Daily news roundup for Monday, February 1, 2016 | KALW

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 1, 2016

Feb 1, 2016

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Super Bowl 50’s crazy ticket prices drop slightly, but Niner fans still left out // Mercury News

"Super Bowl ticket prices are starting to drop significantly but could still wind up being the highest in history. And, it turns out nearly all of the 49ers fans who paid big bucks to help fund Levi's Stadium won't be getting the big game tickets they were hoping for.

"The cheapest ticket online has dropped to $2,500 but that’s still to expensive for many fans."

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Pumped on Trump // Reveal

"With his celebrity lifestyle and made-for-reality-TV personality, some people didn’t take Donald Trump’s presidential bid seriously – but his polling numbers aren’t a joke, and he is seriously in the lead.

"Who are his supporters and why do they support him?"

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Justice Department to investigate San Francisco Police Department amid troubles: // Los Angeles Times

"The U.S Justice Department is beginning a review of the San Francisco Police Department, which recently came under fire for the shooting of a young black man and for a separate incident in which officers sent homophobic and racist text messages.

"Representatives from the department will announce the details of the review on Monday afternoon. " 

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Puppy class makes flying friendlier for the blind // Contra Costa Times

"It can be hard out there for a pup guiding blind passengers through airports onto flights -- think security checks, lines everywhere, baggage areas and crowds of anxious fliers trying to find where to go.

"Airport puppy school prepares canines to guide people from the airport curb to airplane seats."

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Rent hike may force Genova Delicatessen to close // East Bay Express

"Another Oakland institution might be in danger of being priced out.

"Genova Delicatassen which has been a fixture in the Temescal neighborhood since 1926, may be forced to shut down its retail store in the spring due to a looming rent increase. 

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Fremont Woman battles Islamophobia // InsideBayArea

"Moina Shaiq decided to do something proactive in response to the resurgence of Islamophobia in the aftermath of the Paris and San Bernadino terrorist attacks.

"The longtime Fremont resident, who is Muslim, has begun holding 'Meet a Muslim' coffee house chats to educate non-Muslims about Islam. "