• Bay Area hospitals say that they're prepared for an Omicron surge, and they have capacity to handle it. [Chronicle]
  • Northbound I-680 was shut down late Thursday due to a freeway shooting investigation. [KTVU]
  • A 36-year-old man was found dead at the bottom of a cliff in the Marin Headlands earlier this week, and an abandoned vehicle was found in the road near the Point Bonita Lighthouse. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Over 5,000 PG&E customers in the Outer Richmond area lost power Thursday afternoon and into the evening. [Chronicle]
  • Despite Omicron scares and temporary shutdowns, many restaurants in SF are prepping for a busy New Year's Eve. [NBC Bay Area]
  • The teachers' union in eastern Contra Costa County, the Mount Diablo Education Association, is threatening to strike as they hint at a contract-negotiation impasse with the Mount Diablo Unified School District. [East Bay Times]
  • Steph Curry burst out of a slump Thursday night, scoring 46 points to bring the Warriors a 113-104 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. [NBC Sports]

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