St. Mary's Estates, Lafayette, July 2019 Best of Bay Area Nextdoor 2019: Posts from the Twitter account that features the most hilarious items from the Nextdoor site. St. Mary's Estates, Lafayette, July 2019 Best of Bay Area Nextdoor 2019: Posts from the Twitter account that features the most hilarious items from the Nextdoor site. Photo: Bay Area Nextdoor Photo: Bay Area Nextdoor Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 St. Mary's Estates, Lafayette, July 2019 Best of Bay Area Nextdoor 2019: Posts from the Twitter account that features the most hilarious items from the Nextdoor site. St. Mary's Estates, Lafayette, July 2019 Best of Bay Area Nextdoor 2019: Posts from the Twitter account that features the most hilarious items from the Nextdoor site. … [Read more...] about Best of Bay Area Nextdoor 2019, from a goat on a roof to urine in a laundry sink
Snowboarding, skiing and snow angels weren’t in the forecast, but the Bay Area got a taste of the Sierra on Monday as a coat of powder fell on the region’s peaks — with more expected Tuesday. Fresh powder dusted Mount Tamalpais, Mount Hamilton, Mount St. Helena and Mount Diablo on Monday. But snow levels were expected to drop even farther Tuesday morning, said Steve Anderson, a National Weather Service meteorologist. There might even be snow on — believe it — area beaches. Maybe. A mixture of snow and rain was expected to fall at sea level in the North Bay. Below-freezing temperatures were expected overnight. Related Stories LocalBy Sarah Ravani and Gwendolyn WuSnow ‘completely covered’ Bay Area mountains, SF’s Twin...OutdoorsBy Tom StienstraChance of ‘snow thunder’ at Bay Area peaksLocalBy J.K. DineenStorm’s harm less than feared; break from rain coming TuesdayLocalBy Taylor Kate BrownBay Briefing: The big change … [Read more...] about Snow in the Bay Area? It’s happening
Dense fog early Friday cloaked the Bay Area during the morning commute but is expected to dissipate in a few hours before rain starts in the evening. The fog, which prompted officials to issue a dense fog advisory, reduced visibility to about half a mile in Hayward, 1.25 miles in Napa, .25 miles on Oakland and Petaluma, according to the National Weather Service. The dense fog advisory is in effect through 8 a.m., and weather officials urged commuters to drive slow, use their low beams and maintain a safe distance between cars. “It’s kind of moving around,” said Suzanne Sims, a meteorologist with the weather service. “It could be patchy.” Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect through 8 am this morning. Slow down. Use your low beams. Allow extra time to reach your destination. #cawx pic.twitter.com/haEyJivpee— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) December 13, 2019 As the morning’s low-hanging clouds move through the region, an approaching weather system is … [Read more...] about Dense fog blankets the Bay Area, more rain on the way
Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Friday, Dec. 13, and one indicator of San Francisco’s drug problems shows a significant decline. Plus we have a bay-focused gift guide for all the fellow Bay Briefing readers on your list. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Long-term treatment hope New data from the San Francisco Public Health Department show a marked decrease in drug treatment admissions over the past four years — from about 11,000 total in 2014 to 8,600 in 2018. Given San Francisco’s high rates of drug use and overdose deaths, the decrease in admissions might seem concerning, but public health and addiction experts say it may be largely because of people accessing other types of services — such as medication-assisted treatment such as methadone and buprenorphine — that may be better at helping people beat dangerous addictions. The number of people on buprenorphine alone has increased dramatically over the past four years. Reporter … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Drug treatment admissions in SF are down. Could that be a good sign?
From our perch above Devil’s Gulch Creek, a small stream in Marin County, it felt like we were glimpsing a secret world. At the bottom of a ravine edged by redwoods, we sighted a pair of 2-foot-long endangered coho salmon, bright crimson in their spawning colors, one digging a nest while the other waited a few feet away. It’s nature’s way, when the season’s first rains recharge Lagunitas Creek and its tributaries, of drawing in coho salmon to spawn. Watching them has become the Bay Area’s newest outdoor spectator sport. River otters, which try to eat the salmon, often are sighted as well. The best sites to see the coho salmon are in Lagunitas Creek at Samuel P. Taylor State Park, the nearby Leo T. Cronin Fish Viewing Area, Shafter Bridge and the Ink Wells, Devil’s Gulch, Roy’s Pool near San Geronimo, and downstream of the Peters Dam below Kent Lake. Access is from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, the major artery that provides access from Fairfax … [Read more...] about Where to watch coho salmon spawn in the Bay Area