• A solo car crash at the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza early Monday caused a traffic backup during the early commute. The car crashed around 4 am, getting wedged between two toll lanes, and the injured driver was seen being taken away on a stretcher. [ABC 7]
  • Somebody's pet snake was found loose on a Muni train last week, climbing a poll in the middle of a train car. It was identified as a boa constrictor, and is harmless (to humans), but yeah, yikes. [Brokeass Stuart]
  • A kite surfer who ended up getting stranded on a secluded beach near Santa Cruz on Sunday got rescued by Cal Fire after spelling out "HELP" in rocks on the beach, which was spotted by a passing plane. The kite surfer was uninjured. [KTVU / CalFireCZU]
  • An Oakland church, the Mountain Of Fire and Miracles Ministries church on Hegenberger Road, was gutted by vandals, and is now without electricity or water. [KTVU]
  • A firefighter was injured Sunday battling a residential fire on Creekside Road in Santa Rosa. [KPIX]
  • A new Catholic high school, the first new Catholic school in San Francisco in 25 years, Nativity High School, is opening in the Richmond District in August. [Chronicle]
  • A rare Gold Rush-era gold nugget was stolen from a Southern California coin show, and the owner is now offering a $10,000 reward for its return. [CBS News]

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