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Thursday in SF: Masks required on BART again through July 18

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By Sri Ravipati

Here's your roundup of local stories for April 28.

Masks required on BART again through July 18

BART riders and employees are again required to wear masks on trains and at station platforms until July 18, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Masks were made optional on BART last week after the state’s Department of Public Health dropped its mask requirement on public transit. Under a new mandate approved Thursday by the agency’s Board of Directors, masks were reinstated to protect BART’s youngest and immunocompromised riders.

San Francisco to increase child care, preschool workers' wages

San Francisco on Thursday announced a $60 million initiative to give 2,000 workers in taxpayer-funded preschool and child care programs up to a $30,000 raise, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The goal is to give a liveable wage for these workers to remain in the city — solving a shortage of early educators. The early childhood educators will start to see the money in their paychecks as of July 1.

Weekend preview in San Francisco

SFGATE rounded up a list of weekend events in the city:

  • Noodle Fest is returning after a decade and features 30 different vendors from Chinatown and North Beach. Tickets for entry give you five samples.
  • The San Francisco Giants are playing the Washington Nationals on Friday through Sunday.
  • The Chinatown Media & Arts Collaborative is hosting Neon Was Never Brighter: A Glimpse Into the Future on Saturday.
  • The 65th San Francisco International Film Festival closes this weekend.
  • Check out the new Francisco Park, which opens this week just above Aquatic Park and Ghirardelli Square.

More San Francisco news:

  • Woman seen coughing on Uber driver now accused of identity theft [ABC7]
  • Warriors advance to Western Conference Semifinals [ABC7]

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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