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The San Francisco Unified School District has announced that the levels of lead in the drinking water at several schools has been resolved.

  

Last week, Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer prize-winning book “Evicted,” spoke at a Habitat for Humanity’s “Framing the Future” luncheon held in the Julia Morgan Ballroom. “Evictions, which used to be rare in this country, which used to draw crowds, are not just a condition of poverty, they’re a cause of poverty,” Desmond said.

  

Yesterday, the San Francisco Police Department began the first solo motorcycle training class in three years that is required of officers to join the Traffic Company.

  

The family Willie McCovey and the San Francisco Giants are inviting fans to AT&T Park on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m. for a celebration of the late Hall of Fame first baseman.

+ Farhan Zaidi, general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and UC Berkeley graduate, may be offered a front office position with the San Francisco Giants. East Bay Times

  

A couple who converted 14 apartments into illegal hotels through Airbnb will pay a $2.25 million settlement, City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced. They are barred from offering short-term rentals in any of the buildings they own or manage for at least seven years.

  

Last week, Julie Kirschbaum was appointed to lead Muni after the retirement of John Haley, a man embattled by sexual harassment allegations. She is the first-ever woman to be director of transit for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

  
The Neighborhoods

Fillmore

Today, the Church of 8 Wheels, a roller rink housed in the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, will celebrate its five year anniversary.

  

Richmond

Yesterday, an Aquamog, an aquatic vehicle began churning through North Lake in Golden Gate Park to uproot invasive plants.

  

Design District

The San Francisco Design Center has served makers since 1915. Two floors may be converted to office space if the City Hall grants approvals.

  

Sunset

Northern California’s largest sandcastle competition was held on Ocean Beach over the weekend. The 36th Annual Leap Sandcastle Classic brought teams of local elementary school students, architects, engineers and others to build sculptures out of water and sand.

The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park will host "Night Bloom," a series of nighttime events composed of interactive experiences using light, color and sound.

  

Glen Park

“Chenery House,” a huge home that went on the market in September 2017 at an eye-popping $12.5 million is now available for $5.5 million.

  
The Columnists
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Carl Nolte, Native Son: Week a fitting time to celebrate East Indians’ success in San Francisco

  
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Willie Brown, Willie’s World: Who needs the wall? Trump wins at the border without that annoying Congress

  
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Sally Stephens: Finding reasons to be less afraid

  
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Phil Matier and Andy Ross, Matier & Ross: Ron Conway seemingly stays on sidelines in San Francisco supervisor campaigns

  
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Phil Matier and Andy Ross, Matier & Ross: Feinstein-de León U.S. Senate race small potatoes when it comes to spending

  
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Heather Knight, On San Francisco: A word about San Francisco Prop. C from a person who knows homelessness firsthand

  
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Tim Redmond, The Agenda: The future, the Big Money, and the Election Night parties