Memorial Day Weekend
In response to a recent spate of four homicides, San Jose police were deploying extra units of special operations and gang suppression officers this weekend.
High gas prices and economic uncertainty likely won’t keep travelers from hitting the road, the experts are predicting.
The Dumbarton Bridge will be closed to traffic Memorial Day weekend to allow Caltrans and its contractor to significantly advance seismic retrofit work on the bridge, according to bridge officials.
During the closure, motorists are encouraged to take public transit or use alternate driving routes.
The California Highway Patrol arrested fewer drunken drivers in the Bay Area this Memorial Day weekend than last year, but there were more traffic deaths, CHP officials said.
All work on the eastbound Bay Bridge detour near the Toll Plaza has been completed as of 8:15 a.m., according to a Caltrans statement released Sunday morning..
Drivers coming off the lower deck of the Bay Bridge in Oakland will have to veer slightly to the right. Currently, the road makes a slight jog to the left as it touches down. The detour will last until the new span opens in 2013.
During the work, riders who are traveling from any San Francisco or Peninsula station toward Dublin or Fremont will need to take a Pittsburg/Bay Point-bound train to cross the Bay.
Planning your Memorial Day weekend getaway? Check out these tips for a safe — and stress-free — holiday.