The Golden Gate Bridge District will hold the first of two public hearings Wednesday on the agency’s proposed five-year fare increase program.The bridge district, which manages maintenance on the historic span while also overseeing a ferry and bus fleet, has implemented some kind of transit fare increase every year since 1998. Read More
A minor-injury crash involving a van and a Golden Gate Transit bus blocked lanes of Doyle Drive just south of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Tuesday morning.The crash was reported at about 8:45 a.m. just south of the bridge’s toll plaza, California Highway Patrol Sgt. John Carman said.A witness at the scene told CHP officers that a white van and a Golden Gate Transit bus were involved in the crash, Carman said. Read More
On Friday morning, despite ominous rain clouds overhead, a crowd of excited tourists filled the Powell Street cable car plaza, standing patiently to board The City’s moving landmarks in a line that extended an entire block.Today, that same scene will look much different.For the first time in 27 years, all three of The City’s cable car lines will be simultaneously undergoing maintenance work, shutting down most service on the vintage vehicles. Read More
San Francisco’s tourism leaders hailed a 2010 increase in visitors and spending revealed in a survey released Tuesday, but concerns remain over hotel worker strikes hampering The City’s top moneymaking industry.
Leonard Hoops, the executive director of the San Francisco Travel Association, said the “labor cloud” that hangs over The City continues to threaten the tourism sector, which remains fragile. Read More
School officials are deciding the disciplinary fate today of the 17-year-old student who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived last week.Members of the Windsor Unified School District board will meet with administrators to discuss what discipline the boy should face, if any. Read More
The 17-year-old boy who survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge on Thursday is facing possible jail time and a huge fine for the stunt.
The California Highway Patrol said Friday that it is recommending the boy be charged with misdemeanor trespassing, which is punishable by up to a year in county jail and a fine as high as $10,000. Read More
A 17-year-old boy not only jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge while on a school field trip and survived, but he also swam to shore and climbed out of the cold water.
In what is viewed by some as a miracle, the junior from Windsor High School in Sonoma County jumped Thursday morning and walked away with minimal injuries.
On social media websites, some classmates initially said the teen leaped as a “thrill.” Later, others denied it was done on a dare. Read More
A high school student from Windsor survived a plunge off the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.The 17-year-old male was on a field trip with 45 of his classmates to the historic bridge, Windsor Unified School District officials said. Read More
Two F-18 fighter jets will fly over the San Francisco Bay on Thursday afternoon to perform a practice military maneuver, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.The jets will soar over the Bay Area at about 2:30 to 3 p.m. Pilots have planned their route between the Golden Gate and Bay bridges, weather permitting. Read More
Who’s in town Klaus Scharioth, ambassador of Germany to the United States, discusses the values and interests shared by the two countries and how we can build on our common concerns to solve global problems. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]Lectures Read More