An estimated 130,000 passengers are expected to pass through SFO today, and more than 2 million holiday travelers are expected to use the airport through Jan. 6, SFO spokesman Doug Yakel said.
Snow and turbulent winter weather in the Midwest on Thursday were already causing flight delays between the Bay Area and Chicago, SFO Duty Manager Linda Perry said.
Rain was expected to move into the Bay Area on Thursday night and continue this morning, potentially complicating travel plans for anyone flying out of SFO, according to the National Weather Service. Read More
A firefighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after battling a two-alarm fire at an apartment building in the Oceanview neighborhood Thursday morning, Assistant Fire Chief Tom Siragusa said.
The Fire Department received reports of a fire on the second floor of a three-story building at 119 Broad St., between Capitol and Plymouth avenues, at 5:31 a.m.
The building was evacuated of 25 residents before the blaze was controlled at 6:14 a.m., fire officials said. Read More
San Francisco Superior Court Presiding Judge Katherine Feinstein has announced that she is retiring from the bench.
Feinstein, 55, the daughter of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has served as a judge with the court for more than 12 years, and for the past two she has served as presiding judge. Her retirement is effective Feb. 1, court officials said. Read More
An East Bay high school senior was mourned Monday after he was killed in a shooting in the Bayview district last weekend.
The teen, identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as 17-year-old Montreal Blakely, was shot in the first block of Osceola Lane about 10 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Blakely was taken by a friend to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
The Concord High School student played on the football team as a starting defensive back, according to coaches. Read More
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 16-year-old girl in The City’s Bayview district.Officers saw the girl down on the sidewalk about 12:45 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Quesada Avenue and Jennings Street.
The officers began CPR and called for an ambulance after seeing that the girl was in distress, but she was pronounced dead on arrival, according to police.
The girl has been identified as Jaynice Johnson. Read More
The fatal shooting of two young mountain lions in Half Moon Bay earlier this month has prompted a Monterey-based wildlife rescue group to petition the state Department of Fish and Game about its policies toward such animals.
On Dec. 1, game wardens shot the mountain lions that had taken refuge under the porch of a home in the 800 block of Correas Street earlier that week. The cubs were about 10 months old and each weighed about 30 pounds.
The decision to kill the animals was made in the name of public safety, Fish and Game officials said. 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
New charges were filed Friday in connection with the murder of a man who died after he and a woman were found bound and gagged on a street in Visitacion Valley.
Stephen Reid, 26, was found tied up and injured in the middle of the 900 block of Brussels Street around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, along with an 18-year-old woman. The woman, whose injuries were initially considered life threatening, is expected to recover, but Reid, who suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, died at the hospital shortly after he was found. Read More
San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co. has committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing of its products by 2020 following a Greenpeace-organized protest at its headquarters Wednesday morning, according to Greenpeace activists and company officials.
Protesters gathered at the clothier’s headquarters at 1155 Battery St. to protest the company’s use of certain chemicals in Mexican factories where some of its apparel is manufactured. The protest included a “foam river” in the plaza and models in Levi’s jeans wading in the “river.” Read More
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in a July robbery in the Western Addition neighborhood that was caught on surveillance video.
The robbery was reported July 5 near Laguna and Cleary streets.
Two suspects pistol-whipped and robbed a victim at gunpoint before fleeing in a newer-model silver Dodge Charger with a white rag behind the rear headrest, according to police. Read More
A man was struck and killed by a truck on Market Street on Monday afternoon. The collision was reported about 2:30 p.m. at Market and Beale streets, police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said. The truck driver reportedly stopped and cooperated with investigators.A witness at the scene who declined to give his name said that as he was waiting to cross the street, he saw the truck hit the victim as the victim crossed Beale Street in a crosswalk. He said paramedics administered CPR, but to no avail. Read More
A group of protesters who said they are fighting to protect homeowners shut down a bank Thursday morning in the Bayview district.
The roughly 25 protesters shut down the Wells Fargo branch at 3801 Third St. about 11 a.m. as part of a day of action organized by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Occupy Bernal. Read More
A tree fell onto a home in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood this morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
The incident was reported at 7:23 a.m. on Lurmont Terrace, a small street just south of the famed crooked part of Lombard Street, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
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The top of a tree about 3 feet in diameter fell onto the roof of the house, Talmadge said.
No one was injured, she said. Read More
A man was shot while standing in front of a liquor store in San Francisco's Mission District early this morning, police said.
The shooting was reported at 12:58 a.m. near 24th and Shotwell streets.
The victim was approached by a suspect in his early 20s who shot him in the torso and then fled in a black vehicle, according to police.
The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not considered life-threatening, police said. Read More
Crews in Daly City continue to shore up a hillside where a water main broke two weeks ago, sending thousands of gallons of water and mud onto nearby streets.
City Manager Patricia Martel said about $497,000 has so far been spent to replace more than 5,000 cubic yards of soil and natural vegetation near Hillside Park, where the pipe burst early Nov. 13. Read More