• The City of Berkeley is considering sanctioning a 120-tent homeless encampment under a bridge along University Avenue near Fourth Street. The city council is saying this "outdoor shelter" should be seen as a temporary fix. [Bay City News]
  • Livermore police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday near Kitty Hawk Road. Police allegedly shot a driver in the thigh after he appeared to be intentionally trying to drive into them. [KTVU]
  • Eight years after its last budget crisis, City College is facing yet another, according to an outside auditor. An auditor is telling trustees that the way CCSF is going, it is not sustainable. [Chronicle]
  • A standoff has been unfolding since 1:30 a.m. this morning outside a home in San Pablo involving Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies. [CBS SF]
  • At the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, President Trump praised Tesla CEO Elon Musk as a "genius" akin to Edison. [CNBC]
  • Apple Watches appear to be one way that senators are skirting the no-electronics rule during the Senate impeachment trial. [RollCall]
  • The 29-Sunset bus, which serves many Lowell High School students, may get a 'rapid' route added, thanks to the students' advocacy. [Examiner]
  • A 58-year-old Fresno man died after doing an Evel Knievel-esque stunt move in his Mercedes, hurtling over 300 feet across the San Joaquin river at about 100 mph while police were in pursuit. [Fresno Bee]

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