• California lawmakers were grilling Employment Development Department (EDD) officials on Monday over the department's dysfunction. The EDD came under fire last year over widespread fraud, in addition to a backlog of claims and an impossibly slow bureaucracy. [KQED]
  • More than 12,600 PG&E customers in the Bay Area were still without power from Sunday's storm as of Tuesday morning. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Over two feet of snow fell in the Sierra Monday evening, combined with record rainfall in Reno caused part of I-80 to be closed overnight. [NBC 3]
  • A new poll finds that most Americans are concerned about the pace of climate change, and 55% think Congress should pass a law that requires more energy to come from clean sources. [Associated Press]
  • Two people were injured in shootings in Oakland Monday night, one of them at a longstanding homeless encampment on Wood Street in West Oakland. [East Bay Times]
  • Mill Valley's middle school is closed again today due to storm flooding damage, but other schools in the town are back open. [KRON4]
  • Alameda County supervisors are meeting today to vote on a resolution concerning funding for the new proposed Oakland A's stadium near Jack London Square. [KTVU]
  • Surfers with big-wave experience were out testing the waters in Santa Cruz Monday, in the first big breaks of the season — which were also rough. [East Bay Times]
  • A woman was killed Sunday night when an SUV, which was being driven by 18-year-old and pursued by police, plowed into a Halloween store in Los Angeles. [Mercury News]

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