• Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday that the state's COVID-19 state of emergency will officially end February 28, 2023, almost three years after it began. Newsom had some wide-ranging powers under the emergency declaration, and it could be that another mandate could still be issued before this is done, if there's a winter surge. [CalMatters]
  • The jury deciding the accessory-after-the-fact charge against Ruben Flores in the Kristin Smart murder trial returned with a verdict on Monday, but we don't know what it is. Ruben and Paul Flores were tried together but with separate juries, and both verdicts will be read together when the other jury comes back with a verdict for Paul Flores. [CBS Sacramento]
  • A police chase of a hit-and-run suspect in Oakland ended in tragedy on Monday. Police say that 23-year-old Johnathan Hernandez, who was wanted for multiple incidents, crashed into a pickup truck at high speed, killing the driver, and Hernandez was subsequently arrested. [KTVU]
  • A San Francisco man, Paul Vansyckel, was found guilty Monday in a 2015 case in which he was accused of the attempted murder of his roommate on Treasure Island, whom he stabbed and doused with hot oil. [KPIX]
  • Alameda County is going to get its first Black district attorney next year, with both candidates headed for a November runoff being Black. [ABC 7]
  • The very slow uptake of the updated COVID boosters is continuing to worry Bay Area health officials. [Chronicle]
  • Los Gatos built four units of affordable housing for teachers, and they already have 80 people on the list who want them. [Mercury News]
  • A new, partially covered roller rink has opened on Fulton Plaza outside City Hall, and it will be open there through the end of the year at least. [Hoodline]
  • Cole Valley Mexican spot Padrecito has closed after 10 years. [Hoodline]

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