• A man who lit himself on fire on the Berkeley campus last week has died from his injuries. The man, who had been screaming about the "Mormon mafia," has been identified as 42-year-old Chet Bohrer, of Salt Lake County, Utah. [Berkeley Scanner]
  • Around two dozen cars suffered flat tires early this morning on the San Mateo Bridge due to a 100-pound metal bar lying in the road. The metal bar fell off a truck around 4:40 a.m. Wednesday. [KTVU]
  • Berkeley-based attorney Ismail Ramsey has been confirmed by the Senate to become U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California. Ramsey, who previously served as assistant U.S. attorney and co-founded white-collar defense firm Ramsey & Ehrlich, recently represented former SF Public Works director Mohammed Nuru — and he replaces Stephanie M. Hinds, who has held the job since 2021. [Chronicle]
  • For the first time in more than a decade, a boys' basketball team from Oakland is going to the state championships. Oakland High's Wildcats just won their division final 77-61, and Oakland Tech's girls' basketball team is going to the championship as well. [KTVU]
  • Emeryville-based Lucira Health Inc. has developed an at-home, combined COVID-flu test, but the FDA did not approve it for at-home use in time for this past flu season, and the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. [SF Business Times]
  • Following the Sunday arrest of a martial arts instructor who is charged with molesting a student at a Sausalito program, authorities are looking into other places where he taught taekwondo, including a center in Tiburon. [Bay Area News Group]
  • Once again, California chef Wolfgang Puck is in charge of the menu at the annual post-Oscars Governors Ball, and it includes beef Wellington and smoked salmon in the shape of the Oscar trophy. [ABC 7]

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