Dog on the Move

The place did S.F.’s wealthiest transfer in the course of the pandemic?


Good morning, Bay Space. It’s Monday, Aug. 8, and protesters took to the streets over the weekend to struggle anti-Asian American violence and fossil gasoline dependence. Right here’s what it’s good to know to start out your day.

When the pandemic descended upon San Francisco in 2020, many residents left as the town shut down.

Whereas loads of former metropolis dwellers went to the suburbs or extra reasonably priced places, information from the IRS reveals that the town’s wealthiest headed for the mountains. Ritzy ski cities, to be precise.

The IRS compares the addresses folks file at from one yr to the following, calculating the overall variety of these shifting from one area to a different and the overall quantity of earnings shifting between these areas.

It discovered that Wyoming’s Teton County, residence to Jackson Gap, noticed the wealthiest movers from San Francisco on common. Wahoe County, Nev., which is correct subsequent to Lake Tahoe, landed in No. 2, whereas Summit County, Utah, the place Park Metropolis ski resort is situated, was No. 6 on the checklist.

Learn extra from Susie Neilson.

An unlikely backer

California voters will face a November poll initiative that may velocity up the state’s transition to electrical vehicles by elevating taxes on rich folks.

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Journey-hailing firm Lyft has poured greater than $15 million into Proposition 30, which might increase the earnings tax fee for rich folks and earmark the cash for local weather initiatives, together with getting extra folks into electrical vehicles.

Lyft’s involvement has divided Democrats who’re in any other case aligned with regards to preventing local weather change. Environmentalists say the corporate is a vital ally because the state struggles to fulfill its objectives to section out gas-powered vehicles, whereas Gov. Gavin Newsom and different opponents say it’s a self-interested ploy to get taxpayers to cowl its price to fulfill a state mandate to impress its automobile fleet, Dustin Gardiner writes.

Extra environmental information:

• A decade after the Richmond refinery explosion, protesters marched Saturday to finish fossil gasoline dependence.

• Oakland residents suggested to keep away from Lake Merritt water amid attainable dangerous algae bloom.

Well being updates

“Painful and terrifying”: An Emeryville man shares his ordeal after many digital and in-person appointments, in addition to unsuitable diagnoses, lastly led him to monkeypox.

Declining circumstances: The Bay Space’s summer season COVID surge has handed its peak, however has the worst handed?

Monitoring infections: A brand new dashboard tracks coronavirus infections amongst cats, canines and different animals.

Opinion: I’m relieved my 1-year-old lastly received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

What to eat

The clam chowder at Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach (San Luis Obispo County) is worth pulling over for.

The clam chowder at Splash Cafe in Pismo Seashore (San Luis Obispo County) is price pulling over for.

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Driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles often means a fast cease on the most handy quick meals drive-thru.

But it surely doesn’t should.

Our eating staff shared a few of its prime tasty relaxation stops between the Metropolis by the Bay and the Metropolis of Angels, whether or not you’re taking Interstate 5 or California State Route 1, or veering off to Freeway 101. They embrace vegan breakfast spot Fairly Good Recommendation in Soquel (Santa Cruz County), clam chowder spot Splash Cafe in Pismo Seashore (San Luis Obispo County), and El Grullense Jal #5 birria taco truck in Santa Nella (Merced County).

• New East Bay restaurant openings, together with an Ethiopian restaurant in downtown Oakland and an Asian fusion restaurant in Danville.

• 9 notable launches in Napa and Sonoma counties, together with an all-day eating idea in Forestville and a whiskey bar in Napa.

Across the Bay

Charles Jung, community organizer with Asian Justice Movement, speaks at the Defend Asian Elders rally at Washington Square Park.

Charles Jung, group organizer with Asian Justice Motion, speaks on the Defend Asian Elders rally at Washington Sq. Park.

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“Combat Asian hate”: The marketing campaign towards violent assaults on Asian elders took to San Francisco’s streets Sunday. Additionally:
Suspect arrested in assault on former San Francisco commissioner Gregory Chew.

Outdoors Lands: Submit Malone closed out the three-day pageant in Golden Gate Park, which provided a $4,699 VIP go and featured a passionate plea for abortion rights by Russia’s Pussy Riot.

From Heather Knight: A brand new evaluation of each visitors quotation issued by S.F. police over the previous 4½ years reveals enforcement of the principles of the street has plummeted.

Fierce competitors: These Bay Space faculty districts are racing to rent academics earlier than the primary day of college.

From Justin Phillips: That is what’s lacking from the fallout over the most recent S.F. faculty board scandal. Additionally: Hearken to Phillips discuss in regards to the concern on the “Fifth & Mission” podcast.

S.F.’s November election: District Six Supervisor Matt Dorsey has a slim fundraising lead over challenger Honey Mahogany.

“From sea to supply”: Why “water walks” have gotten a development for California hikers.

Surf’s up: A whole lot of spectators — each human and canine — lined as much as watch the World Canine Browsing Championship in Pacifica.

An ‘iconic treasure’

The Castro Theatre remodeling plan calls for fixed seating to be removed.

The Castro Theatre transforming plan requires fastened seating to be eliminated.

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The way forward for beloved San Francisco landmark the Castro Theatre has been the topic of heated debate, after live performance promoter One other Planet Leisure took over administration of the venue this yr and introduced renovation plans final month.

The agency has employed a design staff that labored on updating Stanford College’s Frost Amphitheater and UC Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, and a specialist in historic preservation, to do much-needed work to the 100-year previous theater.

“Numerous what I’ve carried out in my profession has been to convey previous buildings again to life,” mentioned Gregg Perloff, CEO of One other Planet.

However the largest and most contentious change is the plan to take away the fastened seating. The brand new set-up could be extra versatile, permitting for standing room throughout concert events and movable seats for motion pictures.

“The essence of this constructing as folks have cherished it for generations is threatened,” mentioned Peter Pastreich, who leads the Castro Theatre Conservancy. “We’re not saying the one audiences ought to be for motion pictures, however this might change the historic worth of the constructing.”

Learn extra from city design critic John King.

Bay Briefing is written by Kellie Hwang and Anna Buchmann and despatched to readers’ e-mail inboxes on weekday mornings. Join the publication right here, and speak to the writers at kellie.hwang@sfchronicle.com and anna.buchmann@sfchronicle.com.



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