• Police in San Jose, with the help of the FBI, arrested a man earlier this month on suspicion of pimping and pandering, for allegedly operating a brothel out of his home. 53-year-old  Zhiquang Liu had, according to neighbors, been operating the brothel on 16th Street for about a year, and men in cars would line up on the street throughout the day. [NBC Bay Area]
  • Google was experiencing a significant outage Wednesday morning, which was impacting users in the US and other countries. The outage was affecting search as well as Google Drive functionality. [KRON4]
  • A 55-year-old Fairfax man, Darren Smith, who teaches music in the Marin Count school system, was arrested Tuesday and charged with child molestation. [Bay Area News Group]
  • A beloved formerly homeless man in Berkeley, 60-year-old Lenard "Nardy" Andrus, was found dead in a creek in North Berkeley, where he had apparently slipped and fallen about a year and a half after getting himself into permanent housing. [KTVU]
  • Demolition work got underway this week at the 173-foot Iron Gate Dam in Siskiyou County, on the Klamath River, which is the third hydroelectric dam on the river to face demolition. [Chronicle]
  • A new survey by the Trevor Project found that 12%, or a little more than one in 10 young people in the United States who identify as LGBTQ attempted suicide in 2023. [KPIX]
  • The campus at Columbia University in New York remains closed this morning after police in riot gear stormed a building Tuesday night and cleared a protest encampment, making over 100 arrests. [Associated Press / New York Times]

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