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Thunderstorms that rolled through the Bay Area and across the state on Thursday night delivered some of the lightning and also dampened bone-dry vegetation with small amounts of rain, fire officials said.
With the risk of gusty winds and dry lightning from thunderstorms rising in Northern California, a fire weather watch was upgraded Thursday to a red flag warning for most of the north state, including parts of the Bay Area.
The accused are correctional officer Keith Christopher, 37, of Pittsburg; Isaiah Wells, 32, of Tracy; and Tanisa Smith-Symes, 45, of Las Vegas, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of California.
With gusty winds and a chance of dry lightning from thunderstorms in the forecast, a fire weather watch has been issued for interior Northern California, including parts of the Bay Area, starting Thursday afternoon and extending through Friday morning.
California’s electric grid operator extended a statewide Flex Alert from Wednesday to Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. on each day, calling for people to conserve energy during an expected heat wave.
A visitor at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming found dead at the base of a climbing route over the weekend was a Japanese national who worked in San Jose, park officials said Tuesday.
A man was pulled from the water in San Francisco Bay after he was found floating facedown near the Ferry Building around midnight Monday, the Fire Department reported Tuesday.
San Francisco’s ability to respond to 911 and 311 calls was briefly constrained Friday morning due to a power outage.
Hazy skies were expected over the Bay Area on Friday and Saturday as winds push smoke from Northern California wildfires into the region, the National Weather Service said.
Campbell police asked for the public’s help as they investigate an incident captured on video showing a man apparently forcing a woman inside an allegedly stolen van.
A special “blue moon” will rise over Bay Area skies this weekend, a relatively uncommon celestial event that occurs when a single month has two full moons.
More than 50,000 San Francisco students walked, skipped or ran into the city’s fully reopened public schools Monday, many for the first time in 17 months, their laughter, squeals and joy filling playgrounds and high school hallways.
Superintendent Vincent Matthews said San Francisco Unified School District was prepared to welcome back its more than 50,000 students and 10,000 teachers and staff members next Monday after more than a year of mostly virtual classes.