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The Palace Hotel

SF Hotels Offering Discounts To Stranded Passengers

The San Francisco Travel Association, which is the official tourism marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco, announced deals with five hotels to offer discounted rates.


A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train operator waits for passengers to enter the train at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Disabled BART Train Strands Strands 10 Passengers, Delays Commute

A disabled Bay Area Rapid Transit train was delaying service into and out of San Francisco Friday morning and has stranded 10 people onboard, agency officials said.


Marine Mammal Center volunteers feed an elephant seal pup (CBS)

Sharp Rise In Starving California Seal Pups Reported

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito is reporting a higher-than-usual number of emaciated elephant seal pups.


Klamath River whale

Gray Whale Stranded In NorCal River Dies

A 45-foot gray whale that’s been stranded in Northern California’s Klamath River for more than a month has died after beaching on a sandbar.

CBS San Francisco–08/16/2011

Passengers wait in line at the United Airlines ticket counter at San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

United Airlines Reroutes 100s Of SFO Travelers After Computer Glitch

United Airlines was working Saturday to rebook hundreds of passengers whose flights were cancelled Friday due to a downed computer system, an airport duty manager said.


Coast Guard Rescue

Helicopter Rescue Forces Closure Of Hwy. 1 In San Mateo County

Traffic was being controlled through one open lane on state Highway 1 in San Mateo County following a helicopter rescue.

CBS San Francisco–02/05/2011

CHP Helicopter

Russian River Hiker Rescued By Helicopter

A stranded hiker was hoisted to safety from the shores of the Russian River near Cloverdale by helicopter Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.


Carnival Splendor

Cruise Ship Stranded At Sea Arrives Back In California

Passengers aboard the stricken cruise ship Carnival Splendor, which sailed out of San Francisco in 2009 before repositioning to Long Beach, arrived in port Thursday after being pulled back to California.

KPIX 5–11/11/2010

The Carnival Splendor, a cruise ship stranded about 250 miles off the coast of California on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. (AP/U.S. Navy)

Help Reaches Passengers On Crippled Cruise Ship From California

The Carnival Splendor was moving again Tuesday night after the first of several Mexican tugbouts en-route to the stricken liner began pulling it toward San Diego.

KPIX 5–11/09/2010