Here are some headlines you might have missed this week.
Bay Area bike share expansion gets rolling, SF Chronicle
The Bay Area bike share program is expanding from San Francisco and San Jose to include Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville starting July 11. Cost for an annual membership will rise from $88 to $149. Will you be riding? Read more.
Neil Young's Bridge School benefit concert appears to be history, SF Gate
Neil Young and his ex-wife canceled their popular annual Bridge School Benefit Concert at Shoreline and have no plans for future iterations, though they will continue in other fundraising efforts. Past performers include Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, and the Dixie Chicks. Read more.
Uber Embraces Major Reforms as Travis Kalanick, the C.E.O., Steps Away, NY Times
As Uber attempts to repair its bad-boy reputation, its co-founder Travis Kalanick has decided to take a leave of absence as CEO. The company also announced its aims to ensure that executives are more closely supervised by the board of directors. Read more.
High-priced art plan to be unveiled for Treasure Island, SF Chronicle
Treasure Island is being transformed into a residential area with the planned construction of 8,000 residential units to house around 20,000 people. The Treasure Island Arts Master Plan wants to spend $50 million on public art for San Francisco's newest neighborhood. Read more.
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Lumina penthouse takes $1 million price cut, Curbed SF
If your plan was to move into one of Lumina towers' top floors one day, we applaud you. We're also here to tell you that the penthouse suite—with three bedrooms, private terraces, and "a climate-controlled wine room and wet bar"—now costs $1.1 million less. Read more.
Bad at Negotiating? Facebook Is Working On Bots That Can Do It For You, Fast Company
Facebook's artificial intelligence group already has its chatbots programmed to do menial tasks like making restaurant reservations; it's next step: to hash out win-win deals between people, so the weaker-willed friend doesn't always cave first. Read more.