• BART service was severely hampered during rush hour Monday after a report of a person in the tracks at Lake Merritt Station. The station was closed for two hours and bus-bridge service had to be used, starting at 6:20 p.m. [KRON4]
  • KTVU has done an investigation across 25 law enforcement agencies regarding K-9 bites and how the dogs and their handlers have been responsible for multiple abusive incidents involving suspects and innocent people. [KTVU]
  • Oakland is poised to allow landlords of rent-controlled properties to raise rents 6.7%, but at least one city councilmember is trying to stop this from happening. [KRON4]
  • The reward for information in the missing-persons case of Oakley woman Alexis Gabe has risen to $60,000. [KTVU]
  • The return-to-office numbers around the Bay Area remain well below rates in other regions. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Further illustrating the run-down conditions of the Oakland Coliseum, the visiting broadcasters' booth had to be cleared Monday due to an invading opossum — and does everyone remember the Rally Possum of 2014? [Chronicle]
  • A House intelligence subcommittee is hearing testimony today from two Pentagon officials about UFOs that have been observed by military pilots. [New York Times]
  • The FDA has authorized Pfizer booster shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. [New York Times]
  • Go to this link to order eight more free COVID tests to be sent to your house, courtesy of the government.

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