Disagreement Over Tax May Derail San Francisco Transbay Terminal DealA deal between the city of San Francisco and developers building the new Transbay Terminal has become unraveled, opening the possibility for legal action by developers, and leaving the future of a $2.6 billion Caltrain extension to Downtown uncertain.
Sonoma County Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect; Statewide Ban Bill Sits On Governor’s Desk Sonoma County joins the growing list of jurisdictions in the State of California to impose a ban on plastic shopping bags. The ban went into effect on Monday.
Car Break-in On The Rise In Popular City-Owned Parking LotCar break-ins are on the rise in San Francisco, but in particular at city-owned garage near Union Square where 80 burglaries have been reported so far.
Interstate 280 Set To Reopen On Time Tuesday Morning After Labor Day Weekend Shutdown Caltrans' work is right on schedule for the Interstate 280 earthquake retrofit work, and the San Francisco portion affected should reopen on time Tuesday morning at 5:00 a.m. after being closed since Thursday afternoon so work could take place during the lighter Labor Day Weekend traffic.
Highway 280 Labor Day Weekend Shutdown Starts Thursday AfternoonCommuters should brace for another closure of a portion of Interstate 280 in San Francisco this Labor Day Weekend.
State Working With FEMA To Determine Whether Napa Quake Qualifies As National DisasterWhile there have been three emergency declarations as a result of the earthquake from the city and county of Napa and Gov. Brown, work is underway now to determine whether it rises to the level of a "national" disaster.
Iselle To Give Hawaii First Hurricane In 22 Years; Most Flights To The Islands Still ScheduledHawaii residents prepared for what could be the first hurricane to hit the state in more than 22 years strengthened and will likely make landfall on the Big Island Thursday afternoon and Hurricane Julio--which strengthened into a Category 2 storm--was is swirling closely behind. Many Bay Area travelers, remain undaunted and are still headed for the islands.
Woman Accused Of Leaving Kids In Car While She Gambled In Livermore CasinoAn Oakland woman has been arrested for suspicion of child endangerment for allegedly leaving her two young children in her locked car on Sunday while she was gambling inside a casino in Livermore, police said.
Weird Weather, Lightning Strikes San Francisco Bay AreaLightning struck over parts of the Bay Area giving some residents an early morning jolt on Tuesday and led to weather warning for pilots flying near the San Francisco International Airport.
Support For Campaign Reform Legislation In Sacramento Ebbs After ScandalsEthics reform legislation in Sacramento, that appeared to be a priority after the arrest of Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee from San Francisco and the additional scandals of two other senators last spring ago, has dissipated.
NCAA Antitrust Lawsuit Gets Underway In Oakland Federal Courtroom The Ed O’Bannon versus NCAA lawsuit headed to trial Monday in an Oakland federal courtroom after nearly five years of litigation. Whether or not college athletes should share in the billions of dollars they generate is the heart of the issue.
Rowing Race Tests Boaters’ Endurance On Pacific Journey From Monterey To Hawaii The Great Pacific Race, a rowing competition where 13 crews in 24-foot boats row more than 2,400 miles from Monterey across the Pacific to Hawaii, began Monday.
Oakland Police Officers Burnt Out On Mandatory Overtime As City Reexamines Policy Oakland's police department continues to suffer a shortage of officers which has lead to mandatory overtime, but a city councilwoman says it's leading to burnt-out cops. The city is now expected to review this issue.
Bay Area Temperatures To Sizzle This Week; Excessive Heat Watch IssuedThe National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for most of the San Francisco Bay Area for Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures in the big cities of particular concern, a meteorologist said Sunday.
$10 Million Raised In Two Months As Part of Salesforce CEO’s Anti-Poverty Campaign Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff’s SF Gives initiative raised $10 million in two months as part of an anti-poverty campaign with the help of 20 local companies.