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  • Bay Area Republicans getting together for Trump fundraiser — location a mystery

    07/08/2019 11:58:11 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 33 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/7/19 | Phil Matier
    Dede Wilsey, philanthropist, socialite and former chairwoman of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, along with Giants part owner Debby Magowan, Carole McNeil, and Elizabeth and Clarke Swanson, will host a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election that will feature former San Francisco first lady and Fox TV host Kimberly Guilfoyle along with her beau, Donald Trump Jr. Tickets for the July 17 cocktail reception range from $1,000 for a single ticket to $15,000 per couple for a photo opportunity to $35,000 per couple for the high-end “Team 100 Membership.” Organizers declined to give any details of the event, not...
  • Marin transportation funding clears another legal test

    06/22/2019 4:22:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Marin Independent Journal ^ | June 17, 2019 | Will Houston
    Marin transportation officials were cautiously optimistic Monday after a recent court ruling upheld a major funding source for several local highway projects, but the funding could be in limbo because of appeals. “We have tremendous congestion and these projects are congestion relievers,” said Dianne Steinhauser, executive director of the Transportation Authority of Marin. “We hear from the public constantly about how bad the congestion is right now. We’re hoping that this money starts flowing. It’d be great to see it by the end of 2019.” Regional Measure 3, the June 2018 ballot measure that increases tolls for seven Bay Area...
  • The Bay Area of 1970 was less racially segregated than it was in 2010

    05/30/2019 1:11:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 28, 2019 | Kimberly Veklerov
    The Bay Area was more racially segregated in 2010 than it was 40 years prior, a UC Berkeley paper published Tuesday found. Segregation in the Bay Area persisted and, in some cases, grew since 1970. Seven of the region’s nine counties had more segregation in 2010 than they did in 1970. The only two that saw declines — San Francisco and Alameda counties — remain classified as “high” segregation places. Meanwhile, Marin, Santa Clara, Sonoma and Napa counties had relatively large increases in segregation. That’s according to a brief from researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and...
  • San Francisco area homeless count increases by double digits

    05/16/2019 8:15:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2019 | Janie Har
    A federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco Bay Area counties over two years as the region struggled to tackle the growing problem, including 17% in San Francisco and 43% in the county that includes Oakland. More than 25,000 people were counted as homeless during an overnight tally conducted in San Francisco, Alameda and Silicon Valley’s Santa Clara counties in January. Detailed reports are expected later this year. “The initial results of this count show we have more to do to provide more shelter, more exits from homelessness, and to prevent...
  • Suspects arrested after TV station guard shot, reporters robbed in Oakland

    02/25/2019 3:29:04 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | 24 Feb 2019 | George Kelly and Harry Harris
    OAKLAND — Police said they detained several suspects in connection with the Sunday afternoon robbery of a television station’s photographer and shooting of a security guard outside a library. In a statement Sunday night, Oakland police Officer Johnna Watson said a three-person crew from a local television station was working a story in the 1000 block of 81st Avenue at 4:47 p.m., when a vehicle pulled up and two suspects got out and robbed the crew’s cameraman. According to police, one of the suspects shot the crew’s security guard in the upper leg, and the guard then returned fire. The...
  • Major fixes for addressing traffic, sea level rise on Highway 37 identified

    02/13/2019 10:54:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The North Bay Business Journal ^ | February 11, 2019 | Matt Brown
    Imagine driving along a four-lane elevated causeway above the brackish San Pablo Bay, shaving more than an hour off the normal Highway 37 commute. Transportation planners have for years envisioned remaking the 20-mile route from Novato to Vallejo into the North Bay’s most important east-west corridor. Now, they are ready to act. Officials in Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties have been meeting for several years, pondering solutions to Highway 37’s notorious bottlenecks, where 45,000 cars per day stretch the normal 20-minute commute to as much as 100 minutes. They have also acknowledged that traffic improvements will be irrelevant without...
  • Reports: Kamala Harris to launch 2020 presidential run around MLK Day

    01/10/2019 9:36:40 PM PST · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 1/10/19 | Griffin Connolly
    Sen. Kamala Harris is finalizing plans to announce her entry into the 2020 presidential race around Martin Luther King Day, multiple outlets reported late Wednesday night citing sources close to the California Democrat. Harris would be the fourth person so far to join the race for the Democratic nomination, though that number is expected to balloon to dozens of candidates by the time campaign season kicks into full swing. Harris and her aides are still working out the final details of her announcement rally, including the date, which could be Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21, CBS News reported. Advisers...
  • Grass Fire Near Bay Area Chevron Pipeline Forces 4,000 People to Evacuate

    10/18/2018 7:32:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    KTLA ^ | 10/18/2018
    The fire, which started Wednesday evening in the community of Bay Point, apparently was caused by an electrical power line that fell, according to Chevron Pipe Line Company, which operates the threatened pipeline. said it shut down the gas line and worked with firefighters to evacuate the area as a precaution. The company is “working to reduce pressure in the at-risk gas line,” and the venting is producing a loud shrieking noise “that has been described as a jet-engine-like sound” coming from a pipeline facility in the nearby community of Antioch, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said. “This...
  • Map: It may take centuries to reach housing goals in Bay Area

    06/29/2018 9:33:09 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 12 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 6/29/18 | By ERIN BALDASSARI
    At its current level of housing construction, it would take the East Bay city of Concord until 2984 — almost the next millennia — to reach its 2040 housing goals, according to a new map from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). Oakland residents would have to wait until 2295 before enough housing is built for its projected 2040 population. San Jose and San Francisco residents have it better off; residents’ grandchildren would see an adequate supply of housing for it’s 2040 population in 2066 and 2063, respectively. The map, released last month, highlights the continued challenges of building housing in...
  • Nearly half of Bay Area residents want out, poll shows. The reason why is no surprise

    06/04/2018 12:06:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 06/03/2018 | BY MICHAEL MCGOUGH
    The idea of a Bay Area "exodus" is no joke, and appears to be growing more vivid and real with each year. A poll released Sunday by a local advocacy group showed that 46 percent of Bay Area residents surveyed said they want to move out of the area within the next few years. That number is up from 34 percent in 2016 and 40 percent last year in the same poll. The survey was a joint effort by advocacy group Bay Area Council and public opinion data firm EMC Research. The poll involved 1,000 registered voters in the Bay...
  • ICE Arrests Over 150 in Bay Area (Despite obstruction by Mayor Libby Schaaf)

    03/05/2018 8:18:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/05/2018 | Mark Tapson
    Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested more than 150 illegals in the San Francisco Bay Area this week -- no thanks to the Democrat mayor of Oakland, who tried to warn the constituents of her sanctuary city of impending ICE raids.Fox News reports that “targeted immigration enforcement operations” resulted in the arrests, about half of which snared fugitives with convictions for assault and battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI. One such fugitive is a documented gang member whose “accumulated criminal convictions in California... have resulted in more than 15 years of prison sentencings” and who had previously...
  • Earthquake 4.5 California by Berkeley 2:39 AM

    01/04/2018 3:00:57 AM PST · by Syncro · 56 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.