Expect to see 10,000 scooters citywide soon.
Plus, Los Gatos is the best spot in the state for retired folks; RIP Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter; boulders are being placed on SF sidewalks to prevent homeless encampments; and more Bay Area news you may have missed this week.
SF to allow 10,000 e-scooters citywide, raising fears of 'scooter-geddon part two', SF Examiner
Scoot, Lime, Jump, and Spin all just won a permit to bring this fun—but controversial—form of transit back to San Francisco, but don't expect to see parked scooters blocking the sidewalk—or thrown in trees—this time around. Read more.
Take in Outstanding Desert Views at This Inn Outside Saguaro National Park, Dwell
If you're in need of a getaway, look no further than The Posada, the second impeccably designed, stylish desert stay by husband and wife team Sara and Rich Combs. Between the rock canyon pool, meditation room, rustic details, and endless cactus, we're sold. Read more.
This Bay Area city ranked best place to retire in California, Mercury News
After analyzing factors including weather, crime, entertainment, and access to healthcare, Wallet Hub named Los Gatos the best place to retire in California. And not that we're surprised, but seven other Bay Area cities also made the top 10. Read more.
Robert Hunter, longtime Grateful Dead lyricist, dead at 78, Datebook
The songwriter behind some of the Grateful Dead's most iconic hits, including "Touch of Grey" and "Uncle John's Band,"—and as the Grateful Dead said "the band member that doesn't come onstage with us"—passed away on Monday. Read more.
SF residents buy boulders, place them on sidewalk to thwart homeless tents, SF Gate
In a bid to prevent homeless people from pitching tents on the sidewalk, residents of Clinton Park, a side street off of Market, chipped in to purchase roughly two dozen large rock barriers. Read more.