1 dies in crash of car containing stabbing victim
BRENTWOOD (AP) — Authorities say a car taking a stabbing victim to the hospital in the San Francisco Bay area ran a red light and crashed, killing a 15-year-old passenger.
It happened shortly after midnight Saturday in Brentwood.
Police Chief Mark Evenson says a street fight involving about a half-dozen people ended with three people cut or stabbed with broken bottles.
Evenson says a pickup truck was taking one victim to the hospital when it ran a red light, was broadsided by another car and flipped over. A 15-year-old Oakley girl was pinned underneath and died.
A mother and daughter in the other car were injured.
Temp SF approach to Golden Gate Bridge opens
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's new, temporary approach to the Golden Gate Bridge opened on schedule Monday morning, and traffic was flowing again before dawn.
Traffic between San Francisco and Marin County was snarled over the weekend, after officials closed the old Doyle Drive approach and demolished the seismically unsafe roadway. The sight of the old skyway coming down drew spectators to the Marina District, as motorists opted to take Highway 1 or the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
A temporary bypass opened shortly before 5 a.m. Monday.
That roadway will stay in place while crews construct a permanent, $1.1 billion replacement for Doyle Drive, which had carried motorists since 1936. The planned Presidio Parkway project will stretch 1.6 miles and include two tunnels.
Chinese boat heads home 57 years after US landing
OAKLAND (AP) — A vintage Chinese fishing boat is going home to Taiwan more than a half-century after it crossed the ocean and landed in the San Francisco Bay area.
The Free China, a commercial vessel built about 100 years ago and thought to be one of the last salvageable boats of its kind, was loaded onto a Taiwanese freighter in Oakland on Monday for the return leg of its journey.
Dione Chen, the daughter of one of the six men who sailed the junk to California during a 1955 yacht race and made headlines with their daring aboard the provocatively named Free China, says the Taiwan government plans to restore the boat and place it in a new maritime museum.
Chen, who lobbied to save the historic junk from a demolition yard, joined surviving crew members and members of the preservation effort aboard a small sail boat to bid the junk bon voyage as a crane lifted it onto the Yang Ming freighter for its 18-day trip.
Raiders announce plan
to help Oakland schools
ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have announced a new plan to help local schools while filling stadium seats.
Raiders CEO Amy Trask says the team will donate 10 percent of the gross proceeds of new season tickets purchased and paid for from May 1 to June 30 to the Oakland Unified School District.
The price of Raiders season tickets ranges from $260 for upper-level seats to $1,510 for premium tickets.
Oakland schools have endured teacher layoffs and some closures in recent years as officials get back on financial track.