Bay Area

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

Republican Assemblywoman Introduces Bill To Prevent Future BART Strikes

A Bay Area lawmaker has started a new effort to ban strikes by BART workers. The bill’s proposal is getting mixed reviews with some BART riders giving it a thumb’s up.

02/24/2015

(Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

100 Years Since San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exhibition Of 1915

It’s been 100 years since San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. The showcase of the city’s recovery from the 1906 earthquake included the technology of the times.

02/20/2015

The field is cleared before the start of the game between San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium on November 27, 2014 in Santa Clara. (Don Feria/Getty Images)

Minority-Owned Bay Area Businesses Vying For Lucrative Super Bowl Contracts

Hundreds of small business owners gathered in Oakland this week to try to win a piece of the Super Bowl 50 pie. They’re hoping for a slice of the millions of dollars in contracts organizers of next year’s game in Santa Clara will hand out.

02/20/2015

Houselet. (CBS)

Bay Area Man’s Envisions Small Living Spaces To Relieve Housing Crisis

A solution to the Bay Area’s housing crisis could be inside a man’s garage. His vision requires only 64 square feet of living space.

02/19/2015

(photo courtesy: Bike East Bay)

BART Testing New Cars To Include More Bike Space, But Only At One End

Bicycle advocates are upset that the new rail cars BART is going to test, starting this summer, will only have space for bikes at one end.

02/18/2015

Trains carrying tankers of Bakken crude oil (Jeffery Schaub/CBS)

Bay Area Crude Oil-By-Rail Shipments Halted After Price Per Barrel Drops Sharply

The low price of oil has has prompted an energy company to halt the transportation by rail of Bakken crude through the Bay Area.

02/17/2015

A BART train at the Concord station on Sunday morning.

BART To Receive $5 Million Federal Grant To Protect Trackside Workers

The Federal Transit Administration is awarding BART a $5 million grant to develop a new technology to protect track-side workers.

02/17/2015

Uber Driver, Jewel Designer

Bay Area Uber Driver Pulling In Over $200K After Turning Car Into Rolling Showroom For Handmade Jewelry

A Bay Area Uber driver is earning a six-figure income after he turned his car into a mobile showroom for the jewelry he creates.

02/16/2015

Santa Clara County Seal

Santa Clara County To Provide 500 Summer Jobs For At-Risk, Low-Income Youth

Up to 500 paid internships and jobs will be available this summer to at-risk and low-income youth in Santa Clara County, county officials said.

02/16/2015

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor Schaaf Would Consider First Fridays’ Request For Financial Help

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says the city would be willing to entertain First Fridays street arts festival’s requests for financial help, but the city is dealing with its own money problems.

02/16/2015

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