‘Rideshare Rapist’ asked a woman to hop out and buy water. Then he drove off ...
Friday, July 20, 2018

The four rapes had frightening parallels: Posing as a driver for a ride-hailing service, the attacker picked up drunken women and drove them to secluded areas in San Francisco before climbing into the backseat and violating them. In two instances, investigators said, the man now dubbed the “Rides... .. read more..

San Joaquin County teen admits setting fire that snarled Altamont Pass traffic
Friday, July 20, 2018

A grass fire that burned nearly 500 acres on both sides of Interstate 580 in the Altamont Pass and created hours of traffic gridlock on July 8 was caused by a “safe and sane” firework set off by a 17-year-old boy who felt so guilty about what he had done that he called police and confessed, accor... .. read more..

Adrian Cronauer, airman who inspired ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ film, has died
Thursday, July 19, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. — Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” has died. He was 79. Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said Thursday that Cronauer died Wednesday from an age-related illness. He h... .. read more..

Mystery in Pescadero: SUV found down a cliff, but where’s the driver?
Thursday, July 19, 2018

A mangled SUV was found on its roof early Thursday on the sand north of Pescadero State Beach in San Mateo County, having apparently tumbled off a Highway 1 cliff and down a hill strewn with boulders. But when California Highway Patrol officers arrived, the burgundy vehicle was empty, and the dri... .. read more..

‘Rideshare Rapist’ asked a woman to hop out and buy water. Then he drove off ...
Thursday, July 19, 2018

The four rapes had frightening parallels: Posing as a driver for a ride-hailing service, the attacker picked up drunken women and drove them to secluded areas in San Francisco before climbing into the backseat and violating them. In two instances, investigators said, the man now dubbed the “Rides... .. read more..

22 soldiers hurt at California base when tent collapses
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Twenty-two soldiers were injured when a blast of air from a helicopter at Fort Hunter Liggett in southern Monterey County caused a large tent to collapse late Wednesday, Army officials said. The soldiers were treated and were back on the base Thursday morning, officials said. The soldiers were pa... .. read more..

Suspected ‘Rideshare Rapist’ claims innocence as details emerge in SF attacks
Thursday, July 19, 2018

The four rapes had frightening parallels: Posing as a driver for a ride-hailing service, the attacker picked up drunken women and drove them to secluded areas in San Francisco before climbing into the back seat and violating them. In two instances, investigators said, the man now dubbed the “Ride... .. read more..

Bay Area arborist killed while cutting down tree
Thursday, July 19, 2018

An arborist was killed Wednesday in Healdsburg when a tree he was cutting down fell on him, authorities said. Luis Garcia, 48, of Santa Rosa was using a chainsaw to cut down the tree on the 1300 block of West Dry Creek Road at 3 p.m. when the tree unexpectedly snapped and fell on him, according t... .. read more..

Bay Area arborist killed while cutting down tree
Thursday, July 19, 2018

An arborist was killed Wednesday in Healdsburg when a tree he was cutting down fell on him, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. .. read more..

Smoky conditions at Camp Mather, but SF's family camp remains open
Thursday, July 19, 2018

A fierce wildfire racing across the parched landscape on Yosemite's western edge has choked the region with smoke, and San Francisco families at the city's Camp Mather, about 20 miles outside the park, are getting a heavy dose. .. read more..

22 soldiers hurt at California base when tent collapses
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Twenty-two soldiers were injured when a blast of wind from a helicopter at Fort Hunter Liggett in southern Monterey County caused a large tent to collapse late Wednesday, Army officials said. The soldiers were treated and were back on the base Thursday morning, officials said. The soldiers were p... .. read more..

Nude cyclist spotted on Highway 101 in San Jose
Thursday, July 19, 2018

It's nearly impossible to avoid encountering the occasional nude man in public while living in the Bay Area, but still, it's not every day that a stark naked cyclist blazes past you on the highway. Yet that was the rush hour spectacle that greeted a number of commuters on Wednesday morning on Hig... .. read more..

Yosemite becomes smoky apocalypse as hikes ruined by wildfire
Thursday, July 19, 2018

At the height of the tourism season, Yosemite Valley is choked in smoke from the Ferguson Fire, leading some people to cut their trips short or stay indoors in a destination known for its outdoor adventure. .. read more..

Yosemite looks like smoky apocalypse as hikes ruined by wildfire
Thursday, July 19, 2018

At the height of the tourism season, Yosemite Valley is choked in smoke from the Ferguson Fire, leading some people to cut their trips short or stay indoors in a destination known for its outdoor adventure. .. read more..

Thunderstorms could cause problems in fight against fire near Yosemite
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thunderstorms threatened to fuel a relentless blaze Thursday burning near Yosemite National Park, posing new challenges for crews fighting to gain control of the inferno. The Ferguson Fire, which ignited Friday night, grew to 21,041 acres and was just 7 percent contained as thousands of firefight... .. read more..

Helicopter gust collapses tent to injure 22 soldiers at Fort Hunter Liggett
Thursday, July 19, 2018

A blast of wind from a landing helicopter at Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County caused a large tent to collapse Wednesday night, injuring 22 soldiers. Amy Phillips, a fort spokeswoman, said no fatalities were reported, and all of the injured soldiers were back on base. The soldiers, among 8,0... .. read more..

Early morning crash causes severe traffic on Bay Bridge
Thursday, July 19, 2018

An accident early Thursday shut down the off-ramp to Treasure Island on the Bay Bridge causing traffic for Interstate 80 commuters out of San Francisco, officials said. The closure was reported just after 5 a.m. at the eastbound exit toward Treasure Island, according to the Metropolitan Transport... .. read more..

Tanker truck blast in Santa Rosa closes Highway 101, forces evacuation of med...
Thursday, July 19, 2018

An explosion involving a tanker truck delivering liquid oxygen to a Santa Rosa medical facility Wednesday prompted staff to evacuate patients on gurneys and wheelchairs, authorities said. No patients or medical employees were injured in the blast around 2:30 p.m. that 911 callers said caused buil... .. read more..

Fire near Yosemite burns to 17,319 acres, two firefighters injured
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Nearly 2,200 firefighters from across the nation have poured into Gold Country to fight the Ferguson Fire just a few miles from Yosemite National Park, and the battle to contain the growing inferno has left one firefighter dead and two injured, officials said Wednesday. One firefighter suffered a... .. read more..

San Joaquin County teen admits setting fire that snarled Altamont Pass traffic
Thursday, July 19, 2018

A grass fire that burned nearly 500 acres on both sides of Interstate 580 in the Altamont Pass and created hours of traffic gridlock Sunday evening was caused by a “safe and sane” firework set off by a 17-year-old boy who felt so guilty about what he had done that he called police and confessed, ... .. read more..

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