About 20 people were evacuated from work Tuesday afternoon when a pungent smell was reported in a building in South San Francisco, a fire marshal said.
Firefighters responded to a report of a strong aroma coming from inside Soonest Express Global Logistics at 228 E. Harris Ave. about noon, South San Francisco Fire Marshal Luis Da Silva said.
About 20 employees were evacuated from the building and two had to be transported to a hospital for respiratory issues, Da Silva said. The two are expected to survive, he said. Read More
A man who was fatally shot in Oakland on Thursday night has been identified by police as 47-year-old Ledell Moss.
Moss, an Oakland resident, was found lying on a sidewalk in the 10700 block of Voltaire Avenue, about a block from the Foothill Square Shopping Center, about 9:10 p.m.
No arrests have been made in the case. Read More
A San Francisco pet owner has joined a national drive urging major chain stores to ban Chinese-made pet treats that campaigners hold responsible for the deaths of hundreds of dogs, a claim the company disputes and federal officials have yet to confirm.
The campaign, started on the online advocacy platform Change.org, is asking top retailers such as Safeway, Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Costco to stop selling Waggin’ Train brand white chicken jerky treats, which one San Francisco pet owner says nearly killed her dog. Read More
One person was injured Wednesday morning in a crash involving a Muni light-rail vehicle near AT&T Park, a Muni spokesman said.
A pickup truck and a T-Third Street train collided at Third and King streets, spokesman Paul Rose said. Police Officer Gordon Shyy said it appears the truck was turning left from King Street onto Third Street when the collision occurred. A passenger on the train suffered minor injuries, Rose said. The driver of the pickup cooperated with police, Shyy said. Read More
Temperatures are expected to be above normal in the Bay Area through the rest of the week, but residents should have umbrellas handy — National Weather Service forecasters say the first major storm of the season could hit the region next week.
San Francisco will be about 75 to 80 degrees, five to 10 degrees hotter than usual, National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson said. Read More
Two lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco have reopened after a multi-vehicle crash there blocked all lanes for nearly an hour, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The exact number of involved vehicles has not been determined, however initial reports suggest as many as six or seven vehicles may have crashed there, including a big rig.
An overturned Toyota may have a pregnant woman trapped inside, so first responders are trying to be extra cautious, according to the CHP. The lanes are expected to be blocked for at least 30 minutes. Read More
Nearly two dozen passengers aboard a boat near Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay were rescued when the vessel started sinking Friday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The 22 passengers and crew aboard the Neptune, a 45-foot boat, were safely rescued after the boat struck a shoal near the north side of Alcatraz and started taking on water, according to the USCG.
The Coast Guard received a report at 8:42 p.m. that the Neptune had struck an object and had a 1-foot gash on its side. Read More
American Red Cross volunteers are providing assistance at a four-alarm fire at the Squat and Gobble West Portal restaurant in San Francisco that is still burning this morning.
The fire was reported around 4:40 a.m. at 1 and 9 W. Portal Ave and was not under control as of 9:30 a.m., San Francisco fire officials said.
One firefighter suffered minor smoke inhalation while battling the blaze but did not need to be taken to a hospital, fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. Read More
A rescue crew captured one of two sea lions that were spotted entangled in debris at Pier 39 on Tuesday, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.
The Marine Mammal Center, based in Sausalito, responded to the “K-Dock,” an area where sea lions congregate on floating wooden platforms, about 12:30 p.m., Marine Mammal Center spokesman Jim Oswald said. He said it appeared the animals had fishing line around their necks. Read More
UPDATE: All lanes have reopened on southbound U.S. Highway 101 following a police investigation and accident just north of Holly Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A crash involving an apparent shooting victim was reported around 3:30 p.m. near Holly Street, CHP officer James Evans said.
The vehicle was seen swerving before it veered off the roadway, Evans said. Read More
A group of four suspects robbed a male victim at gunpoint and fired off dry gunshots at the Amsterdam hostel in downtown San Francisco Thursday night, according to police.
Police received reports of an armed robbery at the Amsterdam Hostel at 749 Taylor St. 8:09 p.m., police said.
The victim, a guest at the hostel, told police that he invited two females in their 20s to his hostel bedroom and after leaving, the two females returned to the hostel room with two males in their 20s. Read More
A Santa Clara elementary school principal arrested on drug charges last week had 10 hidden cameras in his apartment, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
Eric Dean Lewis, 42, a San Francisco resident and principal of Montague Elementary School, was arrested about 4 p.m. Thursday at the Caltrain station at Fourth and King streets in The City. He allegedly offered to provide drugs to an undercover officer who had contacted him through an online dating site, Deputy District Attorney Daniel Rothbach said in court Monday. Read More
Jury selection began in federal court Monday morning for the trial of a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician accused of stealing cocaine from the facility.
Deborah Madden, 62, of San Mateo, faces a federal charge of obtaining cocaine by means of fraud, deception or subterfuge in 2009. Read More
San Mateo police arrested a San Francisco man they say attempted to abduct a 9-year-old girl from an elementary school Friday.
Bradley Mrozek, 25, was arrested Saturday morning after police linked him to the incident at Parkside Elementary School and to two prior incidents at Horrall Elementary and Bayside STEM Academy, San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said Sunday.
Police believe Mrozek assaulted the girl at Parkside shortly before 2:45 p.m. Friday and transported her a short distance away from the school in an attempt to isolate her, Norris said. Read More
Two men have been arrested in connection with a series of 11 holdups at San Francisco businesses since mid-August, according to police.
Dubbed the “short guy, tall guy” robbery series because of the suspects’ height disparity — with one standing about 5 feet 6 inches and the other around 5 feet 11 inches — the robberies occurred between Aug. 19 and Sept. 16, police announced Friday. Read More