San Francisco Bay Area

Passengers board a Bay Area Rapid Transit train Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF-area trains run as rail strike averted again

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area’s main commuter rail line was up and running on Wednesday after a potential transit strike was averted for the third straight day. Federal mediator George Cohen […]

10/16/2013

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

SF area transit strike looms hours before deadline

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The threat of another gridlock-inducing strike in the San Francisco Bay Area loomed larger Monday as a regional transit agency and two of its largest unions remained without a deal hours […]

10/14/2013

Jim Allison, center, BART, Deputy Chief Communications Officer talks with members of the media outside Caltrans offices during negotiations with BART management and union members on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, Aric Crabb)

SF Bay Area transit trains running

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A major San Francisco Bay Area transit system ran trains as usual on Friday after labor negotiations were extended past a midnight deadline, but the threat of a commute-disrupting strike loomed […]

10/11/2013

California Health Insurance Exchange

California health exchange opens for enrollment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who buy their own health insurance and those who have been hoping for coverage began using the state’s online marketplace Tuesday after it opened for business on the first day […]

10/01/2013

This screen grab provided by Point Blue Conservation Science shows their new whale watching app on an iPad. Marine scientists are launching a new GPS mobile device application that will help fishermen, commercial boat pilots and others coming in and out of San Francisco Bay plot the locations of whales they spot. The app will be available to cargo vessels and tankers to help locate where whales are feeding and migrating in an effort to reduce fatal ship strikes. (AP Photo/Point Blue)

‘Whale Spotting’ app seeks to reduce ship strikes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials trying to reduce the number of whales that are struck and killed by ships sailing in and out of San Francisco Bay are testing a new smartphone application that […]

09/18/2013

A firefighter works the Clover Fire in Anderson, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, on Gas Point Road.  (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Andreas Fuhrmann)

Far Northern Calif. fire destroys 30 structures

  REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A wind-whipped wildfire in Northern California’s Shasta County damaged 30 structures, many of them homes, grown to more than 11 square miles and is threatening another 350 structures, fire officials […]

09/10/2013

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SF Bay Area wildfire prompts smoke advisory

CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park has prompted a smoke advisory for three counties. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District said residents in parts of […]

09/09/2013

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About 100 homes evacuated in SF Bay Area wildfire

CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say about 25 additional homes were evacuated overnight, as a wildfire burning in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park grew. The blaze in Mt. Diablo State Park in […]

09/09/2013

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

New Bay Bridge to open decades after ’89 quake

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When traffic flows across the new stretch of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the first time, it will do so nearly a quarter-century after a deadly earthquake during the 1989 […]

08/31/2013

Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department (r) stands outside a BART train while passengers board in San Francisco.

Judge grants Bay Area transit strike reprieve

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A judge has signed off on Gov. Jerry Brown’s request for a 60-day cooling-off period in talks between the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its unions, giving San Francisco Bay […]

08/11/2013

Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department (r) stands outside a BART train while passengers board in San Francisco.

Governor to seek cooling off period if no deal reached

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Contentious negotiations are scheduled to resume Saturday, one day after Gov. Jerry Brown said he will seek a court-ordered, two-month cooling-off period if a contract dispute threatens to stall commuter trains […]

08/10/2013

Site of Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport. (National Transportation Security Board / AP Photo)

Suit cites seatbelts in San Francisco plane crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three San Francisco Bay Area families have sued Boeing over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, alleging that coach passengers suffered more serious injuries than business class travelers because […]

08/09/2013

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