There is no question the Bay Area will suffer a devastating earthquake again. The only question is when. Read More
More than 2,000 PG&E customers in the Bay Area are without power Friday afternoon due to three separate outages around the region, a utility spokeswoman said.The biggest outage is in the area of San Francisco’s Parkmerced, where more than 1,500 customers are without power, according to PG&E.The cause of the outage had not been determined as of noon, and there was no estimate for when power would be restored, spokeswoman Katie Romans said. Read More
BART has resumed normal service in time for Tuesday’s evening commute, officials said.
A power outage that occurred at 1:15 p.m. at the Montgomery Street station temporarily knocked out BART’s speed control system, forcing trains to travel below 25 mph between San Francisco and the East Bay, according to agency spokesman Jim Allison. Trains are capable of travelling up to 80 mph on the system. Read More
A new Target store is set to open today with a celebration that includes both the Oakland and Emeryville communities.A ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon for the area's first Target store will be attended by both cities' mayors, Oakland's Jean Quan and Emeryville's Nora Davis.The Oakland-Emeryville East Target Store is located at 1555 40th St. in Emeryville, but the city border cuts through the store's parking lot, Target spokeswoman Donna Egan said. Read More
Flooding occurred on multiple city streets Thursday including California and Polk streets, Eddie and Franklin streets, Guerrero and 15th streets, and southbound Highway 101 at Cesar Chavez street, according to 311.
Bay Area-wide urban small stream flood advisories were issued Thursday morning due to continued heavy rainfall, according to the National Weather Service. Flood alerts were called into 311 San Francisco around 9:40 a.m. Read More
A second earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.4 was reported in the East Bay this morning, just minutes after an earlier quake shook the area.The aftershock was reported just before 3:20 a.m. and was centered in the same location -- four miles south of Danville and 11 miles east-northeast of Oakland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The quake had a depth of 4.1 miles, the USGS said. Read More
An East Bay man accused of chasing another man into a coffee shop on San Francisco’s Polk Street last week then fatally shooting and robbing him was arraigned in court Friday on murder charges.Jodie Daniels, 29, of El Cerrito, pleaded not guilty during a brief hearing Friday morning in San Francisco Superior Court in connection with the Jan. 13 slaying of Terry Turner Jr. Read More
A judge on Friday ruled an East Bay man should stand trial for allegedly raping and murdering a woman inside her apartment in San Francisco’s Richmond district in 1991.Otis Hughes, now 58, was arrested in December 2008 after DNA evidence linked him to the Feb. 27, 1991 crime scene where 38-year-old Karen Wong was found to have been fatally stabbed and sexually assaulted, according to police and prosecutors. Read More
Four planned BART expansion projects could provide passage for hundreds of thousands of new Bay Area riders, but they could come at the expense of necessary maintenance and throw the agency into fiscal peril. Read More
Snow is expected Tuesday in the higher elevations of the Santa Cruz Mountains, East Bay hills and the Diablo Range as another cold winter storm passes through the Bay Area.
Elevations higher than 2,500 feet are expected to receive two to three inches of snow, and those greater than 3,000 feet should see about five to six inches of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Tetinger said. Read More