• A $25,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the October 1 kidnapping and murder of tech CEO Tushar Atre. The 50-year-old was taken from his home and found dead of a gunshot wound in a vehicle nearby not long after, and the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office says multiple suspects were involved. [KRON 4]
  • During closing arguments by the prosecution in the murder trial of heiress Tiffany Li and boyfriend Kaveh Bayat on Wednesday, the two defendants kept their heads down, taking notes. Attorneys for the two said that all the prosecution's points could be disproven. [KTVU]
  • An elderly man was killed after being struck by a commuter bus outside the Oakland main library Wednesday morning. The accident happened at 14th and Madison Streets. [East Bay Times]
  • The victim in Monday night's homicide in the Tenderloin has been identified as 20-year-old Cristian Mejia Ruiz of Oakland. [Examiner]
  • A man riding a "large tricycle" was killed in a traffic collision in Petaluma Wednesday afternoon. [Press-Democrat]
  • SF Weekly has some recommendations for what to eat and drink at the Chase Center. [SF Weekly]
  • A story about a Burlington, Vermont school district canceling Halloween has gone viral, because, yes, they were trying not to upset students whose families don't celebrate Halloween. [WCAX]
  • Rupaul has just announced a new spinoff of Drag Race that will involve a celebrity getting a drag makeover in each episode. [Vanity Fair]

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