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Inside San Francisco (Dec 26th, 2016)

 Tomorrow's forecast will be sunny with a high/low of 56/43 Fahrenheit. On Wednesday, expect sunny skies with a high/low of 59/44 Fahrenheit.

A drunk passenger bit a flight attendant's ear on a flight from Amsterdam to San Francisco. Jonah Cayle Snow attacked two male flight attendants last week after he was approached for smoking a cigarette and drinking alcohol in his KLM Dutch Airlines seat. Snow had initially been allowed onboard after he agreed to abstain from alcohol for the duration of the 11-hour flight because of how intoxicated he and his girlfriend were on their previous flight from Dussledorf to Amsterdam. Trouble began halfway through the journey and eventually resulted in a flight attendant's visit to a hospital and Snow's arrest upon landing at San Francisco International Airport. According to social media, Snow is a Santa Rosa native. - EASTBAYEXPRESS

A 14-year old boy was killed on Christmas Day in San Jose by an apparent drunk driver. The teen was in a car with his parents at 12:30am PT on Christmas morning when a 25-year old woman crossed into oncoming traffic while heading west on Capitol Expressway. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. All four people involved in the accident were taken to the hospital where the teenager and the 25-year old woman died. The boy's parents are expected to survive. - SFGATE

A man was stabbed to death on Christmas Eve inside a Target in Hayward. The 36-year-old Hayward resident was observed fighting inside a Target on Whipple Road at 8 pm PT shortly before the stabbing. Police later arrested two men in connection with the homicide. Neither the victim nor the suspects have been identified. The incident marked Hayward's 13th homicide of 2016. - NBCBAYAREA

Castro bars played George Michael videos last night as locals mourned the pop star's death. “His music helped me with coming out and just dealing with that process," a man told KPIX. Badlands bar on 18th Street at Castro played Michael's holiday hit "Last Christmas" as people on the street offered remembrances. Michael died of heart failure in England yesterday. - KPIX

Someone on Reddit created a gingerbread version of San Francisco's Painted Ladies. "The slope scaffolding and supports underneath the houses took a considerable amount of time," confessed Reddit user wesleyjkendall, who included views of the foundation of his edible structure. The detailed creation featured frosted rainbow flags, a dusting of candy snow, and comments referencing "gingrifrication." - REDDIT

COMMUNITY NEWS: OAKLAND
  • A man was found stabbed to death in Mosswood Park last week. The unnamed man was pronounced dead at the scene when he was located in the park across the street from Kaiser Permanente's Oakland Medical Center. Police have released no information on the crime, which is the 86th homicide in Oakland this year. 
     
  • The owner of the warehouse fire that killed 36 people this month has hired a lawyer from Southern California. Attorney Keith G. Bremer will represent Chor Ng, the owner of multiple buildings in Oakland including the "Ghost Ship" warehouse. Ng leased to the warehouse Derick Almena, who then allowed up to 20 people to reside inside the industrial space. Oakland District Attorney Nancy O’Malley has said there is a range of possible criminal charges that could apply to the deadly blaze, including murder. Almena has already hired three attorneys to “guard against criminal charges.”
     
  • Seven residents have been displaced by an East Oakland fire yesterday. Dispatchers learned of the fire, which apparently started in the house’s kitchen, at 5:30pm PT on Christmas Day. The fire was under control by 5:57pm PT. No one was injured but firefighters have asked the Red Cross to help the residents of the house who are now, at least temporarily, homeless. 
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK

Santa is still in Napa: The Napa Valley Wine Train remains transformed into the Napa Valley Santa Train through December 29. $55 rides leave the station at 5pm and 8pm PT and include a holiday musical experience with Santa and his crew along with cookies and cocoa. 



IKEA, which never has sales, is having a huge sale: For the first time in five years, IKEA is offering 15-50% off select items in their massive home stores. The IKEA Winter Sale starts today and runs until January 10. Both Emeryville and Palo Alto are home to IKEA stores. 

It's Kwanzaa in San Francisco: The Village Project brings us San Francisco’s 11th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, which offers a variety of 15 free Kwanzaa events in 7 different neighborhoods around San Francisco. Beginning today and running through January 1, all events will begin with a spiritual ceremony and will be followed by a feast, live entertainment and the lighting of one of the seven candles of the Kinara. 

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