Thursday's Briefing: Flood of water main breaks in Berkeley, surrounding areas; Could Harris' replacement come from the East Bay?

Stabbing in downtown Oakland

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About 300 residents in Berkeley and surrounding areas were without water Wednesday night. - EBMUD
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  • About 300 residents in Berkeley and surrounding areas were without water Wednesday night.


News you don't want to miss for Aug. 13:

1. Fourteen water main breaks occurred around West Berkeley on Wednesday night, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Some residents in the area and surrounding cities lost access to water and some streets flooded. $$

2. A man was stabbed on Thursday morning in downtown Oakland, the East Bay Times reports. The incident occurred just after sunrise at Snow Park, near Lake Merritt. $$

3. Kamala Harris' nomination as the Democratic VP, along with Biden's lead in the polls, already has many California lawmakers lobbying for the possible appointment to replace her in the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reports. The early list is heavy on SoCal candidates, but all three of Alameda County's congressional leaders -- Reps. Barbara Lee, Eric Swalwell, and Ro Khanna -- are possible choices.

4. Since visiting the Oakland Museum isn't possible because of the pandemic, the museum created an online archive of photographer Dorothea Lange's work earlier this month, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

5. The Avenue bar on Telegraph Avenue, has created an outdoor space for patrons to watch movies and dine on tacos, SFGate reports. The bar will screen "Spirited Away" on Friday night.

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