Police search for man believed to have sailed from Alameda with kidnapped kids aboard yacht, accused gunman in CHP officer’s death had history of mental illness, expansion begins at Stanford’s children’s hospital, more.
- The suspect accused of killing CHP officer Kenyon Youngstrom during a traffic stop on I-680 in Alamo Tuesday, and who was shot and killed by another officer, had a history of mental illness. AP
- Among state legislation quietly left to die at the end of the just concluded session: a proposal to study seismic safety improvements for public schools. California Watch
- Police were looking for a man believed to have abducted his two young children from their mother’s home in South Francisco and sailing away with them after ditching his car at an Alameda yacht harbor. Oakland Tribune
- A judge’s ruling dealt a blow to San Jose ballot measure to increase the city’s minimum wage. Mercury News
- Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital broke ground Thursday on a 150-bed expansion that will double its size. Mercury News
- Protestors appear to have squelched a move by Contra Costa County’s sheriff to use part of a state grant to expand a county jail facility in Richmond, where 1,000 inmates are already locked up. Chronicle
- GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will be in the Bay Area for a $1,000 a plate breakfast fundraiser in Danville Saturday, with “Club Mitt” members being asked to pay $5,000. Political Blotter