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Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 14, 2016

"Golden State Warriors" by Flickr user Florent Lamoureux, used under CC license / resized and cropped

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

Warriors romp to record 73rdwin // East Bay Times

"Confetti fell as the Warriors became living legends Wednesday, finishing the regular season with the best record in NBA history at 73-9.

"Curry finished with a single-season record 402 3-pointers, shattering his own previous record of 286, as he hoisted a career-high 19 attempts."


San Francisco Chief: Accounts Conflict on Fatal Shooting // ABC news

"Police Chief Greg Suhr told a largely hostile crowd at a public meeting Wednesday that several conflicting witness accounts of the April 7 encounter have emerged, including whether Luis Gongora was holding the knife and if the responding officers tried to communicate in both Spanish and English. He said the investigation of the fatal encounter is still in its early stages.

"Suhr and the San Francisco police have been trying to repair the department's image battered by the discovery of racist text messages exchanged by officers and two recent fatal shootings of minority suspects. Suhr told attendees Wednesday he had no plans to resign and that the police department is overhauling its lethal force policy."


Supervisors vote to establish Filipino Cultural Heritage District // SF Examiner

"Plans for developing a district recognizing the contributions of the Filipino community have been in the works for more than a decade by organizations in the area such as the Filipino-American Development Foundation.

"'The creation of a cultural district means that anytime someone is thinking of doing something in this community, they have to think about how what they are proposing impacts the Filipino community,' Supervisor David Campos said. 'The Filipino community should be a part of every single issue that comes before this neighborhood.'"


Judge tosses out challenge to sex offender passport law // SF Gate

"A federal judge in the Bay Area refused Wednesday to block a new U.S. law requiring sex offenders to have special identification marks on their passports, saying a legal challenge is premature because officials haven’t developed plans for the markings yet.

"The statute, known as the International Megan’s Law and signed by President Obama in February, is largely directed at sex traffickers. It requires the State Department to stamp the passports of all registered offenders who have been convicted of sex crimes involving minors so that they can be identified by foreign countries."


99-year-old SF widow wins eviction reprieve, for now // SF Examiner

"A 99-year-old widow who had the good luck to make it to 99 got a little more good luck on Tuesday in San Francisco when the legal system put her hard-to-believe eviction on hold.

"Canada has lived in her flat at 670 Page St. since the 1940s. Eleven years ago, after the apartments in the six-unit building were sold off individually, Canada was promised she could keep living in her flat for the rest of her life, for $700 a month."


Study: Big earthquake could severely damage San Francisco’s waterfront // Kron4

"From AT&T Park to Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco’s Embarcadero is a scenic and popular spot with locals and tourists alike. But this entire stretch of waterfront rests on top of mud and a nearly 100-year-old seawall that also sits on mud.

"In a new report, commissioned by the Port of San Francisco, engineers studied the seawall. Their conclusion is that during a moderate-to-large earthquake, the wall could move several feet outward towards the Bay."