CHP warns motorists to drive safely this holiday season

By Khalida Sarwari The California Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to drive safely this holiday season, at a time when alcohol-related highway fatalities are especially high. During the Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period, which begins Wednesday and continues through midnight Sunday, every available CHP officer will be out on California roads in an effort to arrest motorists who drive under the influence of alcohol. “Remember to designate a non-drinking driver before the celebrating begins, watch your Read More …

CHP urges motorists to slow down

By Khalida Sarwari The California Highway Patrol is advising motorists who are not deterred by the wet road conditions to slow down. CHP Sgt. Trent Cross said that over the holiday weekend, traffic on Bay Area roads was “moderate but heavy” and wet roads did not appear to deter motorists. Because many accidents are speed-related, motorists are strongly encouraged to keep roads safe by reducing their speed, CHP Sgt. Trent Cross said. “Allow yourself more Read More …

Flights delayed due to weather

By Khalida Sarwari Travelers should plan ahead for weather-related flight delays at San Francisco International Airport this afternoon, according to an airport duty manager. Duty Manager Lily Wang said low visibility caused by unsuitable weather conditions, such as rain and mist, are affecting both inbound and outbound flights. Delays along the West Coast are expected to be up to one hour and up to three hours to the East Coast. Delays are expected to last Read More …

Bay Area can expect wet Christmas rather than white Christmas

By Khalida Sarwari Rainy weather is marking the first day of winter today, with showers expected to increase throughout the holiday week, according to the National Weather Service. Today’s winter solstice marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It also marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year, with sunset expected at 4:55 p.m. National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Benjamin said sprinkles are expected in San Francisco today and light Read More …

Glide Memorial to give away up to 10,000 toys to families in need

By Khalida Sarwari    Following a grocery bag giveaway in which dozens were turned away after food supplies ran out, Glide Memorial United Methodist Church volunteers and staff want to make sure they have enough toys for a toy giveaway next week. Associates from Macy’s will join volunteers to hand out anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000 toys to children up to 15 years old on Monday. Toys will include bikes, books, basketballs and stuffed animals. Read More …