• As we approach the beginning of March, with the bulk of the traditional rainy season behind us, the stats show that California is at 105% of average for this winter's rainfall. This year's El Niño has proven out the pattern for SoCal, with Los Angeles seeing 159% of its average rainfall so far. [New York Times]
  • Macy's has plans to close 150 "underproductive" stores in the next two years, while still focusing on expanding smaller-format Bluemercury and Bloomingdale's stores. The company plans to close 50 Macy's locations by year-end, and open 15 new Bloomingdale's locations in the coming years. [CNN]
  • We don't have many more details, but two people were hurt, and no one was killed, in the wrong-way crash on I-280 southbound in SF Monday. [ABC 7]
  • Several huge container cranes at the Port of Oakland, manufactured in China, pose a potential cybersecurity risk, the Biden Administration says. [KTVU]
  • A homeless intruder was found asleep and snoring in a crawlspace off a girls' locker room at SF's Lowell High School on Saturday morning. [Chronicle]
  • As the Oakland A's approach their (potentially) last opening day at the Oakland Coliseum, the iconic "Rooted in Oakland since '68" just got removed from the building. [KTVU]
  • There was a community meeting in Berkeley Monday night to discuss the future of People's Park, as holdouts remain who want to see it remain public open space, without much-needed student housing. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Tesla has repaid the owner of San Jose-based The Giving Pies, after the company's canceled order went viral last week — and Tesla says it will place a new order with the shop. [ABC 7]

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