Bay Area

New traffic signs (photo courtesy: 80smartcorridor.org/)

Testing Begins For $79M State-Of-The-Art Traffic Signs Planned For I-80 East Bay Corridor

Traffic planners are ready to test new state-of-the-art signs that have been installed over a 20-mile stretch of westbound I-80 in the East Bay. It’s part of an effort to ease the commute between Richmond and Emeryville at a price tag of $79 million.

05/01/2015

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California Adds 358,000 Residents In 2014; San Jose Shares Lead In Big City Gains

California’s population grew about 1 percent last year to 38.7 million people, with San Diego and San Jose experiencing the most gains among big cities.

05/01/2015

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lafayette City Leaders Considering Rent-Increase Moratorium In Possible First Step Toward Rent Control

Rents are soaring in Lafayette, and complaints from residents are prompting city leaders to consider a moratorium on increases.

04/29/2015

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BART May Ask Taxpayers For The Billions It Needs To Keep Trains Running

BART needs billions of dollars just to keep the trains running in the future, and the transit agency may end up asking the public to foot the bill.

04/29/2015

Fog covers San Francisco (Ron Cervi/KCBS)

Summer’s Coming: 11 Gorgeous Fog-Swept Photos Of San Francisco

T’is the season for foggy afternoons as spring blossoms into summer around the San Francisco Bay Area.

04/29/2015

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San Francisco Bay Area Least ‘Church Going’ Metro In America

Maybe it’s the abundance of amazing Sunday restaurant brunches, or the fact that people just can’t find a parking spot, but the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose region is the least church going population in America, and also the most likely to have been to church and then decided not to go back.

04/28/2015

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Refineries To Ship Even Dirtier Tar Sands Oil Into Bay Area; Fracked Crude By Rail Gets Too Pricey

It’s an unexpected consequence of the drop in oil prices. Trains carrying explosive fracked crude oil from North Dakota are no longer rolling through our neighborhoods. Crude by rail has become too expensive.

04/27/2015

Chopper 5 over an Oakland protest decrying the death of Freddie Gray on April 27, 2015. (CBS)

Protesters Take To Oakland Streets Over Death Of Baltimore Man Freddie Gray

Roughly 100 protesters gathered in the vicinity of Broadway and 14th Street in Oakland Monday evening in solidarity with demonstrators in Baltimore, carrying signs that say “Rest in Power Freddie Gray.”

04/27/2015

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Cal Fire Announces Broad Burn Permit Requirements For Rural Areas Across State

Starting May 1, Cal Fire will require residents in Bay Area and neighboring fire units to obtain a burn permit for any outdoor open burning in rural, unincorporated areas.

04/27/2015

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Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Picture Of The San Francisco Bay Area From Space

Don’t bother looking up but Astronaut Scott Kelly aboard the International Space Station just snapped our picture.

04/27/2015

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