Memorial Day Weekend
It could be a stormy Memorial Day holiday, if your travels take you to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite or the High Sierra this weekend.
The first meteors of a never-before-seen Memorial Day Weekend meteor shower, the Camelopardalids or ‘Giraffe’ shower, have already been seen, caught on camera, and cataloged, according to meteor researchers at the SETI Institute in Mountain View.
NASA announced the discovery of what could become a first ever meteor shower, the May Camelopardalids, delighting skywatchers with 200 meteors per hour for Memorial Day Weekend 2014, and potentially rivaling the Perseid meteor shower in August.
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.