• Uber abruptly shut down its Los Angeles office Thursday, laying off 80 employees. The employees were primarily customer support staffers who did driver outreach, and their jobs are reportedly being shifted to the Philippines. [LA Times]
  • A Palo Alto couple who went missing from their Inverness vacation rental over the weekend remain missing, with their personnel effects still in the house. Separately in Marin County on Tuesday, a 76-year-old hiker who had gone missing was found alive. [CBS SF]
  • Caltrain is suspending weekend service to San Francisco through March in order to accommodate its electrification project. Trains will terminate at Bayshore through March 29 on Saturdays and Sundays. [SFGate]
  • Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to discuss homelessness and mental health in his State of the State address today. [Associated Press]
  • One of the Diamond Princess cruise ship passengers who was diagnosed with the coronavirus before being evacuated to the Bay Area on Sunday has been put in isolation at a hospital in Napa. [Chronicle]
  • One firefighter died and another was missing in a fire at a library in Portersville, California Tuesday night, north of Bakersfield — and two teens have been arrested in connection with the blaze. [SFGate]
  • The video for A-Ha's 1985 hit "Take on Me" just reached 1 billion views on YouTube. [Laughing Squid]

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