• Southbound I-880 in Hayward was almost completely blocked by a multi-vehicle accident Wednesday morning involving several trucks, and which killed one person. As of 8 a.m. only one southbound lane was open, causing major traffic. [ABC 7]
  • An Assembly bill backed by scooter company Bird that would have created a statewide framework for mobility companies has stalled in the California Senate. SF Supervisor Aaron Peskin says this is a blessing, and Bird needs "to act like mature adults." [Examiner]
  • In order to speed up the rebuilding of homes that were destroyed in the Tubbs Fire, Santa Rosa is easing restrictions on construction noise. Construction can now start as early as 5 a.m. and go until 9 p.m. [ABC 7]
  • BART doesn't crack down on panhandling because it's technically legal unless it's "aggressive." Despite getting hundreds of calls about panhandlers each year, BART police issue very few citations. [Chronicle]
  • One man was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting in East Oakland Tuesday night. [ABC 7]
  • Several gun groups are suing California over the new law that bans gun sales to those under 21. [Tribune News Group]
  • Actress Melissa McCarthy was spotted having lunch at The Vault. [Tablehopper]
  • The SF Business Times got a look inside PayPal's swank new North San Jose headquarters.

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