• A new (less severe) storm system is projected to hit the Bay Area sometime Monday — bringing with it rainy conditions that'll last at least until Tuesday. After this week saw three back-to-back storms, including a record-setting atmospheric river that drenched the region, another bout of cloudy weather is expected to come our way, carrying with it "light to moderate rain" and windy weather.  [ABC7]
  • No surprise here: Coachella and Stagecoach have canceled their original April festival plans amid the pandemic. Among the concerns mentioned by event organizers, the "fall resurgence of COVID-19" within the country and the rise of new variants of the novel pathogen were the most pressing, leading to each event’s cancellation; no rescheduled dates have yet been made. [KRON4]
  • One wayward cougar was spotted by surveillance cameras at a Millbrae man's property Wednesday night. The resident of Mills Estates was reviewing security camera footage when he noticed the curious big cat strolling across his driveway sometime in the night. [ABC7]
  • The Santa Clara County Health Department is greenlighting certain youth sports activities and stepping back on some of its restrictive bans that coaches. [Hoodline]
  • It's very likely that Oakland's already worrying rise in homelessness might've been underscored in the 2020 census. [Oaklandise]
  • The Pleasanton school board has opted to slowly transition into "partial in-person learning." [ABC7]
  • While the Bay Area was getting absolutely drenched in rain, snowflakes were falling in Joshua Tree. [SFGate]
  • Leading candidates for Newsom's pick for Attorney General, assuming Xavier Becerra joins the Biden administration, include Contra Costa County DA Diana Becton, Assemblymenber Rob Bonta, and executive director of Equality California Rick Chavez Zbur. [Chronicle]

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