• The San Francisco District Attorney's Office officially launched an investigation into potential criminal wrongdoing at nonprofit SF Safe, which came under scrutiny for misspending funds. Mayor London Breed stated that the city attorney and controller are also examining SF Safe's contracts, as concerns about outstanding debts, including $445,000 in rent, and contracts with city departments have surfaced. [Chronicle]
  • The San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York said that all staff members, from executives to interns, will be flown to Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas City Chiefs on February 11. They made a similar move in 2020 when the 49ers flew their entire front office staff and their families to Miami. [KTVU]
  • The San Francisco man, Dennis James Duree, 39, accused of a double stabbing in the South of Market neighborhood on December 28, 2023, has refused to appear in court eight times, despite being in custody. The stabbing resulted in the death of Brandon Mitchell, 45, and injuries to a 38-year-old woman. [KTVU]
  • Several San Francisco streets will be closed this weekend for a Chinese New Year festival and a half-marathon on Sunday. [Standard]
  • Santa Cruz is battening the hatches ahead of this weekend’s storm, especially beachside residents [KPIX]
  • Santa Clara county has opened up warming centers to make sure that people are able to stay safe and dry. [Mercury News]
  • ABC7 has live coverage, including some road closures.
  • Meanwhile, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck in Humboldt county at 12:14 p.m., about 30 miles southwest of Eureka. [KNTV]

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