• Jose Garcia-Zarate, the undocumented immigrant at the center of the 2015 Kate Steinle shooting case, has been deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial in a federal case. Garcia-Zarate, who was acquitted in Steinle's murder, remains in custody and was set to be tried in federal court on a gun possession charge. [CBS SF]
  • Police in Union City today announced that they have arrested two individuals in connection with a November 23 shooting that roiled the East Bay community because of the age of the victims, 11 and 14. The two boys were, for unknown reasons, in a van outside Searles Elementary School after 1 a.m. when they were allegedly fatally shot by two suspects, now identified as 18-year-old Jason Cornejo of Castro Valley, and a 17-year-old juvenile, who both have known gang ties. [Chronicle]
  • Facebook is canceling a major marketing summit in San Francisco in March "out of an abundance of caution" over the coronavirus. IBM has also pulled out of a conference happening next week in SF for the same reason. [CBS SF]
  • In the wake of a new meme campaign by Michael Bloomberg, promoting him ironically as the "cool candidate" in the 2020 race, Facebook has reversed an earlier policy on branded content from politicians. Influencers and meme accounts, Facebook says, can now do sponsored posts for candidates — a legal gray area that the FEC hasn't dealt with yet. [Associated Press]
  • Infectious disease experts are recommending that widespread surveillance for the coronavirus begin soon, and SF labs are getting ready. [Chronicle]
  • The number of confirmed cases of the virus rose to 63,851 in mainland China, up over 5,000 from Thursday, but that is partly due to a backlog in lab testing. [Associated Press]
  • United Airlines says that a passenger onboard an SFO-to-London flight exhibited symptoms of the coronavirus — though aren't those also just flu symptoms? [ABC 7]
  • The bodies of a man and a woman were found in the driveway of a home in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood of San Anselmo. [KTVU]
  • 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg had a coffee fundraiser at SF's LGBT center Friday morning, and went to an undisclosed fundraiser in Palo Alto, before heading to a previously announced town hall in Sacramento. [ABC 7]

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