Hope folks were sheltering against that cold that settled over us this morning, down into the low 30s and driving some of the unsheltered to desperate measures – with tragic results in San Francisco, it appears.
Closer to home, things got a bit warmer in Moraga and Orinda as police engaged in a pre-dawn pursuit through our town(s) that ended with an arrest in Oakland (stolen car and other offenses apparently) as everyone except the unfortunate few working Dog Watch slept through the whole thing.
Which leads to another question, posed by a reader who asks how much is happening out there that we’re missing? The short answer is, well, lots – as the powers that be see no motivation to inform a complacent citizenry happy enough as long as their own home isn’t being burgled or burning down.
Our painfully small band of shooters and scribblers get a lot of it, but not all of it – as the Keepers of the Keys (and Info) – like to remind us from time to time, usually with a sly wink and not-so-gentle reminder that “you’re only getting about half of what we want you to know.” And, yes, that drives us pretty nuts.
So it’s another hour to sun-up and a cup of coffee to warm up. Just another shift on the Dog Watch.