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Surfers prepare to go into the water at Ocean Beach on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New App Allows San Francisco Beachgoers To Check Water Quality

Next time you go to the beach, bacteria is a danger that could make you sick. San Francisco officials have released an app promising an early warning.

09/15/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Australian Attempts To Break 25-Year-Old Speed Record For Swimming Around Alcatraz

Australian Trent Grimsey plunged into the San Francisco Bay Friday morning in an attempt to shatter the decades-old record for swimming to and around Alcatraz Island after setting off from the San Francisco shoreline.

09/12/2014

Surfers prepare to go into the water at Ocean Beach on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mobile App Measures Beaches’ Bacteria Safety Levels

A new mobile device app has been developed that lets people know if it is safe to go into the water at San Francisco beaches.

08/13/2014

Fire burns at 2nd St. and Hearst Ave. in Berkeley. (CBS)

Cause Of Berkeley Overpass Fire Where Homeless Campers Lived Is Unclear

Homeless people were camping in an area where up to 100 recycling bins burned Wednesday afternoon near the University Avenue off-ramp from Interstate Highway 80 in Berkeley, but it remains unclear how the fire started, the city’s acting fire chief said Thursday.

05/08/2014

Fire burns at 2nd St. and Hearst Ave. in Berkeley. (CBS)

Huge Fire Burns Under Berkeley University Ave. Off-Ramp From Interstate 80

Firefighters have controlled a fire near the Berkeley Interstate 80 University offramp Wednesday afternoon that possibly started with an explosion in a methamphetamine lab, the city’s acting fire chief said.

05/07/2014

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

3 Blind Swimmers Complete Trek From Alcatraz To Aquatic Park In SF Bay

Max Ashton had one goal before heading off to college: swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco.

09/30/2013

This 18 August 2005 file photo shows an aerial view of Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay of California. Once a sinister home to notorious mobsters and murderers, Alcatraz is in line for an environmental makeover that could see the imposing former prison island become a tree-hugger's paradise. The US Parks Service is studying plans to make Alcatraz self-sufficient in an attempt to lessen the impact on the environment and provide an example to the rest of the US. By 2014, authorities expect to have installed a waste reprocessing plant as well as a de-salination plant to provide drinking water. AFP PHOTO/Helene Labriet-Gross/FILES (Photo credit should read HELENE LABRIET-GROSS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pair On Night Swim To Alcatraz Prompts Coast Guard Search

Two men who went on a night swim to Alcatraz Island prompted a three-hour search and rescue effort in the Bay on Thursday, a U.S. Coast Guard official said.

07/19/2013

Officers recover the body of a person found in the water near the Hyde Street Pier. (CBS)

Body Found In Water Near SF’s Hyde Street Pier

A body was recovered from the water at the end of the Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco Mondaymorning, a police spokesman said.

06/10/2013

A car crashed into Aquatic Park in Berkeley after a police chase through the Bay Area. (CBS)

Car Ends Up In Water After Police Chase From SF To Berkeley; Driver Arrested

Police arrested a San Francisco man Tuesday night following a high-speed chase across the Bay Bridge which began when he allegedly slammed his car into a South of Market gas station and ended when he drove his car into water at Berkeley Aquatic Park.

06/05/2013

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Swimmers Brave Cold 1.5-Mile Swim From Alcatraz To Aquatic Park

About 26 well-trained swimmers braved the cool waters of San Francisco Bay Saturday morning for a wintertime swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park.

01/05/2013

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