Altamont Pass

Bird-Friendly Wind Turbines

New Design May Reduce Bird Deaths In Wind Turbines On Altamont Pass

Each year, thousands of birds die each year because they fly into wind turbines on the Altamont Pass east of Livermore. New technology could help reduce the number of bird deaths.

05/23/2014

(CBS)

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.

07/04/2013

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.

03/01/2013

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 | CBS San Francisco–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 | CBS San Francisco–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 | CBS San Francisco–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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/19/2011

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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

Wind generators (AP)

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

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