By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 7, 2018 at 8:06 pm | UPDATED: July 7, 2018 at 10:14 pm A 39-year-old woman, suspected of setting fire to more than 1,600 hay bales in Half Moon Bay, took to Facebook on Friday evening to live stream sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers chasing her Volvo station wagon through several San Mateo County towns before arresting her in Atherton. Monica Louise Berlin, a resident of the coastal town of El Granada, was taken into custody after officers finally caught up with her on a residential street in Atherton, off Alameda de las Pulgas, according to a release from San Mateo County Detective and Public Information Officer Rosemerry Blankswade. Berlin was booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of two counts of arson, stemming from two suspected fires at a farm in Half Moon Bay that destroyed recently harvested bales of hay, Blankswade’s release said. Berlin also … [Read more...] about Woman suspected in Half Moon Bay arson fires live streams pursuit by police
Bay 9 news traffic
Chris Thrasher, a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot, prepares an airplane for cross country flight instruction for the unseen pilot of the plane, at San Carlos Airport in San Carlos, Calif. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) A plane takes off at the San Carlos Airport in San Carlos, Calif. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group The APP Jet Center celebrates the opening of a recently completed new expansion at the Hayward Executive Airport in Hayward, Calif., on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The expansion comes as Hayward Executive Airport and other airports in the Bay Area are seeing a boost in traffic and operations from business and leisure travel. A planes lands as other wait to takeoff at Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, Calif., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. With the uptick in the economy, smaller airports could see an increase in … [Read more...] about At small Bay Area airports, appetite for travel boosts growth
By George Avalos | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 15, 2018 at 11:23 am | UPDATED: June 15, 2018 at 6:10 pm The Bay Area job market surged again in May as the region’s booming economy kept employers adding to their payrolls for the 13th consecutive month The Bay Area gained 6,800 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The number of payroll jobs in the nine Bay Area counties stands at 3.986 million, with the South Bay, East Bay and San Francisco-San Mateo regions each adding more than 1,000 last month. All three of those regions also are at record-low unemployment rates, according to a Beacon Economics survey that stretches back nearly three decades and includes the red-hot employment market of the dot-com boom. But there’s a dark side to the sizzling record numbers: worsening traffic, escalating housing prices, rising rents and overcrowded schools. Experts … [Read more...] about Bay Area job market surges in May — but how long can this upswing last?
By Marisa Kendall | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 3, 2018 at 12:01 am | UPDATED: June 3, 2018 at 12:02 am Despite the Bay Area’s natural beauty and booming job market, nearly half of its residents now want to get out, citing a creeping disillusionment with the high cost of housing. Forty-six percent of Bay Area residents surveyed said they are likely to move out of the region in the next few years — up from 40 percent last year and 34 percent in 2016, according to a poll released Sunday by business-backed public policy advocacy group the Bay Area Council. The numbers show a disturbing trend in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets: Workers desperate for a better quality of life and without housing options will go elsewhere, potentially plunging the region into a financial downturn. “They couldn’t be more clear what the big problems are — and it is exclusively about the cost of housing,” … [Read more...] about Nearly half of Bay Area residents say they want to leave
By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 16, 2018 at 10:20 am | UPDATED: May 17, 2018 at 5:23 am The horrific collision Tuesday night on Interstate 880 in Fremont that claimed three lives is just the latest in a string of deadly wrecks involving a cannabis-impaired driver. The suspect in this week’s wreck, which tied up the highway until the morning commute, was reportedly driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed on 880 before the crash occured. That driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana and is suspected of causing the collision. The suspect was identified as Dang Nguyen Hai Tran, 21, of San Jose. According to Sgt. Rob Nacke, spokesman for the CHP’s Golden Gate District, which includes the nine-county Bay Area, if the trend since 2017 continues, 2018 could see a 70-percent rise in pot DUI arrests. Nacke on Wednesday released these statistics for the local region in 2017: DUI arrests … [Read more...] about Bay Area’s deadly pot-related crash added to list of tragedies in other cannabis-friendly states