A man police say was speeding is in deeper trouble after they say he led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase in Monterey County where he ended up at a beach, ran across sand dunes and tried to escape by swimming away in the ocean.
More than 700 women are expected to participate Saturday in the annual See Jane Run triathlon in Pleasanton. But there are concerns about water quality in the lake where the swimming portion takes place.
Summer is here and that means water lovers and thrill seekers alike are hitting the water parks and pools in the Bay Area. Get the most splash for your cash at these great water parks, and dive into the season’s most playful and refreshing way to stay cool and have fun.
In 29 years as a federal prison, nobody ever survived an escape from Alcatraz, but every year athletes from across the country prove it possible. To compete in the 32nd annual Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon, athletes must qualify or be chosen in a lottery, thus becoming one of 2,000 athletes participating in this modified international distance triathlon. Its grueling course begins with a 1.5-mile swim from a boat off of Alcatraz, transitions to an 18-mile bike ride and concludes with an 8-mile run that includes a 400-step Equinox sand ladder. Join in on rubbing it in the faces of those would-be escapees, or just watch from the sidelines — this year’s race may be the best ever.
Bay Area pet owners have off-leash hikes and routes mastered, but a swimming adventure isn’t easy to come by around here. It seems man’s best friend turns into puppy non grata when water is added to the mix. When the digits on the thermometer begin to rise, splash it up at these water magnets in the East Bay.
The water level in Lake Tahoe is the highest it’s been in years. While this summer had many folks at Lake Tahoe searching for a dry beach to lay down a towel, this is great news for downstream water users in the coming year.
Twenty people, including nine children, were taken to Sacramento-area hospitals Monday after a high concentration of chlorine was released into the wave pool at Raging Waters.
A San Jose man is being hailed as a hero after jumping into a San Jose pool and saving a father and his young daughter from drowning on Wednesday night
Oakland residents will be able to swim, work out and dance at a new sports facility that opened in East Oakland on Thursday.
The popular Marin County beach was partially closed after an 8- to 10-foot great white shark was sighted around 2 p.m. Sunday.