• Another New Year’s Eve show just went  up in smoke, as the magnificent Dear San Francisco at Club Fugazi has canceled performances amidst a breakthrough infection among cast and crew. Performances are on hiatus from now until January 7, 2022. [NBC Bay Area]
  • The wettest fall/early winter since 1983 may be paying off, as the California snowpack is now nearly 160% its average for this date in the year. Climatologists are excited this could limit drought consequences, but the California Department of Water Resources’ Mike Anderson says, “We dug a really deep hole with this drought, and we have a really long way to go to get out of it.” [Chronicle]
  • Speaking of Tahoe snow, Caltrans has specifically urged “only essential travel” on US-50 and I-80 in that area. Are people listening? Heck no! Expect delays of as much as 10 hours if you make this drive they have asked you not to make. [SFGate]
  • A 4:15 a.m. Wednesday morning stabbing at Grove and Market Streets left a 48-year-old man hospitalized, and the suspect in his mid-20s is still at large. [KPIX]
  • Jeffrey Epstein’s high-society victim-groomer Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty on five counts related to the abuse of minors. [CNN]
  • SF has started its “street ambassador” program, and they have some pretty sweet orange jackets. Best of luck, ambassadors! [SF Standard]

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