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Altamont Pass


Car Fire Sparks Fast Moving Grass Fire Near Altamont Pass

Traffic is snarled on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 in the Altamont Pass area because of a grass fire that was sparked by a car crash.


California High-Speed Rail

Peninsula Cities Lose Bid To Block High-Speed Rail Along Caltrain Corridor

The cities of Atherton, Menlo Park and Palo Alto have lost a bid to block the California high-speed rail line along the peninsula’s Caltrain corridor.


A wildfire burns in the Altamont Pass area west of Tracy on July 14, 2011. (CBS)

Wildfire Burns Hundreds Of Acres In Altamont Pass Area

Firefighters have contained a large grass fire that burned close to Interstate 580 in the Altamont Pass area near Tracy on Thursday afternoon.

KPIX 5–07/14/2011

Chopper 5 over a wildfire burning near the Altamont Pass on July 5, 2011. (CBS)

Wildfire Near Altamont Pass Fully Contained

Firefighters fully contained a grass and brush fire near the Altamont Pass Tuesday evening, authorities said.

KPIX 5–07/05/2011

Eye On The Bay: Road To Nowhere

Eye On The Bay: North Of 580 – 3/21/11

Road To Nowhere: North Of 580 Brian randomly explores a swath of land North of I-580, an area nearby residents of Pleasanton and Livermore most likely never travel.  Brian ends up flying high in the […]

KPIX 5–03/20/2011

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New West Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station Opens

BART Trains started rolling Saturday morning for the first time through the newest station in West Dublin-Pleasanton.


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Authorities Find Burned Body In SUV Near Altamont Pass

Alameda County sheriff’s investigators are trying to identify a dead person whose body was found in a burning sports utility vehicle in a sparsely population area east of the Altamont Pass.

CBS San Francisco–02/05/2011

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Wind Turbines To Be Upgraded In Altamont Pass

Thousands of decades-old wind turbines in Altamont Pass will be replaced with new ones that produce more power and kill fewer migratory birds under the terms of a legal settlement announced Monday.

CBS San Francisco–12/06/2010