All lanes on the Dumbarton Bridge have reopened following a fiery crash that involved a big-rig Tuesday morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.The big-rig crashed into a stalled sedan and caught fire in the eastbound lanes of the bridge at about 11:05 a.m., CHP Officer Rachaude Crawford said.No one was seriously hurt in the crash, but the driver of the big-rig may have suffered minor injuries, Menlo Park Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said. The driver was transported to a hospital as a precaution, Crawford said. Read More
A six-hour police standoff in Daly City on Monday morning led to the arrest of two people who police said “recklessly” fired shots into an inhabited building and then refused to cooperate with authorities.Officers who were investigating an unrelated alarm call at the intersection of West Market and Mission streets at about 5 a.m. heard gunshots coming from a nearby home, Daly City police Sgt. David Mackriss said. Read More
Update: Eastbound traffic on the Dumbarton Bridge continues to be blocked by a crash involving a big-rig, a California Highway Patrol officer said.Crews are working to clear the big-rig and a sedan, which crashed into each other and caught fire in the eastbound lanes of the bridge at around 11:05 a.m., CHP Officer Rauchade Crawford said.No one was injured, but all eastbound lanes were still blocked as of 12:45 p.m. and traffic heading for the bridge was being diverted, Crawford said.All westbound lanes have been reopened to traffic. Read More
Characters from the latest “Disney on Ice” show will visit kids at a San Francisco hospital on Wednesday while the cast is in the Bay Area for a series of performances.The children at California Pacific Medical Center will have a party with the mixed themes of Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas in honor of “Let’s Celebrate!,” a holiday-themed ice show.The party will include a visit from Mickey and Minnie Mouse, who will visit the bedsides of children who are too sick to attend the party at the hospital’s playroom. Read More
At least one motorist was injured in a hit-and-run crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City on Tuesday morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.Just after 5:30 a.m., CHP responded to a crash on southbound U.S. Highway 101, just north of Whipple Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Bartlett said.CHP officers arrived at the scene and found a red car that had spun sideways, blocking the slow lane of the highway, Bartlett said.Barlett said that a full-sized Ford had crashed into the red car, sustaining major damage. Read More
Bay Area home sales have dropped since December, but sales are still higher in early 2011 than they were during the same period in 2010, a real estate information service said.It's normal for sales to be slow this time of year, meaning January and February are not necessarily predictive of upcoming trends, according to a report by real estate monitoring service DataQuick.Overall home sales rose slightly in early 2011 compared with the same time last year, with 4,966 sold in the Bay Area, DataQuick said. Read More
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.4 struck this afternoon in Sonoma County.The quake shook an area near the Geysers at 4:44 p.m. and had a depth of 1.7 miles, according to the USGS. The tremor was centered three miles north-northeast of the Geysers.The Geysers is the largest single geothermal field in the world, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, and experiences constant seismic events between 0.5 and 3.0 on the Richter scale. Read More
A man was shot in the leg in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Sunday night, a police spokesman said.Police received reports of gunfire in the 400 block of Ellis Street, near Jones Street, at about 8:30 p.m., Officer Albie Esparza said Monday.Responding officers found a 50-year-old man who had been shot once in the leg, Esparza said. That injury was not considered life-threatening.Esparza said the victim refused to cooperate with authorities, and police do not have a suspect description. Read More
A pedestrian who died after being hit by a suspected drunken driver in Pacifica early Sunday morning has been identified by the San Mateo County coroner's office as 25-year-old Scott Garrigan.Garrigan, a Pacifica resident, was found dead near Skyline Boulevard and Sharp Park Road at about 1:35 a.m. Sunday.While officers were at the scene investigating the death, a motorist pulled up and admitted to hitting someone walking in the roadway, police said. Read More
A SWAT team is responding to an incident near the corner of West Market Street and San Pedro Road in Daly City on Monday.The atmosphere at the scene is quiet, with onlookers watching and waiting outside of the yellow police tape, said Emily Haag, an employee at a nearby Walgreens on San Pedro Road.The SWAT team’s focus seems to be on a house near Catch 22, a beauty salon on West Market Street, Haag said.She said SWAT team members have their guns drawn and seem to have them trained on either the second or third house down from the intersection. Read More
A box of flares were found and detonated Sunday afternoon near Fort Funston, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area near Lake Merced, according to police and park officials.The flares, which had U.S. Navy markings on them, had floated up in the water near Fort Funston on Sunday, Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said.San Francisco police bomb specialists were called in to manage the flares, police Officer Albie Esparza said.The flares were detonated on the beach. No injuries were reported, according to park officials. Read More
More than 150 feet of power lines came down in the Sunset district near Duboce Triangle Saturday night, causing outages and disrupting service on Muni's N-Judah line for several hours, a Muni spokesman said.
About 150 to 200 feet of power lines came down near Judah Street and 22nd Avenue, and near Duboce Avenue and Fillmore Street, at about 5:55 p.m., Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
No injuries were reported, but the N-Judah line stopped service near the fallen lines and did start running again until about 10:10 p.m., Rose said. Read More
A newly appointed commissioner for the California Public Utilities Commission kicked off a "listening tour" Friday to meet with utility customers.
Commissioner Mike Florio, who was appointed to the CPUC by Gov. Jerry Brown on Jan. 25, began his tour by meeting with customers in San Francisco, Chula Vista and San Diego, CPUC officials said.
Florio's tour will continue through April with meetings scheduled with diverse groups including low-income customers, community organizations, local governments and technology leaders, according to the CPUC. Read More
A shooting in Oakland left two people injured early Sunday morning, police said.
Officers responded to the 8400 block of Enterprise Way at 3:36 a.m. and found one male suffering from a gunshot wound, Officer John Low said.
The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance. A second victim self-transported to a hospital, Low said.
No additional information was immediately available. Read More
A drunken driver fatally struck a pedestrian in Pacifica early Sunday morning, police said.The California Highway Patrol and Pacifica police responded to a report of a possibly deceased person near state Route 35 and Sharp Park Road at around 1:35 a.m., police said.Arriving officers found a male who was declared dead at the scene.While officers were conducting an investigation, a motorist arrived at the scene and said he had struck a person walking in the roadway. Read More