∙ Google/Alphabet is having some non-layoff layoffs in its Create division, reportedly telling “dozens” of people on the laptop and tablet teams to “find new jobs” within the company as part of some “roadmap cutbacks.” You know they’re just going to end up barbecuing on the roof for a year like at Hooli on Silicon Valley. [SF Business Times]

∙ There’s a reason why California figures so prominently in the college admissions fraud scandal: The state is an epicenter of wealth and of anxiety about downward mobility. UC Berkeley sociologist Jerome Karabel tells the New York Times, “Elite colleges have become seen as insurance against downward mobility.” [New York Times]

∙ KPIX last week picked up the story of 18-year-old Terrence Hall, who was ordered to move out of his deceased grandmother’s apartment at Valencia Gardens in the Mission after she passed away last month, and now Mission Local reports he’s gotten a reprieve. The management company that runs the complex served an eviction notice to Hall’s grandmother on November 30, but a judge has said that Hall can stay for now on a technicality: he wasn’t named in the eviction notice. [Mission Local]

The two young boys killed by their mother in a San Jose murder-suicide last week have been identified as 4-year-old Chuck Nguyen and 7-year-old Eric Nguyen. [CBS SF]

A Tesla crashed into a sushi restaurant in Danville early this morning. [NBC Bay Area]

A group of Cambodian refugees in the Bay Area recently received summons by ICE, including Hay Hov, who has a record after shooting someone when he was 19. [NBC Bay Area]

Mayor London Breed is expected to announce her choice to replace Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White this morning. [ABC 7]

Tesla laid off more than 100 people on its global recruiting team this week. [SF Business Times]

Alicia John-Baptiste has been named the new executive director of SPUR. [SFGate]

In the last two years, BART has reduced news levels from screeching wheels on tracks by 73 percent. [SFGate]



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