A lot of painful Bay Area memories are being dredged up this week. First, some are calling for the release of three men who buried a busload of kids 35 years ago in a Livermore cave. Now, it’s a planned memorial for the Jonestown massacre that’s attracting controversy. Read More
San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne Tissier has been named head of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the regional group in charge of shaping the Bay Area’s long-term transportation policies.
Tissier has been a member of the MTC since 2006, and for the last two years she’s been acting as the group’s vice-chair. Read More
Bay Area home sales have dropped since December, but sales are still higher in early 2011 than they were during the same period in 2010, a real estate information service said.It's normal for sales to be slow this time of year, meaning January and February are not necessarily predictive of upcoming trends, according to a report by real estate monitoring service DataQuick. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
U.S. trial lawyers suing Bay Area-based Chevron over environmental damage in Ecuador thought they had scored a publicity coup when documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger agreed to produce a movie about their lawsuit. Read More
There was hail and wind, and the storm is not over yet.Bay Area residents continued to feel nature’s winter wrath Wednesday morning, as small pea-size hail was reported falling in San Francisco and Oakland, according to the National Weather Service.There is also the chance of the light hail falling again Thursday, and locals should also expect heavier rains Thursday night. Read More