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Thursday Morning What's Up: 100-Acre Benicia Fire Contained Overnight

  • A crop fire broke out in Benicia around 5pm on Wednesday and grew to 100 acres before being contained. Full containment was achieved sometime early in the morning. [KPIX]
  • While Twitter is very much in the news, there was a major outage on the Twitter platform this morning. The outage began around 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time but appears to be resolved now. [KRON4]
  • Experts say we are already in the midst of a major BA.5 COVID surge that could be as large as the first Omicron surge. Things are looking particularly bad in the South, and one estimate says that for every case officially counted, seven others are left uncounted due to home testing. [CNN]
  • The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus bid farewell to their artistic director and conductor for the past 11 years, Tim Seelig, in a concert with the SF Symphony on Wednesday night. Founded in 1978, the choir announced its new conductor in April: Jacob Stensbergwho comes to the job from the music department at Purdue University. [KTVU]
  • A grass fire that broke out in Pinole at about 3:45 am and grew to seven acres has been fully contained. [KRON4]
  • New SF District Attorney Brooke Jenkins gave another interview, this time with ABC7, and says she doesn’t want to “throw the baby out with the bathwater” when it comes to some of Boudin’s prosecution policies. [ABC 7]
  • A new independent analysis shows that PG&E was more focused on maintaining power lines in dense urban areas rather than more vulnerable rural areas, leading to the devastating Sonoma and Napa firestorm of 2017. [NBC Bay Area]

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