SFMOMA CLOSES DOORS FOR EXPANSION: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has closed its doors, as it undergoes a major expansion.
The museum is expected to reopen in 2016 at more than double its current size.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that museum guests were entertained by puppeteers and a colonial fife-and-drum corps on Sunday, the last day before the museum's closure.
Officials plan exhibitions of the museum's works at other venues over the next 2 and 1/2 years, as they await the opening of the new space.
CHARGES DROPPED IN MONTE SERENO MANSION SLAYING: MONTE SERENO (AP) — Santa Clara County prosecutors have dropped charges against one of the defendants in the slaying of a wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist at his Monte Sereno mansion.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Sunday (http://bit.ly/Zoe0Ef) that investigators were able to confirm 26-year-old Lukis Anderson's alibi — that he was drunk and unconscious at a hospital during the November attack on 66-year-old Raveesh Kumra. Anderson, who was facing a murder charge, was released from jail on Thursday.
Prosecutors say Anderson's DNA was found on Kumra, but that it appears to have gotten there from contact the two had prior to the attack.
Four other defendants continue to face charges in the slaying.
Authorities believe Kumra and his wife were targeted by gang members with ties to prostitutes Kumra frequented. The assailants made off with valuables from the home.
3 WOUNDED IN OAKLAND NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING: OAKLAND (AP) — Oakland police say three people were wounded when someone opened fire into a crowd outside a nightclub.
The shooting occurred around 12:45 a.m. Monday outside the Shadow Ultra Lounge, where a group of about 300 people were gathered for a party. Lt. Brandon Wehrly tells the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/14oqHgR) security had escorted some people out following a fight when someone fired into the crowd.
A 23-year-old woman was shot in the leg, a 20-year-old woman was hit in the buttocks and a 29-year-old man working as a security guard was hit in the elbow. They are all expected to survive.
The shooting followed a particularly violent weekend in the city that saw a number of separate shootings. A 17-year-old was killed and nine people wounded in those attacks.