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Day Around the Bay: Atmospheric River Likely to Bring Flooding This Weekend

Hundreds of drivers were stranded for 17 hours or more on Interstate 5 near the Oregon border Tuesday night into today. The drivers became stuck when a blizzard and white-out conditions enveloped the freeway. [Associated Press]We could see flooding this weekend as an "atmospheric river" hits the Bay Area on Saturday. The second wallop of a winter storm in a week is expected to roll in Saturday morning and may dump several feet of snow on mountain passes by Monday. [Chronicle]Crime has dropped dramatically on Muni over the past five years, according to a new report. The SFMTA is touting over a 50% drop in "security incidents" just as BART is facing criticism of its own safety record. [Chronicle]Berkeley restaurateur Dorothée Mitrani, owner of La Note, just lost her three dogs in a fire that also heavily damaged her home last night. Mitrani had been planning to host Thanksgiving at the home as she always does. [Berkeleyside]Two Lafayette residents were injured in a home invasion robbery Tuesday night. It's the latest in a string of home invasions in the area, including one that preceded the shooting the Orinda on Halloween night by just a couple hours. [ABC 7]A body found in a dumpster fire in Sacramento in 2001 has finally been ID'd through DNA as that of Perrean Gray of San Francisco, who went missing in 2001. [KRON 4]75-year-old Fairfield resident Sandra Young has been reported missing along with her two grandchildren. [ABC 7]Menlo Park-based fintech company Robinhood has scrapped plans for opening a federally chartered bank. [SF Business Times]Former Ritz-Carlton chef and stone cold fox Mark Jeffers talks about the craziness of his new job catering to 18,000 guests a night at the Chase Center. [SF Business Times]

  • Hundreds of drivers were stranded for 17 hours or more on Interstate 5 near the Oregon border Tuesday night into today. The drivers became stuck when a blizzard and white-out conditions enveloped the freeway. [Associated Press]
  • We could see flooding this weekend as an "atmospheric river" hits the Bay Area on Saturday. The second wallop of a winter storm in a week is expected to roll in Saturday morning and may dump several feet of snow on mountain passes by Monday. [Chronicle]
  • Crime has dropped dramatically on Muni over the past five years, according to a new report. The SFMTA is touting over a 50% drop in "security incidents" just as BART is facing criticism of its own safety record. [Chronicle]
  • Berkeley restaurateur Dorothée Mitrani, owner of La Note, just lost her three dogs in a fire that also heavily damaged her home last night. Mitrani had been planning to host Thanksgiving at the home as she always does. [Berkeleyside]
  • Two Lafayette residents were injured in a home invasion robbery Tuesday night. It's the latest in a string of home invasions in the area, including one that preceded the shooting the Orinda on Halloween night by just a couple hours. [ABC 7]
  • A body found in a dumpster fire in Sacramento in 2001 has finally been ID'd through DNA as that of Perrean Gray of San Francisco, who went missing in 2001. [KRON 4]
  • 75-year-old Fairfield resident Sandra Young has been reported missing along with her two grandchildren. [ABC 7]
  • Menlo Park-based fintech company Robinhood has scrapped plans for opening a federally chartered bank. [SF Business Times]
  • Former Ritz-Carlton chef and stone cold fox Mark Jeffers talks about the craziness of his new job catering to 18,000 guests a night at the Chase Center. [SF Business Times]

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