Thursday in San Francisco: In-N-Out heiress calls Florida governor, fishermen rescued from burning boat and more

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By Sri Ravipati

Here are the top stories in San Francisco for Nov. 11.

In-N-Out heiress talks with Gov. DeSantis about possibly expanding to Florida

The notoriously private owner of In-N-Out Burger, Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, spoke with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the phone about the company's highly publicized dispute with Bay Area health departments over proof of vaccination requirements.

DeSantis' press secretary said the governor and Snyder-Ellingson talked about In-N-Out possibly expanding to Florida, where it is illegal for businesses to require proof of vaccination from customers. Currently, there are no In-N-Out locations further east than Texas.

7 commercial fishermen rescued from burning boat west of Monterey

Seven commercial fishermen en route from Vietnam to the San Francisco Bay were rescued after their boat burst into flames near Monterey on Wednesday, CBS SF Bay Area reports.

Coast Guard officials responded to multiple emergency radio beacons around 12:20 a.m. from the 85-foot commercial fishing boat called Blue Dragon. When Coast Guard aircrew from Sacramento arrived, Blue Dragon crewmembers were aboard a life raft and signaling to the plane with a flashlight. A second aircrew was dispatched and arrived after 9:30 a.m. to rescue the seven crewmembers from a raft.

Gas in S.F. hits $5.85 per gallon

Gas prices across the San Francisco Bay Area soared over $5 a gallon last month and are soaring higher every day. On Wednesday, the Shell station at 4th and Bryant in San Francisco posted a price of $5.85 per gallon, SF Bay Area reports.

According to industry analyst Lundberg Survey, the price is at least $1.30 higher than a year ago.

Drop-in COVID vaccines for kids at S.F. General on Veterans Day

For kids ages 5-11 who are out of school for Veterans Day, the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital is offering COVID-19 vaccinations with no appointment necessary, KRON4 reports.

Drop-ins are welcome from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, only for this age group.

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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