Bioluminescent waters off the coast near Pescadero's Pigeon Point Lighthouse. (Philong nguyen, courtesy of The New York Times)

Bioluminescent plankton light up California shores, a plan to fix the sinking Millennium Tower + more Bay Area news


Here are some Bay Area headlines you might've missed this week.

SF poised to rename part of SFO after Harvey Milk, Curbed SF

Back in 2013, an attempt to name the entire San Francisco airport after Harvey Milk failed after the idea drummed up controversy and death threats. Now, Supervisor Hillary Ronan has introduced new legislation that would rename a single terminal after the beloved LGBTQ rights icon. Read more.

Engineers propose solution for San Francisco's sinking Millennium Tower, Dezeen

The fancy glass tower have sunk a total of 17 inches, and is leaning a total of 14 inches, since it was built. Finally, engineers think they have a solution to the Millennium Tower's growing (or should we say shrinking?) problem. Read more.

Spurred by deaths, Legislature advances idea of legal spots to inject illegal drugs, CALmatters

In response to the opioid epidemic ravaging the U.S. and California, lawmakers have introduced a bill that would create facilities for supervised drug injection programs aimed at decreasing deaths due to overdose. This would be contrary to a federal law, but hey, that's how we roll. Read more.

State bill aimed at 'Big Weed' marketing hits small businesses too, SF Chronicle

A state bill introduced would prevent cannabis companies from making T-shirts, hats, and other logo-adorned merchandise for marketing their businesses. While this bill is meant to curb "Big Weed" from advertising to children, it affects small business owners as well. Read more.

It's bioluminescence time off the California coast, NY Times

It's time to take a night kayak tour of the bioluminescent waves off the shore of California up and down the coast, including Tomales Bay in Point Reyes. Read more.

Geek fight! Musk says Zuckerberg naive about killer robots, Reuters

Oh, yes–a good old fashioned geek fight. Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg duke it out over whether or not robots will become intelligent enough to destroy us all. Musk says government regulation is needed to prevent killer robots, while Zuckerberg waves that off as a negligent "doomsday scenario." Who knows best? Read more.


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