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Tuesday in San Francisco: Newsom enlists CHP to patrol shopping areas, SF celebrates Giving Tuesday and more

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By Sri Ravipati

Hello San Francisco! Welcome back to another daily roundup of local stories for Nov. 30.

Newsom enlists CHP's help to stop smash and grab robberies

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the California Highway Patrol to provide additional armed protection at major shopping malls statewide in response to retail robberies, KPIX5 reports.

“Full stop, we want real accountability,” Gov. Newsom said. “We want people prosecuted and we want people to feel safe this holiday season.”

Expect increased CHP patrols on freeways adjacent to busy California shopping centers and surrounding malls.

San Francisco considers allowing businesses to hire sheriff's deputies as security guards

In light of local retail robberies, San Francisco supervisors are considering a proposal Tuesday that makes it easier for city business owners to hire sheriff's deputies as security guards, NBC Bay Area reports.

Hired sheriff's deputies would wear their standard uniform and be armed serving as security. They would be off-duty and paid overtime by businesses, not the city, according to the proposal.

The proposal was introduced at the end of September. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 2 p.m. to vote.

Celebrating Giving Tuesday in San Francisco

In honor of Giving Tuesday, here are some charitable causes to contribute to based in San Francisco.

Save the Bay

You can make a donation to Save The Bay, which is raising $30,000 to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. Visit for more information.

Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco

Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco is raising and matching $8,000 to launch the SF Educational Equity Coalition. Make a gift at

SF New Deal

SF New Deal provides supportive services and financial opportunities for small businesses in San Francisco in need. The organization has set an ambitious goal of raising $50,000 for Giving Tuesday. More information is available here.

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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