It might not be the iconic Hollywood sign, but there would have been much disappointment — tears even — if the giant letters gracing a South San Francisco hillside went down in flames.
Five 13-year-old boys are to blame for a brush blaze Friday that burned dangerously close to the “South San Francisco The Industrial City” sign, police said Monday. Read More
Four San Bruno family members who were accused of beating up several police officers on the Fourth of July have pleaded not guilty to battery charges in San Mateo Superior Court.
The alleged attack occurred when two officers taking part in a countywide fireworks abatement patrol on Independence Day saw an M-1000 firecracker tossed from an apartment complex land underneath their car, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
A fire that might have been started by illegal fireworks burned several cars at an Oakland towing company this morning, causing about $75,000 in damage, a fire battalion chief said.The blaze was reported at about 5:30 a.m. at a towing company and junkyard in the 1400 block of 45th Avenue, Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton said.An employee of Pito’s Towing, located at 1421 46th Ave., said there was a fire at the business this morning but declined to comment further. Read More
Neither rain, nor snow, nor fireworks? The U.S. Postal Service was the victim of a child prankster who set off fireworks in one of its mailboxes on the Fourth of July, police said. The budding reprobate, described as being between 9 and 12 years old, stuffed the fireworks into a mailbox at Hayes and Buchanan streets around 4:30 p.m., setting the mail inside on fire, police said. He fled the scene and has not been firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding Bay Area boaters to stay safe on the water today during Independence Day celebrations.The Coast Guard and local law enforcement will be increasing their presence and will be spot-checking recreational boats to ensure the required safety equipment and gear is on board, Coast Guard officials said. Read More
The San Francisco fireworks show begins about 9:30 p.m. Read More
If you're coming into The City for Fourth of July festivities, here's some information to help you deal with the transit and parking crunch.
Parking: Parking meters will be enforced on Monday so beware. Residential parking permit areas, however, will not be enforced. Read More
Bombs bursting in air cost quite a lot of money, it turns out. Foster City and Half Moon Bay have managed to keep their fireworks shows alive this year, but Redwood City was not so fortunate. Read More
What would be worse for San Bruno’s Glenview neighborhood than the fire that brought devastation and trauma?Another fire.Right now, the neighborhood that burned to the ground after September’s pipeline explosion is a wide, windy grassland, which, some residents point out, could be a bad combination with San Bruno’s relaxed fireworks policy. Read More