Bay Area airports are in a wait-and-see mode after a terror attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport that killed dozens of people earlier Monday.“It gives everyone in our industry a pause to review security,” San Jose International Airport spokesman David Vossbrink said. Read More
While many will have Monday off to celebrate the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 16 area girls’ basketball teams will gather at Pacifica’s Terra Nova High School for a one-day, eight-game extravaganza.
The Tigers will be hosting the fourth annual Martin Luther King Game Day event for the second straight year and will draw the 6 p.m. game against Palo Alto. Tigers coach Kareem Summerville is looking forward to hosting the showcase once again. Read More
As The San Francisco Examiner reported Thursday, the federal government is proposing drastic reductions of where people can have their dogs to go off leash in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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By clicking on the photo to the right you can see a slideshow of the maps that show the proposed changes to the off leash areas for all of the 19 GGNRA areas. Read More
In other local news, the Bay Area’s own übertalented Bart Davenport is also returning, but this time with an unexpected twist. Read More
For Bay Area AT&T customers who endure spotty and slow cell phone coverage, today’s expected announcement that the Apple iPhone will become available to Verizon Wireless customers could not come soon enough. Read More
Along with big trucks, traffic snarls and talk radio, toll collectors are a staple of the highway commute. But they might soon disappear from Bay Area roads, starting with the Golden Gate Bridge.On Thursday, a subcommittee of the bridge district will vote on a proposal to lay off the 32 toll workers and embrace all-electronic payments. If approved, the system would debut by February 2012 and be fully implemented by the end of that year. Read More
Authorities are forewarning drivers about DUI checkpoints around the Bay Area for the New Year’s weekend.In San Francisco on New Year’s, there will be a checkpoint at Eighth and Folsom streets between 8:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. SFPD also plans a six-officer motorcycle DUI patrol that night.Also, take heed on Bay Area highways. As many as 80 percent of all available California Highway Patrol uniformed officers will be out in force for the New Year’s holiday, CHP said. Read More
Wind advisories have been in effect on most Bay Area bridges on and off for close to 24 hours, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The advisories were issued at 7 p.m. Tuesday and, despite being intermittently lifted on some bridges, were in effect as of about 5:30 p.m. today, CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said. Read More
A brief but powerful storm is expected to hit the Bay Area this afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service to issue two separate flood warnings for the North Bay, which is expected to be hit the hardest.The storm, which was expected to arrive by about 4 p.m., could drop as much as 4 inches of rain in some North Bay locations and bring wind gusts as strong as 55 mph in some coastal areas and at higher elevations, meteorologist Austin Cross said. Read More
People who use wireless devices in the Bay Area will have two new options starting this week that promise faster speeds.Two national companies — one for wireless Internet and the other for cell phone coverage — are expected to launch 4G networks in the Bay Area on Tuesday.For laptop users looking to gain faster Wi-Fi, Seattle-based Clearwire is launching WiMAX — described by company representatives as Wi-Fi on steroids — in San Francisco and much of the Bay Area. Read More