A handful of juicy stories you may have missed this week.
San Francisco will wipe out thousands of marijuana convictions dating to 1975, Los Angeles Times
Cannabis is legal in the Golden State. So gloriously legal in fact that, in a sweeping gesture, the City of San Francisco will apply the change to prior convictions. This means that nearly 5,000 felony marijuana convictions and more than 3,000 misdemeanors will be reviewed, recalled, re-sentenced, or dismissed. Hallelujah. Read more.
Anchor Distilling, left out of the Sapporo purchase, gets a new name, Mercury News
Last year, the beloved Anchor Brewing Co. was sold off to Japanese beer brand Sapporo, leaving sister brand Anchor Distilling to the locals. Now, post-buyout, the spirits arm has announced its new identity, with a name inspired by a Gold Rush-era spirits dealer. Read more.
Current 'Bachelor' Contestant Bekah Martinez Was Somehow Listed As a Missing Person, Glamour
North Coast Journal recently published a list of people missing from Humboldt County, and one lost woman was immediately found—on screen on The Bachelor. The story of Fresno woman Bekah Martinez is odd to say the least. Read more.
Uber now offering bikes in San Francisco, Curbed SF
Cycling is an inextricable part of SF culture; so naturally Uber wants to take that over too. The car sharing juggernaut has just announced the launch of a pilot program with New York-based bike share company Jump. Riders can now book an e-bike through the Uber app and go anywhere in the city. Read more.
SF tourist industry struggles to explain street misery to horrified visitors, SF Chronicle
Posh hotels in our city center are receiving rave reviews, though many guests aren't shying away from commenting on their shock at seeing rampant drug use, defecation, prostitution, and new mothers begging in our streets. Concerned hoteliers are calling for action. Read more.