(KPIX / KBCW NIGHTBEAT) — Getting a jump on tomorrow: After spending eight years in a Chinese prison for “inciting subversion of state power,” Gao Zhisheng will finally be a free man.

The human rights lawyer was involved in several protests of what he calls the “indescribable violence of the Chinese justice system.” His wife is expected to speak in front of the Chinese consulate at 10 a.m. Thursday, but she fears he will be arrested again. Zhisheng has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize multiple times.

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Do you love butter, cheese and meat, but worry about the health risks? Then this is an event you want to go to. Nina Teicholz, author of “The Big Fat Surprise: Why butter, meat and cheese belong in a healthy diet,” is speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on Thursday at 6 p.m. Don’t forget to get steak and brie afterward.

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Target is looking for 250 employees for its Santa Rosa store. A job fair to fill openings starts at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.

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The state assembly is set to vote on a bill that would make it harder for thieves to steal your cell phone. If the so-called “kill switch bill” passes and gets signed by the governor, California would be the second state to require the technology that would disable a phone after it becomes stolen.

Elizabeth Cook