Lightning strikes were reported in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties Monday night, according to the National Weather Service.
San Francisco’s top officials say the city’s Hall of Justice would be dangerously unstable in a powerful earthquake, but hundreds of city workers and jail inmates working and living there could have to wait more than a decade to move out.
Authorities have said that California is facing a dangerous wildfire season due to a dry winter that has left the normally green hills of spring parched and tinder-dry.
San Jose’s Alum Rock Park was closed Tuesday because of extreme fire danger, according to the city.
KCBS has learned that San Francisco water officials warned river-rafting guides about potentially dangerous river flows on Tuesday, the same day a Sausalito woman died on a trip on the Tuolumne River.
Sentinel, a massive infrared space telescope to be privately financed by the B612 Foundation, would hover in space anywhere from 30 million to 100 million miles from Earth looking for large asteroids on a trajectory for home.
In the North Bay, all CalFire stations now have extra staffing and rigs. Homeowners whose property abuts open space should create 100 ft. of defensible space around their property.
Over 60 percent of Californians are not prepared for a large-scale earthquake, according to the California Earthquake Preparedness Survey.
40 percent of the victims in pedestrian accidents are senior citizens. A coalition of public-transit advocates are pushing for improvements to make Oakland city streets safer to walk.
Halloween is one week away, and it’s not just the masks and costumes that are scaring people. A popular toy on many Bay Area shelves has been a cause for concern for some local residents.