- San Francisco taxi drivers, exhibiting "a palpable sense of desperation," stage a horn-honking protest outside ride service Uber's Market Street headquarters. (SF Weekly)
- The PBS NewsHour asks, "What's it really like to be an Uber driver?" Pretty challenging, a lot of the time, if you believe the drivers the program spoke to.
- Last week, the lawyer representing the family of brain-dead teenager Jahi McMath said he had evidence that she's not in fact dead and that he wanted an Oakland judge to declare her alive. But after a Stanford neurologist called the evidence unpersuasive, attorney Christopher Dolan says he wants a delay in the death hearing. (San Francisco Chronicle)
- We know there's been an exodus of priced-out San Franciscans, especially those of the recently arrived millennial variety, heading to Oakland. The Bold Italic tells why the trend will continue.
- U.S. bombing of Islamic State has freed Syria's Assad regime to intensify attacks on its other, more moderate opponents. (New York Times)
- Amazon is opening its first brick-and-mortar store, across the street from the Empire State Building. (Wall Street Journal)
- A meditation on medieval manuscripts, Google and what's lost when information replaces knowledge and we read as consumers rather than learners. (Tablet)
- The New Yorker profiles Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator (and possible GOP presidential candidate) whose libertarian views offer a sort of ideological Rorschach test -- Wait! A Republican who quotes Malcolm X? Approvingly? -- for voters across the political spectrum.
- When bad things happen to the Los Angeles Dodgers, people in these parts generally rejoice. But not writer Wendy Thurm, who takes a closer look at the playoff implosion of "once-in-a-generation talent" Clayton Kershaw. (The Cauldron, via Medium)
Oakland's Jack London Square ferry terminal. (Dan Brekke/KQED)