A man walking home from work in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood was brutally attacked, and surveillance footage could help catch the suspect.
California’s early earthquake warning system worked as seismologists hoped it would, giving them notice that a quake was about to strike seconds before the ground in Los Angeles began shaking Monday, but residents didn’t get that warning because the state hasn’t identified a source of funding to build and maintain the system.
Starting Tuesday night, BART passengers who travel through the transbay tube after 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will face delays of up to 20 minutes because of earthquake safety work, a transit agency spokeswoman said.
A new earthquake early-warning system installed by Bay Area Rapid Transit will detect earthquakes precious seconds before the ground starts shaking, allowing trains to be slowed down in an effort to prevent derailments.
Palo Alto Congresswoman Anna Eshoo was in San Jose to celebrate the funding of a new national wireless broadband communications network that makes it easier for police and firefighters to talk during emergencies.