The Winton Hotel in Tenderloin is set to become affordable housing for local veterans (Courtesy of SF Examiner)

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Presidential Election Aftermath Spurs Cal-Exit Dreams, NBC Bay Area


Some California voters are so disgusted with the presidential election outcome, they want the state to leave the union. The post-election outrage from some has sparked an online movement to secede from the United States, in effect making California it's own nation in what some are dubbing a Cal-exit. Read more...


Adobe to Pay $540M for Bay Area Video Ad Platform Provider, Silicon Valley Business Journal

Adobe Systems has agreed to buy TubeMogul in a deal that the companies said is valued at about $540 million, net of debt and cash. Stock in Emeryville-based TubeMogul (NASDAQ:TUBE) soared after Adobe said it will pay $14 a share in the deal that it expects will close in the first quarter of 2017. That is a premium of about 82.5 percent above TubeMogul's closing price on Wednesday of $7.67. Read more...


The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for the Bay Area starting Tuesday afternoonCourtesy of SF Gate

Waves Nearing 30 feet Are Expected to Break on Bay Area Beaches, SF Gate

Waves ranging from 20 to 28 feet, with even higher crests possible, are expected to break on beaches in and around San Francisco starting Tuesday afternoon, meteorologists said. A high surf advisory that takes effect at 3 p.m. Tuesday was issued Monday afternoon by the National Weather Service for beaches in San Francisco and Marin County, as well as areas as far south as Big Sur. Read more...


Bay Area Scientists Fix Gene that Causes Sickle Cell Disease, The Mercury News

A team of Bay Area scientists has used a powerful new gene-editing technique to fix the mutation that causes sickle cell disease, a key step towards a cure for the deadly immune system disease. While more work is required before it is offered to patients, the researchers — from UC Berkeley, UCSF's Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland and the University of Utah — have corrected the gene in enough cells to improve health. Read more...


SF Pledges to Provide More Housing for Homeless Veterans, SF Examiner

San Francisco will provide supportive housing for 75 veterans this fall and winter, city leaders announced Thursday, a day ahead of Veterans Day. The 75 new homes for veterans include 30 units at the Crown Hotel at 528 Valencia St. and 45 new units at the Winton Hotel at 445 O'Farrell St., Mayor Ed Lee said at a news conference outside the Crown Hotel on Thursday. Read more...

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