Pedestrians planning to cross the Bay Bridge for the opening celebration of the new eastern span during Labor Day weekend can breathe easy: They won’t have to pay any fees to take part in the festivities. Read More
San Francisco motorists are paying the price for The City’s decision to start charging for street parking on four holidays.They’ve been shelling out an extra $75,776 a day in parking meter citations.City parking control officers issued 72 percent more parking citations than normal during its last fiscal year on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day — four formerly free holidays. Read More
A 31-year-old man was arrested Friday on suspicion of fatally shooting another man in San Francisco's Mission District on Labor Day, a police spokesman said today.Joseph Johnson, a San Francisco resident, was arrested on Friday in connection with the killing of Dwayne Spruell, 45, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.Spruell, also a San Francisco resident, was shot at about 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 5 in the first block of Camp Street, near Guerrero Street, police said. Read More
Tomorrow is Labor Day, the unofficial end of the summer and a celebration of America’s working men and women. Americans will relax and enjoy themselves on their day off, but this will come as little consolation for the 14 million Americans currently unemployed. Read More
Expect foggy mornings and afternoon sun this Labor Day weekend, which will be slightly cooler than in years past, according to the National Weather Service.
“We’re looking at the mid-60s through Monday,” said Diana Henderson, a forecaster for the weather service.
She said mornings are expected to start off foggy, then give way to sunshine — “except in the Avenues.”
“If you want to be warm, go inland,” Henderson said. Read More
Thought Eddie Vedder would be completely spent and desperate for some R & R after his current ukulele solo tour? Think again. This year will be busy for veteran Seattle grungemeisters Pearl Jam, who are actually celebrating their 20th anniversary in appropriately grand fashion. Read More
San Francisco streets normally brimming with automobiles will be replaced by walkers, bikers and festival-goers as The City plays host to a number of events on the long Labor Day weekend.
Starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, the Embarcadero will be transformed into a pedestrian paradise as The City experiments with the first rendition of its Sunday Streets plan, a program backed by Mayor Gavin Newsom to promote fitness. Read More
A one-alarm wildfire under the Bay Bridge that sent smoke billowing over Yerba Buena Island was extinguished around 5 p.m., but is still causing some traffic delays.
Fire units at 6 p.m. still remained at the scene in case the fire reignited, according to Lara Mooney, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Coast Guard, which has a base on the island.
One left lane of westbound traffic was still blocked as of 6:20 p.m., but all eastbound lanes out of San Francisco were open. Read More