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Day Across the Bay: Carol Leigh, Who Coined the Time period ‘Intercourse Work,’ Has Died

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  • Legendary San Francsco activist Carol Leigh, higher generally known as “Scarlot Harlot” and the inventor of the time period “intercourse work,” died Wedesday. She was 71. Leigh is credited with changing the time period “prostitute” wth “intercourse employee,” based the Bay Space Intercourse Staff Advocacy Community, served on the San Francisco Activity Pressure on Prostitution, and in addition based the Intercourse Staff Movie & Artwork Pageant, which nonetheless runs to this present day. [Chronicle]
  • In the event you had your coronary heart set on shopping for Taylor Swift tickets to her July 28 and 29 exhibits at Levi’s Stadium, you possibly can in all probability neglect it, as Ticketmaster has botched this so badly that now they’re canceling the general public sale earlier than it even begins. Ticketmaster says there’s “inadequate remaining ticket stock” after their platform could not sustain with a “verified fan” requirement meant to discourage bots, however ended up extra simply crashing Ticketmaster’s website. [CNN]
  • On the eve of her Friday sentencing, Elizabeth Holmes’s attorneys filed one final plea for leniency for the disgraced Theranos fraudster. Prosecutors are searching for a sentence of as a lot as 15 years, however VC man Alex Moore wrote a letter of help saying (sigh), “Failures are part of the sport in Silicon Valley. We will’t punish our innovators in society or there might be no innovation.” [KRON-4]
  • There’s one more lawsuit over the flooded 33 Tehama building, where tenants have been displaced from the condo constructing since June. This new lawsuit alleges “unfair enterprise practices” as a result of property supervisor Hines required tenants to pay their hire in full with a purpose to entry the relocation providers offered. [SF Standard]
  • Two feminine suspects at giant after pulling off two separate financial institution robberies this week in Santa Rosa. [KRON-4]
  • A brand new burgers-and-breakfast place close to the East Bay’s Richmond Marina known as The Yard lives as much as its identify, with bocce ball, ping pong and different sport points of interest. [Hoodline]

Picture: Joe Kukura, SFist

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