Monday San Francisco News Roundup
Walk To End Breast Cancer Draws More Than 2,000, Raises $4.6 Million
More than 2,000 people walked 39.3 miles through the Bay Area Saturday and Sunday in the Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, according to the Avon Foundation for Women.
The walk, which began at Fort Mason in San Francisco and took participants across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the Marin County, drew people from 43 states and Washington, D.C., foundation officials said.
The list of participants included 293 breast cancer survivors and 330 men, according to the foundation.
Participants raised $4.6 million, which will go toward accelerating research to end breast cancer, according to the foundation.
The money will also go toward educating people about breast cancer and improving access to screenings, diagnoses and treatments, foundation officials said.
The Bay Area event is the fifth of seven walks to be held this year in the U.S.
Doyle Drive Reopened At 9 P.M., Eight Hours Ahead Of Schedule
Doyle Drive in San Francisco reopened at 9 p.m. last night, eight hours ahead of schedule, project officials said.
The south access road to the Golden Gate Bridge was scheduled to open at 5 a.m. Monday, but construction crews failed to encounter problems that could have slowed them down.
For example, crews did not find old footings or concrete that needed to be excavated, which would have delayed construction.
“It will be a new driving experience for everybody Monday morning,” Graham said. “The views are stunning.”
Graham said drivers will rise up on low viaducts, which provide great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Doyle Drive is the part of U.S. Highway 101 within the Presidio of San Francisco that connects the city to the Golden Gate Bridge and the North Bay, according to project officials.
The road was being rebuilt to make it seismically and structurally safe, project officials said.
Graham is asking drivers to be patient with any delays during the next two weeks as people get used to the new road.
She said everyone went home safe during the construction of the project.
Giants Set Record For Hosting 50 Million Visitors In Fewest Seasons
The San Francisco Giants set the Major League Baseball record Saturday for hosting 50 million visitors in the fewest number of seasons, team officials said.
The Giants hosted 50 million visitors in 16 seasons, surpassing the previous record set by the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles had hosted 50 million visitors in 17 seasons, Giants’ officials said.
Cupertino resident Grace Witt was the 50 millionth visitor, entering Willie Mays Gate at about 6:20 p.m.
Since 2000 when AT&T Park opened 50,013,059 visitors have stepped inside the home field of the Giants, according to team officials.
Brewcade Closed After Fire Sparks In Adjoining Mexican Restaurant
A popular San Francisco bar featuring vintage arcade games is closed for a few days this week while making repairs from a Saturday night fire, according to a statement from the bar.
The fire broke out on the adjoining walls of the Brewcade bar and arcade and the Hecho Mexican restaurant in the 2200 block of Market Street at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Brewcade.
About 60 people were evacuated from the bar as the fire broke out but no one was injured, according to the bar.
Firefighters had the fire under control within about 45 minutes, fire officials said Saturday.
According to Brewcade’s statement, the fire was determined to be caused by radiant heat from Hecho’s kitchen. The heat sparked the wood in the adjoining wall.
Brewcade is closed for the next 2-3 days for repairs. Representatives of Hecho could not immediately be reached for comment this morning.