• A big rig was hit from behind on Highway 24 in Lafayette early this morning and subsequently plunged off a freeway overpass onto Pleasant Hill Road. Remarkably, the driver of the truck is okay. [NBC Bay Area / KTVU]
  • 60% of San Francisco's drug-related police incidents occur in the Tenderloin, up from 40% two years ago. [Chronicle]
  • A 38-year-old Oakland man suspected of kidnapping took his own life in Fairfield on Monday while evading police. [Mercury News]
  • The Chabad House in San Jose, a Jewish place of study and worship, was severely damaged in a fire Wednesday, and it's unclear whether it was an act of arson. [KTVU]
  • Oakland International Airport was already very busy early Thursday morning. [KRON4]
  • A small plane crashed into the roof of a home in Auburn on Wednesday, and the occupants of the home were uninjured. [KRON4]
  • Shortly after approving Pfizer's COVID treatment pill, the FDA has authorized Merck's as well, as was expected. [Associated Press]

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