streets within an hour of when it’s reported."
"For each of the past three years, San Francisco has averaged about 7,350 emergency visits to psychiatric wards — or about 20 a day. About 80 percent of the visits resulted in mandatory commitments after evaluations found the people a danger to themselves or others. Roughly half of those committed were repeat patients."
San Francisco Officers Want to Hire More Asian Women to the Force // San Francisco Sun Times
“The San Francisco Police Department wants to recruit more Asian women into its force, according to KTVU."
“Officials say they want their department to reflect the large Asian community in the city."
“At this time, there are only 32 Asian females in a department with 2,149 sworn officers. Officer Celina Chow is a San Francisco native and speaks Cantonese."
Techies Buy The Defunct Bold Italic // SFist
“The Bold Italic is returning from the dead thanks to a just-announced deal by two local tech professionals to purchase the site's assets."
“Though details haven't been publicized, it seems likely that the undisclosed purchase fell well below the $5 million price tag earlier quoted by former SF Bay Guardian publisher Mark Bieschke.”
One Year After San Francisco Bay's Biggest Quake in Decades // ABC News/ AP
“The 6.0 magnitude quake that woke the placid wine town of Napa at 3:20 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2014 was the strongest quake to hit the San Francisco Bay area in a quarter-century. It killed one person and injured 200 as bricks and furniture - and wine bottles - toppled onto sleeping families. One year later, the signs of lingering damage are minimal - a wobbly winery building here, a shrouded, Victorian-era downtown facade awaiting repairs there."
California Uses a Lot of Taxi Emojis // San Francisco Sun Times
“According to Statista, 74 percent of Americans report using emoji every single day."
“Swiftkey reported that the sushi, ramen, lemon, sunset and bike emojis are extremely popular in California.
“The emoji most popularly used in California are taxi emojis. Probably because Lyft and Uber are so widely used in the giant state.”