• Rumor has it that Gwen Stefani has been booked to perform at President's Biden's VIP party Wednesday for the APEC summit, which is happening at the Exploratorium. Details about the event have been kept under wraps, but this is what "a source" is saying. [SF Standard]
  • Residents and motorists were being told to avoid the area of the 900 block of McAllister Street Monday afternoon due to a barricaded suspect. The suspect, who was being sought for a robbery, barricaded himself in a building and SFPD officers were negotiating. [KRON4]
  • Protesters from the group Jewish Voice for Peace occupied a lobby of the Oakland federal building Monday evening to call for a ceasefire in Gaza. [Twitter]

  • Firefighters responded Monday afternoon to four separate vegetation fires along Highway 13 in the Oakland hills, and none posed any threat to structures. [KTVU]
  • A driver allegedly got in a solo DUI crash on Junipero Serra Boulevard near Hickey Boulevard in South San Francisco early Sunday morning and attempted to evade arrest by hiding behind a nearby tree. [KTVU]
  • San Leandro police say that a man suspected of murdering a woman in a Chili's parking lot on Saturday, amid a verbal altercation, has been arrested. [KTVU]
  • Bay Area-based 23andMe, which went public two years ago, has reportedly received a deficiency letter from the Nasdaq informing the company that it needs to get its stock price above a dollar or risk being removed from the exchange. [SF Business Times]
  • A new fight is ramping up over admissions to SF's prestigious Lowell High School, as a school board member has floated a new proposal that would change the admission guidelines to assess "student interest" and grade-point average instead of test scores as main criteria. [Chronicle]
  • Average life expectancy among men in the U.S. has dropped significantly according to a new study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, reportedly due to men dying more often than women of COVID and drug overdoses. [New York Times]

Photo: Gwen Stefani poses with her star during her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony on October 19, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)