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Top stories of the week: New D8 supervisor, court contraband, Muni ‘fleet of the future’

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Had a busy week? Here’s a roundup of our top stories for a catch up on The City’s hottest news:

Mayor to make history by appointing SF’s first openly HIV-positive supervisor
Mayor Ed Lee on Friday announced the appointment of longtime HIV/AIDS and civil rights advocate Jeff Sheehy to the District 8 seat on the Board of Supervisors. Sheehy, who will fill the seat previously held by Scott Wiener, will be the first supervisor openly living with HIV in The City’s history. Learn more here.

Smuggled contraband discovered in defendant’s’ shoes brought into court by lawyers
Two defense lawyers either inadvertently or intentionally smuggled drugs and other contraband into a San Francisco courtroom late last month, according to documents obtained by the San Francisco Examiner. Get the scoop here.

New CA law would punish scofflaw companies for self-driving vehicles
That may be good news for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who asked the San Francisco Police Department what he could do to stop Uber from unlawfully testing its self-driving cars on city streets with passengers, a service the company launched Dec. 14. Get the details here.

Man stabbed outside Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
A 40-year-old man was stabbed in the face and torso outside the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Tuesday evening, according to police. Read the story here.

Recreational marijuana sparks new industries in SF, but side effects could kill buzz
San Francisco’s new era of legalized recreational cannabis could bring pot-friendly hotels, marijuana-selling businesses along popular neighborhood corridors and delivery services. But just how The City will regulate this new industry remains hazy. Learn more about the issue here.

First new Muni train from ‘fleet of the future’ arrives Friday the 13th
On Jan. 13, which happens to be Friday the 13th, Muni’s first train from its fleet of the future will arrive. Get photos and details here.

Newspaper claims SFSU among the worst schools for Jewish students
A Jewish news organization is claiming that San Francisco State University is one of the worst campuses for Jewish students in the nation, highlighting the recent student protest of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on campus. Read the full story here.

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