Bay Area Life

Starbucks Set to Launch Pick-Up Only Cafes

Say goodbye to long lines at Starbucks. The coffee chain is getting ready to roll out a new type of café that caters only to mobile and delivery orders. The new express cafes are not intended to take the place of existing Starbucks shops, which are considered a “third-place” location for consumers...
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A cable car turns onto Washington Street with the Transamerica Pyramid in the background Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

San Francisco's Iconic Cable Cars To Shut Down For Repairs

The city's transit agency says it needs to get the manually operated cable cars off the street to rehabilitate the gearboxes that power the system that started in the 1890s. Shuttle buses will instead transport people along the steep streets of the cable car routes.
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CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 10: The new Apple iPhone 11 (L) and iPhone 11 Pro (R) are displayed during an Apple special event on September 10, 2019 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled several new products including an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro,

Apple Unveils a Cheaper iPhone and Pricing For Streaming TV

Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models and accompanied by an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, underscoring the company's efforts to counteract a sales slump of its flagship product.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 5: Maceo Grigsby, a homeless man, sits by the waterfront with the San Francisco Bay Bridge in the background December 5, 2002 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco has attracted increasing numbers of homeless people in r

President Trump Reportedly Orders Crackdown on California's Homeless

President Donald Trump is reportedly ordering federal officials to crack down on homelessness in California, which may include moving people off the streets and putting them into federal facilities.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 09: A plane takes off from San Francisco International Airport on September 09, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of departing and arriving flights at San Francisco International Airport have been cancelled

Hundreds of SFO Flights Canceled and Delayed Due To Runway Project

Flight delays and cancellations have been widespread at San Francisco International Airport since the busiest runway was shut over the weekend so workers can begin repaving.
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Caged chickens at San Pablo Dam Road Westbound I-80 truck wreck scene (Photo credit: KCBS Radio)

Truck Full of Chickens Overturns; Lanes Closure On I-80 Westbound

A predawn truck crash led to a firefighting effort, a massive cleanup job, and an animal-rescue operation along Interstate 80 on Thursday morning. The big rig carrying live chickens in cages overturned at the San Pablo Dam overcrossing, forcing the closure of all westbound lanes of I-80.
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21 February 2015 - Santa Monica, California - Oprah Winfrey. 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals held at Santa Monica Beach. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia/Sipa USA

Oprah Winfrey Launching Wellness Arena Tour In Early 2020

Winfrey announced she will embark on a nine city arena tour called “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus,” that will focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Jason Momoa poses at the Australian premiere of Aquaman on December 18, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Jason Momoa Gets Stuck In An Elevator For Over 2 Hours

Jason Momoa was staying at the L'Hermitage hotel in Vancouver, Canada on Monday when he, some friends and his dog got stuck in the hotel’s elevator
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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 08: (L-R, Back Row) Executive producer Jennifer Mullin, showrunner/executive producer Trish Kinane, co-executive producer Megan Michaels Wolflick (l-r, front row) host Ryan Seacrest, judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie o

'American Idol' Auditions Coming To San Jose

'American Idol' is gearing up for another season with judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and you can be part of it.
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In this photo taken Monday, July 22, 2019, chinook salmon is seen after being unloaded at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Pacific Fishermen Report Best King Salmon Season In Years

California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in more than a decade, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state's historic drought. It's a sharp reversal for chinook salmon, also known as king salmon, an iconic fish that helps sustain many Pacific Coast fishing...
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