• With only three public restrooms available in the city past 8 pm, San Francisco’s headlining poop problem appears to be growing. “We obviously need more," says Supervisor Matt Haney, "We need to expand the number of these bathrooms and the hours." [KRON4]
  • Police are still investigating a San Jose homicide. Early Friday morning around 2 a.m., a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound on the 200 block of South White Road in San Jose; he was later pronounced dead on the scene. [NBC Bay Area]
  • The security guard company responsible for safeguarding a handful of lofty Oakland apartments has been let go after their guards unrightfully detained a community leader. Kenya Wheeler, a senior government transportation planner, was taking pictures of a bike rack near the properties when he was confronted and, at one point, had a gun drawn on him by two on-duty guards. [KTVU]
  • A West Oakland shooting left one dead and another critically injured Thursday night. [East Bay Times]
  • Are SF's dirty streets and homeless populations dissuading tourists (and business) from Pier 39? According to some, yes ... which isn't exactly the worst thing we’ve ever heard. [ABC 7]
  • New community restrictions (including spikes in security costs and other competition) lead to this year's Sausalito Arts Festival being postponed. [Chronicle]
  • Roy Loney of the famous San Francisco proto-punk band The Flamin’ Groovies has died at 73. [KPIX]
  • As this decade comes to a close, one thing's certain: The Bay Area's renting landscape forever changed ... for the worse. [Curbed SF]
  • Here are five DIY destinations to make your own Yuletide wreaths in the Bay Area. [The Bold Italic]

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