San Francisco Bay
One person was killed and one injured Wednesday evening when a sailboat taking part in a race near Redwood City collided with a channel marker buoy, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.
San Francisco fire crews pulled an unconscious and injured man from San Francisco Bay near the Ferry Building Thursday.
High winds and choppy Bay waters have prompted a rare closure of Alcatraz Island to visitors Wednesday, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.
The survey of 500 San Francisco residents found overwhelming support remains for the team crossing the bay from Oakland. Only 17 percent of respondents said they opposed the move, with 68 percent of those polled saying they were in favor of welcoming the Warriors. However, an even larger segment – 72 percent – said the arena project should be voted on by San Franciscans before it can be built.
Bay Area boaters are being urged by a federal wildlife agency to watch out for and steer clear of gray whales, which are now beginning their annual migration past the Golden Gate to feeding grounds in the Arctic.
San Francisco supervisors and city officials held a hearing to focus on lessons learned from the America’s Cup race held last summer in order to improve their bid for the 2017 competition.
The Google barge that’s been docked at Treasure Island for months is heading to Stockton to be finished.
The Richmond City Council is expected to consider offering Google an invitation to use its docks for finishing construction on the Google Barge.
One of the country’s most tolerant and inclusive cities plans to kill off hundreds of its residents over concerns that they are damaging the environment.
Following in the footsteps of Google, Facebook is now shuttling workers to the South Bay via luxury catamaran.