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Tuesday in SF: JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park may permanently close to cars

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By Sri Ravipati

Here's your roundup of local stories for April 26.

JFK Drive likely to permanently close to cars

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday are deciding whether to permanently keep cars off of John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park after months of heated public debate, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The Board of Supervisors considered two ordinances that address the future of JFK Drive, which has become popular for walkers, runners and bicyclists since it was closed to vehicles two years ago. Some supervisors have to weigh in still but at least six supervisors have said they want to keep the road cars-free, likely giving the proposal the majority needed to pass.

A rally took place on the steps of City Hall before Tuesday's board meeting.

San Francisco sues four companies involved in opioid crisis

On Monday, San Francisco issued a lawsuit against four companies — Walgreens, Teva, Allergan and Anda — accused of feeding the opioid crisis in America, NBC Bay Area reports.

In the U.S. District Court, City Attorney David Chiu said the companies his office is suing have cost San Francisco billions of dollars and thousands of lives.

Elon Musk buys San Francisco-based Twitter for $44B

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, purchased Twitter on Monday for $44 billion, NBC Bay Area reports.

How will Twitter change and how will users be affected? When Musk made the deal he said he wanted "to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans."

Be sure to follow and check back as I will share any official details that emerge!

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