Work on the new span of the Bay Bridge has passed its last major milestone following the successful transfer of the roadway’s weight to the tower of the new $6.3 billion span set to open Labor Day.
“We can smell the finish line,” Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said Tuesday at a news conference. Read More
A development across the street from the proposed waterfront basketball arena could house a 200-room hotel, 125 residential units and 34,000 square feet of retail space, according to information the Warriors provided to The City. Read More
About 25,000 LED lights will be strung along the western span of the Bay Bridge over the next several months as part of a two-year art installation inspired by the bridge’s 75th anniversary.
The Bay Lights, an $8 million project expected to be unveiled in March, will help bring attention to a bridge that is often overshadowed by the Golden Gate Bridge, said Ben Davis, whose organization, Illuminate the Arts, is overseeing the project. Read More
The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, which carries more than 16 million motorists each year, will be completely shut down to automobile traffic for two weekends next month. Read More
This being San Francisco, an ambitious bid by the Warriors to install an NBA arena on The City’s waterfront by 2017 will need solid community support to go smoothly. And the community, it seems, is bouncing on the rim. Read More
Motorists looking to cross the Bay this weekend will have to find an option other than the Dumbarton Bridge, as the span will be shuttered for three days for much-needed seismic rehabilitation work.
Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the bridge, which is part of state Highway 84, will be closed to all automobile traffic while crews replace a joint on the eastern segment, a move that will improve the seismic integrity of the structure. Read More
Given its record on other issues, such as the deficit-ridden budget, it’s not surprising that the California Legislature doesn’t handle scandal very well.It almost always ignores internal scandal, including its members who run afoul of criminal laws. It’s difficult to say how outrageous a legislator’s conduct would have to be to earn censure. Mass murder, perhaps? Read More
The structural integrity of the new Bay Bridge span will be reviewed by an independent panel following a request by state lawmakers concerned about
accusations of test falsifications on the project. Read More
As we pass Monday’s 67th anniversary of the U.S.’s dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, let us renew our commitment to work for peace in our world. More than 220,000 Japanese people were killed and gravely injured by the atomic bomb blasts in Hiroshima and later Nagasaki. Many others suffered cancers caused by the radiation fallout. Read More
Darrius Heyward-Bey will stick to just weaving on a football field.
Wanting to shift his focus to the upcoming summer training camp, the Raiders wide receiver pleaded no contest on Monday to misdemeanor DUI stemming from an April 7 arrest in which he was reportedly speeding and weaving on the San Francisco side of the Bay Bridge. Read More