“This will definitely fuel the calls for a bid for a Bay Area Olympic Games, say in 2024. With a new stadium, the credibility of a Super Bowl, and regional cooperation, there’s logic to it.”
Super Bowl L could be just the beginning [Chron]

“I will be putting out a statement and perhaps my colleagues may join me on that, stating that these ads do not constitute hate speech.”
Avalos has very flexible hate-speech standards [Ex]

“For various reasons, many of these property owners’ insurance companies have not responded by providing financial assistance for immediate restoration of properties”
$4M settlement approved for victims of burst pipe [Ex]

“From a financial perspective, it is close to a guaranteed good thing.”
Economic impact from Super Bowl 50 will be (fill in the blank) [Biz Times] [Chron]

“Mr. Riordan accompanied Lee and his trade delegation on a trip to China this spring and had dinner with the mayor and other members of the delegation at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on the evening he died. “
Edward Riordan, noted S.F. lawyer, dies [Chron]

“Granelli’s responsibilities for the city include visiting clubs and checking that they are meeting the requirements of their entertainment permits — that volume levels are being respected and security plans are being followed. That’s brought him into conflict with Jason Perkins, owner of Mission club Brick and Mortar Music Hall, which is currently under pressure from the commission over neighbors’ noise complaints.”
Club Owner Alleges City Inspector Punishes Venues That Don’t Use His Security Company [Weekly][SFBG]

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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