• Police are seeking two armed suspects who stormed into a Safeway in Palo Alto just after midnight last night and broke into the pharmacy. The 24-hour store's employees were shaken up but no one was injured. [ABC 7]
  • 54-year-old Orinda high school teacher Kyle Ann Wood was arrested this week in connection with alleged sexual relationships she had with two students in the 1990s. Wood is accused of misconduct while she was a teacher at Acalanes High School between 1996 and 1998, and she has more recently been teaching at Miramonte High School. [Chronicle]
  • Contra Costa County is going to be dismissing and expunging thousands of past marijuana convictions. The dismissals are not expected to result in anyone being released from jail. [Bay City News]
  • Activists protested outside Facebook headquarters on Thursday following an announcement that the company was digging in and maintaining its open policy toward political ads. [ABC 7]
  • Residents of Oakland's Montclair neighborhood gathered for a community meeting to discuss crime in relation to the death of laptop theft victim Shuo Zeng. [CBS SF]
  • In addition to approving the Ambassador program at their meeting on Thursday, the BART board also approved a new systemwide wi-fi initiative that should take about four years to install. [KRON4]
  • A five-story, 45-unit building reserved for displaced senior citizens is going up at 24th and Harrison. [Mission Local]
  • A military couple in Visalia, California has been charged with luring would-be thieves to their home by placing a bicycle outside and then chasing them down and beating them with aluminum bats. [ABC 7]

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