San Francisco firefighter dies in crash on way to work
Thursday, December 13, 2018

A San Francisco firefighter died in a head-on car crash early Wednesday morning, officials said. Around 5:30 a.m., Steven Pacatte was driving to work behind a Recology garbage truck along a foggy Occidental Road in Santa Rosa, California Highway Patrol officials said. While traveling eastbound to... .. read more..

NorCal man survives nearly 5 hours in his upside-down car, submerged in a fre...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Michael Finn spent 4 hours and 55 minutes inside his car after crashing it into the Klamath River around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning. When rescuers found the bright red Ford Fusion hours later, it was upside down in the river, nearly fully submerged with water, officials from the Yreka branch of Cal... .. read more..

Christine Blasey Ford makes first public statement since Kavanaugh hearing
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford made her first public remarks since her September testimony at the Senate hearing of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. .. read more..

Two crashes snarl Hwy 101 to jam up rush-hour commute
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

All lanes are open after two separate traffic accidents caused severe traffic alerts Wednesday morning and jammed up commuters on southbound Highway 101, authorities said. An overturned black Toyota 4Runner closed down the eastbound Interstate 380 connector to southbound Highway 101 in South San ... .. read more..

Two crashes snarl Hwy 101 to jam up rush-hour commute
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

All lanes are open after two separate traffic accidents caused severe traffic alerts Wednesday morning and jammed up commuters on southbound Highway 101, authorities said. An overturned black Toyota 4Runner closed down the eastbound Interstate 380 connector to southbound Highway 101 in South San ... .. read more..

Two crashes snarl Hwy 101 to jam up rush-hour commute
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Two separate traffic accidents caused severe traffic alerts Wednesday morning and jammed up commuters on southbound Highway 101, authorities said. An overturned black Toyota 4Runner closed down the eastbound Interstate 380 connector to southbound Highway 101 in South San Francisco, according to t... .. read more..

As workers and students struggle, food banks are becoming a necessity
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Amid the millionaires and billionaires of Silicon Valley, the working poor and cash-strapped college students struggle to pay ever-increasing rent, leaving little left over for food. And, increasingly, they are turning to Second Harvest Food Bank for help. These workers, many with two jobs, and c... .. read more..

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund daily donor list
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Fund total as of Dec. 6, 2018: $6,043,029 Advocate ($1,000-$1,499): Christa Burgoyne; Virginia Yee. Supporter ($500-$999): Albers HOA Services; Santa Claus; Arlene & Steve Krieger; Bambi & Ed Schwartz, in memory of Victoria Schwartz. Collaborator ($250-$499): Randie Bencanann & Bobby Baron; Sally... .. read more..

Big-rig driver dies in crash on I-580 near Fallon Road in Dublin
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A big-rig driver involved in a crash on Interstate 580 on Tuesday afternoon has died, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver, who police did not immediately identify, was traveling westbound on I-580 in Dublin just after 12:30 p.m. when the front of his truck clipped the back of a... .. read more..

Woodland construction worker killed on East Marin Island project
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A 39-year-old construction worker died after being crushed by a guesthouse’s retaining wall on East Marin Island, officials said Tuesday. Firefighters responded at 2:45 p.m. Monday after a report of a person trapped on the island. Shawn Frederick Moore, of Woodland (Yolo County), was working as p... .. read more..

8-year-old boy on bike hit by car in SF, listed in critical condition
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

An 8-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries last week after he was hit by a car in San Francisco’s Sunset District, authorities said Monday. The boy was riding his bike across 19th Avenue on Lawton Street around 3 p.m. Friday when a woman driving south on 19th Avenue hit him in the cross... .. read more..

Construction worker crushed to death on East Marin Island
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A construction worker died Monday after becoming trapped under a retaining wall on East Marin Island, officials said. Firefighters responded at 2:45 p.m. to a report of a person trapped on the island, and a worker was found underneath part of a rock-and-concrete wall, according to the San Rafael ... .. read more..

Dense fog shrouds Bay Area during Tuesday morning commute
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A dense fog advisory is in effect Tuesday morning for most of the Bay Area, weather forecasters said. Visibility is down to a quarter mile or less in Napa, Petaluma, Livermore and all major airports in the region. The advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. .. read more..

Ike's Place owner explains why he's expanding his empire everywhere but SF
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ike's Place, the little sandwich shop born and raised in San Francisco, has grown up and no longer feels welcome to move about the city, its owner says. Ike Shehadeh, the man who founded Ike's Place in the Castro in 2007, closed his flagship store in the Castro two years ago and now says he's don... .. read more..

San Francisco police investigate suspicious package, close block of Sansome S...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Authorities were investigating a suspicious package Monday afternoon in San Francisco’s Financial District, officials said. San Francisco police closed off the 300 block of Sansome Street, near California Street, around 4:30 p.m. because of the package. Several transit lines with stops along Cali... .. read more..

Widespread Comcast, internet outage in Mountain View continues for second day
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Some Comcast customers in Mountain View continue to contend with a massive internet and cable TV outage that started Sunday afternoon after a vehicle reportedly rammed into a PG&E utility pole. More than 13,000 homes and businesses have been impacted. .. read more..

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund Daily Donor List
Monday, December 10, 2018

Fund total as of Dec. 6, 2018: $6,043,029 Benefactor ($1,500-$1,999): Jeffrey & Sharon Roe. Advocate ($1,000-$1,499): Paul Vlasveld; Elizabeth Watkins. Supporter ($500-$999): Eric Beelar; Candice Gold & Ed Russell; Jane C. Hills, in memory of Susan D. Thomas; Elizabeth & Joe Mandato; Barbara & Ri... .. read more..

Person fatally struck by BART train between West Dublin, Castro Valley stations
Monday, December 10, 2018

A BART train fatally hit a person on the tracks Monday morning between the West Dublin and Castro Valley stations, officials said. Reports of a “major medical emergency” shut down BART train service in both directions around 11:22 a.m. between the West Dublin and Castro Valley stations, according... .. read more..

NorCal man reportedly attacked by mountain lion had throat slashed by person,...
Monday, December 10, 2018

A report of a possible mountain lion attack in Nevada County is unsubstantiated, authorities said Monday. A passerby found a 50-year-old man Sunday night off You Bet Road and Greenhaven Lane with a severe cut to his throat. .. read more..

Scattered showers Monday could give Bay Area commuters ‘headache’
Monday, December 10, 2018

A sprinkling of rain will douse roads during the Monday morning commute, but weather forecasters said the week’s storm systems won’t bring nearly as much rain as those that passed through the Bay Area last month. Monday’s storm will drop at most a few hundredths of an inch in the North Bay and Sa... .. read more..

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