Rescue crews responded Friday afternoon to a yacht carrying seven people, a dog, a cat and a snake that is taking on water in the San Francisco Bay near Berkeley, a Berkeley fire captain said.
According to Berkeley fire Capt. Gil Dong, Berkeley fire crews are assisting the U.S. Coast Guard on a call for help around 12:30 p.m. about 300 feet north of the Berkeley Pier to help rescue the assortment of people and animals on the 30- to 42-foot yacht.
Berkeley fire crews are waiting by the pier if anyone needs medical attention during the rescue.
Watchdogs are questioning an exclusive agreement between the City of Oakland and a non-profit group, tapped to lead a multi-million dollar project to redevelop the area around the Coliseum BART station.
City officials joined the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department and members of the community Thursday, December 5th, for the lighting of San Francisco’s official holiday tree, located outside historic McLaren Lodge.