• Four juvenile suspects were taken into SFPD custody Tuesday morning in connection with multiple reports of strong-arm cellphone thefts. The quartet is suspected of thefts in and around the Tenderloin. [CBS SF]
  • As a major winter storm hit the Tahoe area today, wind gusts of 137 mph were recorded at Alpine Meadows, with similar high winds recorded elsewhere. The National Weather Service also issued a "Severe Turbulence Warning" for airplanes over the Tahoe region. [CBS SF]
  • Oakland had its first homicide of the year on Monday afternoon. A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot on the 1400 block of 48th Avenue. [Chronicle]
  • The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors just voted to spent $2.1 million to purchase two multi-unit properties for use in housing some of the homeless currently camped along the Joe Rodota Trail. Speakers at the meeting opposed the purchase saying many of the campers come from outside the county, and are drug abusers. [CBS SF]
  • An Alameda County judge has denied a change-of-venue request by the defense in the murder trial of John Lee Cowell. [Bay City News]
  • SF native Tom Sweeney, a Beefeater-dressed doorman at the Sir Francis Drake hotel for 43 years, just retired on Sunday. [Chronicle]
  • Shots were reportedly fired in the Bayview this afternoon near Palou Avenue and Jennings Street during a chase involving two vehicles. [Examiner]
  • A Delta Airlines jet bound for Asia had to turn around after leaving LAX today and it dumped jet fuel over Los Angeles County in order to make an emergency landing, injuring dozens of people, including school children. [New York Times]
  • ABC's Localish looks at chef Michael Mina and his wife's "tailgate parties" that get thrown for every 49ers home game at his Levi's Stadium restaurant. [ABC 7]

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