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San Francisco Gate | January 18, 2019
The worst storm of the new year has passed through the Bay Area, but a high surf advisory remains in effect Friday as large waves continue to crash along the coast. Waves between 25 to 35 feet are expected to batter local shores, with “favored locations” expected to see occasional waves exceedin...
San Francisco Gate | January 18, 2019
Two hikers stranded in the North Dome area of Yosemite National Park were rescued by helicopter Wednesday morning, after a failed attempt amid stormy conditions the night before.
San Francisco Gate | January 17, 2019
The storm that has played a role in five people’s deaths and brought torrential rainfall and fierce winds to the region will continue to linger Thursday with widespread showers and coastal flooding in the Bay Area, officials said. “The brunt of the storm has now passed. We are behind the cold f...
San Francisco Gate | January 17, 2019
As in all momentous occasions, a bunch of suits stood a little too proudly in front of a giant red ribbon. On November 17, 2017, then-mayor Ed Lee, smiling widely, introduced a gathered crowd to the first brand-new Muni train in more than 20 years, which would take off on the N-Judah shortly thereaf...
San Francisco Gate | January 17, 2019
California’s new law abolishing the requirement to post bail for release after arrest, scheduled to take effect in October, was put on hold Wednesday when bail bond companies qualified a referendum to put the issue before voters in November 2020. Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that rand...
San Francisco Gate | January 16, 2019
After a flooding issue caused the Civic Center BART station to close temporarily Wednesday due to flooding on the train platform, BART's Twitter account found itself at the center of a playful Twitter fight.
San Francisco Gate | January 16, 2019
A mudslide spilled onto the roadway on Highway 101 in Sausalito early Wednesday, shutting down a southbound lane for nearly an hour during the height of the morning commute, authorities said. Rocks, mud and debris fell onto the roadway just after 7 a.m., south of Spencer Avenue, said Officer Andrew...
San Francisco Gate | January 16, 2019
Three people, including a 1-year-old girl, were killed Tuesday after their vehicle spun out and crashed during a period of heavy rain in Camino (El Dorado County), authorities said. The collision occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Highway 50 near Camino Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol. A...
San Francisco Gate | January 16, 2019
An atmospheric river combined with a cold front is expected to bring a deluge a rainfall, gusty winds and thunderstorms to the Bay Area on Wednesday when the storm makes landfall just in time for the evening commute, officials said. Light rainfall will sweep the region throughout the day, particular...
San Francisco Examiner | January 16, 2019
The United States Geological Survey downgraded the magnitude of an early morning earthquake that rattled the Bay Area on Wednesday to 3.4 from 3.7. The quake on the Hayward Fault » The post Early morning earthquake downgraded from 3.7 to 3.4 appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Gate | January 16, 2019
Teachers from half a dozen schools in Oakland are planning to walk out Friday to warn the district of a looming strike if they aren’t offered better pay — a move that comes amid a massive teachers’ strike in Los Angeles. The walkout is the latest action educators have planned since the Oakland...
San Francisco Gate | January 16, 2019
Civic Center BART station reopened half an hour after it closed Wednesday afternoon due to flooding, the agency said. Both the platform and concourse levels were flooded, said Anna Duckworth, a BART spokeswoman. The agency closed the station at 2:49 p.m. and barred riders from entering while Muni en...
San Francisco Gate | January 16, 2019
Six people were injured early Wednesday when a fire broke out at two adjacent homes in San Francisco, authorities said. The San Francisco Fire Department responded just after midnight to the blaze at 70 Liebig St. and 72 Liebig St. The first engine arrived to people screaming for help from one house...
San Francisco Gate | January 16, 2019
Some San Franciscans could soon have one more box to check in the paperwork that piles up when they’re trying to sell their properties. In the coming months, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission hopes to get the Board of Supervisors to introduce and pass an ordinance that would require p...
San Francisco Gate | January 16, 2019
A woman who was found dead in the San Francisco Bay has been identified as a San Francisco Unified School District employee, officials said Wednesday. Police responded at 9 a.m. Tuesday to the 3200 block of Van Ness Avenue near Aquatic Park after receiving a call about a body lying facedown in the w...
SFUSD employee found dead in San Francisco Bay | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 16, 2019
A 67-year-old woman who was found dead in the San Francisco Bay early Tuesday morning has been identified as a longtime San Francisco Unified School District employee. A witness observed » The post SFUSD employee found dead in San Francisco Bay appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner...
Woman arrested after found soaking wet on Half Moon Bay beach with infant | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 16, 2019
HALF MOON BAY – A 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Tuesday after San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies found her soaking wet with an infant at Poplar » The post Woman arrested after found soaking wet on Half Moon Bay beach with infant appeared firs...
San Francisco Gate | January 15, 2019
The strongest storm of the year is expected to dump torrents of rain Wednesday and Thursday on the Bay Area and sheets of snow in the Sierra. A cold front will collide with an atmospheric river — a band of moisture that forms over the ocean — to squeeze out varying forms of precipitation as the ...
San Francisco Gate | January 15, 2019
The Butte County Sheriff's Office issued an evacuation warning Tuesday afternoon for residents of Pulga, who are now dealing with the possibility of flooding due to this storm system, just two months after the deadly Camp Fire.
San Francisco Gate | January 15, 2019
An 18-year-old man is missing and feared dead after falling through a blowhole at a state beach south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Monterey County Sheriff's Office said.
U.S. sues Tetra Tech for alleged false claims in Hunters Point cleanup | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 15, 2019
The U.S. Justice Department sued Tetra Tech EC Inc. Monday, accusing the engineering company of submitting false billing claims to the U.S. Navy that were based on falsified soil and » The post U.S. sues Tetra Tech for alleged false claims in Hunters Point cleanup appeared first on The Sa...
San Francisco Gate | January 14, 2019
A reporter for a Redding news station was attacked during a live broadcast while reporting from the site of several fentanyl overdoses in Chico, California. On Saturday, KRCR reporter Meaghan Mackey was livestreaming from the scene of a mass drug overdose that left one person dead and sent at least ...
Wiener introduces bill to make state roads safer for cyclists, pedestrians | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 14, 2019
San Francisco, like many California cities, has state-owned highways that serve as surface streets in their communities such as 19th Avenue in The City. To make those streets safer for » The post Wiener introduces bill to make state roads safer for cyclists, pedestrians appeared first on ...
San Francisco Gate | January 14, 2019
A photographer explores the abandoned East Campus of the old Agnews Developmental Center, formerly part of a mental health facility known as "The Great Asylum for the Insane" in San Jose.
Bay Area wind advisory issued as storm drenches SF | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 14, 2019
A storm system bringing wind and rain to San Francisco and much of the rest of the Bay Area is expected to continue through Sunday night, according to weather officials. » The post Bay Area wind advisory issued as storm drenches SF appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
Santa Clara police fatally shoot heavily armed man at store | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 14, 2019
A heavily armed man shooting randomly both inside and outside a Santa Clara convenience store was fatally shot by officers Saturday morning, police said. The 55-year-old man, whose name was » The post Santa Clara police fatally shoot heavily armed man at store appeared first on The San Fr...
San Francisco Gate | January 14, 2019
Authorities have identified two teenagers who were killed in a car crash Friday after leaving a high school basketball game in Antioch. A white SUV carrying six teens slammed into a tree near the intersection of Lone Tree Way and Indian Hill Drive around 7 p.m. Friday, and officials with the Antioch...
San Francisco Gate | January 14, 2019
Following a fairly dry weekend, a series of light storms will sprinkle negligible rainfall on the Bay Area this week before a significant storm passes through Wednesday and Thursday, officials said. Forecasters with the National Weather Service expect the first storm system, currently over the centr...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
Roughly 2 million gallons of wastewater spilled into a slough in southern Sonoma County this weekend because of a leaking pipe valve — but any ecological impact appears minimal, officials said. The spill began Friday morning from a manually operated valve south of Schellville and the Carneros wine...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa has released a list of 39 clergymen it says have been credibly accused or convicted of sexually abusing about 100 children, calling them “the evil actions of priests and bishops.” More than half of those on the list released Saturday night — at least 23...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
A 48-year-old man identified as the gunman in the ambush killing of a 22-year-old Davis police officer left a note in his apartment saying that police had hit him with “ultra sonic waves meant to keep dogs from barking.” The note was released by Davis police a few hours after Kevin Douglas Limba...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
Despite a brief break from showers Saturday and Sunday morning, Bay Area residents may want to pull out their rain boots and umbrellas again as multiple weather systems will probably soak the region this week, officials said. The first of the rainfall will last from Sunday afternoon into Monday as p...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
A mountain lion sighting was reported Friday evening in Pacifica — not in one of San Mateo County’s protected natural spaces, but in a suburban tract above Highway 1. The report was sent to the city’s police department at around 6:30 p.m., according to a statement released by the police Saturd...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
Two teenagers were killed Friday evening and four others were injured when their vehicle crashed into a tree in Antioch, authorities said. The collision occurred about 7 p.m. at the intersection of Lone Tree Way and Indian Hill Drive, said Sgt. Matthew Harger, a spokesman for Antioch police. Two p...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
The nation's airports remain open despite the partial government shutdown, and air traffic controllers are working even though they aren't receiving a paycheck Friday, the first missed payday for federal workers since the start of the closure 21 days ago.
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
In Mariposa County, the local towns closely tie its economy to Yosemite and a government shutdown — or any interruption to the park — has a much larger effect than one could imagine.
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
Fund total as of Jan. 6: $8,806,329 Advocate ($1,000-$1,499): Anonymous, in memory of Bruno Sunday. Supporter ($500-$999): Jurgen Aust. Collaborator ($250-$499): Rick Goldsmith & Lauren Moreno; Denise Jindrich, in memory of Logan Fowler & Dorothy Simpson; Pamela S. Jue; Gretchen Whisenand, in memory...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
The first boat left the dock at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, but passengers were trotting down the gangway at Richmond’s new ferry terminal long before then. One hundred sixty-one riders were aboard the Pisces when it slid away from the pier, the first high-speed catamaran of a transit service that west Co...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
The Bay Area’s brief reprieve from the rain Thursday should give way to a series of storms that will douse the region for the next seven days, officials said. The first storm is expected to approach the area Friday afternoon with moderate rain and will linger through Saturday morning, said Roger ...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
Fund total as of Jan. 6, 2018: $8,806,329 Advocate ($1,000-$1,499): Julie & Christopher Ridley. Supporter ($500-$999): Anonymous, in memory of my mother, Beatrice; Kathy Kerridge; Maureen Rettig & Greg McVerry; Cynthia & Joel Sabenorio, in memory of William H. Peebles; Bill Strawbridge & Meg Wallhag...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
A Facebook executive’s home was targeted in a call made to Palo Alto police by a man claiming he shot his wife and tied up their children, setting off a huge response by law enforcement officers who later realized it was a hoax. Police dispatchers received the call at 9:16 p.m. Tuesday by a caller...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
The Wing, a private networking community and workspace designed for women, has instituted formal membership guidelines, stating on its website that it "is a diverse community open to all." After its founding in 2016, The Wing quickly expanded from a single New York City outpost to five locations acr...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
A call made to Palo Alto police by a man who said he shot his wife and had tied up their children set off a huge response by law enforcement officers who later realized it was a hoax. Police dispatchers received the call at 9:16 p.m. Tuesday by a caller who impersonated a resident of the 900 block o...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
A car crash that killed two teenagers and injured four others Friday night was likely caused by wet road conditions and excessive speed, officials said Sunday. The 17-year-old driver crashed a white SUV into a tree around 7 p.m. near the intersection of Lone Tree Way and Indian Hill Drive in Antioch...
San Francisco Gate | January 13, 2019
The memorial service for Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, who was fatally shot Thursday while responding to a routine car collision in downtown Davis, is slated for Friday at 11 a.m. at the Activities and Recreation Center on the UC Davis campus. Police say Corona, 22, was ambushed by Kevin Doug...
Chilly New Year forecast for the Bay Area | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 13, 2019
New Year’s Eve and the weekend leading up to it are expected to be chilly, according to the National Weather Service. The East and South Bays will see lows in » The post Chilly New Year forecast for the Bay Area appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
Stepping up to keep The City’s national parks open during the government shutdown | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 12, 2019
Perhaps the most visible impact of the government shutdown has been in our national parks and recreation areas. With close to 80 percent of National Park Service staff furloughed, there » The post Stepping up to keep The City’s national parks open during the government shutdown appe...
Home sought for cat that survived rat poison ingestion | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 12, 2019
The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is seeking an owner for a cat that improbably survived ingesting rat poison and was rescued at a workplace in Menlo Park in October. » The post Home sought for cat that survived rat poison ingestion appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
Judge orders psychological evaluation of BART stabbing suspect | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 12, 2019
An Alameda County Superior Court judge today suspended criminal proceedings against a transient charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in » The post Judge orders psychological evaluation of BART stabbing suspect appeared first on...
‘Twas the day after Christmas and oh, what a mess | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 11, 2019
‘Twas the day after Christmas, when all through the flat Not a box lay unopened, all gifts were unwrapped; Shiny paper and ribbons tossed away without care In hopes they » The post ‘Twas the day after Christmas and oh, what a mess appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
SF man, 83, dies in Laurel Heights blaze | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 11, 2019
UPDATE: The man killed in a Christmas Eve fire in Laurel Heights has been identified by the medical examiner as 83-year-old Michael Hooker. Hooker was a San Francisco resident. — » The post SF man, 83, dies in Laurel Heights blaze appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
Public Works to expand trash collection to national parks during federal shutdown | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 11, 2019
Trash has been piling up at San Francisco landmarks run by the National Park Service during the federal government shutdown, but city officials are now stepping in to pick up » The post Public Works to expand trash collection to national parks during federal shutdown appeared first on The...
Camp Fire: PG&E says its possible role in wildfires could create legal problems | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | January 11, 2019
PG&E acknowledged Monday that its possible role in Northern California’s recent wave of massive wildfires could create fresh legal problems for a company already on criminal probation following a natural » The post Camp Fire: PG&E says its possible role in wildfires could ...