• Three teenagers, two of them brothers, were killed Christmas night in a car crash in Pleasanton that also injured two others. The car collided with a utility pole on Foothill Road near Castelwood Country Club, and CHP does not believe alcohol played a role in the crash. [CBS SF]
  • Four people were injured in a shooting at a Christmas day party in Oakland. The shooting happened around 6 p.m. on the 2100 block of 34th Avenue. [ABC 7]
  • A 28-year-old man was killed on Christmas Eve by a falling tree in the area of Hillside Trail in Muir Woods. He's been identified as Subhradeep Dutta, a resident of Minnesota who had lately been working as an engineer at Seagate Technology in Cupertino. [Bay City News]
  • Rep. Jackie Speier and several other Peninsula congresspeople introduced a series of bills this week aimed at reducing airplane noise for residents near airports like SFO. [CBS SF]
  • Two suspected meth users in Butte County were arrested after their car flipped over in a police chase revealing 108 packages and envelopes apparently stolen from people's porches. [KTVU]
  • Tribal casinos in California are in a quandary over whether to continue to allow smoking indoors, or create fresh-air spaces for gamblers who don't want to breathe second-hand smoke. [Chronicle]
  • A Christmas typhoon left at least 20 dead in the Philippines. [Associated Press]
  • The Grapevine on I-5 near Los Angeles County is closed due to snow. [KRON 4]

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