A handful of Bay Area stories you may have missed this week.
The Painted Lady lavatory. (Courtesy of San Francisco Public Works)
A Mystery Predator Is Creating Undead 'Zombie Butterflies', SF Gate
Every morning at the famous monarch butterfly sanctuary in Pacific Grove, a few dozen to a few hundred butterflies are found flying through the air—dead. Read more.
Posh 'Painted Lady' Portable Toilets Roll Into SF, LA Times
Called the Painted Lady Pit Stop, the SF Public Works department debuts its newest project, a double-unit loo on wheels that resembles the iconic Victorian homes. Read more.
SF's Old Mint Is Seeking Blue-sky Ideas, SF Chronicle
Dating back to 1874, the national historic landmark is turning to the public for ideas and proposals to transform the building into a center for history and culture. Read more.
Uber Paid Hackers to Hide Exposed Data of 57 Million Users, SF Weekly
The ride share company knew since October 2016, but apparently paid the same hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep things quiet. Read more.
Bizarre Items Found In Burning Man Lost And Found, CBS News
Lost something at Burning Man? It might be at this lost and found where they've recovered 2,479 items since mid-November and returned 1,279. Read more.