• Major delays expected after one killed, officer injured in Highway 101 collision involving CHP cruiser in Palo Alton (SJ Mercury News)

      A woman was killed and an officer was hurt in a collision involving a California Highway Patrol cruiser that also critically injured two others on Highway 101 in Palo Alto, authorities said. The crash between the patrol car and an SUV was reported about 6:50 a.m. Friday in the northbound lanes approaching the Oregon Expressway and Embarcadero Road offramp, according to the CHP and Caltrans.

        • Thanksgiving Week: Friday Closures, Transit Schedules (SF Chronicle)

          Public transit— BART, MuniRegular weekday schedule for BART; Saturday service on Muni.– Golden Gate TransitWeekday schedule for buses, weekend/holiday service for buses and ferries– SamTransWeekday schedule– CaltrainWeekday schedule– AC TransitWeekday scheduleSan Francisco parking Regular meter enforcement; commute-hour towaway zones not enforced.

    • Kevin Grant is a recipient of the California Peace Prize (Oakland Tribune)
      Kevin Grant, a 2009 Bay Area News Group Hometown Hero, is one of three recipients of the California Peace Prize, which includes a $25,000 award. Grant, a city of Oakland violence prevention coordinator, has devoted himself to helping steer people away from crime since he was released from federal prison in 1989.

  • Bay Area consumers crowd stores with all-night Black Friday and Thanksgiving shopping excursions (SJ Mercury News)

    Shoppers packed Bay Area malls for post-Thanksgiving deals Thursday and Friday, with waves of bargain buyers professing enthusiasm for their expeditions that began right after Turkey Day dinner had been consumed and continued through dawn.
    The clock had yet struck 4 a.m. on Black Friday and the holiday chestnut “Silver Bells” filled the first floor of Macy’s at Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara as a steady river of consumers — weighed down as much by packages as a lack of sleep — flowed through the department store.

  • Man slain in West Oakland is City’s 111th Homicide, one more than last year (Oakland Tribune)

    An unidentified man shot to death in West Oakland Friday morning became the city’s 111th homicide victim of 2012, one more than all of last year, authorities said.
    Police believe the victim is a 48-year-old resident of another part of Oakland. Investigators are trying to confirm the man’s name and locate relatives.

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    Lisa Aliferis

    Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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