And there’s a massive uptick in asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in San Francisco — just as holiday travels loom.
It’s officially the wettest time of the year in the San Francisco Bay Area. From now until the end of February, the region will receive well over half its twelve-month rainfall total — which is inherently problematic, though welcomed. (We’ll take any and all perception… as the entire Bay Area, as well as most of Northern California, still falls in severe drought levels, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor Map.)
Bracing for the rain like: pic.twitter.com/1Lb1uxI64Z
— Underscore_SF (@Underscore_SF) December 2, 2022
Streets turned into lakes. Diamond Streed doubled as a rushing river. Some high-key hiking trails in the Peninsula were flooded… because, in the thick of an intense rainstorm, they shapeshifted into a storm drain.
Welcome to the Los Gatos Creek Trail, which the city of San Jose conveniently uses as a storm drain at Leigh Avenue. pic.twitter.com/BRL9p6MxJA
— Richard Masoner 🚴♂️ (@cyclelicious) December 4, 2022
So, yea: We’re still feeling very much like Hillary Duff’s 2003 pop-banger that clears our skin and cures our seasonal depression, 19 years later.
What else happened over the weekend? Here’s a quick rundown on a few notable things.
• Of course, newly-elected District 6 Supervisor Matt Dorsey, who, before being placed in the role by Mayor Breed — and then being elected by SF voters this past November — is supporting an SFPD documentary. The SFPD film The Real Streets of San Francisco is being pushed as a marketing tool for recruitment… and includes some problematic language in the film. More info.
• A pair of Oakland historians are giving us a glimpse into the City’s yesteryear iterations. And, no: They’re not just relying on tweets and IG posts to build those lenses into the bygone eras of Oakland. More info.
• Aysmoptic cases of COVID-19 are on spiking in the Bay Area. Cases that aren’t obvious through a litany of symptoms have more than doubled at the University of California, San Francisco in the past month — implying that per UCSF’s Dr. Wachter, about one in every twenty San Franciscans is currently infected with COVID-19. More info.
Feature Image: Courtesy of Jane Lurie Photography