“In the leadup to Sunday’s close, Black Pancake will be offering new records at 30% off, and used records at half price. So if you want a good buy, or just want to say goodbye, be sure to stop by.”
Black Pancake Records to Close Sunday [Haighteration]

“The Oakland-based union filed the notice with the UC Office of the President. The threatened strike, scheduled for May 21 and 22, would affect UCSF Medical Center, UC Davis Medical Center and three UC medical centers in Southern California, at UCLA, UC Irvine and UC San Diego.”
AFSCME Local 3299 issues 10-day strike notice at UC hospitals [Biz Times] [Ex]

“Designed to address the need for weeknight dinner help, companies like Square Meals, Franny’s Kitchen, Debbie Does Dinner and Luke’s Local – in addition to Munchery – not only offer inventive, seasonal alternatives to restaurant takeout (and a good choice for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift), but inspire consumers to create similar dishes at home.”
High-quality meal delivery offers takeout alternative [Chron]

“Companies from Apple to the Gap have pledged to pitch in a combined $30 million if the Bay Area lands the Super Bowl in either 2016 or 2017, money that would go to cover hosting costs and affiliated charity efforts, including programs for needy young people, bid organizers said.”
Bay Area firms pledge Super Bowl aid [Chron]

“The Seasons restaurant will now be MKT, with old-timey touches, a secret speakeasy room (three knocks to enter), and a large communal table by the bar. They’ll host brunch fashion shows and ‘battle of the bloggers’ bar nights. And the uniforms – once relatively shapeless – are now tightly tailored and modern.”
Four Seasons S.F. serves up new uniforms [Chron]

“If I was czar, you would have the real marketplace here and let them go there and play in their dark pools like it’s a video game or a lottery. There is no leadership in the SEC to do that. There is no leadership in government to do that. So consequently we have these unbridled frontiers.”
Charles Schwab reflects on 40 years [Chron]

“It’s totally outrageous. … You lose talent, you lose perspective, you end up with that bland, all-white-guy community.”
Top lawyer decries unequal pay for women [Chron]

“Spencer Marshall methodically zipped a white bee suit from his waist to his chin, then pulled a meshed hood over his head to protect himself from venomous harm. Only after he was all secure did he light a piece of burlap, put it in a tin smoker and start replacing the beehives in the rooftop garden at the Fairmont Hotel.”
Working sting shift: rooftop beekeeper [Chron]

“The proposed farmer’s market would take place on Sunday mornings, and would require closing the blocks of Clement Street between 2nd and 4th Avenues. “
Clement St. Farmer’s Market is “near approval”; community meeting on May 20 [Richmond SF]

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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