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.
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.
Max Ashton had one goal before heading off to college: swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco.
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.
A body was recovered from the water at the end of the Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco Mondaymorning, a police spokesman said.
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.
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.
Crews were cleaning up about two gallons of diesel fuel that was spilled by a fishing vessel near San Francisco’s Pier 45 Wednesday morning, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said.
A shooting near San Francisco’s Aquatic Park on Monday night sent a man to the hospital, a Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The Berkeley Fire Department was fishing a vehicle out of the water at Aquatic Park Tuesday morning, a fire dispatcher said.