SAUSALITO (CBS SF) — A vegetation fire burning along U.S. Highway 101 in Sausalito has shut down southbound lanes Tuesday afternoon.
The Mill Valley Police Department said southbound 101 was shut down at Marin City because of the fire at the Rodeo Ave. offramp.
People were also urged to avoid the area of Spencer and Wolfback Ridge Road on the west side of 101.
Traffic was backed up at least a mile and a half on southbound 101, according to KCBS Radio.
LYON, France — With U.S. video streaming platforms advancing across Europe and the rest of the world, restorations are a necessity if French film distributors want to ensure a future for their heritage film libraries, Jérôme Soulet, head of video, television and new media at Gaumont, said in his keynote address at the first day […]
SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – The last time Dr. Scott Witt stood inside Sutter Hospital’s Neo-Natal ICU, he was franticly calling out orders to get his young patients out as the Tubbs Fire closed in.
On Tuesday, Witt was back in the unit as the hospital reopened for business.
“We had to wait for ambulances,” he said recalling those tension-filled hours a week ago. “They weren’t available yet and it was starting to be a bit more smokey in here. The flames — we could see from the window.”
Witt has jumped on his motorcycle last Sunday night after receiving word about the fire and the threat it presented to the hospital.
As others passed him fleeing the flames, he drove into them.
Once he arrived at the hospital, Witt began to run alternative evacuation plans through his mind.
“If the building did start to catch fire, we could at least move into the parking lot that didn’t have fire in it,” he said.
While some the babies were placed into ambulances, others were put on buses that arrived at the hospital to help evacuate all the patients.
“We had one more ambulance show up and we loaded it with as many of the stable babies that we could in basinets,” he said.
Witt jumped back on his motorcycle and followed that final ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. As he rode, the destruction of the Tubbs Fire was all around him.
He was thankful he had told his family to evacuate their Fountain Grove neighborhood home.
“They got out, but with nothing,” he said. “By about noon we found out that my neighborhood was totally burnt down.”
Witt was not alone. Several of his colleagues both at Sutter and the nearby Kaiser hospital lost their homes while they were helping evacuate patients from both facilities.
When asked about his personal loss, Witt says he’s just thankful all his young patients go out alive.
“It’s just lovely to have this place and to have the ability to take care of babies,” he said.
Sutter did not suffer any damage in the fire, but the Shea House – a facility adjacent to the hospital when families of premature babies were allowed to stay — bore witness to how close disaster had come.
The fire reduced it to piles of ash and melted metal. Thankfully, everyone who was there also was able to escape unharmed.
WndrCo, the mobile-video holding company founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, has made a small equity investment in digital-media startup Whistle Sports as part of a larger round of funding. “We’re super excited about it – we view the world the same way they do,” said John West, founder and CEO of Whistle Sports. “As we learned […]
— Ground has been broken on a new project to relieve flooding at Loyola University Medical Center.
Back in 2013, Loyola University Health System President Larry Goldberg says heavy rains brought serious flooding to the medical center. “All of our basements and lower concourses were flooded. That didn’t allow us to provide care to this community — what we do best.”
Now Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, says Loyola has received a $5.5 million federal grant to combat storm water.
“The project we celebrate today serves as a safe guard against future storms in this area, and protection for the Loyola University hospital and the trauma center are vital to western Cook County and to this region.”
Recent heavy rains hammer home the message.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man was arrested in San Francisco’s Sunset District on Monday afternoon after he allegedly struck another man with an ax during an argument, police said Tuesday.
The 47-year-old suspect allegedly struck another man during an argument in the 1500 block of 48th Avenue shortly before 2 p.m., police said.
The suspect then retreated into a house and refused to come out.
Police responded to the area and shut down surrounding streets before the suspect came out of the house and was taken into custody.
The victim was taken to a hospital but is expected to survive his injuries, police said.
The suspect’s identity was not immediately released.
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By Andrea Flores
– Starting Wednesday, Denver Water will begin a major pipe replacement on water mains in the Park Hill and City Park neighborhoods.
A majority of the project will be completed in four phases along Colorado Boulevard, starting at East Colfax Avenue and ending at East 26th Avenue Parkway.
For the duration of the project, Sundays through Thursdays, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., only one northbound lane and two southbound lanes of Colorado Boulevard will be open.
(credit: Denver Water)
Mondays through Fridays, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., two of the three northbound lanes of Colorado Boulevard will be open. Southbound Colorado Boulevard will not be impacted during the day.
Denver Water says there will be no traffic impacts during the morning and afternoon rushes. All lanes will be open on Colorado Boulevard from 5 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
(credit: Denver Water)
Two additional phases of pipe installation will occur on East 17th Avenue from Colorado Boulevard to Jackson Street, and on Montview Boulevard from Colorado Boulevard to Bellaire Street.
Work times during the Montview Boulevard and East 17th Avenue phases will be Mondays through Fridays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Two-way traffic will be maintained on these streets at all times.
Because the project will be done in six separate phases, members of the public are encouraged to visit www.denverwater.org/pipes
for real-time updates on the location of construction activity and traffic impacts.
Denver Water will notify customers in advance of temporary water outages during this project.
Andrea Flores is a reporter for CBS4. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @AndreaFloresTV.
Spap’s senior director of content programming Sean Mills talked about the company’s plan to create scripted content through the newly launched joint venture with NBCUniversal during his keynote at Mipcom on Tuesday. The exec was joined on stage by Lauren Anderson, formerly NBC Entertainment’s senior VP of entertainment programming, who’s been tapped chief content officer […]
By Chris Spears
– Strong wind flowing across the northern mountains of Colorado helped create a few lenticular clouds in the sky west of Denver around sunrise on Tuesday.
CBS4 Weather Watcher Ray Zoller caught this view off of Interstate 70 in Genesee.
(credit: Ray Zoller)
The formal name of this cloud is an altocumulus standing lenticular cloud. They often resemble stacks of pancakes or flying saucers.
These clouds form when strong wind blowing across (or perpendicular) to a mountain range force relatively stable air to rise. This process causes something called gravity waves to form in the atmosphere downwind of the mountain barrier. (similar to the waves you’d see in water if you threw a rock into a still pond)
If there is enough moisture present the rising air will cool and condense, forming a lenticular cloud within the gravity wave.
The cloud will continue to form and dissipate in the same general area of the wave which is why they appear to sit still. When you timelapse a lenticular cloud it will appear to spin in place on a horizontal axis.
CBS4 Weather Watcher Mark Bobier sent us this picture of the same cloud but from a vantage point near Tabernash.
(credit: Mark Bobier)
Although lenticular clouds are beautiful from the ground they can mean a very turbulent ride for aircraft flying in the vicinity of the wave.
Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.
Reese Witherspoon opened up about her own experience with sexual assault on Monday night. Speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event in Beverly Hills, the Oscar winner revealed that she had been sexually assaulted by a director when she was just 16 years old. She was also made to feel that “silence was a condition of […]