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  • Earthquake 4.5 California by Berkeley 2:39 AM

    01/04/2018 3:00:57 AM PST · by Syncro · 55 replies
    USGS ^ | Jan 4, 2018 | Staff
    3km ESE of Berkeley, CA 2018-01-04 10:39:37 (UTC)
  • earthquake - sf bay area

    01/04/2018 2:41:55 AM PST · by ggrrrrr23456 · 30 replies
    2018-01-04 | me
    Contra Costa County - felt like a 4.x - anyone else awake?
  • $4.4 Billion Bay Area Transportation Plan — to Be Paid for by Higher Bridge Tolls — Sent to Governor

    10/15/2017 8:12:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    KQED ^ | September 15, 2017 | Dan Brekke
    If you live in the Bay Area, you’ll be hearing a lot about Senate Bill 595 over the next year or so. If you’re a regular user of any of the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges — that’s all of them, except the Golden Gate Bridge — you’ll want to pay close attention. SB 595, which won final passage Thursday and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature, provides for a vote in the nine Bay Area counties next year to raise bridge tolls by as much as $3. If the Bay Area Toll Authority, the agency that oversees the bridges,...
  • The Clinton Foundation, State and Kremlin Connections

    07/31/2016 11:38:35 PM PDT · by Rabin · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 31, 2016 | PETER SCHWEIZER
    <p>Dmitry Medvedev, (hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade") is visiting the Bay Area tech-cos: Twitter, Apple, Google and Cisco Systems, to promote an "innovation center modeled on Silicon Valley", in Skolkovo, near Moscow.</p> <p>A major technology transfer directive out of stste is at the gut of Obama's 2010 “reset” with Russia, substantially undermined U.S. national security. Consider Skolkovo, the core of the Russia Tec. reset.</p>
  • Caltrans Demolishes Part of Old Bay Bridge Foundation

    09/16/2017 2:07:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Caltrans demolished one of the marine foundations of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's old eastern span Saturday morning, Caltrans officials said. Traffic breaks were expected anytime between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., when the implosions were planned to take place, according to Caltrans. The implosions took place underwater. It was the second of this fall's six scheduled implosions for the demolition of the remaining 11 marine foundations of the original east span of the bridge. Pier E6 was scheduled for removal Sunday. Caltrans said it plans to finish the work by the second weekend in November. The agency began demolishing the...
  • Aggressive Yellowjackets Breaking Records in Much of Bay Area

    09/13/2017 11:20:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Aggressive yellowjacket populations are booming this year in the Bay Area as reports of complaints about nests hit records in many areas. For breaking news get our mobile app for free from the Apple app store or the Google Play store. Winter rains produced plenty of insects to eat, which helped wasp nests thrive, insect experts say. Hot September weather, like the Labor Day heat wave, spurred the insects to hunt more aggressively for food, increasing the opportunities for human encounters of a painful kind. Vector control districts in Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo counties have received record numbers...
  • 'Meet a Muslim' events hope to dispel misconceptions [Fremont CA]

    08/13/2017 8:54:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2017 10:31 AM EDT | Kristin J. Bender (and Noreen Nasir)
    When Moina Shaiq realized even her own friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in a California newspaper: “Questions and answers about being Muslim.” […] With an uptick in anti-Muslim crimes in the U.S., Shaiq said she started the “Meet a Muslim” talks to educate people about her faith and culture while addressing people’s misconceptions and stereotypes. …
  • Feds: Oakland ISIS Sympathizer Wanted to Kill Thousands in String of Bay Area Terror Attacks

    07/26/2017 10:13:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 25, 2017 | Liz Wagner and Michael Bott
    Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Amer Sinan Alhaggagi planned to kill 10,000 people by blowing up gay night clubs, planting bombs on UC Berkeley’s campus, and selling drugs laced with rat poisonA young Oakland man arrested last year on terrorism-related charges conspired to kill 10,000 people across the Bay Area by blowing up gay clubs in San Francisco, planting backpack bombs on the University of California, Berkeley campus, setting fire to the Berkeley Hills and selling cocaine laced with rat poison, according federal court records obtained by NBC Bay Area. NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit first broke the news that...
  • Two Bay Area counties sue oil companies over sea-rise

    07/17/2017 7:32:29 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | July 17, 2017 | Richard Halstead
    Two Bay Area counties sued 37 oil, gas and coal companies Monday asserting the companies knew their fossil fuel products would cause sea level rise and coastal flooding but failed to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution. The lawsuit was part of a coordinated litigation attack by Marin, San Mateo County and the city of Imperial Beach.
  • BART Withholding Surveillance Videos Of Crime To Avoid ‘Stereotypes’

    07/11/2017 2:54:34 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 56 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/9/2017
    In the last three months, there have been at least three robberies on BART involving groups of teenagers. “I think people are genuinely concerned — they are fearful about the stories that have come out about the recent attacks, the assaults, the thefts,” said Debora Allen, who is a member of the BART Board of Directors. April 22: Forty to sixty kids boarded a train at the Coliseum stop and robbed seven passengers, beating up two; June 28: A group of four kids assaulted a passenger and made off with a cell phone at Dublin; and June 30: A woman...
  • Restaurant die-off is first course of California’s $15 minimum wage

    06/17/2017 10:21:01 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 86 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | June 13, 2017 | Jeremy Bagott
    In a pair of affluent coastal California counties, the canary in the mineshaft has gotten splayed, spatchcocked and plated over a bed of unintended consequences, garnished with sprigs of locally sourced economic distortion and non-GMO, “What the heck were they thinking?” The result of one early experiment in a citywide $15 minimum wage is an ominous sign for the state’s poorer inland counties as the statewide wage floor creeps toward the mark. Consider San Francisco, an early adopter of the $15 wage. It’s now experiencing a restaurant die-off, minting jobless hash-slingers, cashiers, busboys, scullery engineers and line cooks as they...
  • In Costly Bay Area, Even Six-Figure Salaries Are Considered ‘Low Income’

    04/25/2017 8:47:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 22, 2017 | ANNIE SCIACCABLISHED: April 22, 2017 at 11:
    In the high-priced Bay Area, even some households that bring in six figures a year can now be considered “low income.” That’s according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which recently released its 2017 income limits — a threshold that determines who can qualify for affordable and subsidized housing programs such as Section 8 vouchers. San Francisco and San Mateo counties have the highest limits in the Bay Area — and among the highest such numbers in the country. A family of four with an income of $105,350 per year is considered “low income.” A $65,800 annual...
  • RADIO HOST MICHAEL SAVAGE INVOLVED IN RESTAURANT MELEE

    03/15/2017 11:29:47 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 123 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 15, 2017 | TMZ
    Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage was attacked in a Bay area restaurant Tuesday night, and it sure seems there's a Trump connection. We're told Savage was eating dinner at Servino Ristorante in Tiburon at around 8:30 PM, when a guy started mocking Savage's legal last name, screaming, "weener, weener." We're told the guy threw Savage to the ground, after allegedly shoving Savage's poodle, Teddy, out of the way.
  • Trump administration deals a big setback to Caltrain (Trump puts the brake on Bullet Train)

    03/05/2017 3:51:28 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 68 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 02/27/2017 | Matier & Ross
    In the first big hit to the Bay Area from the Trump administration, newly minted Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has put the brakes on $647 million for Caltrain to go electric — and in the process pretty much killed for high-speed rail coming to San Francisco anytime soon. “It puts the (electrification) project in serious jeopardy,” Caltrain spokesman Seamus Murphy said Friday. Caltrain carries about 60,000 riders a day between the South Bay and San Francisco, but its diesel-driven trains are both costly to operate and slow. Officials see electrification as a way both to increase ridership and save money...
  • Bay Area voters react to Trump’s address to Congress

    03/01/2017 6:18:01 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | February 28, 2017 | Tatiana Sanchez
    We asked three members of a panel of 25 voters — assembled by the Bay Area News Group to evaluate President Trump’s first 100 days in office — to react to the president’s address to a joint session of Congress.
  • Poll Shows Surprising Bay Area Support For Key Trump Immigration Policies

    02/27/2017 9:11:58 PM PST · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2017 | Melissa Caen
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An exclusive new Survey USA poll offered a stunning snapshot of where the Bay Area stands on immigration Monday, with the new numbers revealing that more local residents are backing President Trump’s policies than you might think. The KPIX 5 Survey USA Poll showed more than half of people support a key element of the President’s immigration policy. 53 percent said local law enforcement should always contact federal authorities about illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes. The even bigger surprise was the number of Bay Area Hispanics who supported notifying the feds. While the mayors...
  • BART may designate itself a sanctuary transit system

    02/10/2017 3:28:01 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 10, 2017 | Michael Cabanatuan
    BART, whose trains carry riders between a number of Bay Area sanctuary cities, will consider adopting its own policy protecting undocumented immigrants from the federal government. The BART board decided to consider a measure proposed Thursday by directors Nick Josefowitz of San Francisco and Lateefah Simon of Oakland. “Recent studies indicate that there are over 500,000 undocumented immigrants living in the Bay Area. Many of these immigrants ride BART every day,” Josefowitz said, adding that they should feel safe aboard BART.
  • McDonald's testing out crab sandwich in San Francisco area

    02/09/2017 11:07:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2017 12:21 PM EST
    McDonald’s is planning to launch a crab sandwich in the San Francisco Bay area. The fast good giant says the sandwich consists of snow crab meat mixed with mayonnaise and served with tomato and lettuce on a sourdough bun. …
  • Hummingbird Nest Halts Upgrades On Richmond-San Rafael Bridge [Bay Area, CA]

    01/31/2017 7:58:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | January 30, 2017 7:54 PM | Phil Matier
    A little bird could become a big hold up for important upgrades on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. A path on the upper deck will enable bike riders to get across in both directions and a third traffic lane on the lower deck will ease congestion for drivers heading eastbound. The backhoes are waiting — the safety barriers are lined to go up — but thanks to a little winged friend, work on a key part of the $70 million Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bridge re-do has been put on hold. Randy Rentschler, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission said, “In this particular case...
  • Tim Tebow’s Mom Will Share Her Story of Refusing to Abort at West Coast Walk for Life

    12/14/2016 7:31:28 PM PST · by drewh · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/14/2016
    Pam Tebow, the celebrated mother of football superstar and Christian role model Tim Tebow,will share the story of her decision against an abortion as the guest speaker at the West Coast Walk for Life next month. Tebow will undoubtedly recount the story of her decision not to have an abortion. Tebow and her husband were Christian missionaries in the Philippines in 1985 and they prayed for “Timmy” before she became pregnant. Pam entered into a coma after she contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in a contaminated food or drink. The treatment for...