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Daily News Roundup for Thursday, March 3, 2016

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

Fed up with wait, Santa Clara sheriff buys jail cameras herself // San Jose Mercury News

"Told it would take two more years and up to $20 million to install more security cameras in Santa Clara County's troubled jails, Sheriff Laurie Smith decided Wednesday to whip out her Costco card and buy a few herself."

"The cost for 12 cameras to test: $761.24 -- which Smith put on her personal American Express."


Two Versions of Alex Nieto Shooting Emerge at Trial // Mission Local

"The civil trial for the case of Alex Nieto, who was killed by police in March 2014, began Tuesday in downtown San Francisco, with the plaintiffs and defense offering opening statements that gave the jury different versions of that spring day on Bernal Hill."

"'We’re here today because of 59 gunshots,' said Adante Pointer, who is representing Nieto’s parents for the Law Offices of John Burris — a well-known civil rights firm. His opening statement painted the four officers who killed Nieto as overzealous and singled out Richard Schiff, a rookie who was undergoing field training that day. He was training under another officer involved in Nieto’s shooting, Jason Sawyer."


Couple Violently Assaulted In Duboce Triangle; One Hospitalized In Serious Condition // Hoodline

"An assault that took place in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood last week has left two people injured, and one of them remains hospitalized with a serious head injury." 

"The attack took place around 10:30pm on Tuesday, February 23rd, on the 100 block of Sanchez near Henry Street. Dean Ayers and his wife Mary Artist were walking home when four young men—between the ages of 19 and 23—approached the couple."


Bay Area’s first Zika case diagnosed in Napa County // SF Gate

"A pregnant Napa County woman who had traveled to Central America has tested positive for the Zika virus in the Bay Area’s first case of the mosquito-borne disease, health officials said."

"The woman, whom Napa County officials declined to identify, is no longer showing signs of Zika infection, which has been spreading primarily throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, health officials said. The woman had traveled to Central America within the past three months, the officials said."


S.F. Supervisors Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21; Will it Stick? // SF Weekly

"San Francisco on Tuesday joined a growing movement to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 — for those keeping score at home, 18-year-olds will still be able to buy medical cannabis — yet it’s unclear if the city's new tough-on-smokes stance will survive lawsuits." 

"Dozens of cities nationwide have approved new minimum age requirements for buying cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, which vaporize liquid containing nicotine. San Francisco becomes the second largest, behind New York."


Castro's Myriad Marketplace Now Open With Coffee, Juice, And Cocktails // Hoodline

"We've been keeping a close eye on the Myriad, the Castro's upcoming "market hall" space, since we learned about the new addition back in April. Now, Tablehopper brings word that the space at the base of the new 2175 Market apartment building has unveiled its first round of local vendors to the public." 

"Cro Cafe, an outpost of the Oakland cafe of the same name, is among the first vendors to set up shop in the new space. While the Temescal Alley location focuses on sourcing local coffee, Cro's Nick Olmsted said the new spot features a more unusual choice: beans from New York-based Café Grumpy."