San Francisco Bay Area

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

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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