Day Around the Bay: AG Bonta Won't Charge Former SFPD Cop Who Shot Keita O'Neil
California just hit a high number of homes per person thanks to a surge in building and drop in population; Uber is downsizing its SF headquarters; and state AG Rob Bonta is declining to file charges in the 2017 Keita O'Neil police shooting.
Day Around the Bay: California's Budget Deficit Has Surged to $31.5 Billion, Gov. Newsom Says
Newsom presented an updated budget plan Friday with a projected $31.5 billion deficit, almost $10 billion larger than January's numbers; the SF Zoo is getting a male jaguar from Sac; and a lockdown at a Santa Rosa high school for student safety was lifted midday.
Day Around the Bay: Suspect in Fatal Davis Stabbings Enters Not Guilty Plea
The 21-year-old former UC Davis student accused of a string of stabbings in the college town made his first court appearance; a man was carjacked Thursday in the Richmond; and an SF man faces eight years in jail after being convicted of rape.
Day Around the Bay: Sonoma Influencer Convicted of Falsely Accusing Petaluma Couple of Kidnapping Her Kids
The "mom influencer's" videos alleging the kidnapping went viral in 2020; the driver in the wrong-way crash in San Mateo County on Saturday afternoon faces felony charges; and Visa is moving from downtown San Francisco to a waterfront Dogpatch office.
Day Around the Bay: Gov. Newsom Brings California National Guard in to San Francisco to Fight the Fentanyl Crisis
Gavin Newsom announced the in California National Guard and California Highway Patrol will join a task force with SFPD tackling fentanyl trafficking; Lyft announces layoffs of about 30% of their staff; and the Supreme Court protects the abortion pill (for now).
Day Around the Bay: Santa Clara City Councilmember Indicted for Lying Under Oath About Leaking Report to 49ers
Councilmember Anthony Becker faces charges of perjury for allegedly lying under oath about a grand jury report leak to a 49ers employee; young SF Giants pitcher Logan Webb signs $90M, 5-year contract extension; and the Cal Academy of Science's TikTok is nominated for a famous internet award.
Day Around the Bay: Texas Judge Rules to Halt FDA Approval of Medical Abortion Pill
The legal decision would effectively restrict the sale of the medication, mifepristone, across the U.S.; a new survey found that 45% of female officers said they faced discrimination; and the San Jose POA fired civilian executive director, Joanne Segovia, who's accused of smuggling fentanyl.
Day Around the Bay: Young Elephant Seals Return in Droves to Marin County
A teen suspect has been arrested on suspicion of murdering two Berkeley brothers last year; Young elephant seals are back at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes; and a pair of Sacramentans allegedly killed a man, waited a few days, and dumped his remains near Vacaville.
Day Around the Bay: Hayward Home Depot Employee Arrested After Being Found With $80,000 in Stolen Goods
CHP's local Organized Retail Crime Task Force found about 600 stolen retail items and nearly $90,000 in cash at a Home Depot employee's house; three Oakland Zoo birds have returned after escaping during the storm this week; and a 77-year-old man is missing in Potrero Hill.
Day Around the Bay: Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Singer in Oakland’s Gay Men’s Chorus
SF opened a limited number of shelter beds for unhoused individuals amid the ongoing atmospheric river; OPD arrested a suspect in the murder of a member of the Oakland Gay Men's Chorus; and a Golden Girls restaurant pop-up is coming to SOMA in April.
Day Around the Bay: San Jose Man Arrested In Connection With PG&E Transformer Explosions
The suspect in the explosions, 35-year-old San Jose resident Peter Karasev, faces several felony charges; Sotheby's is auctioning off Pier 24 Photography's famous photo collection ASAP; and the stolen van in Napa with several shelter cats inside has been recovered.
Day Around the Bay: Man Convicted of Murder in 2021 Deadly Shooting of Afghan Refugee Uber Driver in San Francisco
A jury found Clifford Stokes guilty of first-degree murder for the 2021 fatal shooting of Afghan refugee Ahmad Fawad Yusufi; police made an arrest the hit-and-run that resulted in the death of 100-year-old Tzu-Ta Ko near Lake Merritt; and SFO briefly lost power Friday morning, causing delays.
Day Around the Bay: BART to pay $9 Million in Settlement for S.F. Man Who Lost a Leg After Getting Dragged by a Train
The payout amount is apparently BART’s largest settlement to date; an ex-Contra Costa sheriff's deputy faces multiple felonies for an alleged scheme to steal guns; and police are looking for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at a Half Moon Bay beach.
Day Around the Bay: Authorities Link Leaking Gas Canisters That Closed BART Stops to Sunset District House Explosion
The canister was being transported by police when it started hissing potentially hazardous gas on the freeway; the Half Moon Bay mass shooting suspect broke down in tears in court; and nearly 152,000 Californian schoolchildren are missing from the system after the pandemic.
Day Around the Bay: San Carlos Man Accused of Beheading His Child’s Mother in September Found Fit to Stand Trial
The suspect in the beheading, Jose Rafael Solano Landaeta, underwent a court-ordered mental health evaluation this week; plans for a tiny home community in the Mission for unhoused residents have stalled (again); and you can meet SF Giants players at FanFest on Saturday in Oracle Park.
Day Around the Bay: Deadly Half Moon Bay Shooting Was Second Gun Violence Incident at Same Farm in Past Year
A manager at a mushroom farm where a gunman killed 4 people Monday had shot at another employee in August; the release of video of the attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband spurs more right-wing conspiracy theories; and SF's population is still declining, but at a much lower rate.
Day Around the Bay: Swimmer Who Went Missing Off Pacifica Coast Thursday Identified as SFSU Student
The 22-year-old, Hamzah Alsaudi, reportedly went for a Polar Plunge when he got swept away by a wave; a Hayward man connected to a vehicle theft ring is on the run and "armed and dangerous," police say; and Madonna added a second SF show to her world tour in October.
Day Around the Bay: Marin Mudslide Wipes Out Apartment Buildings In Fairfax
A mudslide hit Fairfax apartment buildings, displacing several residents; California Attorney General is taking on drugmakers and pharmacies over too-high insulin prices; and 49ers tight end George Kittle says he hasn't had electricty for the better part of a week.
Day Around the Bay: Newsom's Presidential Ambitions Show in Second Inaugural Governor Address
Newsom's second term officially began Friday in Sacramento with an anti-Republican speech; The Warriors asked SF to cut the Chase Center's taxes; and a woman pumping gas was reportedly pistol-whipped and had her truck stolen, police said.
Sunday Links: First 2023 Bay Area Baby Born in Walnut Creek Just After Midnight
First infant of Bay Area in 2023 appears to be a boy named Ezekeil; San Francisco downtown got 5.46 inches December 31st, the second wettest day since records have been kept; and SFPD said they had a busy New Year's Eve.
Saturday Links: Bay Area Under Flood Watch As Atmospheric River Hits Region New Year's Eve
A Category 4 atmospheric river has brought all of the Bay Area under flood watch warnings; no winner in the Mega Millions lotto yet; and the SF law school called "UC Hastings" is legally allowed to change its name after a new ruling.
Day Around the Bay: Two Bay Area Residents Face Federal Charges in Alleged Kidnapping and Ransom Scheme in Miami
Two men allegedly flew from San Jose to Miami to kidnap and hold two children and two adults hostage for ransom; a 15-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly fatally shooting another teen at a Pittsburg residence; and a Clipper card shortage could mess up your New Year's Eve plans.
Day Around the Bay: Scott Peterson Moved to San Mateo County Jail
Convicted killer Scott Peterson has been moved out of San Quentin to San Mateo County ahead of his resentencing next week, local health officers say the Omicron variant is probably already here, and BottleRock announced Memorial Day Weekend dates for 2022.