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San Francisco Mayor London Breed, a top candidate to succeed Kamla Harris in the US Senate, faces criticism for attending a dinner at the same luxury Napa restaurant that Newsom did, a day after the Governor's now-infamous mid-pandemic dinner, per the SF Chronicle.

Driving the news: Mayor Breed's snafu supper occurred on the night of Nov 7. at the same Michelin star Napa restaurant French Laundry to celebrate the 60'th birthday of socialite Gorretti Lo Lui.

  • Eight people, including the mayor, dined together at a small birthday party in the same type of room as Newsom did, SF Chronicle wrote.

  • At the time of dinner, Napa County was in the orange tier. Thus indoor dining was allowed with no limit on the number of households.

But, but, but:

Still, Mayor Breed's dinner at an affluent restaurant during a global pandemic that has killed thousands and closed restaurants statewide is another example of top California politicians not practicing what they preach.

  • Three days after eating at the French Laundry, Breed forbade indoor dining in San Francisco due to a Covid-19 surge.

  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl voted to ban outdoor dining at restaurants last week but hours later was dining outside at a restaurant in Santa Monica, per Fox 11

  • San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has apologized after attending a Thanksgiving meal in violation of state COVID-19 rules, limiting the number of people and households at private gatherings, per KPIX 5.

According to police, a man was fatally wounded in a shooting while in his SUV near Wardlow Road and Magnolia Ave Tuesday morning.


LBPD spokesperson Allison Gallagher told MTLB that police arrived at the scene at roughly 7:25 am concerning a shooting at the 3500 block of Eucalyptus Avenue.

  • When the officers arrived, they found one non-responsive adult male suffering from a gunshot wound inside his car.

  • Police provided life-saving measures, but the victim would later die at the hospital.

  • "Detectives believe there was an altercation between the victim and unknown male adult suspects that led to a car collision between the suspects' and victim's vehicle, which then escalated to the shooting," Gallager said.

What they're saying:

According to police, inside his parked red SUV, the victim was ready to "pull from the curb on Eucalyptus Avenue when the suspect pulled next to him and stopped." Then at least two suspects exited their car and instantly started firing at the victim before retreating to their vehicle and drove away.

  • The victim then swung his car around a commenced a car chase after the suspects heading south on Eucalyptus Ave, ending in a car crash between the suspects' and the victim's vehicles at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Wardlow Road.

  • One witness saw one suspect shooting at the victim's vehicle before leaving southbound on Magnolia Avenue.

  • The suspects bolted the scene in a dark-colored 4-door SUV, and the motive for the shooting is unknown.

  • The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Long Beach resident Jaime Perez.

  • The suspects are described as male adults wearing masks and dark clothing. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-color SUV.

Monday's basketball game between the UCLA Bruins and the Long Beach State 49ers was called off due to coronavirus issues within Long Beach State's men's basketball program, per UCLA's Daily Bruin.

Why it matters:

Today's postponement is UCLA Bruins men's basketball's first schedule change this season.


LA sports radio station AM470 reported a coronavirus outbreak within Long Beach State's basketball program. Furthermore, UCLA's spokesperson Alex Timiraos told the AP that the game was called off "out of an abundance of caution" due to COVID-19 protocols in the Long Beach State program.

  • According to CSULB's Daily 49er, Long Beach State's men's basketball program had confirmed that its players and staff all tested negative for coronavirus yesterday.

  • No makeup date has been announced at this time.