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(CBS) Olenka Villarreal (left) with her daughters in Palo Alto.

Jefferson Award Winner Creates A Playground To Include Kids Of All Abilities

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, most children’s playgrounds today are wheelchair accessible. But for many kids with special needs, that doesn’t make it a level playing field. This week’s Jefferson Award goes to a Peninsula mother who has spent the last 6 years working to create a magical space for everyone in her community to enjoy.

07/09/2014

East Brother Lighthouse and Inn (East Brother Ligthouse)

$80,000 Lighthouse Innkeeper Jobs Open For Couple Willing To Relocate To Middle Of Bay

East Brother Light Station, Inc. is seeking applicants for a job at their bed-and-breakfast on an island north of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, but the job is open to couples only.

06/23/2014

Traffic Alert Sign

Busy Alameda Bridge Reopens After Mechanical Problems Force Closure

The Park Street Bridge in Alameda has reopened after a mechanical problem temporarily forced it to shut down Sunday afternoon, according to police.

06/15/2014

Photo Credit: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

Albany Residents Seeing Red Over Proposed Digital Billboard That Could Block Views

Some East Bay residents are seeing red over digital billboards that they don’t want in their neighborhood.

06/02/2014

Coast Guard crews searched for a stranded boater after a ship capsized near the Golden Gate Bridge. (CBS)

Rescue Crews Search For People Possibly In Water After Boat Mishap Near Golden Gate Bridge

Rescue crews were searching for people who may be in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge after a boat mishap in the Bay early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

06/02/2014

A worker drills into concrete on the underside of the Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More Problems For Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge, Off-Center Bolts Could Be Damaged In Quake

A new concern has arisen with some of the bolts used on the new $6.5 billion eastern span of the Bay Bridge. There is now an alignment problem with some of the bolts that attach the main cable on the east side to the deck of the span.

05/15/2014

Commuter traffic backs up at the toll plaza to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fastrak Averages 33 Mistaken Toll Violations Per Day

Every day, an average of 33 car owners are mistakenly accused of failing to pay a toll on a Bay Area Bridge, and many of those say fighting Fastrak’s mistakes can be time consuming and frustrating.

05/01/2014

Cars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

4 Ways To Save On Golden Gate’s New $7 Bridge Tolls

The toll to cross the Golden Gate Bridge will go up next week (and every summer for the following four years), meaning it’ll cost $7 for the average Joe to cross the span next Monday, and $8 by 2018. So what are you going to do about it, aside from complaining? Here are some simple cost savers.

04/03/2014

A worker climbs off of a temporary section of bike path that will be installed along the new eastern span of the bay bridge on August 26, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is set to open on September 3. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Temporary $9.4 Million Connector To Bay Bridge Bike Path To Be Demolished After 7 Months In Use

A ramp that connects Oakland to the bike lanes on the new Bay Bridge will be torn down after less than seven months in use.

03/24/2014

Cars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Longest-Ever Golden Gate Bridge Closure Planned For October

For the first time in its history, the Golden Gate Bridge will have to be shutdown for a weekend so work crews can install a new moveable-median barrier, a bridge spokeswoman said.

03/11/2014

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