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Otter Hops into a Kayak, Hamilton Tickets Go on Sale + Other Local News

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'Completely Shell-Shocked': Otter Leaps Aboard Bay Area Man's Kayak, NBC Bay Area


A Bay Area couple was treated to a once-in-a-lifetime surprise Monday all thanks to a furry aquatic friend. Heather Van Nes and John Koester from Boulder Creek were peacefully paddling in Elkhorn Slough waters located near Moss Landing when an otter caught the corner of Van Nes' eye.


"I took a picture of it just swimming to (Koester) thinking that it would go underneath him and it didn't," Van Nes said. "It jumped right in." Read more...


House from Full HouseCourtesy of Eonline

The Real 'Full House' Home Sells for $4 Million… to a Familiar Name, KQED

A few months ago, news broke that the real Full House mansion was on the market ... someone did have the funds to snatch this piece of '90s nostalgia, and it happens to be someone we know: none other than Jeff Franklin, the creator of Full House! One of the first orders of business after purchasing the property was changing the color of the front door from a sacrilegious sea foam to the appropriate red that fans of the show know and love. Read more...


'Hamilton' Tickets Going on Sale for Bay Area Run, East Bay Times

Let the "Hamilton" mania begin! The oh-so long-awaited single tickets for "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-fueled hit about the founding fathers, which launches its national tour in San Francisco March 10-Aug. 5, 2017, are finally going on sale. If you want to see what makes this Tony and Pulitzer-winning juggernaut the biggest smash Broadway has seen in ages, set your alarms. Tickets go on pre-sale to American Express Card members on Monday Dec. 5 at 10 am. This will be an online-only sale at www.hamilton.shnsf.com. A week later, single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday Dec. 12 at 10. am. 888-746-1799 or www.hamilton.shnsf.com. You can also go to the SHN Orpheum box office at 1192 Market St. Read more...


Outline Emerges of Oakland Stadium Deal to Keep Raiders, SF Gate

With the clock ticking, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is betting big that a combination of $600 million in private money from Ronnie Lott's investment group, $200 million in public money and an equal amount from the National Football League will be enough to keep the stadium-hungry Raiders from moving to Las Vegas. Read more...

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