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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

(CBS SF)

Some Oakland Landlords Forgo Retrofitting Thousands Of Quake Prone Buildings

Every time there’s a quake come the reminders about being prepared and the need to upgrade old buildings. But some owners are skipping the retrofitting altogether.

08/29/2014

(CBS SF)

Woman Killed In Hit And Run Motorcycle Accident Near Oakland Bay Bridge Toll Plaza

A fatal motorcycle crash occurred on the westbound Interstate Highway 80 in Oakland Thursday evening.

08/29/2014

A screenshot of the BART Watch app. (CBS)

BART Watch App Makes It Easier For Riders To Report Crime, Suspicious Activity

The app allows riders to report crime or any suspicious activity in stations and on trains in a safe and discreet manner.

08/28/2014

Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders warms up prior to a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on August 22, 2014. (John Konstantaras/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: What To Expect From 49ers, Raiders In Final NFL Preseason Game

Expect plenty of work from backups, as the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders finish up the preseason on Thursday night.

08/28/2014

A noose was found hanging on an Oakland Public Works truck used by African-American workers. (CBS)

Noose Found On Oakland Public Works Truck Used By African-American Employees

Oakland police say they are investigating reports that a noose was found placed on a city Public Works truck used by African American employees, and the workers union says they have no doubt it the move was rooted in racism.

08/27/2014

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Motorcyclist Leads CHP On Chase Through Oakland; Stops For Gas In Between

Officers arrested a motorcyclist who fled from a K9 unit in Oakland on Monday night.

08/27/2014

The West Oakland BART station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Says Early Warning System Proved Successful After Napa Quake

BART officials said on Monday that an early warning system currently in development stages worked perfectly just before Sunday morning’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck.

08/26/2014

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Armed Woman Barricaded At Montclair Home In Oakland Arrested After Standoff

A woman armed with a gun was arrested late Monday morning after a 14-hour standoff at an unoccupied house in Oakland’s Montclair district.

08/25/2014

Port of Oakland. (CBS)

South Napa Quake Knocks Out Power At Port of Oakland

Operations at the Port of Oakland have been disrupted by Sunday morning’s earthquake based in southern Napa County, according to port officials.

08/24/2014

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