Caltrain tracks in San Bruno reopened shortly before 8 p.m. this evening after a train struck a car on the tracks, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.
Northbound train number 381 struck a vehicle on the tracks at San Bruno Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. today, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said. Dunn said no one on board the train or in the car was injured.
The blocked both tracks for over an hour until the tracks reopened at about 7:45 p.m., Dunn said.
Trains are resuming normal service. Read More
Two men and a woman were arrested in connection with the theft of a yacht that ran aground at a Pacifica beach early this morning, a police spokesman said.
Leslie Gardner, 63, Dario Mora, 54, and Lisa Modawell, 56, were arrested at about noon on suspicion of grand theft and conspiracy, Pacifica police Capt. Joe Spanheimer said.
The North County Fire Authority received a report of an 82-foot boat in distress in shallow water near Linda Mar Beach at 5:18 a.m., fire spokesman Matt Lucett said. Read More
Four homes were declared uninhabitable Saturday near the spot where a water main broke in the West Portal neighborhood last week, a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman said Monday.
The 16-inch, cast-iron pipe ruptured shortly after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on 15th Avenue just south of Wawona Street, sending water and mud down the hill and damaging 23 homes and 12 vehicles, according to the agency. Read More
A local resident discovered human remains and clothing while hiking in an open space preserve in San Mateo County last week, the sheriff's office announced today.
The hiker went off of a marked trail in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve the afternoon of Feb. 18 when they spotted a human skull and other skeletal remains, according to sheriff's Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt. Read More
Authorities on Thursday deemed a suspicious package found at a Tenderloin building to be harmless, police said.
Firefighters had initially responded about 6:30 a.m. to a report of smoke coming from a garbage chute in the building at 44 McAllister St., fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in the chute and discovered that a resident had left a threatening note in his room and had also deactivated smoke detectors and sprinklers, Talmadge said. Read More
The San Francisco Police Department called off its search for a bomb about three hours after a threat was reported at a high school today.
The bomb threat at Archbishop Riordan High School, located at 175 Phelan Ave., was called in at 11:13 a.m., Officer Carlos Manfredi said. Officers stopped their search at about 2 p.m.
Nothing was found, Manfredi said. Some Muni buses in the area had being redirected during the search. Bishop Riordan High School is the city's oldest all-male high school. Read More
San Francisco city employees will soon receive tax relief for health benefits they receive for their same-sex partners in legislation given unanimous initial approval today by the city's Board of Supervisors. Health benefits in same-sex partnerships are currently taxed by the federal government as income while heterosexual couples' benefits are not.
Legislation introduced by Supervisor Mark Farrell will reimburse nearly 400 city employees who receive that tax, which can total more than $1,750 annually. Read More
Firefighters have extinguished a two-alarm fire that burned in an apartment building in the city's Tenderloin neighborhood this morning.
The fire was brought under control at about 12:45 p.m. after burning for just under an hour at a multi-unit building at Golden Gate and Larkin streets, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.
The fire was first reported at about 11:55 a.m., a dispatcher said. There were no immediate reports of any injuries. The cause remains under investigation. Read More
Former President Jimmy Carter is in San Francisco today for a Commonwealth Club conversation about the challenges facing the U.S. as a world superpower.
During his tenure as the 39th president of the U.S., President Carter helped broker peace between Israel and Egypt, established diplomatic relations with China and signed the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union to reduce the world's arsenal of nuclear weapons.
President Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Read More
A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee Thursday approved two pieces of legislation targeting the sale and possession of certain ammunition in the city.
The ordinances would make certain military-grade ammunition illegal to possess in San Francisco and require businesses to notify police when someone buys 500 rounds or more of ammunition in a single transaction.
The board's city operations and neighborhood services committee voted to move both items to the full board with a positive recommendation. Read More
A local nonprofit is raising money to help the family of a 10-year-old girl who died in a house fire on Treasure Island early Saturday.
Catholic Charities CYO is gathering donations for the family of Cornlina Godfrey, who was trapped in the two-story home at 1223 Mariner Drive during the blaze, which was reported about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Read More
A woman who was struck and killed by a San Francisco Muni bus near Lake Merced on Saturday has been identified by the medical examiner's office as 72-year-old Eileen Barrett.
Barrett, a Daly City resident, was struck by an outbound 18-46th Avenue bus at about 4:30 p.m. at Lake Merced Boulevard and John Muir Drive, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
She was transported to a hospital with serious injuries, but it was initially thought she would survive, Rose said. Read More
A Muni bus stuck and injured a woman near San Francisco's Lake Merced on Saturday afternoon, and she is expected to survive her injuries, a Muni spokesman said.
The woman was struck by an outbound 18-46th Avenue bus around 4:30 p.m. at Lake Merced Boulevard and John Muir Drive, according to Muni spokesman Paul Rose.
She was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but Rose said the injuries do not appear to be life threatening. Read More
A 10-year-old girl died in a fire after becoming trapped inside her burning family home on San Francisco's Treasure Island early Saturday morning, an assistant San Francisco Fire Department chief said.
Fire crews responded to multiple reports of a fire at a two-story townhouse at 1212 Mariner Drive around 12:30 a.m., said Assistant Chief David Franklin.
Crews arriving on the scene saw the home fully engulfed in flames, with fire shooting out of windows and doors. Read More
Two people were injured Satuday afternoon when a Golden Gate Ferry boat collided with a smaller vessel near Tiburon, according to a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman.
The ferry collided with a 22-foot pleasure craft around 4:30 p.m., Coast Guard Lt. Mark Leahey said.
The Coast Guard responded to the scene and found two people on board the pleasure craft were injured, Leahey said.
Rather than transfer the two to the Coast Guard boat, a Coast Guard crew member transferred to the pleasure boat and drove it to Sausalito. Read More