By JW | Fri, 08/26/2022 - 05:37

STL: Friday, August 26, 2022

Events 📆

  • Gin Festival St. Louis is Back in September — Better Than Ever – RFT
  • Festival of Nations returns this weekend – KSDK
  • Grand opening for the expanded visitor center at the Missouri Botanical Garden – FOX 2
  • The best food and drink events in St. Louis this weekend: August 26-28 –
  • The Best Things To Do In St. Louis During the Week, August 25 to August 31 – RFT

BuySTL 👜

  • D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. Inc. Voluntarily Recalls 44-Ounce Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies – RiverBender
  • Health care giant Centene agrees to $33.3M settlement in Washington state fraud lawsuit – St. Louis Business Journal
  • Business group applauds proposal that would increase St. Louis city police pay – St. Louis Business Journal
  • Local dog food? – r/StLouis

Restaurants 🍲

  • Hill Staple Mama Toscano’s Closes After More Than 100 Years – RFT
  • Pi Pizzeria + ¡Rico! Mexican closes in Kirkwood – St. Louis Magazine
  • Big Mama’s in East St. Louis Thrives on Word of Mouth – RFT

STLfood ⚜️

  • Serendipity’s new location in The Grove is open for ice cream, coffee and more –
  • Star Bakery & Cafe Offers Afghan Sweets and More in Holly Hills – RFT
  • Civil Life Brewing Company is expanding its offerings – St. Louis Magazine
  • Modern Brewery opens new taproom south of Forest Park – St. Louis Magazine
  • Imo’s Pizza Is Coming to a Frozen Food Aisle Near You – RFT

Neighborhoods 🏡

  • Green, white, and red crosswalks adorn The Hill neighborhood – FOX 2
  • Bevo Mill: From Anti-Prohibition Propaganda to a Neighborhood Landmark – History Happens Here

STL100 💯

  • St. Louis organizations help Missourians sign up for photo IDs needed to vote – KSDK
  • Mobot – new visitor center – r/StLouis

STL99 😱

  • Thieves slam car into medical marijuana dispensary near Forest Park – KSDK
  • Thieves targeting St. Louis marijuana dispensaries – FOX 2
  • Recent uptick in marijuana dispensary burglaries in St. Louis – FOX 2
  • Man charged in crash involving golf cart, stolen car in downtown St. Louis – KSDK
  • Homeless advocates concerned over new panhandling laws – FOX 2
  • Town and Country doctor, wife sentenced for healthcare fraud – FOX 2
  • St. Louis Doctor Scammed Patients With Cheap Drugs, Bought Ugly Mansion – RFT
  • Rockwood School Board member condemned for political hate speech –

WW99 😱

Police 🚓

  • St. Louis expects to name new police chief by end of the year –
  • Former Maryland Heights police officer sentenced to 4 years in prison for child pornography charge – KSDK
  • Los Angeles Police Department seizes 40 cars in a crackdown on street takeovers but will return cars in 30 days – Boing Boing

CityGov 🏛

  • ‘We want to feel safe and be heard’: Residents question St. Louis aldermanic president candidates at forum – KSDK
  • City of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones tours Small Business Administration disaster assistance center – KSDK
  • City gives tax abatement to 400 acres in north St. Louis, hoping for future development – KSDK

MoGov 🏛

  • Missouri Dems expect boost from marijuana campaign, but split on whether it’s good policy – Missouri Independent

FedGov 🏛

  • USDA plans ‘historic’ funding to help struggling farmers, develop new ag leaders – Missouri Independent
  • FEMA disaster recovery center to open in University City Friday – KSDK
  • FEMA: No Money for Cars With Expired Tags – RFT
  • U.S. Counties with More People than the State of Wyoming,… – Maps on the Web
  • The U.S. Just Changed the Definition of Firearms to Account for Untraceable Ghost Guns – Gizmodo

Jobs 📄

  • Better Family Life hosts career expo on Friday – FOX 2

History 🦕

  • The day a St. Louis newspaper editor and a federal prosecutor shot it out in a duel –

Sustainability ♻️

  • California to phase out internal combustion vehicles by 2035 – The Register
  • California’s Gas Car Ban Is Going to Make Electric Cars Better – VICE US
  • Google Changed Emission Calculations in Google Flights, Making Air Travel Look Cleaner – Gizmodo

Infrastructure 🚽

  • Hydrogen-powered trains enter passenger service in Germany – New Atlas
  • Impressively green timber office building is built to last – New Atlas

Ecology 🦤

  • More hummingbirds are expected in Missouri before fall migration – FOX 2
  • Britain spewing so much sewage into waterways that European neighbors worried it will wash up on continent – Boing Boing

Twitter 🐦

  • Jack Dorsey says his biggest regret is Twitter became a company –
  • Twitter whistleblower summoned to Senate Judiciary Committee – The Register
  • Twitter Ordered to Give Musk Additional Bot Account Data – SecurityWeek
  • Creator Of Botometer Goes On Media Tour To Explain Why Elon Musk’s Claims About Bots (Using Botometer) Are Meaningless – Techdirt

Space 🚀

  • ‘Fireball’ flashes over St. Louis, seen from multiple states –
  • James Webb detects carbon dioxide in exoplanet atmosphere for first time – New Atlas
  • Webb Telescope Just Detected Carbon Dioxide in a Distant World – Gizmodo
  • Zoom in on Webb Telescope’s Biggest Image Yet – Gizmodo


  • This hacker built a TSA-proof gun to show why “security” fails us – Freethink

Captain’s Blog 🏴‍☠️

  • Enjoy these vintage Jim Henson commercials – Boing Boing
  • Google says there’s no Waze forward, carpool app axed – The Register
  • Waze Is Shutting Down Its Carpool Service, Even as Bosses Push for a Return to the Office – Gizmodo
  • Google Maps, search results to point women to actual abortion providers – The Register
  • Twilio, Cloudflare just two of 135 orgs targeted by Oktapus phishing campaign – The Register
  • DuckDuckGo opens up its free email privacy service to everyone – Engadget
  • Twilio, Cloudflare Attacked in Campaign That Hit Over 130 Organizations – SecurityWeek
  • Mozilla Patches High-Severity Vulnerabilities in Firefox, Thunderbird – SecurityWeek
  • Not Sure How to WordPress Anymore? – CSS-Tricks
  • T-Mobile and SpaceX’s Satellite Connectivity Likely Won’t Require an iPhone 14 – MacRumors