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Elon Musk slams SF Mayor London Breed over city priorities

Elon Musk at a halloween party

Elon Musk at a Halloween party in New York City. Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images

San Francisco officials are investigating reports that Twitter has set up sleeping quarters for employees in its Mid-Market office, prompting Elon Musk to lash out at Mayor London Breed.

Catch up quick: Forbes reported on Monday that "bedroom pods" had replaced several meeting rooms at Twitter's 1355 Market St. headquarters, an apparent effort to accommodate employees working long hours at Elon Musk's "extremely hardcore," Twitter 2.0.

Megan Rose Dickey
14 hours ago - News

Transamerica Pyramid renovation aims to revitalize downtown

Transamerica Pyramid

A rendering of the Transamerica Pyramid from Mark Twain Plaza. Photo: Courtesy of DBOX

The iconic Transamerica Pyramid Center is getting a makeover for its 50th anniversary.

Driving the news: Real estate development firm SHVO and Deutsche Finance America bought the skyscraper and its surrounding area for $650 million in 2020, and the groups are financing the $400 million redevelopment project.

Nick Bastone
14 hours ago - News

3 best holiday light displays in San Francisco

Decorated house on Castro Street

Festive house in the Castro area. Photo: Nick Bastone/Axios

The holiday season is upon us.

If you're looking to get into the spirit, we've spotted a few places around the city that might just help.

San Francisco temporarily bans police robots from using lethal force

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office uses a robot similar to one the SFPD owns. Photo: Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to temporarily ban the use of robots as a deadly force option.

Driving the news: The decision marks a reversal from last week, when supervisors voted 8-3 to approve the controversial policy.

Nick Bastone
Dec 6, 2022 - Sports

49ers' roller coaster season continues

Jimmy Garoppolo tackled

Jimmy Garoppolo fractured his foot Sunday on this tackle. Photo: Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images

The 49ers' win against the Miami Dolphins Sunday was one of the most important — and costly — for a team that's still holding on to Super Bowl dreams.

Catch up quick: Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo broke his foot less than four minutes into the game — sidelining him for the rest of the season.

Megan Rose Dickey
Dec 6, 2022 - News

Lethal police robots in San Francisco draw protest

Police officers standing in front of rally outside city hall where protesters are holding sign that says "No killer robots"

Rally at City Hall on Monday to protest police policy to use robots for lethal force. Photo: Shirin Mori/Electronic Frontier Foundation

Members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation was among those at a rally outside City Hall Monday to demand a halt to a program to allow "killer robots."

Driving the news: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors last week voted 8-3 to approve an ordinance allowing the city's police department to use robots for lethal force.

UCSF sees increase of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

Illustration of a pattern of covid cells.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Positive test rates for asymptomatic COVID-19 cases have more than doubled at University of California, San Francisco in the past month, hitting 5%, the hospital's chair of medicine, Bob Wachter, tweeted Friday.

Why it matters: The implication, according to Wachter, is that about 1 in 20 people in SF who feel well would currently test positive for COVID.

Nick Bastone
Dec 2, 2022 - Politics

San Francisco launches graffiti cleanup program

Local politicians paint over graffiti

Small Business Commission president Sharky Laguana, Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Myrna Melgar paint over graffiti during Wednesday's announcement. Photo: Courtesy of Mayor Breed's office

San Francisco officials say they want to make life easier for small business owners in the city, and this week they did just that.

What's happening: SF Public Works launched a two-year pilot Wednesday that lets business and property owners request city crews to clean up graffiti tags on their buildings for free.