∙ The cutting of "welding access holes" are being blamed for the large cracks in the steel beams that led to the shutdown of the new Transbay Transit Center. Furthermore the Transbay Joint Powers Authority says that its own inspectors failed to recognize a failure in how these holes were made. [Chronicle]

∙ Our local nudists will be back at it again Sunday, St. Patrick's Day marching in the buck from the Castro to Golden Gate Park, this time in nice weather. For the hundredth time (or so) a gang of nudists will be protesting the local nudity ban that took effect seven years ago now. [SFGate]

∙ Experts say it was an overreaction, but most passengers at SFO seemed on board yesterday with President Trump's executive order to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. American, United, and Southwest all have the planes in their fleets. [ABC 7]

∙ Sephora has ended its promotional deal with 19-year-old vlogger and influencer Olivia Jade, a.k.a. Lori Loughlin's daughter, over the college admissions fraud scandal. Jade has over 1.4 million followers on Instagram, she creates a lot of content around beauty, and she had her own Sephora makeup palette. [ABC 7]

∙ Also, The Hallmark Channel has severed ties with Loughlin over the scandal. Loughlin was one of the channel's so-called "Christmas queens," and this also means the abrupt cancelation of the series "When Calls the Heart," in which she stars. [CBS SF]

∙ Parents whose kids go to the Bay Area's ritziest private schools remain shaken by connections to the scandal. Also, a group of Palo Alto parents insists their payments to Rick Singer were all for above-board services. [SF Business Times]

More terrible details are emerging about the Feb. 28 murder of Bambi Larson in San Jose. [ABC 7]

Two one-year-old female gray whales were found dead this week around SF Bay. [NBC Bay Area]

The California DMV is warning of a "summer surge" as more people come seeking REAL IDs, which will be required to board planes starting next year if you don't have a passport. [Sac Bee]

BART says it is taking steps to prevent future system-wide computer failures like the one that hobbled the system Saturday morning. [Examiner]

KQED chatted with the writer behind that New York Times piece about the tidal wave of newly minted millionaires that's about to crash into San Francisco, and what they're already doing to real estate prices. [KQED]