• CHP officers are reportedly showing up Monday to help curb open-air drug dealing and arrest dealers in SF's Tenderloin. It's not yet clear how many officers will show up or for how long — Newsom did something similar to curb violence in Oakland in 2021, and it only last a month. [Chronicle]
  • Berkeley police are looking for two suspects in a catalytic converter robbery who fled in a Maserati SUV with paper plates. [Chronicle]
  • COVID deaths have dropped 65% in California in the last three months, mirroring a similar pattern across the country as the virus gets less virulent and people are more immune. [Bay Area News Group]
  • Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao spoke with NBC Bay Area last night about the A's departing for Vegas, and she's pissed. [NBC Bay Area]
  • A local professor explores how ChatGPT can be harnessed for good. [KPIX]
  • Amid an overall lack of entertainment on Treasure Island, the SF Public Library has opened a kiosk there — basically a book vending machine. [Hoodline]
  • The Times has a story today about Craig Coyner, a former mayor of Bend, Oregon who at age 75 had fallen into homelessness after his home was foreclosed upon. [New York Times]

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