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
A faulty water heater was blamed for a carbon monoxide leak that hospitalized three people in Daly City Saturday, according to PG&E.Officers responded to a family's complaint of nausea and light-headedness in a home at 50 Hillcrest Drive at about 2:40 p.m., fire officials said.Arriving paramedics treated the three people and transported them to Stanford Medical Center for more evaluation. No serious injuries were reported.PG&E crews also responded to the complaint and found low levels of carbon monoxide in the apartment, fire officials said. Read More
BART experienced major systemwide delays during the Friday evening commute when several pieces of metal on the tracks near the West Oakland station forced the agency to temporarily stop running trains through the Transbay Tube, an agency spokesman said.
With less than five weeks to go before the federal perjury trial of home run champion Barry Bonds in San Francisco, the judge presiding over the case asked both sides Friday whether they would consider a plea bargain."I've noticed how hard you're working on this case. Huge resources are being expended," U.S. District Judge Susan Illston told prosecution and defense lawyers at a status conference hearing."Are you interested in resolving the case short of a trial?" the judge asked. She offered to refer the case to another judge for settlement talks. Read More
A teenager stabbed multiple times aboard a Muni bus remained in critical condition Friday morning, according to police.
The 18-year-old victim was riding an outbound 14-Mission bus in the Outer Mission when he got into a fight with a 19-year-old man at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
The pair continued arguing until the bus neared Mission Street and Foote Avenue, where the 19-year-old stabbed the victim, Rose said. Read More
President Barack Obama flew out of San Francisco International Airport on Friday morning after a one-day visit with business and technology leaders in the Bay Area.Air Force One departed from the airport at 8:46 a.m.The president arrived Thursday night and met privately with 12leaders from technology companies to discuss his commitment to investing in research and development, education and clean energy. Read More
President Barack Obama was greeted by state and local leaders Thursday night when he touched down at SFO, arriving in the Bay Area for a dinner with local business leaders in technology and innovation. Obama deplaned Air Force One after it touched down at 5:40 p.m. at San Francisco International Airport. He was greeted on the tarmac by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and state Attorney General Kamala Harris. Read More
A second man accused of swindling customers at a funeral home in San Francisco's Bayview District pleaded not guilty today to charges in the case.Donald Rollins, 56, was arraigned this afternoon in San Francisco Superior Court on charges that he allegedly accepted advance payments for funeral services at the company he worked for, Funerals by Washington, which then used the money inappropriately. Read More
Starting in May, motorists will face detours on the Bay Bridge that will allow construction of the new eastern span to wrap up four to six months ahead of schedule, a Caltrans spokesman said Thursday. The detours are necessary because the bridge's current westbound lanes are directly in the path of the new eastern span, spokesman Bart Ney told reporters at a briefing near the bridge Thursday morning. Read More
A 41-year-old Redwood City man was accidentally shot by his father during an argument Wednesday evening, police said.Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a home on Meadow Lane in Redwood City at about 5:25 p.m.Police said a man and his son were involved in a domestic dispute when the father armed himself with a handgun and shot his son in the abdomen.The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.No arrests have been made, and the shooting remains under investigation. Read More
Snow has blanketed the Bay Area’s highest peaks Thursday as stormy weather continues throughout the region.The snow level has reached 2,500 feet, National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson said.Parts of northeastern Sonoma County have already received 8 to 10 inches of snow, according to reports from Geysers Road in Mercuryville, Anderson said.Skyline Boulevard at state Highway 9 near Saratoga received 3 to 4 inches of snow and the area is forecast to see a mixture of rain and snow throughout the afternoon, Anderson said. Read More
A 2-month-old Antioch boy who was severely beaten Tuesday evening has been declared brain dead and was taken off life-support Wednesday night, Antioch police Sgt. Diane Aguinaga said Thursday.Police received a call from Sutter Delta Medical Center shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday reporting that an infant was suffering from major injuries believed to be the result of child abuse, Aguinaga said.Doctors told police that the infant was unresponsive when he was brought to the hospital by ambulance. Read More
Heavy wind and rain has delayed flights by more than two hours at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday morning, an airport duty manager said.Air traffic has been reduced to about half its normal rate, with about 25 arrivals and departures per hour, Duty Manager Mike Towle said.“It’s raining like heck out here,” he said. “We’re getting hit so hard that departures and arrivals are uncharacteristically low.”Towle said at about 8:45 a.m. that there was no estimate yet as to when flights would begin to be back on schedule. Read More