On April 16: Mostly sunny and seasonable today according to KPIX; Anti-tax rallies, let them drink tea; Library is going to let you return overdue books free of embarrassment; and The Chronicle remembers the Titanic.

THIS MORNING’S TOP STORIES

Amber alert issued for Alameda toddler believed to have been kidnapped by her father. Chronicle, ABC7

In a pink casket signed by her second grade classmates, 8-year-old Sandra Cantu was laid to rest on Wednesday. ABC7

Public Memorial to be held today for Sandra Cantu at high school in Tracy. Parents hope to celebrate their daughter’s short life and thank everyone who took part in the investigation. ABC7

Murder charges will be filed against Your Black Muslim Bakery Leader Yusef IV for the August 2007 murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey. ABC7, Chronicle

Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Tea-Party ’09 comes to SF: Prop 1A will not pass if self-described tea-baggers (lolz) have any say in the matter. On Wednesday demonstrators took to San Francisco streets decked out in colonial garb and vowing to “crush 1A” as well as bring back the puffy shirt. Seinfeld fans everywhere breathe sigh of relief. Chronicle, Examiner

FROM THE SF CHRONICLE

Hey it’s a recession! Prop 1B would require that state repay schools the $9.3 billion that has been cut from their funding. However, 1B hinges on passage of controversial budget cap Prop 1A, which tea-baggers (lolz) have already promised to smite like the light in the belfry arch. Chronicle

Alcohol and Beverage Control board wants to lay the smackdown on several Bay Area all-ages venues by implementing insane commandments such as: Half of all revenue shall cometh from food sales. Venue owners fighting back. Hope to create new beverage license for all-ages clubs i.e. the 14 and under just a little bit tipsy on pilfered PBR license. Chronicle

97 years ago today Chronicle headline announces: Gigantic Liner Titanic Sinks; 1,500 Lost. Does Chronicle feel the irony like newsprint round the neck? Cue Celine Dion. Chronicle

FROM THE SF EXAMINER

Good news: Gas prices will reach record summer lows this year. Bad news: you still can’t afford to go on a road-trip. Examiner

San Francisco Public Library will allow borrowers to return very overdue books free of overdue fines and shame from May 3-16. Library hopes to save as much as $16,000 in replacement costs. People reportedly embarrassed to return long overdue books, as reading is almost as mortifying as responsibility. Time to dig 100 Best Erotic Love Poems out of the closet. Examiner

FROM THE SF WEEKLY

Golden Gate overlooked in California Home + Design magazine’s list of top ten SF parks. Mission Bay Park takes top honors, a park that even the few people who have ever been there don’t realize is a park. Undercover parks are the new black. Weekly

FROM CBS5

Man sentenced to one year in jail after he attacks co-worker in store freezer. CBS5

FROM ABC7

The year of the recall continues as Union International Food Co. expands recall on dry spices to include sauces, oil, and oil blends. Eating now poses more risks than starving. ABC7

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