Bring on the waterfront picnicking and tidal shelf exploration—China Basin is about to get a renovation geared for leisure living.
Plus, activists with a 15-foot Jeff Bezos head closed down Whole Foods, Juul gave up on their Prop C Campaign, the N.R.A. has yet to forgive San Francisco, and more Bay Area headlines you might have missed this week.
Warriors' Klay Thompson won't reveal where in San Francisco he moved to, NBC Sports
Thompson made the move across the Bay to be closer to Chase Center, but good luck finding his property. Our only clue: His bulldog, Rocco, is adjusting to city life thanks to a park near his new abode. Read more.
SF Giants and developer release new China Basin Park designs for Mission Rock, Curbed SF
Expect more than 1,300 homes, beach access, populated tidal shelves, an expansive great lawn that doubles as an outdoor amphitheater, and plenty of food and music programming on the plaza. Construction on the five-acre waterfront park is set to begin by the end of 2019. Read more.
In a Face-off With the N.R.A., San Francisco Blinks, The New York Times
Following the SF Board of Supervisors' unanimous vote declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization, the N.R.A. filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming that their First Amendment right to free speech was violated. Last week, Mayor London Breed clarified that the resolution was not binding, but the NRA has yet to drop the lawsuit. Read more.
Activists erect 15-foot-tall Jeff Bezos head on roof of San Francisco Whole Foods, SF Gate
On Monday, more than 150 animal rights activists shut down Whole Foods' Noe Valley location by chaining together to block the doors—with some even sporting Bezos masks—claiming that cruel conditions are in place at California farms marketed as "humane." Read more.
Under New CEO, Juul Drops Ballot Measure Campaign After Spending $11.6 Million On It, SFist
Despite spending upwards of $10 million on the pro–Prop C advertising campaign intended to get Juul back on the streets of SF, Juul's newly appointed CEO announced that the company will stop actively supporting the ballot measure. Read more.