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Thursday in SF: City has highest COVID case rate in the Bay

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By Sri Ravipati

Welcome back to another daily roundup of San Francisco stories for April 7.

1.) San Francisco has highest COVID case rate in the Bay

San Francisco is outpacing all other Bay Area counties and most California counties in new COVID-19 cases, KRON4 reports.

The city is confirming an average of around 13 new cases per day per 100,000 residents. Trailing behind San Francisco, San Mateo is confirming more than 10 cases per 100,000 residents on average. For comparison, the state’s largest counties including Los Angeles, Sacramento and Fresno are at 5.5 cases per 100,000 or fewer.

However, the San Francisco Department of Public Health maintains that the uptick is not concerning compared to the winter surge tied.

2.) San Francisco's redistricting task force may remove members amid public outcry

The San Francisco Elections Commission may remove its appointees to the Redistricting Task Force in charge of drawing new boundaries for city supervisor districts, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The Redistricting Task Force has been working to draw a new map of supervisor districts. Community groups and several supervisors have pushed back against some of the maps the task force has considered. For instance, there is concern over the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods being represented by different supervisors.

The commission will hold a special meeting Sunday at 3 p.m. about potentially removing members.

3.) California Kahve moves to Marin County's Stinson Beach

On Thursday, California Kahve opened in the coastal town of Stinson Beach in Marin County, Eater SF reports.

California Kahve was a part of San Francisco Recreation and Park's food truck pilot program launched during the pandemic. The business became a lightning rod for the public and contentious debate over the Great Highway's future. Eventually, California Kahve was kicked off of the Great Highway and welcomed to Stinson Beach instead.

More San Francisco news:

  • Custom-built Sea Cliff beauty with Golden Gate views asks $5.2 million [7x7]
  • Lupulandia in the Mission just closed [SFGATE]

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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