US Navy portrait of then Ens. Harvey Milk. (Courtesy of USNI News)

A Navy Ship Named After Harvey Milk + Monterey Wildfire Smoke Hits the Bay Area

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Smoke from the wildfire in Monterey County has made its way to the South Bay, G-Eazy talks the state of Bay Area hip-hop, plus other news from this week.



Navy to Name Ship After Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk, USNI News

The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News. The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206). The ship would be the second of the John Lewis-class oilers being built by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, Calif. Read more.


Durant Shines as Team USA Takes Down Argentina in Olympics Tune-Up, NBA

Kevin Durant shined in a game that the U.S. Men's National Team was able to dominate from start to finish. In the first game of their Showcase series in advance of the 2016 Olympic Games, Team USA was able to control the game, ultimately winning 111-74, backed by a game-high 23 points from Durant. In addition to Durant's scoring prowess, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green played significant roles in the victory which saw every member of Team USA make at least one shot. Read more.


Health Officials Issue Warning About Toxic Algae in Discovery Bay Waters, NBC Bay Area

Health officials on Monday issued a warning to residents in Discovery Bay to stay out of the water due to the rising levels of algae blooms. According to the Central County Water Board and Contra Costa County Health Services, swimming in the algae infested waters should be off limits because recent tests prove the algae is in that area, and it has the potential to produce harmful and sometimes deadly toxins. Read more.


G-Eazy(Courtesy of Grady Brannan)

G-Eazy Talks 'Insane' Britney Spears Team-Up, State of Bay Area Hip-Hop, Rolling Stones

G-Eazy may be on the verge of becoming a genuine pop phenomenon, but the 27-year-old MC is repping his hometown of Oakland as hard as ever. His latest album, When It's Dark Out, features Bay Area stars both old (Too $hort) and new (Kehlani), and in June, he took a break from his ongoing arena tour to perform for the Golden State Warriors at Game One of the NBA finals. He took another major step toward the mainstream when he teamed up with Britney Spears for the first single from her upcoming LP. Read more.


Bay Area Cities Ranked Most Educated In U.S., But Don't Get Smug About It, SF Curbed

Congratulations, Bay Area: You're some of the smartest people in the country. Or, more precisely, some of the most educated, as the finance website WalletHub reckons. In its rankings of 150 major metro areas, the site dubbed the South Bay third in the nation in terms of erudition, and the general San Francisco/East Bay region came in at number seven. Read more.


Smoldering hillsides and smoke covers ridges surrounding Palo Colorado Canyon as the Soberanes Fire burns in Big Sur on Sunday(Courtesy of David Royal)

Wildfire Smoke from Monterey County Drifts into South Bay, The Mercury News

Bay Area residents are getting a double assault on the air they breathe this week -- smog in a heat wave plus thick smoke drifting from the Soberanes wildfire into the South Bay and heading toward other parts of the Bay Area. Read more.


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