On April 29th, if it doesn’t relate to swine flu, most people aren’t interested. The Governator has declared a state of emergency as a few more probable cases pop up within CA; swine flu panic may have replaced shoe bomber fears in the minds of anxious travelers; on the bright side, SF tourism has been boosted by frenzied redirecting of Mexico cruises. If you’re looking for something to take your mind off pig disease, there’s a Zodiac killer conference at noon – apparently, the decades-old case has finally been cracked.
THIS MORNING’S TOP STORIES
Blah Blah more probable cases of swine flu in the Bay Area Blah. No, but seriously, there’s nothing really new to report except that Gov. Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in CA. KRON4, Chron, ABC7, CBS5
FROM THE SF EXAMINER
The swine flu scare is helping local tourism, since cruise ship companies are frantically redirecting tourists from Mexico to SF. The Port’s maritime director has a hard time pretending this development doesn’t make him ecstatic. Ex
The Zodiac killer’s true identity will be revealed later today in a news conference. It is not Jake Gyllenhaal. Ex
Pollution levels in SF = fail. Ex
A passenger on board a flight bound for SFO complained of flu symptoms and was whisked away to a Burlingame airport after landing. Is false-swine-flu alert the new false terrorism alert? ABC7
Four Bay Area residents have been nominated to be White House Fellow finalists. ABC7
FROM THE SF CHRONICLE
With a little help from Wyclef, Gavin Newsom raised 100,000 at a block party fundraiser this weekend. Chron
A fatal shooting took place last night at an Oakland taco truck. CBS5
Two men were arrested in south SF in a fight over a parking space. One of the men was struck in the back of the head with a beer bottle. Honestly, it’s hard for me to judge – I’d be lying if I said there hadn’t been times where I wished I had some sort of blunt object after someone swooped in on my parking spot. CBS5
Recycle, if only because your food scraps lead to delicious wine. CBS5
SF Police are looking for information about the shooting of a college student outside Boss nightclub earlier this month. KRON4
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