Did you hear sirens last night? There was a high speed chase starting from Turk and Gough in San Francisco around 12:15 a.m. that went for 30 minutes, reached speeds of up to 90 mph, went over the Bay Bridge, and ended up with the suspects being captured in downtown Oakland (at 16th and Jefferson). No reports on injuries or property damage yet.
The Bay Area's scheduled for its first death penalty execution in three years, of a man convicted of murder in San Mateo County in 1981. Donald Beardslee will be only the 11th person executed in California since the death penalty was reinstated in 1978, and the first person executed from a San Mateo County case. Beardslee is scheduled for lethal injection at a minute after midnight tonight (Wed. morning), but his petitions for clemency based on his brain damage are currently pending before the Supreme Court and Schwarzenegger.
And Israeli and Palestinian protestors clashed in Berkeley over the display of an Israeli bus destroyed by a suicide bomber. It was mostly verbal altercations across Berkeley's MLK Park, but two men were charged with misdemeanor battery after getting in a brief fistfight when the pro-Palestinian group tried to parade in the park.