Construction Worker Hurt In 2-Story Plunge From Scaffolding At Oakley School CampusA man suffered serious injuries Wednesday morning in a fall from a two-story scaffold at the Freedom High School campus in Oakley, police and East Contra Costa Fire Protection District officers said.
San Francisco Bans Smoking Inside Apartments, But Allows Pot SmokingSan Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a ban on smoking tobacco inside apartments Tuesday but made an exception for marijuana.
COVID Surge: Santa Clara County Approaching ICU Bed Capacity Amid Alarming Spike In CasesOfficials in Santa Clara County on Wednesday warned that South Bay hospitals were edging closer to being full from the spike in COVID-19 cases, with ICUs in some areas already at over 90 percent capacity.
Victim Critical After Being Attacked With Piece Of Wood In San Francisco's BayviewA group of assailants attacked a man in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood Tuesday night with a piece of wood, leaving him with life-threatening injuries, police said.
Ocean Swell Creates Dangerous Beach Conditions Along Northern California CoastA persistent ocean swell is creating dangerous conditions along the coast from Sonoma County to Big Sur, according to the National Weather Service.
San Francisco Sheriff's Deputy Linton Martin Collapses, Dies At Age 56A San Francisco Sheriff's deputy has collapsed and died while on duty, the sheriff's office announced Wednesday.
Placer County To Pay $9.9 Million Settlement Over Deputy Shooting That Paralyzed Silicon Valley EngineerA Northern California county has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by a Silicon Valley software engineer who was having a mental health crisis when a deputy shot him, paralyzing him from the waist down.
Caltrans Warns of Solano County Traffic Delays During Highway ConstructionCaltrans warned Tuesday that motorists could see traffic delays near Fairfield due to the Interstate Highway 80/680, state Highway 12 interchange work starting Thursday night.
Marin County Looking to Reduce Wildfire Fuel By Burning VegetationMarin County officials want to reduce fuel for wildfires and hope crews can begin burning piles of vegetation around Marin County on Wednesday.

San Francisco & Peninsula News

San Francisco Bans Smoking Inside Apartments, But Allows Pot SmokingSan Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a ban on smoking tobacco inside apartments Tuesday but made an exception for marijuana.
Victim Critical After Being Attacked With Piece Of Wood In San Francisco's BayviewA group of assailants attacked a man in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood Tuesday night with a piece of wood, leaving him with life-threatening injuries, police said.
San Francisco Sheriff's Deputy Linton Martin Collapses, Dies At Age 56A San Francisco Sheriff's deputy has collapsed and died while on duty, the sheriff's office announced Wednesday.
COVID Purple Tier: 'Our Dangerous Winter Has Arrived,' Breed Warns Of New SF Restrictions, Possible Muni LayoffsOfficials in San Francisco on Tuesday said the city would soon roll out stricter COVID regulations as case rates and hospitalizations continued to spike, with Mayor London Breed warning that budget issues could lead to major layoffs for SFMTA workers.
Project Homekey: San Mateo Supes Approve Purchasing 2 Redwood City Hotels For Unsheltered ResidentsSan Mateo County's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the purchase of two hotel properties to provide shelter to unhoused residents via the state's Project Homekey initiative.
COVID In San Francisco: Mayor London Breed Faces Scrutiny After Dining At French LaundrySan Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at the French Laundry in Napa Valley with several people last month, the latest elected official to face scrutiny for attending a gathering while also urging people to stay home to slow the coronavirus.

East Bay News

Construction Worker Hurt In 2-Story Plunge From Scaffolding At Oakley School CampusA man suffered serious injuries Wednesday morning in a fall from a two-story scaffold at the Freedom High School campus in Oakley, police and East Contra Costa Fire Protection District officers said.
UPDATE: Nine Charged In Downtown Walnut Creek Looting As Police Seek More SuspectsNine people have been charged by the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office in connection with the May 31 rampage in downtown Walnut Creek in which 39 businesses were victims of looting and related property damages, police said Tuesday.
COVID Surge: Demand For Tests High In Alameda County Amid Case SurgeSome COVID testing sites in the East Bay are noticing more demand and increasing the number of tests given per day amid the current coronavirus case surge, officials said.
Oakland City Council To Consider Banning Natural Gas From New BuildingsOakland City Council members on Tuesday will consider legislation banning natural gas in all new buildings, the mayor's office said.
San Joaquin County Administrator To Become Contra Costa's New Top ExecMonica Nino, who for the past seven years has been the San Joaquin County Administrator, will become Contra Costa County's next top executive, with her formal appointment scheduled for Dec. 8.
Crash Along Vasco Road Near Brentwood Kills 19-Year-Old DriverAn overnight crash between two vehicles on Vasco Road in eastern Contra Costa County killed one driver and injured the other driver, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday.

South Bay News

COVID Surge: Outbreak Reported At Two Santa Clara County Youth Detention FacilitiesSanta Clara County health officials on Wednesday confirmed an outbreak of over a dozen cases among youths and staff at two of the county's juvenile detention facilities.
COVID Surge: Santa Clara County Approaching ICU Bed Capacity Amid Alarming Spike In CasesOfficials in Santa Clara County on Wednesday warned that South Bay hospitals were edging closer to being full from the spike in COVID-19 cases, with ICUs in some areas already at over 90 percent capacity.
Placer County To Pay $9.9 Million Settlement Over Deputy Shooting That Paralyzed Silicon Valley EngineerA Northern California county has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by a Silicon Valley software engineer who was having a mental health crisis when a deputy shot him, paralyzing him from the waist down.
Public Warned Of High Mercury Levels In Fish From Santa Clara County Lakes, WaterwaysA state agency is advising the public not to eat fish from several lakes and waterways in Santa Clara County due to high levels of mercury.
UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Follows Discovery Of Body Along Skyline Boulevard On PeninsulaA homicide investigation was launched after a body was found along the side of the road on Skyline Boulevard near Crystal Springs Reservoir, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's office.
COVID Bay Area Exodus: Rents Continue To Tumble Across Bay Area, South Bay Sees 20% DropAs COVID cases climb and the exodus from the Bay Area continues, rents are falling with some of the biggest declines are in the South Bay.

North Bay News

Caltrans Warns of Solano County Traffic Delays During Highway ConstructionCaltrans warned Tuesday that motorists could see traffic delays near Fairfield due to the Interstate Highway 80/680, state Highway 12 interchange work starting Thursday night.
Marin County Looking to Reduce Wildfire Fuel By Burning VegetationMarin County officials want to reduce fuel for wildfires and hope crews can begin burning piles of vegetation around Marin County on Wednesday.
Resident Injured In Santa Rosa House Fire; Unresponsive Dog RevivedA resident suffered burn injuries and an unresponsive dog was revived during a fire that did about $100,000 in damage to a home Tuesday, the Santa Rosa Fire Department said.
Man Sustains Burns, Dog Dies In Fire At Santa Rosa HomeA man suffered burns on his arms and upper body and a dog was killed in a fire at a home in Santa Rosa, on Tuesday.
COVID Business: Much-Needed $1/Hour Wage Hike Strains Novato Businesses Struggling To Survive COVID-19It has been two years since the City of Novato approved a series of minimum wage hikes and now, despite the economic disaster brought on by the pandemic, businesses will have to pay more to their employees beginning January 1.
COVID In San Francisco: Mayor London Breed Faces Scrutiny After Dining At French LaundrySan Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at the French Laundry in Napa Valley with several people last month, the latest elected official to face scrutiny for attending a gathering while also urging people to stay home to slow the coronavirus.