Local News - San Mateo

Susan\'s Travels Tours + Trips

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
57000 THEATRE SEATS THE CURTAIN GOES UP MORNING NOON AND NIGHT IN BRANSON MISSOURI On a busy day the small pop 10842 southern Missouri town of Branson in the rolling hills of the Ozarks pl

This Day in History

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
In 1305 Scottish rebel leader Sir William Wallace was executed by the English for treasonIn 1775 Britainrsquos King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in a state of ldquoopen and avowe

Know It All

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
Pearls are formed inside oysters The formation of a natural pearl begins when a foreign substance slips into the oyster shell The irritant is covered with layers of nacre which is the substance tha

Baseball Without Borders internationalizing game

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
It was a gesture in the true spirit of Baseball Without BordersWhen Juan Bustos Sr started Baseball Without Borders — based in South San Francisco — in 1995 he envisioned a mission which un

Schaub, Raiders struggle in loss to Packers

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
GREEN BAY Wis — With a stable of running backs now complementing quarterback Aaron Rodgers the Green Bay Packers offense could be as potent as ever this seasonRodgers threw for two touchdowns

Martin hoping to stay

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
SANTA CLARA — Early in his career Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the otherThat ability and versatility now might h

A\'s get Sonny Gray first August win in victory over Angels

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
OAKLAND — Sean Doolittle couldnrsquot find much fault with his latest outing which was strange considering the Athleticsrsquo closer nearly ruined Sonny Grayrsquos best start in more than four weeksA

Giants end Nationals' win streak

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationalsrsquo winning streak ended at a team record-tying 10 games Friday night when rookie Joe Panik hit his first major league home run and sent the San Francisco Giant

Boston signs Cuban prospect

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo ldquoan exciting athletic playerrdquoThe Cuban defector is expected to show off those talents for Boston soon perhaps within t

Vegas favored heading into U.S. title game

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT Pa — Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las VegasThe West Region champions have steamrolled three opponents by a combined score of 33-5

Scott, Tringale tied for the lead at Barclays

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
PARAMUS NJ — Now that the majors are over Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the 10 million FedEx Cup titleScott ran off four straight birdies in the m

Injured minor leaguer airlifted, game suspended

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
VIERA Fla — A minor league player in the New York Metsrsquo organization could soon be released from the hospital after he was airlifted from the field Friday because of a head injuryThe Mets sai

Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
MINNEAPOLIS — The wait is almost overThe blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed on Saturday making the Cavaliers an instant favo

Selig hasn\'t changed outlook about Rose

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
Selig hasnt changed outlook about RoseJOE KAY AP Baseball WriterCINCINNATI AP — As his term winds down baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasnt changed his outlook on Pete Roses lifet

Stocks lower as Ukraine tensions flare

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
NEW YORK — The stock market paused Friday following four days of gains after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nationrsquos most important financial

Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
JACKSON HOLE Wyoming — If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the US job market in her speech here Friday the Federal Reserve chair had a messageThe picture is still hazy

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
SALEM Ore — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc and several of its executives over the technology companyrsquos role in creating the troubled website for the state

Gov't warns U.S. retailers about hacking software

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
WASHINGTON — More than 1000 US retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers allowing hackers to steal customer financial data the Homeland Securi

Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

San Mateo Daily Journal - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:59
NEW YORK — Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix itThe dessert was invented more than a century ago and helped popularize a delicacy reserved for the rich into a quick affordabl

Aftermath of Napa Earthquake: Injuries, damages and power outages

KTVU's Top Stories - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:39

The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.

The quake struck around 3:20 a.m., about six miles south of Napa and lasted 10 to 20 seconds, according to the United States Geological Survey. It was the largest to shake the San Francisco Bay Area since the magnitude-6.9 Loma Prieta quake struck in 1989.


Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa has handled more than 208 patients who sought emergency care after the earthquake struck.

Of the 208 patients, at least 13 were admitted to the hospital with broken bones and respiratory or cardiac conditions, while others were treated and released for less severe injuries, hospital president Walt Mickens said at a news conference Sunday evening.

Only one patient remains in the hospital in critical condition while another, a 13-year-old boy, was airlifted to another trauma center in critical condition after pieces of the fireplace at his home collapsed onto him, Mickens said. The boy is now listed in serious condition.

The most common injuries were from household items falling off of walls or shelves onto people or from those who stepped on debris in their homes, he said.

Mickens announced earlier Sunday that 120 people had been treated at the hospital, but that number rose as dozens of people got injured while cleaning up after the quake, he said.


Napa Fire Department Operations Chief John Callanan said the city had exhausted its own resources trying to extinguish at least six fires after 60 water mains ruptured, as well as transporting injured residents, searching homes and collapsed carports for anyone trapped and responding to 100 reports of leaking gas.

Two of the fires happened at mobile home parks, including the one where four homes were destroyed and two others damaged, Callanan said. A ruptured water main there delayed efforts to fight the blaze until pumper trucks could be brought in, he said.

Power and Gas Outages

Power has been restored to about 90 percent of PG&E customers in the North Bay, a utility spokesman said.

As of 9:30 p.m. Sunday, there were around 5,300 customers still without power in Napa County, PG&E spokesman Matt Nauman said. Crews are working to restore service to the remaining customers overnight, Nauman said.

Following the earthquake, initially about 70,000 customers were without power in area of Sonoma and Napa counties, according to PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi.

School Closures

Napa Valley Unified School District schools will all be closed Monday following the earthquake. City officials announced Sunday afternoon that all NVUSD schools will be closed, as well as Justin Siena Catholic High School.

There are 19 elementary schools, five middle schools and five high schools in the district.

Road Damages

Caltrans says it sent out inspectors Sunday to check on state highways following the earthquake. The agency says no major damage was found except for a massive crack on Highway 121 close to where the roadway intersects with Highway 29. Caltrans quickly narrowed the road with cones for cars to avoid wide crevices in the road.

KTVU crews spotted numerous upheaves and cracks in roadways as they drove through Napa County.

Damaged buildings and wineries

Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of the earthquake.

The earthquake couldn't have come at a worse time for the region, which has just started harvesting the 2014 crop.

B.R. Cohn lost "as much as 50 percent" of its wine, Montgomery said. The winery focuses on high-end, single estate wines that retail between $40 and $100 a bottle.

At Dahl Vineyards in Yountville, California, a rack full of wine barrels was teetering and in danger of coming down. One barrel containing $16,000 worth of pinot noir fell and was lost as a result of the quake. The owners were trying to save the rest, removing the barrels with a forklift. Elsewhere in the region, red wine stains were visible outside the doors of a warehouse — indicating there was damage inside. Read more about the earthquake's impacts at local wineries here.

State officials say about 90-100 buildings have been red-tagged, which means they've been deemed too unsafe to enter.

View a list of 33 red-tagged buildings in Napa here.

State of Emergency

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for southern Napa County, directing state agencies to respond with equipment and personnel. President Barack Obama was briefed on the earthquake, the White House said, and federal officials were in touch with state and local emergency responders.

See a list of questions and answers about the earthquake here.

Find earthquake preparedness tips from the American Red Cross here.