Day Around the Bay: Oakland Zoo’s Lone Female Elephant Moves to New Home in Tennessee

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  • Donna, a 43-year-old African elephant at the Oakland Zoo and the last female elephant there, was moved to an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee this week. Donna arrived at the Oakland Zoo in 1990 from New Orleans, and developed an exceptionally close bond with the Oakland Zoo’s other female elephant, Lisa, who passed away earlier this year. Now she will hopefully get some other elephant gal pals down south. (CROWN4)
  • San Francisco’s “overpaid executive tax” — passed by voters in 2020 to levy additional taxes on businesses where the highest-paid employee makes 100+ times the median salary of all of their San Francisco workers — generated an estimated $206 million in revenue for the 2022-23 fiscal year. On an annual basis, this tax generated $137 million, surpassing the initial projection of $60 million to $140 million, although experts warned that the revenue may not remain that high consistently. (Chronicle)
  • A hoax on social media, mainly spread on Snapchat, threatened dozens of schools across California, Washington state, and more with plans to “open fire on schools” and bring weapons to cause damage on Friday, September 15. Law enforcement agencies, including those in the Bay Area, investigated the threats and determined that they lacked credibility and likely originated in Texas. (KPIX)
  • The Oakland Police Department confirmed that it is investigating a kidnapping that occurred on Thursday at 5:30 pm in East Oakland. No other information has been publicly released. (KTVU)
  • San Jose police have arrested a person of interest following a fatal stabbing on the campus of San Jose State University early Friday morning. (KPIX)
  • Google has laid off more staff, apparently this time cutting a few hundred members of its recruiting teams around the world. (SFGATE)
  • It’s Public Works’ 13th birthday — and the “community nightclub” in the Mission is throwing a three-night party with DJs from around the world to celebrate. (Public works / Default)

Day Around the Bay: Oakland Zoo's Lone Female Elephant Moves to New Home in Tennessee

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