- A multi-car injury collision shut down four westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge Wednesday night just before 7 p.m., leading to significant traffic. One of the drivers involved in the crash reportedly jumped off the Bay Bridge after the crash occurred, just west of Treasure Island, and the Coast Guard was still searching for the driver Thursday morning. [CBS SF]
- A new poll finds that one in five Americans lost a loved one or friend to the pandemic. [Associated Press]
- More CVS locations around the Bay Area will be starting to give out COVID vaccines, the company announced Thursday. [KRON4]
- Two deplorable teens from Solano County, ages 17 and 15, were arrested in connection with a takeover robbery of a CVS store in Martinez on Wednesday morning. [Bay City News]
- A 47-year-old man who reportedly appeared to be under the influence of drugs and in medical distress died while in police custody in Richmond on Wednesday, shortly after being arrested for causing a disturbance at a business. [Bay City News]
- The San Francisco Unified School District has opened its own vaccination site for teachers, offering the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine at 555 Franklin Street. [KRON4]
- Middle and high schools in Pleasanton are welcoming back all students today for in-person classes. [KTVU]
- Bars and restaurants in the South Bay are reportedly having trouble finding skilled bartenders to fill shifts as businesses reopen, with a kind of "creative brain drain" in the industry and some reluctant to take part-time jobs that won't last. [KRON4]
- The Oscar nominations will be announced on Monday morning starting at 5:19 a.m. PT, and Nick Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra are hosting. [ABC 7]
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