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Memorial Day

Dumbarton Bridge. (Samuel Wantman)

Caltrans Reminds Motorists About Dumbarton Bridge Closure

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.


Raymond Zack drowned 50 feet offshore at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda on May 30, 2011 as firefighters and police watched.

Alameda Hires Ex-Fire Marshall To Investigate Drowning Suicide Response

The City of Alameda is hiring a former Cal FIRE director to conduct an independent review of the Memorial Day drowning of a suicidal man.


Police stop cars at a sobriety checkpoint, traffic stop, DUI, drunk driving

CHP Reports Fewer DUIs, More Traffic Deaths Over Memorial Weekend

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.

CBS San Francisco–06/01/2011

CBS 5 ConsumerWatch

Price Of Holiday BBQ On The Rise

If the burgers at this years memorial day BBQ seemed a little deflated, you may have inflation to thank.

KPIX 5–05/30/2011

Bay Area Gold Star Mom Meets With President Obama

The mother of a Bay Area man who died in Iraq in 2004 was one of the “Gold Star” moms invited to the White House Monday to mark Memorial Day and pay tribute to the soldiers who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Free Food Deals For Veterans And Active Duty Soldiers

Old Glory Gets A Proper Retirement At Bay Area Mortuaries

Flag burnings are usually associated with anti-American protests, but the symbolic burning is actually being used to honor veterans this Memorial Day.


Memorial Day observance at SF Presidio

1000s Turn Out For Memorial Day Ceremony At San Francisco‚Äôs Presidio

The 143rd San Francisco Memorial Day Ceremony started with a parade and a procession from the Presidio grounds to the cemetery. Close to 2,500 people walked, many of them wearing their military uniforms, others waving flags.


Lafayette Crosses (photo courtesy SFGate)

Memorial Day Crowd Gathers At Lafayette Crosses

The small white crosses on a hillside near the Lafayette BART station that represent American service personnel who’ve perished in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan drew the patriotic this Memorial Day holiday


Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Walnut Creek Memorial Day Ceremony For Missing Soldiers

More than 80,000 American soldiers who remain missing in action will be remembered in a Memorial Day ceremony in Walnut Creek’s Civic Park Monday morning.

CBS San Francisco–05/30/2011

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Former California Congressman McCloskey To Speak On Memorial Day

Marine and former Congressman Pete McCloskey is scheduled to give a Memorial Day address Monday morning in San Bruno at the Golden Gate National Cemetery.

CBS San Francisco–05/29/2011