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Thursday top-line in San Francisco: 'Family-friendly' COVID-19 events to get children ages 5-11 vaccinated and more

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By Sri Ravipati

Good morning. It's another gloomy day as that atmospheric river keeps rolling through.

Here are the top headlines in San Francisco to help get you fired up for Oct. 21.

Warriors to take on Clippers in home opener
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The Golden State Warriors face the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday at 7 p.m. at Chase Center in their first regular-season game.

The Warriors opened the season Tuesday, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 121-114. Thursday's game is the Warriors' first home game with no capacity limits in 590 days. Chase Center is requiring proof of vaccination for fans 12 and older and a negative test for children ages 2 to 11.

Lesbian partners in S.F.'s Noe Valley are remembered for paving the way for LGBTQ+ rights
Martin and Lyon were the first couple to be married in San Francisco when same-sex marriages became legal in California.(Pool/Getty Images)

Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin are sometimes called the "mothers of the lesbian rights movement" for founding the nation's first organization for lesbians in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood in 1955.

The GLBT Historical Society Museum in the Castro is displaying the contribution of these partners who were pioneers for LGBTQ+ rights. The display includes a magazine they founded in 1956 that was the first national lesbian publication in America, among other works. Martin and Lyon were among the first couples to be married in San Francisco in 2008 when same-sex marriage became legal in California.

S.F. to host 'family-friendly' vaccination events to get children ages 5 to 11 vaccinated

San Francisco health officials on Thursday announced plans to host “family-friendly” coronavirus vaccination events in response to the White House's goal to vaccinate roughly 28 million children ages 5 to 11.

In addition, four schools will operate vaccination sites with the bandwidth to administer as many as 250 doses a day or 25,000 vaccine doses per week across its nearly 100 sites citywide to eligible children, first-time adults and third-dose boosters.

Thanks for reading today's S.F. news roundup! Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments.

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