• Ian Benjamin Rogers, the Napa man who pleaded guilty in a federal case accusing him of plotting to blow up "Democrat buildings" following the 2021 inauguration, has been ordered to get a psych evaluation. Judge Charles Breyer, who rejected Rogers's plea deal last month for showing a lack of a remorse, ordered that he be evaluated so that an expert can "recommend an appropriate course of treatment, if any" for Rogers and "assess the defendant’s dangerousness." [Associated Press]
  • The innocent man on his way to work who was killed in Oakland Monday morning thanks to a high-speed chase by OPD officers of a hit-and-run suspect has been identified as Agustin Coyotl. [KTVU]
  • UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin-Hong says that the BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 Omicron subvariants are likely to drive a winter surge, and are more transmissible than BA.5, but that it likely will not be a deadly surge or as bad as past ones. [ABC 7]
  • Two Oakland parents are demanding answers and speaking to the media after their 8-year-old autistic son wandered away from his elementary school's after-school program and was found a mile and a half away at a Wendy's. [KTVU]
  • Jane Fonda is out campaigning for stuff via her Climate PAC, and she's endorsed Honey Mahogany for D6 supervisor, and she blasted wealthy Californians (like Gavin Newsom) on Monday who oppose Prop 30, the climate initiative. [CalMatters]
  • Chef Alex Soto has closed his Lane 33 Cafe in Napa — the Mexican spot inside a bowling alley that got some Michelin recognition last year — due to personal issues and some expensive kitchen equipment problems. [Chronicle]
  • Uber Eats is starting to deliver cannabis in Toronto. [The Hill]
  • Microsoft is laying off 1,000 workers across multiple divisions. [KRON4]
  • Anna May Wong, an Old Hollywood star who grew up the child of immigrants in Los Angeles' Chinatown, will be the first Asian American depicted on U.S. currency, on an upcoming quarter. [New York Times]

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