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A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Board Votes Against Policy That Gave Themselves Free Rides For Life

The BART Board of Directors voted 6 to 2 Thursday night so that the transit system’s directors will no longer get free rides for life.

08/29/2014

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in Berkeley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Service Returns To Normal For Morning Commute On Pittsburg/Bay Point Line

Service was disrupted through the Tuesday evening commute after a train was taken out of service near the Pleasant Hill station, after it had a problem with a wheel component.

08/27/2014

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Many Napa Wineries, Shops Suffer Little Or No Damage; Urge Tourists To Visit

The Napa Valley tourism industry is hoping to make a quick recovery after Sunday’s earthquake as shops and restaurants urge people to visit.

08/26/2014

Singer Beyonce at a show in London, England on June 1, 2013. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Neighborhoods Get Reprieve From ‘Freeyoncé’ On Second Night Of The Pop-Star’s Concert At AT&T Park

It was another large crowd of fans that gathered at AT&T Park in San Francisco Wednesday night for the final show of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s North American tour, but this time the music was mostly confined to the ballpark—not surrounding neighborhoods.

08/07/2014

Image taken from a 9th grade sex-ed textbook (KPIX)

Fremont Sex-Ed Textbook With Topics On Bondage, Vibrators Along With Explicit Diagrams Has Parents Riled Up

More than a 1,000 people have signed an online petition protesting the use of a controversial health education book in the Fremont Unified School District’s 9th-grade curriculum.

08/06/2014

Marilyn Hartman. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

Woman Who Previously Tried To Illegally Board SFO Flights Apparently Succeeds At Mineta San Jose Airport

A San Francisco woman with a history of trying to sneak on board flights at San Francisco International Airport has apparently succeeded at another Bay Area airport.

08/05/2014

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Palo Alto Targets Water Wasters With Newly-Approved Restrictions

Palo Alto officials are targeting water-wasting activities like washing down sidewalks and irrigating to the point of saturation. City council approved the new series of restrictions late Monday night.

08/05/2014

(Photo courtesy of San Francisco Firefighters Local 798)

8 Construction Workers Suffer Smoke Inhalation In 3-Alarm Fire At Former SF Hotel

Eight construction workers were hospitalized with smoke inhalation after a three-alarm fire broke out at a building undergoing renovations near San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza Monday afternoon.

08/04/2014

The Chevron refinery in Richmond, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Richmond City Council Approves Chevron Plan To Modernize Refinery

The $1 billion plan would include upgrades to all carbon steel piping in the refinery’s crude unit and the installation of more sensors and air monitors.

07/30/2014

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Still In The Running For Tesla Motors’ New Battery Factory

California is making a late push to land electric-car maker, Tesla Motors’ new high-tech battery factory that would create thousands of jobs.

07/21/2014

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