Mike Sugerman’s About The Bay

Pay gates sit empty at the North Berkeley Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station July 1, 2013 in Berkeley, California. Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters are scrambling to find ways to work after the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers from the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 went on strike at midnight after contract negotiations with management fell apart on Sunday. Train operators, mechanics, station agents and maintenance workers are seeking a five percent wage increase and are fighting management who want to have workers to begin contributing to their pensions, pay more for health insurance and reduce overtime expenses.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: BART Strike Blues For San Francisco’s Glen Park Businesses

As the BART strike continues, the collateral damage can be seen everywhere. I decided to take a walk around one of areas among those likely hardest hit by this strike—Glen Park. The San Francisco neighborhood is like a small village in the urban landscape, full of mom-and-pop stores. Glen Park depends on the roughly 15 thousand riders who use its BART station.

10/21/2013

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About The Bay: Shopping The America’s Cup Way

Many people might think of the America’s Cup sailing race as NASCAR on the water, but it’s clear who these races are geared to. The sails are big billboards for sponsors.

08/06/2013

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

About The Bay: Surprise! Tourists In Rental Cars Mailed Bills For Crossing Golden Gate Bridge

Tourists visiting San Francisco like to rent cars and head to the Golden Bridge overlook in Marin County so they can snap photos of the themselves with the iconic landmark in the background as a lasting reminder of their trip. But many are receiving another reminder when they come home, a bill for the toll.

07/29/2013

A surfer goes into the water at Ocean Beach (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: Sizzling Summer Temperatures Along Bay Area Coastline?

I live in the southwestern section of San Francisco and last week, there was a heat wave—well sort of. Last Tuesday, temperatures reached 109 degrees in some areas around the bay while The City’s Ocean Beach reached a cool 69 degrees.

07/08/2013

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About The Bay: Napa Valley Home Tackles Military Suicides

Military veterans are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. A facility in the Napa Valley is looking to counter the trend.

03/11/2013

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About The Bay: Learning From Distracted Driving The Hard Way

KCBS and CBS 5’s Mike Sugerman had to learn the hard way about the dangers of distracted driving. Luckily, no one was hurt.

05/29/2012

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‘Alcatraz’ TV Show Fans Leaving Prison Tours To Search For ‘Secret’ Room

Some fans of the Fox network television show “Alcatraz” have been infiltrating guided tours on the real-life island to search for a top secret room that only exists on the scripted drama.

01/27/2012

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About The Bay: Community Of Sharing Emerges As Economy Limps Along

Remember when neighbors used to borrow things from one another? It’s a concept that’s coming back, though often with a price these days.

01/09/2012

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About The Bay: Spotty Cell Service Ironic At AT&T Park

After AT&T spent $52 million for naming rights, it stands to reason that they’d want their own product to work well at the ballpark.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/25/2011

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About the Bay: New Year Resolutions

As New Year approaches, most people try to make a change for the better. But during his travels About the Bay, Mike Sugerman found keeping those resolutions isn’t easy.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/27/2010

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