Starting Friday, five-axle big-rigs will pay $18 — up from $11.25 — to cross the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Antioch, Benicia, Carquinez, Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges. A year from now, the toll for those trucks will rise to $25.
The abundance of ground water after the heavy rainfall in 2010 and 2011, and the success of conservation efforts, has ironically led the Santa Clara Valley Water District to try and raise rates to make up for lower demand.
The Golden Gate Bridge District Board is scheduled to vote later this month on a proposal to raise fares for its bus and ferry riders.
Some lawmakers are making a new push to raise the minimum wage in California, but businesses owners are pushing back.
Three top executives who oversee the Contra Costa County retirement system have asked for raises of four to six percent.
Fares on Golden Gate buses and ferries may go up, and free parking could disappear at the bridge district’s Larkspur lot, because of a budget shortfall.
About 30 students gathered at the University of California at Berkeley Friday morning to protest tuition hikes of about 40 percent in the past two years.
The cost of a University of California education is going up again, but fewer students will be paying the full sticker price.
Fares for Golden Gate Ferry frequent riders using a fare-discount Clipper Card might not increase as much as proposed, a Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District spokeswoman said Thursday morning.
The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index released Tuesday posted a 0.6 percent increase in July from June and was up 3.2 percent from a year ago. Twelve cities showed monthly gains.