Daily news roundup for Monday, June 13, 2016 | KALW

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 13, 2016

Jun 13, 2016

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Vigil in SF’s Castro Mourns Orlando massacre victims // SF Gate

“The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando comes as the Bay Area prepares for huge Pride celebrations, including this month’s San Francisco event that is expected to draw about a million people into the city.“Politicians and LGBT leaders — including San Francisco Supervisor David Campos and state Sen. Mark Leno — spoke out for love, unity and gun control. “We think that because we have same-sex marriage the work is done. It’s not,” said Campos.”
 
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San Francisco Police Beef up Security, Meet With SF Pride Organizers // NBC Bay Area News
 “Following Sunday’s deadly massacre in Florida and reports that another mass killing may have been planned in Los Angeles, San Francisco organizers are assessing security measures ahead of the city’s annual SF Pride festival.

"SF Pride released its own statement that addressed some of the safety concerns. The hosting organization said the “most important thing” is to “continue our plans for our 46th annual parade and celebration and let terrorists against our community, and Democracy, know that we will be unbowed and unbroken by this attack.” 

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SF’s soda advertising law on hold as industry appeals in court // SF Chronicle

"San Francisco’s first-in-the-nation law requiring display ads for sugary drinks to carry warnings of health hazards was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge while the beverage industry appeals his ruling that the compelled messages do not violate freedom of speech.
“The ordinance was passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors last year and had been scheduled to take effect July 25. It requires publicly displayed advertising for sugar-sweetened beverages to devote 20 percent of the ad to a label saying the drinks pose increased risks of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.”

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Novato to consider funding Downtown Streets Team // Marin IJ

“The Novato City Council later this month will consider allotting $50,000 to contract with the Palo Alto-based Downtown Streets Team, a group that has been working to spiff up streets in San Rafael for the past three years. The program also is in place in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and Hayward.

“If approved, the one-year pilot program would put 10 homeless people to work throughout the city. In exchange for volunteering to pick up garbage, participants would receive vouchers and gift cards for food and other needs, including phones, court fees and housing. Participants also would be connected with employment assistance.” 

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Hamilton wins 11 Tonys but fails to break record // SF Gate

“‘Hamilton’ went into the night with 16 nominations and, in addition to taking the musical award, won best score, best book, direction, orchestration, choreography and best featured actor and actress statuettes for Renee Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs.

“The awards show unspooled with a heavy heart a night after a gunman killed 50 people at a gay Florida nightclub, prompting a Broadway tribute to the victims at the top of the show and a smattering of references to tolerance throughout it.”

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Protests at Stanford graduation over sex-assault sentence// SF Gate

“Dozens of graduating seniors used the day to express their fury, placing a “1/3” atop their mortarboards to illustrate the ratio of Stanford students they say will suffer a sexual assault by the time they graduate from the university. Several of those students carried signs: “125 years of rape culture,” “One in three” and “ You’re a warrior,” referring to the now-23-year-old woman assaulted by Brock Allen Turner, who left the 125-year-old university shortly after being arrested in January 2015.

“Stanford, meanwhile, has issued a statement saying it “did everything within its power to assure that justice was served in this case, including an immediate police investigation and referral to the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office for a successful prosecution.”