Uber Surge Prices Highest Ever During Big #BayAreaStorm; Fares 3.8X Normal RateThe Bay Area got hit by a double-whammy Thursday: the biggest storm in years, and the highest Uber fares ever, giving new meaning to 'surge pricing.'
Will Self-Driving Cars Reduce Accidents, Lead To Lower Insurance Rates?Self-driving cars are a fairly common sight around Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, but where insurance rates will go when driverless cars hit the road is still very much a mystery.
Santa Cruz Begins Mandatory Water RationingResidents in single-family homes are now required to limit water use in Santa Cruz, or face added fees.
Public Officials Criticize Oakland-Based Kaiser For Rate HikesOne of California's biggest insurers is drawing complaints from employers who say the company's policies are no longer the bargain for quality care that they once were.
EBMUD Proposes Raising Water Rates For CustomersEast Bay Municipal Utility District General Manager Alexander Coate Tuesday proposed a 19 percent water rate increase for customers over the next two years to pay for infrastructure and maintenance work.
Santa Clara 49ers Stadium To Cost Millions Less Than ExpectedThat's because interest rates have dropped since the team started construction on the project.
PG&E Customers To Foot $299 Million In Pipeline Safety CostsPacific Gas and Electric Co. rates are set to increase by $299 million to help pay for pipeline inspection and upgrade costs in the wake of the fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.
San Francisco Set To Roll Out Varied Parking Meter RatesParking meter rates are once again being adjusted as the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency works through its SFpark’s pilot program.
Netflix Rates Rise Up To 60 Percent For DVD, StreamingNetflix is raising its prices by as much as 60 percent for millions of subscribers who want to rent DVDs by mail and watch video on the Internet.
Downtown San Jose Parking Rates On The RiseSoon drivers will have to open their wallets a little wider to park in downtown San Jose after the city council has approved a 33 percent rate increase at downtown garages.
PG&E Rate Change: Heavy Users Pay Less, Light Users Pay MoreCalifornia regulators have approved Pacific Gas & Electric rate changes that give homeowners who use large amounts of electricity a break while those who conserve pay more.
PG&E Raises Rates For Some Low-Income California CustomersThe California Public Utilities Commission has approved a proposal to lower rates for high volume Pacific Gas and Electric customers, and raise rates for some low-income users.

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