Since 9/11 San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has been using federal counter terrorism grants to help catch bus and rail fare cheaters on Muni. But there are questions about whether such use of funds is appropriate.
San Rafael Temporarily Shuts Down Park Overrun By Homeless; Mayor Calls It ‘Health & Security Issue’
A neighborhood park north of downtown San Rafael has been closed for at least 30 days because officials say it’s overrun by homeless people who do drugs and commit crimes.
CHP Step Up Enforcement Of Speed Limits On Golden Gate Bridge As Drivers Increasingly Step On Their Gas Pedals
The California Highway Patrol is stepping up enforcement on the Golden Gate Bridge as drivers have been travelling at increasing—and dangerous speeds since the new median barrier was installed.
Contra Costa County Fire crews have a fire that grew to three-alarms at multiple homes in Martinez under control and one person is in custody for what officials say looks to be the work of a single arsonist.
The Bay Area is home to magazines and periodicals about clothing, lifestyle, boating and hi-tech but now comes one about marijuana—California’s growing cash crop.
Caltrans said a portion of Highway 1 in Marin County that was washed out by the December storms won’t be repaired for some time. But the California Highway Patrol said drivers headed to and from Muir Beach have taken it upon themselves to move some of the barricades and drive past the closure, putting themselves at risk.
As more and more Bakken crude oil is expected to be transported by railroad through the Bay Area, officials want to implement emergency plans in case of a derailment. But those plans are stalling out.
Safety Information For Alhambra Trestle In Martinez And Other Bridges Kept By The Railroads, Part 2 Of 3
Some local, state and federal officials are concerned that an old railroad bridge in Martinez, used to transport increasing car loads of highly volatile crude oil from North Dakota to East Bay refineries, may be unsafe.
Aging Railway Infrastructure Raises Safety Concerns As Bay Area Readies To Receive Dramatic Increase Of Bakken Crude Oil, Part 1 Of 3
Questions are being raised about the safety of the century-old Alhambra railroad trestle in Martinez. Some local residents and officials are concerned because the bridge is carrying an increasing number of loads of a highly volatile cargo.
KCBS’ Jeffrey Schaub reports on the aging & possibly unsafe railroad bridge in Martinez…