• A powerful, 8.2M earthquake on the Alaskan Peninsula last night may have been the biggest earthquake in the U.S. in a century. A Tsunami Watch was briefly issued for Hawaii and elsewhere, but then canceled. [USA Today / KHON]
  • The DEA says it has identified the large-scale supplier in a fentanyl drug ring based in the East Bay. Oakland resident Emilson “Playboy” Cruz Mayorquin and his mother, Leydis Yaneth Cruz, were among eight people arrested last December and area allegedly the heads of the Cruz Drug Trafficking Organization, according to the feds, and Arnardo D. Martinez of El Sobrante has been identified as their main supplier. [East Bay Times]
  • 64-year-old Piedmont resident Timothy Hamano, who's been charged with a hit-and-run on May 9 in Oakland in which a man died and Hamano's wife was injured, was arraigned Wednesday. Hamano also faces a civil suit from the victim's family. [CBS SF]
  • SF Mayor London Breed is said to be considering a new indoor mask mandate for the city, and she wants to expand the vaccine mandate. The City of Berkeley is also reportedly considering a mask mandate. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Beau Paepke, the 30-year-old man who turned himself in to Santa Cruz police on July 1 for the killing of his partner of five years in an RV, pleaded not guilty to felony murder on Thursday. He's accused of killing 33-year-old Rachel "Elias" Meisenheimer, and violating an earlier domestic violence stay-away order. [Mercury News]
  • Netflix on Wednesday became the first Hollywood studio to issue a vaccine mandate for all its employees. [KRON4]
  • If voter turnout for the recall is high enough in San Francisco, we could end up helping sway things toward Newsom if turnout is low elsewhere. [Examiner]
  • Murphy-Goode Wines in Healdsburg, which made national headlines with its job search offering $10,000/month in pay and free housing and wine, is interviewing its final candidates this week. [ABC 7]
  • The Dodgers beat the Giants 8-0 on Wednesday night, and they're now just one game behind the first-place Giants in the NL West. [Associated Press]

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