• Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield have together pledged $45 million to Governor Newsom's homeless fund. Newsom last week called on the private sector to "step up" and help the state. [SF Business Times]
  • Famed former SF district attorney and supervisor Terence Hallinan died today at the age of 83. Like our current DA, Hallinan began his career as a defense attorney, and would later serve as DA from 1996 to 2003. [CBS SF]
  • Here's a kooky one: The 79-year-old pastor at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in San Mateo was arrested Thursday after allegedly writing letters in which he threatened to shoot members of another congregation. Paul Michaelson is suspected of hand-delivering the letters to members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in San Carlos over some personal dispute. [KTVU]
  • State Senator Scott Wiener's controversial-to-some, godsend-to-others, transit-oriented housing bill SB 50 just cleared a legislative hurdle on its way back to the Senate floor this year. The bill moved out of the Appropriations Committee and was sent to the Rules Committee, following revisions Wiener made to give local governments more zoning control. [SF Business Times]
  • Wiener has also introduced a bill to launch a statewide program to end new HIV infections, in part through access to PrEP. [CBS SF]
  • A state appeals court has ruled that a woman who robbed on a BART station platform can not hold the transit agency responsible. [Chronicle]
  • Santa Clara-based Intel is reportedly prepping for some major layoffs. [SF Business Times]
  • It's official: The Coliseum naming rights deal with RingCentral is canceled. [SF Business Times]
  • Four teachers in the Los Angeles area are suing Delta Airlines for an intentional fuel spill earlier this week that fell on their school and students. [Associated Press]

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