“Some claim that we receive a subsidy or have an unfair advantage from being perceived as too big to fail. We disagree.”
Wells Fargo shines light on banking industry’s challenges [Biz Times]

“Whistle-blowers are relaying firsthand accounts of other deficiencies: dried blood and other fluids on an operating table; broken equipment; priority care for well-connected “VIPs”; and chronic under-staffing of security, custodial and frontline care functions”
Short staffing at UC hospitals is putting patients at risk [Ex]

“Sex workers in Silicon Valley use social media for effective marketing, while YouTube stays mum on the grey areas of its adult content guidelines.”
Sex Tech: Tech-savvy sex work in Silicon Valley [ZDNet]

“Some customs have vanished. Liar’s Dice, a noisy barroom game, is nearing extinction. Nobody drinks whiskey sours anymore.”
S.F., a city of restaurants and bars [Chron]

“Free software with open code that others can change to meet their needs – also called open-source software – faces a major challenge in reaching financial sustainability.”
Open-Source Software Maker Races to Funding Deadline [ML@L]

“Tesco is set to confirm a decision to ‘abandon the venture’ on Wednesday”
Tesco’s Fresh & Easy supermarkets uneasy over future [Biz Times]

“It is a very sad thing, a difficult business decision for us to make”
Sherman Clay piano merchant’s swan song [Chron]

“I wish I had given it to a real institution, like the Chicago museum or the Dallas museum or the Seattle museum.”
S.F. museums’ art sale enrages donor [Chron]

“No word yet on how the food is, but there were plenty of curious people who stopped by to check them out over the weekend.”
New Mexican eatery “La Ciudad de Mexico” opens on 6th Avenue near California [Richmond SF]

“the idea behind their trip — which started in Costa Mesa on Thursday and included a stop in Palo Alto on Friday morning — was not to poach existing businesses from the state, but rather to educate firms about what Utah and Virginia can offer.”
Utah and Virginia governors visiting San Francisco look to boost state economies, not steal business [Ex]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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