A man who was severely beaten at the Redwood City Caltrain station on Friday night has made slight improvements, but remains in critical condition, a Caltrain spokeswoman said Monday morning. The victim, a 47-year-old San Jose man, was attacked by a group of assailants who were trying to rob him as he waited for a southbound train at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, spokeswoman Christine Dunn said. Read More
Prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against a woman who was arrested last week in connection with the death of a jewelry studio owner in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, district attorney’s spokesman Seth Steward said Monday. Read More
Muni Metro service was slowed down by mechanical problems Monday morning, a San Francisco Municipal Railway spokesman said.The problems began at about 10 a.m., causing delays to light-rail vehicles traveling through the subway system, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.“Traffic is still moving, but slowly,” Rose said.Maintenance crews are working to resolve the issues, Rose said.He was unsure where the mechanical problems occurred or how long it would take to make repairs. Read More
“If you build it, they will come.”Pete Osborne paraphrased a famous quote from the baseball movie “Field of Dreams” to describe the fortunate circumstances of business owners near San Francisco’s own field of dreams, AT&T Park, in the wake of the Giants’ run to a World Series title last fall.Business is booming near the ballpark in The City’s South Beach neighborhood since the Giants’ championship run, and many business owners in the area expect that trend to continue when the new baseball season begins next month. Read More
Firefighters rescued five dogs from a burning house in San Jose on Sunday evening, a dispatcher said.
Crews responded to reports of smoke coming from the side of a single-family home on the 2300 block of Carlton Avenue, dispatcher Brenda Jaime said.
Arriving firefighters put out the fire by about 8 p.m., Jaime said.
No injuries were reported, but five dogs were rescued from the garage of the home. The dogs were turned over to the local Animal Care and Control.
No damage estimate was immediately available and the fire is still under investigation. Read More
A newly constructed nesting place for owls may bring hundreds of new birds near a home in Santa Clara County, where a clutch of owl eggs was rescued from harm's way on Friday.
About a week ago, workers were installing a new roof on an old two-story house in the unincorporated town of San Martin when they noticed a large bird fly from an alcove, according to WildRescue, a Monterey-based group that helps animals in precarious situations.
On closer inspection, crews found the small white round eggs of a barn owl, said Rebecca Dmytryk, the organization's founder. Read More
Crews have removed a jackknifed big rig from Interstate Highway 80 in San Francisco this morning, where it blocked three eastbound lanes for nearly four hours, a California Highway Patrol officer said. Read More
The FBI is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man suspected of withdrawing money from bank accounts throughout the Bay Area.He is wanted for a series of crimes that began in April 2009, according to the FBI.The man was last seen in early March 2010, FBI officials said. Surveillance photos depict him entering several then-Wachovia branches in San Francisco, South San Francisco and San Mateo, where he impersonated the victims and then withdrew money from their accounts, FBI officials said. Read More
Rain is expected to cover the San Francisco Bay Area today, accompanied by highs in the upper 50s and south winds from 5 to 20 mph.Mostly cloudy skies are anticipated to give way to showers tonight, with lows in the mid 40s and varied winds of about 5 to 25 mph forecast as well.On Monday, the Bay Area is expected to be cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Highs will be in the upper 50s and northwest winds from 15 to 25 mph are also anticipated. Read More
Two women were stabbed during a fight outside of a club in San Francisco's Mission district early Saturday morning, a police spokesman said.
Police responded shortly after midnight to reports of a fight among a group of people in front of El Rincon, at 16th Street and Treat Avenue, Officer Eric Chiang said.
When police arrived, they discovered two women in their 20s suffering from minor injuries and stab wounds.
Police arrested a woman identified as Britney Strother on suspicion of assault, Chiang said. Read More
A notorious con man was sentenced to 16 months in prison in San Mateo County Superior Court on Friday morning for charges of grand theft and attempting to dissuade a witness, prosecutors said.Simon Gann, 30, was accused of conning a Menlo Park woman out of $1,900 in August 2010, and pleaded no contest in December to the two felony charges, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said. Read More
The FBI plans to conduct its own investigation into the alleged misconduct of police officers during at least three drug busts in San Francisco in recent months, an FBI spokeswoman said Friday.Video were released Wednesday by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who said the tapes show that police violated residents’ constitutional rights by entering their homes in two incidents at a South of Market residential hotel in December and January. Read More
The California Highway Patrol cleared an overturned armored truck that blocked two westbound lanes on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge just west of the toll plaza for more than an hour this morning, a CHP sergeant said.The CHP cleared at 8:47 a.m. the Brinks armored truck that was blocking two middle lanes, Sgt. John Carman said.The solo-vehicle crash was reported shortly after 7:20 a.m. just west of the toll plaza, snarling the morning commute traffic on the bridge, Carman said.No one was injured in the crash, he said. Read More
Caltrain riders flooded a Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board meeting in San Carlos on Thursday morning to plead against station closures in their cities as the agency grapples with a $30 million budget deficit. The board is considering terminating service at up to seven Caltrain stations including South San Francisco, Belmont, San Bruno and the College Park station in San Jose. “South San Francisco is one of the select cities along the Peninsula Caltrain corridor where jobs are being created,” South San Francisco Mayor Kevin Mullin said at the meeting. Read More
A man accused of killing his 67-year-old roommate in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood last month pleaded not guilty to murder Thursday morning.Waheed Kesmatyer, 24, is suspected of fatally stabbing Jack Baker, 67, in the 1000 block of Bush Street, police said.Police found Baker when they responded to a request for a well-being check at the home at about 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 11. Read More