San Francisco Bay Area

FILE - In this July 9, 2011, file photo, Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook, walks with Priscilla Chan during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area’s public school system. The couple’s gift will be spread over the […]

05/29/2014

Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco skyline (AP Photo)

SF Bay area air agency issues new wood-burning ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco Bay Area air quality officials are prohibiting the use of wood-burning fireplaces for another day after determining the region’s air is unhealthy. For the 7th day straight, the Bay […]

12/28/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit travelers wait to board an arriving train Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

San Francisco transit, union leaders reach deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and labor union leaders announced a new deal early Saturday, saying the final issue in their ongoing dispute has been resolved. The transit system […]

12/21/2013

‘Curb Appeal’ co-host dies in San Francisco crash

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-host of the HGTV show “Curb Appeal” has been killed in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco. The San Francisco medical examiner identified 38-year-old Bill Beckwith as the victim […]

12/03/2013

(AP File Photo)

Truckers protest outside Port of Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of truck drivers and their supporters are picketing outside the Port of Oakland over an impending deadline to upgrade their trucks and what they say are long wait times at […]

11/27/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait to board a train Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. A recipe for gridlock was brewing in the San Francisco Bay Area, as two of the region's major transit agencies teetered on the brink of commute-crippling strikes. While talks between the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its unions to avoid the second walk-off in four months were set to resume on Tuesday, workers at a major regional bus line said they would go on strike in 72 hours. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF transit workers get raise, higher benefit costs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The tentative contract that ended the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions, […]

10/23/2013

A San Francisco Bay Ferry passes Alcatraz Island. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Trains running after deal reached to end strike

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trains in the San Francisco Bay Area are running again Tuesday after a tentative deal capped six months of contentious labor negotiations and two strikes that upended hundreds of thousands of […]

10/22/2013

With the BART transit system on strike, traffic is backed up for blocks on Battery Street leading to an artery of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge during the evening commute Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SF transit strike has commuters facing gridlock

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area commuters started the new work week on Monday with gridlocked roadways and long lines for buses and ferries as a major transit strike entered its fourth day. […]

10/21/2013

A BART police officer looks out of a BART car that struck and killed two people along Jones Road in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Mercury News, Dan Rosenstrauch)

Train kills 2 track workers amid SF Bay strike

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A commuter train that is part of a San Francisco Bay Area system whose employees are on strike hit and killed two maintenance workers Saturday afternoon, officials said. The accident that […]

10/19/2013

Commuters wait to board a ferry bound for San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area got up before dawn on Friday and endured heavy traffic on roadways, as workers for the region's largest transit system walked off the job for the second time in four months.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Union promises BART vote, expects ‘resounding no’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The president of one of the two unions involved in the San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit strikes said Saturday she will take the final contract offer to members for a […]

10/19/2013

Closed entrance to the Glen Park Bay Area Rapid Transit station. (AP Photo)

2nd SF Bay area transit strike in 4 months begins

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area got up before dawn on Friday and endured heavy traffic on roadways, as workers for the region’s largest transit system walked off the job […]

10/18/2013

A passenger rides a Bay Area Rapid Transit train in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF Bay Area trains run as strike talks drag on

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A marathon negotiating session between a major San Francisco Bay Area transit agency and its two largest unions spilled into the early morning hours Thursday without a deal to end the […]

10/17/2013

more