- A pest control company found over 700 pounds of acorns hidden by woodpeckers in the wall of a Sonoma County home last week, it said on social media. The company, Nick's Extreme Pest Control, was called after the Glen Ellen homeowner saw some birds pecking holes into the side of the house, and found that the thousands of acorns had fallen into the bare spaces between the walls. [ABC7]
- A judge ruled that the city of Oakland could clear out residents of a homeless encampment on a city-owned stretch of Wood Street, apparently to make room for building affordable housing. The city said that it recently constructed portables up the street to house dozens of people, but current residents are upset to be displaced from the long-term community. [ABC7]
- A person who was found “lodged inside a sewage hole” early Saturday morning was declared dead, the Oakland Police Department said. The person had been reportedly been discovered 7 a.m. Saturday morning, and emergency personnel tried to pull the individual out and render medical aid, but they were declared dead at the scene. [KRON4]
- The mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy in unincorporated Half Moon Bay has eluded capture and will remain in the wild, according to state wildlife officials. The situation is being monitored closely as mountain lions can pose a potential danger to local residents and pets. [KTVU]
@SMCSheriff was dispatched to a report of a mountain lion attack and we can confirm a child was transported to a local trauma center after the attack. Incident occurred on the 1000 blk of Tunitas Creek Rd. in unincorporated SMC. @CaliforniaDFW actively investigating the incident— San Mateo County S.O (@SMCSheriff) February 1, 2023
- Two individuals have been arrested in Walnut Creek following the theft of thousands of dollars worth of alcohol and merchandise from a grocery store, police said. Both suspects face shoplifting and robbery charges. [KTVU]
- A missing kayaker was found dead in Tomales Bay this week, according to the sheriff. He was identified as Clinton Yoshio Koga, a 39-year-old man from Brentwood, who had gone missing after fishing with friends, while the cause of death is currently under investigation. [KTVU]
Image courtesy of Nick's Extreme Pest Control.