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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2009 | Ruben Vives
Transit officials reopened the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge early Tuesday after completing a new half-mile detour that connects the East Span to the Yerba Buena Tunnel and repairing a crack on the bridge. The 73-year-old bridge was closed from Thursday through Labor Day weekend so crews could remove a 300-foot section near Yerba Buena Island and replace it with a new double-deck section as part of a long-planned seismic upgrade. But on Saturday, crews inspecting the bridge discovered a 2-inch-thick steel I-bar had cracked halfway through, said California Department of Transportation spokesman Bart Ney. The crack caused officials to mobilize additional contractors and materials and to assign repair crews.
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BUSINESS
February 28, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Apple on Tuesday emailed invitations to members of the press for what is expected to be the launch of the iPad 3 on March 7. The invitation to the event in San Francisco doesn't say specifically that the next iPad will make its debut, but does feature an image of a hand touching the iPad's Calendar app icon for March 7, along with the message, "We have something you really have to see. And touch. " The Calendar app icon is between the Maps and Keynote app icons. Just as with Apple's previous two iPad launch events, the presentation will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts . The invite, first reported by the Wall Street Journal , would seem to confirm the rumor , first reported by the website iMore, that the third-generation iPad was about to launch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1995 | JULIE FIELDS
The National Park Service has closed the road leading to the Happy Hollow Campground in the Santa Monica Mountains because of heavy erosion from the recent storms. The road, which is now impassable to cars, will remain closed indefinitely, although the campground may be used by hikers during the day. Visitors may park in a lot adjacent to the small house at Circle X Ranch off Yerba Buena Road. The hike between the lot and the grotto at the campground is 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1997 | VERONIQUE de TURENNE
A woman whose car hurtled off Pacific Coast Highway, landed on the beach and burst into flames Monday afternoon escaped without serious injury, according to rescue workers at the scene. The woman, whom the California Highway Patrol did not identify, fell asleep at the wheel about 2:40 p.m., several miles north of Yerba Buena Road, officials said. Several bystanders who saw the accident pulled her from the vehicle before it caught fire. She was taken by helicopter to St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1995
County roads closed as of 4:30 p.m.
TRAVEL
May 26, 1991 | JOHN McKINNEY
Tucked away in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains is inviting Oak Spring, one of the sources of the Los Angeles River. The spring is a delightful destination for a day hike. We hikers--not to mention freeway commuters--know the L.A. River as a cement-lined flood-control channel. It's surely not a thing of beauty. But the river's source is another story; it hasn't been tamed or touched by engineers, nor engulfed by the metropolis.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
And the latest iPad 3 rumor is -- drumroll please -- that Apple's new iPad will make its debut in the first week of March. The tech news site AllThingsD reported Wednesday that unnamed sources have said that Apple has selected the first week of next month for the next iPad launch event, which will likely take place in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts , where Apple has held many events in the past. John Paczkowski, who wrote the AllThingsD report, said he'd guess " retail availability will follow roughly the same schedule as that of the iPad 2: available for purchase a week or so after the event.
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