High winds and choppy Bay waters have prompted a rare closure of Alcatraz Island to visitors Wednesday, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.
Google is expanding its presence in the East Bay as a wind energy company it owns has secured a new lease at the formal naval base in Alameda.
Two boats blown off their moorings by high winds crashed onto the rocks near Oyster Point Marina in South San Francisco Wednesday morning.
The U.S. Coast Guard was advising boaters on the San Francisco Bay to be prepared for rough winds and high seas Thursday.
Evacuations due to the Silverado fire burning in Napa County have been lifted Friday evening and firefighters have the fire nearly contained, officials said.
More than 17,500 PG&E customers remained without power in the Bay Area Friday morning as a result of strong winds in the region, a utility spokeswoman said.
Two people were killed Thursday in wind-related accidents in Oakland, a city that so far is bearing the brunt of extreme winds in the Bay Area that have left thousands without power, brought down trees and fueled fires throughout the region.
A foot of snow fell in the upper elevations of the Sierra overnight and a 103 mph wind gust blew across the mountains near Lake Tahoe before an early winter storm blew out of the area early Monday.
Race 14 was postponed Saturday because the wind hadn’t settled in from the desired direction by the 2:40 p.m. cutoff time.
Hundreds of firefighters were battling three large vegetation fires in Sonoma and Napa counties Wednesday afternoon.