“San Francisco Symphony cancels East Coast tour amid ongoing musicians’ strike,” Local News,
Raises for symphony would price fans out
The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra musicians make wonderful music, but I don’t think the strike seems like such a good idea. Read More
Investigators are still trying to find the family of the man who was crushed to death in an elevator shaft at Montgomery station last weekend, the San Francisco Medical Examiner said Thursday. Read More
A construction crane working on the new Bay Bridge span tipped over aboard a barge Thursday afternoon, scraping off some paint but apparently not damaging the bridge or injuring any workers.
Workers were using the barge-mounted crane in tandem with another one to remove temporary supports from the self-anchored suspension portion of the new eastern span when a 129-ton piece of metal it was removing fell, according to Metropolitan Transportation Commission spokesman John Goodwin. Read More
Gennifer Brandon walked off the court at halftime of the Cal women’s basketball team’s game with Southern Cal on Thursday dissatisfied with her performance. She had six points and 11 rebounds, but she missed a few easy shots.As the Bears returned to the floor, the junior turned to teammate Talia Caldwell for solace.“She was like, ‘Go for the boards and everything else will just follow,’” Brandon said. Read More
Living in a region with some of the worst traffic congestion in the nation can be bad enough for commuters. But it’s even worse when the tools designed to manage that traffic are frequently broken or shut down. Read More
Bay Area residents may want to bundle up, as a cold-weather system is headed this way and will linger for several days, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
“Temperatures will start dropping” today, forecaster Steve Anderson said.
Daytime highs in the greater Bay Area are expected to be in the low 50s, and overnight temperatures will dip to about 35 to 40 degrees, he said. Read More
Northern Californians slogged through another day of wet and windy weather as the second storm of the weekend moved through the region, causing headaches for people driving on freeways and delays for air travelers.After a bit of a break in the weather Saturday evening, a slow-moving but more powerful weather system delivered heavy rain and strong winds Sunday, said National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson. Read More
The California Department of Fish and Game this month is releasing thousands of trout into more than a dozen Bay Area lakes, to the delight of local anglers. Some of the fish weigh as much as 2 pounds, according to the department.
“We want to create opportunities for families to spend quality time together through the time-honored tradition of fishing,” said Scott Wilson, Fish and Game’s acting regional manager. Read More
Road closures, flooding and power outages greeted commuters, as expected, Wednesday morning, and it was just the beginning of the storms expected to wallop the Bay Area this week.
Up to an inch of rain fell in parts of the region, which led to closures of roadways in Palo Alto and highway ramps in Marin County. In San Francisco, Great Highway was shut down in both directions by noon because of flooding, but otherwise no major flooding was reported in The City. Read More
Warriors center Andrew Bogut will be sidelined the next seven to 10 days to rest and strengthen his surgically repaired left ankle.
The announcement Thursday is the kind of setback Bogut and the Warriors were hoping to avoid this season. The 7-footer from Australia was held scoreless while playing 17 minutes in Golden State’s 106-96 win against Cleveland on Wednesday night. He had five assists and three rebounds. Read More