• The delayed trial of John Lee Cowell, the 29-year-old transient man accused of killing 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in July 2018, begins today in Oakland. Judge Allan Hymer has denied two bids for a change of venue by the defense, which says that the media has "poisoned" the potential jury pool against Cowell. [CBS SF]
  • It was actually 350 Americans who arrived by plane from Wuhan, China this morning to a quarantine facility at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield this morning. Reports on Tuesday were that it was 250 people. Also a second plane full of evacuees landed at Travis, refueled, and flew on to San Diego. [ABC 7]
  • The five employees at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose who were reportedly exposed to one of the coronavirus cases in late January were all sent home and told to remain isolated. [SFGate]
  • PG&E cleared another bankruptcy hurdle on Tuesday by refinancing its debt. [Associated Press]
  • Governor Gavin Newsom has posthumously pardoned gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, who was convicted under now overturned laws against homosexuality. [Associated Press]
  • State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) introduced legislation this week to protect live/work housing in warehouses and the like, and would give landlords more time to correct non-life-threatening violations that could otherwise cause them to evict tenants. [KQED]

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