The American Red Cross set up two shelters to accommodate residents displaced by Thursday night’s fire, including one at Veterans Memorial Recreation Center, a Red Cross spokesman said.
All evacuated residents requiring overnight shelter were directed to the recreation center located at 251 City Park Way at Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno.
For those people who are still trying to locate family members or make other accommodations, a second shelter was set up at the Church of the Highlands to act as a receiving center, Red Cross spokesman Steve Sharp said. Read More
All primary schools in San Bruno are closed Friday but a high school in the city remains open following the devastating explosion and fire that rocked the community Thursday night, according to the school district.
The eight schools in the San Bruno Park School District that are temporarily closed include Allen, Belle Air, Crestmoor, El Crystal, John Muir, Portola and Rollingwood elementary schools and Parkside Intermediate School. Read More
There are now four confirmed deaths due to the explosion and six-alarm fire caused by a ruptured gas transmission line in San Bruno Thursday evening, a San Mateo County coroner’s deputy said Friday morning.
The number currently stands at four, “but I’m sure it could change throughout the day,” said Kristine Gamble, a senior deputy coroner.
Gamble said investigators with the coroner’s office will be accompanying search and recovery teams who will be going through the site of the explosion and fire Friday. Read More
Blood Centers of the Pacific issued a statement Friday saying there has been “an overwhelming response” from people wanting to give blood for those injured by the San Bruno fire, but asked donors to hold off until next week or later.
The center said that steady supplies of blood are being provided to local hospitals.
“It is essential that the blood currently being used be replenished in the coming weeks,” the center said. Read More
Death and destruction descended on a quiet residential neighborhood in San Bruno after a natural gas line exploded Thursday evening.
Hundreds of people were forced to flee the neighborhood that sits on a hill above the Bay and oversees San Francisco International Airport following the explosion just after 6 p.m. Dozens of homes were razed near San Bruno Avenue and Skyline Boulevard and hundreds damaged by the blast and subsequent inferno. Read More
A D.C. special education student said she was impregnated by her teacher and that school officials were aware of the sexual relationship but did nothing to stop it, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.
Ayanna Blue, who is now a 20-year-old mother, said that she began having sex with Robert Weismiller, 58, when she was an 18-year-old at the Transition Academy at Shadd, the lawsuit said. The school is for students who have been identified as "emotionally disturbed." Read More
Halle Berry and her latest leading man appear to be practicing their love scenes off camera. While filming in Paris, the “Catwoman” star has been spotted canoodling with French actor Olivier Martinez, with whom she’s filming “Dark Tide” there.
On Sunday, a gawker spotted an intimate kiss they shared on a narrow street in the City of Lights and told People magazine, “It was the classic ‘I’m going to kiss you here in a dark corner’ move. And she was waiting to be kissed.” Read More
“Eclectic” was an understatement at Tuesday’s opening gala for the San Francisco Symphony’s 99th season, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.
Between Berlioz’s carnal “Roman Carnival Overture” and Ravel’s intricate “Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2” ballet music, there was a surprising amount of religion, some symphonic jazz and Jessye Norman — the entertainer, not the great opera diva. Read More
It was in June when Jeremy London was — so he claims — kidnapped by thugs and taken on a wild joyride, during which they forced him to buy and smoke drugs. Come again?
The tale just became weirder when we found out that the ultraconsiderate carjackers were kind enough to first drop off the former “Party of Five” star’s wife at home. The skepticism of his family, including twin brother Jason, led to a war of words in the press. Read More
In March, Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Sandoval — who had committed serious crimes in the United States since 1998 — stood before Florence, Ariz., Immigration Judge Bruce Taylor on a deportation hearing. That day the judge canceled his removal proceedings, allowing him to stay in the United States. Read More