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    BART service between Oakland and San Francisco was halted Sunday morning after two trains stopped working on the east side of the Transbay Tube connecting the two cities. No estimate was given by BART for when service could be resumed after two trains became disabled on the tracks in Oakland. One train is near West Oakland and another is near 12th Street, according to the transit agency. Repair crews are at the scene and are working on a fix. AC Transit is offering free rides across San Francisco Bay for BART users impacted by the train issues, BART said in a tweet on Sunday morning. Check back for updates to this developing story.
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Transit agencies are starting to make preparations for Sunday's Pride Parade. The event makes its return to San Francisco following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Several streets are set to be closed Thursday, with plenty more coming Friday and Saturday.RELATED: What to know before you go to this year's San Francisco Pride Parade and CelebrationEMBED More News Videos Fulton between Larkin and Hyde streets will closed starting Thursday morning as well as Grove street between Polk and Larkin.The barricades used for the Warriors' championship parade remain on market street and will be used again for Sunday.RELATED: 2022 Warriors parade: Highlights from Dub Nation Celebration in SFEMBED More News VideosGolden State Warriors 2022 (1 of 73) Here's a look at the highlights of the Warriors NBA Championship 2022 in San Francisco. BART is also making plenty of preparations for Sunday. The Pride Parade is usually one of the busiest days for the transit service."With kind of the nice weather forecast and people not being able to go the last couple of years we...
    After the coronavirus chased the Bay to Breakers footrace out of San Francisco for two years, the legendary, colorful and hugely popular run is back. At 8 a.m. Sunday, runners will begin the 12-kilometer event near the San Francisco Bay at Howard and Main streets, and cut across the city to the Pacific Ocean, climbing the Hayes Street Hill, passing through Golden Gate Park, and crossing the finish line at the Ocean Beach parking lot. Costumes are common at the Bay to Breakers. Racers and spectators may catch a — possibly fleeting — glimpse of Markelle the Gazelle, aka Markelle Taylor. The Gazelle grew up in San Francisco watching the Bay to Breakers pass by, ran the mile relay for Foothill College in the early ’90s, then went to prison a few years later and trained to become a highly regarded marathoner while inside San Quentin. “This is going to be my first time going back into a city I love and running this thing,” said Taylor, 49, of Tiburon, who added that he’s still recovering from finishing the Boston...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) – The San Francisco Sierra Club joined one of two groups suing the U.S. Postal Service to stop the purchase of thousands of gas-powered trucks in the hopes of pushing the agency to modernize its fleet with electric vehicles. Two lawsuits, filed Thursday in New York and California, ask judges to order a more thorough environmental review before the Postal Service moves forward with the next-generation delivery vehicle program. READ MORE: Intoxicated Terra Linda High Teacher Arrested For Child EndangermentPlaintiffs contend that purchases of fossil fuel-powered delivery vehicles will cause environmental harm for decades to come. “Louis DeJoy’s gas-guzzling fleet guarantees decades of pollution with every postcard and package,” said Scott Hochberg, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, referring to the postmaster general. One lawsuit was filed by the San Francisco Sierra Club along with Earthjustice, Center for Biological Diversity, CleanAirNow KC. Another was filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and United Auto Workers in New York. Both target the environmental review underpinning the planned purchase of up to 165,000 next-generation delivery vehicles...
    By Daniella Diaz | CNN Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein defended her position as senior senator representing California following a news report published Thursday that lawmakers she serves with are concerned about her memory and ability to serve in the Senate. “I remain committed to do what I said I would when I was re-elected in 2018: fight for Californians, especially on the economy and the key issues for California of water and fire,” she said in a statement obtained by CNN. “While I have focused for much of the past year on my husband’s health and ultimate passing, I have remained committed to achieving results and I’d put my record up against anyone’s.” Her statement comes after the San Francisco Chronicle reported four unnamed senators, including three Democrats, as well as three former Feinstein aides and a California Democratic member of Congress spoke with the Chronicle saying her mental health has gotten worse recently. Feinstein added in response to the Chronicle report: “The real question is whether I’m still an effective representative for 40 million Californians, and the record shows...
    (CNN)Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein defended her position as senior senator representing California following a news report published Thursday that lawmakers she serves with are concerned about her memory and ability to serve in the Senate."I remain committed to do what I said I would when I was re-elected in 2018: fight for Californians, especially on the economy and the key issues for California of water and fire," she said in a statement obtained by CNN. "While I have focused for much of the past year on my husband's health and ultimate passing, I have remained committed to achieving results and I'd put my record up against anyone's."Her statement comes after the San Francisco Chronicle reported four unnamed senators, including three Democrats, as well as three former Feinstein aides and a California Democratic member of Congress spoke with the Chronicle saying her mental health has gotten worse recently.Feinstein added in response to the Chronicle report: "The real question is whether I'm still an effective representative for 40 million Californians, and the record shows that I am."The report notes their comments came...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — A new pilot program that will compensate low to moderate-income jurors for their service — the first of its kind in California — will begin next week in San Francisco, city officials said. Starting on Monday, the “Be The Jury” program will provide jurors $100 per day of service if they qualify for the income requirements. READ MORE: UPDATE: San Francisco Unified Announces Dates Of Lifting Mask Mandate On CampusesAccording to city officials, the program aims to create more racially diverse jurors, as income equality is strongly linked to race and ethnicity, with juries often being disproportionately made up of people who are either covered by their employer or have the means to serve without compensation. Jurors who qualify for the program must earn less than 80 percent of the area median income, or $74,600 for a single person and $106,550 for a family of four, and are not compensated by their employer for jury duty. Jurors who are self-employed or unemployed also qualify for the program. The program was made possible through Assembly Bill 1452,...
    (CNN)First lady Jill Biden on Friday is scheduled to attend memorial services for the father of White House deputy chief of staff Jen O'Malley Dillon and the husband of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the first lady's spokesperson confirmed to CNN. The service for Kevin O'Malley, who died on March 1 after a battle with cancer, will take place in Boston. Later on Friday, the first lady is scheduled to fly to San Francisco to attend a memorial service for Richard Blum, who died last week of cancer. The first lady will spend the night in San Francisco and on Tuesday morning will headline a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at a private residence. This will mark the first in-person fundraiser she has attended as first lady. Biden has participated in several virtual fundraisers over the last year, due to the pandemic. This story is breaking and will be updated.
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – San Francisco city officials on Tuesday celebrated the launch of new ferry service to Treasure Island. The new service marks a major milestone in the development of the island, with a new affordable housing project set to bring some new 8,000 homes in the coming years. READ MORE: 'Armed and Dangerous' Suspect Search, Shelter-In-Place In Monte Rio After Fatal ShootingThe new service will shuttle riders on a 48-passenger boat between the new Treasure Island Ferry Terminal and the San Francisco Ferry Building’s Gate B. The ferry will operate 16 hours daily, seven days a week and will be operated by the company Prop SF. One-way tickets will cost $5, although children under 4 years old can ride for free. Additionally, monthly passes will be available for $150. “Today marks a significant step forward in realizing the transportation vision for Treasure Island,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement. “This new ferry service will not only increase transit options for existing residents, but it will allow all San Franciscans and visitors of our city an opportunity to...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Later this month, BART will restore service to pre-pandemic levels by running trains until midnight every day of the week. Since the beginning of the pandemic, BART closed at 9 pm. Sundays to work on rebuilding projects. Starting Feb. 20, Sunday service will run from 8 a.m. to midnight, BART officials said Wednesday. READ MORE: Fire Burns at Large Encampment Near Interstate 280 in San FranciscoIn addition, BART will run 5-line service every day until about 9 p.m., except for 12 single-tracking Sundays when cable replacement work is underway in San Francisco. After 9 p.m., there will be 3-line service every day. READ MORE: San Francisco Resident Shot Dead in East OaklandAlso starting this month, BART’s 3-line service that starts about 9 p.m. is matched every day with other transit agencies’ timetables. More information about BART’s upcoming schedule changes is available at https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2022/news20220110-0. MORE NEWS: Class-Action Lawsuit With 3 Million Plaintiffs Seeks $1.2B From Sutter Health© Copyright 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF/BCN) – The San Francisco Bay Area set three high temperature records Wednesday and more broken records could be coming soon as meteorologists forecast more summer-like weather. Record highs were recorded in Oakland at 78 degrees, breaking the 74 set in 2006; in Salinas, where it was 83, breaking the 2018 record of 81; and Richmond tied the record 75 set in 1988. Expect more to be broken this week as a strong ridge of high pressure remains in place, according to the National Weather Service. On Tuesday, the service said San Francisco was on its way to its second-longest winter dry spell in the city’s history. © Copyright 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Dub Nation celebrated an exhilarating win over the Brooklyn Nets Saturday night, and some Warriors fans traveled to and from the arena in unique fashion. The San Francisco Bay Ferry is fast becoming a popular, safe and fun way to get to Chase Center from the East Bay. READ MORE: French Bulldog Owner Pleads for Return of 2 Dogs Stolen in OaklandKPIX 5 hopped aboard with former player and current Warriors Liason for Business and Basketball Zaza Pachulia. He said the experience brought back memories of his teenage years playing ball in Istanbul. “I used to move around with the ferry quite a lot,” said Pachulia. “Back then as a teenager, I didn’t necessarily drive a car, and traffic was one of the worst things you can experience in Istanbul. But it’s a beautiful city with lots of culture.” San Francisco Bay Ferry officials say it’s the first transit system in the Bay Area to fully restore its pre-pandemic service last summer. Ridership on the service immediately doubled. “This is fun, especially when you have nice...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A service dog is back with its owner after getting stolen in San Francisco.Summer the 5-year-old German Shepherd was missing for three days. A thief grabbed Summer in the Hayes Valley neighborhood.The investigation is still ongoing and no arrests have been made.RELATED: 5 Tips to keep your dog safe from robbers and thievesSan Francisco Police Department thanked the public for bringing Summer home.If you have any information, you can contact San Francisco Park Station Police. Update- Just now- Summer was located and happily reunited. The investigation into who took Summer is ongoing. No arrest has been made at this time. We would like to thank the public for their support in the case. Please call Park Station with any information. https://t.co/vtePAtevqP pic.twitter.com/3W06G5eUmB— SFPD Park Station (@SFPDPark) January 7, 2022
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A service dog snatched while being taken out for a walk in a San Francisco neighborhood was recovered Thursday night and reunited with its owner. A thief grabbed “Summer” — a 5-year-old German Shepherd — by the dog’s harness and fled on Monday evening near Waller and Octavia streets. READ MORE: COVID: Oakland Unified School District Warns Of Potential Sickout By Some Teachers“Summer” was microchipped and was a certified service dog. In a tweet, SFPD Park station officers posted on Thursday evening — “Summer was located and happily reunited. The investigation into who took Summer is ongoing. No arrest has been made at this time.” Anyone with information on who took the dog was asked to contact SFPD. It was the second happy conclusion of a brazen dognapping in San Francisco in a week. San Francisco police have also released details about the Monday recovery of a French Bulldog that was violently snatched from her owner in the Marina District on New Year’s Day. READ MORE: Bull Euthanized After Killing Rancher In Rural Contra...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – New Year’s Eve celebrants will be able to get a free ride Friday night on SF Muni, and BART and other transit services are providing extended service for the holiday. The complimentary New Year’s Eve service on Muni runs from 8 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Saturday, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials said. READ MORE: Santa Clara County To Require COVID Booster for Healthcare Workers, Other High-Risk GroupsAt midnight on New Year’s Eve, there will be a city-sponsored fireworks show from a barge off The Embarcadero, south of the Ferry Building. Starting around 10 p.m., Muni will reroute around the area and return to normal service once streets are clear. BART, with full fare pricing in effect, will run standard Friday service, but with an extended closing time to accommodate riders enjoying fireworks and other festivities. The last East Bay-bound train running through downtown San Francisco will be at around 1:30 a.m. and the last southbound train heading toward Millbrae will run through downtown San Francisco at 2:10 a.m. More information about BART service on...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A power outage at BART’s Millbrae Station early Monday morning halted train service to San Francisco International Airport amid the rush of travelers either returning home or departing the Bay Area after the Christmas holiday weekend. Transit officials reported the outage at around 5 a.m. and immediately put SamTrans bus bridge in place to get passengers to the airport and also to the transit system’s San Bruno station. READ MORE: SF Castro District Businesses Struggle To Rebound From COVID Economic Woes“There is a station closure at Millbrae,” transit officials posted. “There is no train service on the Millbrae Line between Millbrae and San Bruno or SFO due to a power outage at Millbrae station.” The outage was also creating a major delay on the San Francisco line in the East Bay direction. There was no ETA as to when the service would be restored. The service outage was just the latest challenge to holiday travelers. On Sunday, there were 46 flights cancelled out of SFO and 230 flight delays. Then there was the new COVID...
    (CNN)San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said Tuesday that an incident last week when police officers were refused service at a local restaurant was "upsetting" and a disappointment. Scott praised the officers' professionalism at the Hilda and Jesse restaurant in the city's North Beach neighborhood Friday when three uniformed, on-duty officers were asked to leave because employees were uneasy about their service weapons. "We wear uniforms but we're all humans," Scott told CNN's Michael Smerconish. "We get things done to us and said to us that are hurtful, but we have to rise above it and be professional. That's what these officers did."In a since-deleted post reported by local media, the restaurant's social media account stated that staff felt "uncomfortable with the presence of their multiple weapons" and the officers were asked to leave.A view of Hilda and Jesse restaurant in San Francisco "We respect the San Francisco Police Department and are grateful for the work they do. We welcome them into the restaurant when they are off duty, out of uniform, and without their weapons," the post said.Read MoreThe...
    Owners of the popular San Francisco brunch spot Hilda and Jesse apologized Sunday amid backlash for turning away three armed, on-duty police officers. “We made a mistake and apologize for the unfortunate incident on Friday when we asked members of the San Francisco Police Department to leave our restaurant,” the eatery’s account wrote in an Instagram post. “We are grateful to all members of the force who work hard to keep us safe, especially during these challenging times.” Restaurant owners Rachel Sillcocks and Kristina Liedags Compton previously turned away the three on-duty officers because the firearms they carried “made employees uncomfortable,” according to KPIX-TV in San Francisco. BREAKING: Restaurant in SF refuses service to two SFPD officers yesterday 12/3, stating their presence made staff (and perhaps guests) uncomfortable. Hilda and Jesse on Union St. Here’s their response: ???? pic.twitter.com/7ujmJ2Ks0O — Richie Greenberg (@richieSF2016) December 5, 2021 Police Chief William Scott stressed that his department, “stands for safety with respect, even when it means respecting wishes that our officers and I find discouraging and personally disappointing,” the outlet added. (RELATED:...
    A restaurant in San Francisco issued an apology Sunday after three on-duty police officers were reportedly denied service at the establishment Friday. Staff at Hilda and Jesse Restaurant seated the three officers at a table but became uncomfortable with their presence and asked the officers to leave, according to a report . The on-duty officers respected the request and left. MARYLAND MAN ACCUSED OF DISTRIBUTING AT LEAST 600 FALSE VACCINE CARDS In the days since the incident, the restaurant received criticism for the alleged actions of its employees. The decision to ask the officers to leave had nothing to do with who they were and everything to do with what they were carrying, the co-owner of Hilda and Jesse Restaurant said. "It's not about the fact we are anti-police," said Rachel Sillcocks. "It's about the fact we do not allow weapons in our restaurant. We were uncomfortable, and so we politely asked them to leave." The officers are welcome to come back without their weapons, and the staff would be happy...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The owners of a restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood apologized Sunday for asking police officers to leave their eatery because the officers’ guns made employees uncomfortable. In a statement posted Sunday on social media, Hilda and Jesse owners Rachel Sillcocks and Kristina Liedags Compton said “these are stressful times and we handled this badly.” Three officers were asked to leave the brunch spot on Friday and the restaurant posted an explanation on its Instagram channel Saturday that read: “The restaurant is a safe space. The presence of the officers’ weapons in the restaurant made us feel uncomfortable. We respect the San Francisco Police Department and are grateful for the work they do. We welcome them into the restaurant when they are off duty, out of uniform and without their weapons.” View from the street outside Hilda and Jesse restaurant in San Francisco North Beach. (CBS) Outcry soon followed on social media, including a response from San Francisco police chief William Scott, who said his department “stands for safety with respect, even when it...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There is growing reaction and backlash following a San Francisco restaurant's decision to deny service to three on-duty police officers. On Sunday, an apology was issued from restaurant owners who now say they regret the move.North Beach business owner Joseph Zira was disappointed to learn that three on duty San Francisco Police officers were recently denied service at Hilda and Jesse Restaurant on Union Street, just two blocks from Central station."I hope one day, they don't need the police, and don't need help," said Zira.The incident happened Friday at the new trendy eatery, where three unformed officers were seated but were then asked to leave because staffers became uncomfortable. Co-owner Rachel Sillcocks told our Dion Lim exclusively on Saturday, it had nothing to do with who they were but what they were carrying.EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco restaurant owner explains why police officers denied service EMBED More News Videos A trendy San Francisco restaurant Hilda and Jesse is explaining its decision to turn away and deny service to three on-duty police officers. "It's not about the fact that...
    The co-owner of a San Francisco restaurant defended refusing service to three uniformed police officers following backlash over the move, calling the establishment a "safe space."  "It's not about the fact that we are anti-police," chef and co-owner of Hilda and Jesse, Rachel Sillcocks, told ABC7 News. "It is about the fact that we do not allow weapons in our restaurant. We were uncomfortable, and we asked them to leave. It has nothing to do that they were officers. It has everything to do that they were carrying guns." San Francisco is experiencing a sharp increase in burglaries, according to police figures.  SAN FRANCISCO GUARD, A FORMER COP, SHOT AND KILLED PROTECTING NEWS CREW COVERING A SMASH-AND-GRAB "We understand how much the police support and protect the community," she added. "We want to again reiterate the fact that this is about guns being in our space, and we don't allow it." Three on-duty officers were seated at the restaurant on Friday, but were soon denied service and asked to leave because staff became "uncomfortable with the presence of their...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — San Francisco International Airport was lit up in teal and gold Monday night to commemorate the first non-stop service between Vietnam and the United States. It’s another first for SFO as travel during COVID expands. Airport and airline officials say growing demand from the Bay Area is making this possible. READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Enlists California Highway Patrol To Help Stop Smash And Grab Retail RobberiesThe check-in line for Vietnam Airlines inaugural flight from San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City stretched to the entrance of the international terminal. “I’ve been waiting for this service for over twenty years,” said Sang Nihn. For Nhin, who runs a semiconductor business based in San Jose, the new route will open more opportunities. “It’s for the American entrepreneurs who want to find and explore new businesses in Vietnam,” said Nhin. “To connect cultures, connect families and business so we see this as a great opportunity. We know the people of the Bay Area are looking forward to traveling to Vietnam from the research...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A former San Francisco 49er defensive end known for his abilities on the field is now tackling a new career in community service. Dennis Brown staffs a pop-up pantry for the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank that feeds 950 people. Most have no clue he’s a former 49er with a Super Bowl ring. READ MORE: COVID: Santa Clara County Urges All Adults To Receive Boosters Ahead Of Holidays“I’m not Dennis Brown. I’m Dennis the food bank worker. And it’s cool,” he said. It wasn’t always cool. When he was released from the team after seven seasons with the Niners, initially retirement wasn’t easy. “That was my identity. That’s all I knew: Dennis Brown the football player. I got outside of myself. I dealt with some demons,” Brown explained. He credits Alcoholics Anonymous with his four years of sobriety. “When I got myself together, I went to my foundation — my grandmother — and serving. And in A.A., you talk about serving. And you dedicate your life to serving,” he said. When the pandemic broke out in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It has been a year and a half since San Francisco's transit system was severely affected by the pandemic. While most of the bus and underground lines have been restored, it's not business as usual.City officials and community leaders are urging MUNI to completely restore the lines, especially in underserved communities.RELATED: 40 SFPD officers on leave because they haven't received COVID vaccineIn April 2020, MUNI was forced to suspend 51 or its 68 transit lines."Our service will be deeply unreliable. There will be long gaps in service," that was the SFMTA director at that time."Today there are five bus lines that continue to be temporarily suspended, all of them serving parts of the Western Addition and Japantown," explained Jeremy Chan, of the Japantown Task Force. "Lines like the 2 and 3 are particularly important for our seniors."Japantown has a high density of seniors as well as senior services.VIDEO: SF In-N-Out sends strong message against COVID vaccine mandateEMBED More News Videos Indoor dining at the San Francisco location was shut down after it was cited for not...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — The U.S. Postal Service intends to hire 1,000 people to fill various jobs throughout the Bay Area. The service will host a hiring event in Richmond on Saturday to help applicants create and submit applications online. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hilltop Carrier Annex, 4180 Lakeside Drive. READ MORE: San Francisco DA Boudin Files Charges Against SF Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Sexual Assault, ThreatsRegistration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usps-free-hiring-event-richmond-post-office-tickets-168454015495. People can also apply on their own at http://www.usps.com/careers. Current openings exist in Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, Sacramento and Yolo counties and in the Stockton, Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas for the following positions: Mail Processing: clerks and mail handlers Delivery: city and rural carriers Transportation: tractor-trailer drivers Maintenance: mechanics, laborer custodians and automotive technicians READ MORE: Los Gatos School Teacher Convicted Of Molesting Students Sued By Victim's FamilyPostal employees working the job fair will adhere to social distancing and mask-wearing protocols, and mask and social distancing protocols are required for all attendees.   MORE NEWS: UPDATE: 'Non-Specific'...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  A woman who boarded a BART train with a leashed dog was dragged to her death after briefly stepping off the train at the platform and being tethered to the animal when the doors closed and the train pulled away, authorities said. The fatal accident occurred at 3:16 p.m. Monday, just after the woman boarded an Oakland-bound train at San Francisco’s Powell Street station with her dog. “Then at the very last second, right as the doors were closing, she fully off-boarded the train, clearing the doors, and the dog did not,” the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency said in a statement. “She appeared to be waving at someone. The train departed with the dog inside the train, and the woman was dragged and pulled into the track.” The dog was not injured. The only animals allowed on the BART system on a leash are service dogs trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. In the statement, the agency said, “There was no visual indication the dog was a service animal, but it...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- BART officials said it appears a train hit and killed a person on the tracks Monday afternoon at the Powell Street station in San Francisco.As of 4:08 p.m., Powell Street station remained closed.BART was still running transbay service from Montgomery and Embarcadero stations and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District buses were also taking people across the bay.People can catch an AC Transit bus at the Salesforce Transit Center at 425 Mission St. in San Francisco.Stay with ABC7 News on this developing story. We are currently experiencing major delays on the San Francisco Line in both directions due to incident at Powell Station. If traveling in San Francisco, @sfmta_muni is providing mutual assistance to BART riders on their Muni Metro and bus service. https://t.co/xsNK31YeVg— SFBART (@SFBART) September 13, 2021
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — For the third day, residents and visitors in San Francisco won’t have the option of taking the city’s iconic cable cars to their destination due to an ongoing electrical issue, according to transit officials. The SFMTA made the announcement about the continuing electrical problem at the cable car barn via the transit agency’s official Twitter account Saturday morning. READ MORE: Over 200 Citations Issued, 3 Cars Impounded, 1 Arrested at San Jose Sideshow Reminder: Due to an electrical issue at the Barn, Cable Cars have been replaced with limited bus service on all lines until further notice. Consider nearby alternatives like the #FMarket, 8 Bayshore & 30 Stockton.Visit our Trip Planner for more options:https://t.co/MLacTnlxrP https://t.co/X8seSu0Drt — SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) September 11, 2021 Limited bus service is covering the Powell, Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason and California cable car lines, officials said. READ MORE: Dixie Fire Threatens SETI Antenna Array Used to Search For Extraterrestrial Life The problem at the cable car barn surfaced Thursday afternoon, with officials initially saying that the facility had to be evacuated. UPDATE: Bus...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — Google’s self-driving vehicle spinoff, Waymo, announced Tuesday that it’s expanding its autonomous ride-hailing service to San Francisco. Selected “trusted tester” customers in the city by the bay will be able to hail a ride in self-driving Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicles, the company said. READ MORE: College Admissions Scandal: Hillsborough Woman Pleading Guilty For Paying $500K To Get Son Into USC For now the vehicles will have human backup drivers on board. But at some point the company plans to run the vehicles without them like it now does in the Phoenix area. Waymo began the program last week with a few testers and is now expanding it, the company said. It would not say how many vehicles are involved or when it plans to pull the human backups. READ MORE: Thick Layer Of Unhealthy Smoke Draped Over Lake Tahoe Basin The approach is similar to what Waymo did in Phoenix when it started a limited ride-hailing service in 2017. The company says it has given thousands of fully autonomous rides in metro Phoenix...
    In this article GOOGLThe Jaguar I-Pace with Waymo autonomous electric vehicle (EV) is unveiled during an event in New York, on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesAlphabet-owned Waymo is asking San Francisco residents to help test its self-driving cars in the city it hopes will be its second market. The company said in a blog post it is opening a research-focused program called "Trusted Tester." Starting Tuesday, residents will be able to sign up in the company's Waymo One app. Those accepted will be able to hail an all-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles and later provide feedback on their rider experience. The company said it uses the testers to help refine the service. "From using the Waymo One app, to pickup and drop-offs, to the ride itself, we receive valuable feedback from our riders that allows us to refine our product offering as we advance our service," the company stated. "We kicked off this program last week with a select few and are now expanding the program to all interested San Franciscans." According to The Verge, riders will...
    Waymo, the Google self-driving vehicle spinoff, is expanding its autonomous ride-hailing service to San Francisco. Selected “trusted tester” customers in the city by the bay will be able to hail a ride in self-driving Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicles, the company said. For now the vehicles will have human backup drivers on board. But at some point the company plans to run the vehicles without them like it now does in the Phoenix area. Waymo began the program last week with a few testers and is now expanding it, the company said. It would not say how many vehicles are involved or when it plans to pull the human backups. The approach is similar to what Waymo did in Phoenix when it started a limited ride-hailing service in 2017. The company says it has given thousands of fully autonomous rides in metro Phoenix since October of 2020. People who want to join the program can do so by downloading the Waymo One app. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,...
    Passengers waited in long lines Monday as they eagerly waited their turn to board the iconic cable cars in San Francisco. According to the Associated Press, “25 million tourists visited San Francisco annually before the pandemic, with many of them riding the cable cars. About 17,000 riders packed onto the cable cars daily before they were parked in March 2020 as the city locked down and sheltered in place. It was the longest shutdown since the 1980s, when the system was fully reconstructed, according to the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency.” “Our cable cars are part of what makes San Francisco a world-class destination, and their return is just the latest sign that our city is bouncing back,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed. Visitors from cities such as Houston and Washington boarded the Powell-Hyde line and rode the cars all the way to the end of the line. The cable cars currently are free to ride and are on limited service. However, starting in September, they will return to full service from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on all...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A surge in coronavirus cases has been reported in the Bay Area and across California as well as the country due in part to the emergence of the highly-contagious delta variant. California health officials are highly recommending that both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents wear masks indoors to prevent the spread of the virus.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily, interactive newscast about the coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. MAPS: Check out the latest maps of COVID-19 cases, deaths in the US, world CORONAVIRUS IN CA: Get resources and information about COVID-19 LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Aug. 2, 2021 6:20 a.m.BART returning to near...
    REDWOOD CITY — As Peninsula streets and highways see a rise in traffic and commute times with the pandemic in the rearview mirror, Redwood City commuters may soon have a chance to make their trip to work on a ferry floating on the San Francisco Bay. With California awash in money after budget negotiations ended with a $38 billion surplus, Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin — who represents Assembly District 22, which encompasses Redwood City — has allocated $5 million for the construction of a ferry terminal in Redwood City, a major step in realizing a plan to bring ferry service to the Peninsula that is 20 years in the making. As part of the budget bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed on Tuesday, members of the California legislature were able to secure funding requests for some local projects — and the ferry terminal was among them. In addition to the $5 million to Redwood City to construct the terminal, Mullin also secured nearly $10.3 million for three other projects, including a $7.75 million commitment to revamp the storm-damaged...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — After spending more than a year parked in a Muni yard, the city’s iconic cable cars returned to the streets of San Francisco Monday for test runs and free rides as the transit line prepared for a return to full service in September. The cable car return is just another sign that San Francisco is bouncing back after more than 15 months in the throes of the battle against COVID-19. READ MORE: State Requiring Job Search Proof For Unemployment Benefits; How Will EDD Enforce It? “I’ve been counting the days,” said William Kouzi, a North Beach resident who was lucky enough to catch one of the first free rides on the Van Ness-California line. “I was asking them (when they would be returning to public service) and they were so kind. They said — ‘Come on since you live here.’ It’s been amazing.” The West family from New York was lucky enough to be at the Embarcadero turnaround when the test runs began. “We came here hoping we could get on the cable cars,” they...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail service will resume at the end of July, the agency said on Thursday, weeks after a disgruntled employee gunned down co-workers at a VTA light rail yard in the worst mass shooting in Bay Area history. VTA said the timeline to get trains running again is taking into account the needs of workers to feel safe, secure and confident to return to their jobs, and that some employees may be moving to other positions in their transition back to work. READ MORE: San Francisco Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm House Fire in Ingleside District “Employees will be informed of changes such as interim work locations, new processes or procedures, and security measures that have been put in place,” said the agency in a prepared statement. “There may be a need for retraining, in compliance with California Public Utilities Commission regulations, or accommodations to reassign employees to other jobs.” On May 26, VTA worker Samuel Cassidy left his San Jose home and walked into his workplace at the Guadalupe rail...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – After a handful of San Francisco public libraries reopened last month for indoor service, city officials announced on Monday plans to reopen more libraries throughout the summer. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city halted indoor service at all of its libraries and redirected hundreds of library staff to serve as disaster service workers, helping with the city’s virus response. READ MORE: Brush Fire Burning Near Cordelia Grows to 10 Acres, Impacts I-680 Traffic With COVID-19 restrictions easing, last month, the city reopened the Main Library, the Chinatown-Him Mark Lai Library, and the Mission Bay Library, and launched the “Browse and Bounce” program, which allows patrons to browse through library collections, access free public computers, and return or checkout materials during 60-minute sessions. As of Monday, the Ortega Library, the Richmond-Sen. Milton Marks Jr. Library and the Visitacion Valley Library have reopened for indoor service. On Tuesday, the Excelsior Branch is also set to reopen its doors. Then, sometime next month, the city will reopen doors at the Bernal Heights, Bayview, Eureka Valley, Oceanview,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With the final countdown to an end to the COVID-19 restrictions underway, many workers at the iconic Ferry Building say this has been the busiest Saturday they’ve seen since the pandemic began. Mayor London Breed announced last week that San Francisco will fully reopen along with the rest of the state on Tuesday READ MORE: California Drought: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Sets Personal Water Use To 74 Gallons A Day Local family-owned business Cheesequakes has remained open throughout the pandemic. But this weekend, sales appear to be on par with pre-pandemic numbers. “Today’s been pretty busy,” said cashier Alex Balano. “I’ve done around 400, almost 500. The morning cashier did almost 600.” That’s $600 in handmade cheesecakes using natural ingredients. Traffic in the landmark food hall was noticeably busier than in months past. “I want to see more people come back,” Balano said. “I want to see businesses stay a little bit open to help them out, because we’re all small businesses here. So that’s something I want to go see.” Other businesses haven’t been...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's iconic cable cars aren't the only thing being adjusted as the pandemic wanes and people return to work, school and enjoying life.This is the first week the SFMTA brought back the historic streetcars on Market Street and the Embarcadero.All Muni Metro subway stations are open now too, with Wi-Fi.RELATED: SF plans to resume cable car services soon, starting with Powell stationBART says service will basically be back to normal by the end of August, with more frequent trains and service until midnight.In September, all month long, you can ride for half price with a Clipper Card.Beginning in July, the San Francisco Bay Ferry will discount prices.More boats are being added to the schedule, and weekend service will resume.RELATED: BART reports highest ridership since start of pandemic, will add more tripsCaltrain is asking the public to weigh in, over the next week, on plans to postpone fare increases and extend the monthly pass discount.And through the end of the month, Samtrans is running an online survey to get feedback on schedule and service changes. It's...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's iconic cable cars will be moving again soon.Muni is scheduled to give an update during its board meeting Tuesday.RELATED: San Francisco streets filled with chiming music from Muni cable car bell 'ring-off'ABC7 News has learned the Powell-Hyde route will be the first to resume service sometime this fall.Cars will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.RELATED: Here's what Bay Area transit leaders are doing to prepare for return of San Francisco workersThe system needs detailed maintenance before cars can go back into service.
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency reopened all Muni Metro subway stations and began the running historic F-line streetcars along Market St and the Embarcadero to Fisherman’s Wharf Saturday for the first time since they were shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic. With San Francisco now in the Yellow Tier and soon to have all business restrictions lifted by the state in mid-June, the daily commute is picking up as workers begin returning to the offices along with the resurgence in tourist travel. READ MORE: California Drought: Water Crisis ‘Couldn’t Be Worse’ On Oregon-California Border Transportation officials said riders will need to continue to wear masks inside the stations and aboard the trains. The transit agency also revealed that the subway tunnels were upgraded and will have working WiFi service. “Getting San Francisco moving forward requires us doing everything we can to get Muni back to full service,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed in a statement. “As we reopen more businesses and activities, it’s essential that our transit service is able to accommodate more passengers...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) plans to reopen all subway stations and introduce a new temporary bus route this Saturday, officials said this week. The SFMTA was already restoring bus routes since the city moved into less restrictive tiers earlier this month. With this announcement, the agency also revealed that the subway tunnels were upgraded and will have working WiFi service. READ MORE: Asian American Attacks: San Francisco Police Investigate Two Separate Assaults on Muni Buses in Tenderloin “Getting San Francisco moving forward requires us doing everything we can to get Muni back to full service,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed in a statement. “As we reopen more businesses and activities, it’s essential that our transit service is able to accommodate more passengers and help people get around our city.” The city closed the subway stations last year during the lockdown but after the city entered the yellow tier last week, the SFMTA moved forward with its plans to reopen them. READ MORE: UPDATE: San Francisco Man Charged With Stabbing 2...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries in San Francisco will begin offering limited indoor service starting in May. “I know that people have really been missing the library, and though we’ve adapted to provide more to-go options and online resources, there’s nothing quite like getting to browse the shelves and pick out your next book,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement. READ MORE: Convicted Killer Harold Bicknells Parole Rescinded; Killed Grandmother, Cousins, Aunt In 1977 Seaside Mass Slaying City officials announced Tuesday that the first floor of the San Francisco Main Library will open May 3. The San Francisco History Center on the library’s top floor will also be open by appointment only. Patrons will be able to request materials from the upper floors in the meantime. Hours for the Main Library will be Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays. Meanwhile the Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch Library will reopen May 17. The library on Powell Street will be...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — City officials in San Francisco announced Friday that the train service on Muni’s K Ingleside line would resume next month on May 15. The announcement released by Mayor London Breed and District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar confirmed that the line would be returning to operation earlier than anticipated by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) officials. The agency is in the process of restoring transit service for riders to support the reopening of the city’s economic recovery as pandemic restrictions are reduced. READ MORE: COVID Reopening: San Jose Sharks Welcoming Fans Back At SAP Center April 26; Testing Or Vaccination Required The K Ingleside will join the previously announced N Judah as part of Muni’s commitment to reopening the subway and maximizing transit access across San Francisco. “The return of the K is an important step forward in bringing back the type of Muni service that San Francisco needs as we emerge from this pandemic,” Mayor Breed said in the announcement. “This last year forced us to change so much about how our city operates,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – Caltrain will not operate service to the two stations at the end of its line in San Francisco on the next two weekends because of the replacement of a rail bridge. Trains will not run to the 22nd Street or San Francisco stations this Saturday and Sunday as well as April 24-25 because crews will be replacing the Napoleon Street bridge located near the base of Islais Creek under Interstate Highway 280. READ MORE: UPDATE: San Jose Police Standoff With Barricaded Suspect Ends With Suspect Shooting Himself Street and parking closures will also be in effect in the area of Napoleon Street. READ MORE: Shooting Injures Woman in San Francisco Tenderloin District Following Confrontation With Group During the Caltrain closure, SamTrans will run free bus service between the Bayshore, 22nd Street and San Francisco stations. The agency recommends that people traveling to watch San Francisco Giants or Golden State Warriors games on the weekend of April 24-25 use BART from the Millbrae station or find an alternative transit option because capacity on buses will be limited....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- To commemorate the Easter Holiday, the more than one-hundred foot cross on Mt. Davidson in San Francisco lights up the sky the night before.The tradition is nearly 100 years old, but the pandemic has forced some changes to the plans.Things may be different, but the message remains the same.RELATED: Are you planning an Easter gathering? Here's what you need to know to prevent a COVID outbreakAt the highest point in the city by the Bay, a beacon of light ushers in Easter.The lighting of the Mt. Davidson Cross, a nearly 100 year old tradition lives on."I think it has always been about a positive gathering of people to welcome Easter morning," Local historian Jacquie Proctor said. "It started at 5,000 in 1923, but by the time this cross was built in the middle of the depression in 1934, it was 50,000 people." Hello from the top of San Francisco! We are here for the 98th cross lighting on Easter Eve. What a beautiful sight. pic.twitter.com/Y3db4yFTre— Dustin Dorsey (@DustinABC7) April 4, 2021In 2021, there may be less...
    In this article UAL AAL DAL A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 and United Airlines A320 Airbus on seen approach to San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco.Louis Nastro | ReutersUnited Airlines on Sunday is set to fly to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport for the first time in more than five years as the carrier takes advantage of a lull in air travel to snag space at the once-congested airport. United's JFK service kicks off with a 7:30 a.m. PT flight from Los Angeles International Airport and a 9:30 a.m. PT flight from its San Francisco International Airport hub. Both will be operated with a Boeing 767-300. The JFK-San Francisco flight takes off at 5:10 p.m. ET and to Los Angeles at 7 p.m. ET. United's New York-area service is concentrated at its Newark Liberty International Airport hub and at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Carriers have pulled back service to the Northeast during the Covid-19 pandemic with business and international travel still at paltry levels, though domestic leisure demand has ticked up nationally. Airlines' scheduled service in New...
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