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Friday Link Roundup: San Francisco Housing and Rain Woes, and What British TV You Should Be Watching

Friday January 13, 2017

And it’s Friday. How were your weeks? This was…not an easy one. Dave went on a long work trip, and Bean took to corners of the apartment looking as bereft as a heartbroken teen. I tried to brighten the scene a little bit with a watching of Dolphin Tale, seriously one of the greatest and most inspiring children’s movies of all time*, but even that made her weep throughout, heartsick over the injured dolphin.

But! Then Dave returned, and Bean walked around the embodiment of the heart-eyed emoji, and then a mid-morning school event today gave me and Dave the chance to sneak away for a brunch date **. And now all seems swell with the world again. A nice way to kick off the long weekend.

Hope you all have a nice long weekend!

 

* OH MY GOD THE ENDING WITH ALL THE CHILDREN AND VETERANS VISITING THE DISABLED DOLPHIN. How did I not know about this movie before?

** French toast! eggs benedict! in a restaurant! This is HUGE when your kid can’t eat anything off a brunch menu and you’ve stopped going.

 

From around the internet this week:

That rain storm last week really was a kicker: SFGate tallied at least 350 trees fell in SF alone.

Check out the new Muni streetcars we’ll be getting this summer. So clean and spacious!

We’ve talked before about how the SF housing crisis is affecting the SFPD and SF school district’s ability to hire and retain police officers and teachers. Well, this story is the logical outcome: A Glen Park 1st grade classroom is on its 13th teacher of the year. THIRTEENTH.

Speaking of housing crisis, Governor Brown is getting tired with municipalities dragging their feet building new housing. He’s taken affordable housing funds to cities out of the General Fund (so no free money from the state) and will be tying future affordable housing funds to cities meeting or exceeding new housing goals.

There’s a new champagne bar (!) coming to Hayes Valley, Riddler, that a) will be run exclusively by women and b) is so so SO PRETTY. Ladies, shall we plan a happy hour date or what?

Update from my post two days ago about the Presidential transition ethics abnormalities: Representative Jason Chaffetz’s apparent takeaway is that the head of the Office of Government Ethics himself needs to be investigated. What we definitely need is even less ethics in government, good call.

In related news, the day after the Women’s March in Washington DC, seven nonprofits will be hosting a symposium to train woman on how to run for office. Hopefully, this will eventually become a nation-wide event!

Finally, in lighter news, Refinery29 knows exactly what we all need for this long weekend: The Best British Shows You Should Be Watching. Mmmm, escapism.

 

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