• Kamala Harris is sliding in the polls and laying off members from her Baltimore campaign headquarters by the dozen. The junior senator's once glowing promise to be the democrat that'll take on Trump in 2020 is dimming, with little chance of bouncing back as Sanders and Warren ascend in the polls. [Washington Post]
  • Kincade Fire is sitting at 76 percent containment. A lack of strong winds and more temperate weather have helped firefighters battle the remaining bits of the Kincade Fire; evacuees are starting to return to their homes, as well. [Press Democrat/KRON 4]
  • An ATV driver dies in car collision in Oakland. The 32-year-old, yet-named off-road-vehicle driver was struck by Toyota Camry in Oakland’s 8000 block of Rudsdale Street; the thirty-something was pronounced dead on scene by first responders. [East Bay Times]
  • The “armed man” shot and killed by a San Jose police officer Thursday was holstering a fake weapon. Reports came in of an unnamed man holding a handgun near the 2300 block of McKee Road in San Jose on Halloween, and, when police confronted him to put down the gun, the suspect refused–and was promptly shot twice by an on-duty officer, later dying in a nearby hospital; the gun, in question, was a replica of a Beretta handgun. [KPIX]
  • A San Jose homicide suspect was caught in Mexico after a months-long manhunt. [Mercury News]
  • Berkeley gets the “all clear” that the waters off Aquatic Park are safe to enter.[Berkeleyside]
  • Runners are crowding Golden Gate Park today for the half-marathon, so wise-up and plan your transits accordingly. [KPIX]
  • Relive yesterday’s Day of the Dead festivities in the Mission District, via this photo reel. [Mission Local]
  • Here’s how Trump managed to alter the idea of what it means to occupy the Oval Office, per thousands of “presidential” tweets. [New York Times]

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