Palo Alto Schools Hire 2 Mental Health Experts As Student Suicide Crisis ContinuesIt’s being called a crisis; and now the Palo Alto Unified School District has voted to hire two mental health specialists in the wake of continuing student suicides.
Jurisdiction Complicates San Francisco Supervisor’s Proposal For Driving & Narrating Tour Bus LawSan Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim has co-authored a measure to require two employees be on tour buses so they aren't driving and narrating at the same time.
Oakland-BART Bike Station Opens; Cyclists Can Stash Their Rides For FreeYou can now stow your bike free for a day at a new BART Bike Station in the Uptown neighborhood at 19th and Broadway streets.
Recent East Bay Hills Shootings Spark Warnings For Residents, Sightseers At Grizzly Peak Blvd.Oakland Police are warning residents and sightseers on Grizzly Peak Boulevard in the Oakland and Berkeley Hills to be on the lookout for anything suspicious after two recent shooting incidents.
Russian River Overflows, Low-Lying Areas Of Guerneville Under Voluntary Evacuation OrderResidents near the Guerneville Bridge are taking things in stride and have been under a voluntary evacuation order following Thursday's heavy rains, but only low-lying areas are affected.
SF’s Mayor Lee Kicks Off Lefty O’Doul’s 14th Annual Toy Drive With Glide Memorial ChurchIt may be the day before Thanksgiving, but instead of turkeys, toys are on the minds of some San Francisco dignitaries. Mayor Lee talked up Glide Memorial Church's involvement for the 14th annual Lefty O’Douls Toy Drive.
San Francisco Job Seekers Elated After Voters Approve $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage IncreaseMany seeking employment at a South of Market job fair were elated, after Tuesday’s vote in San Francisco to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Berkeley's Pathways Program Includes Guarantees Of Higher Education For Students With C AveragesThe City of Berkeley and Berkeley City College are joining forces as part of an ongoing effort to insure students have a pathway to college.
Police Activity Briefly Shuts Down University Avenue In West Berkeley Berkeley police briefly shut down University Avenue in West Berkeley Tuesday afternoon between 6th and 8th streets after police responded to calls of a man with a gun. While they found a weapon no suspect was found.
Dreamforce Tech Conference Descends Upon SoMa; Attendees Asked To Participate In Food Drive Salesforce is throwing its annual Dreamforce software conference in San Francisco with the CEO, Marc Benioff, touting a food-drive effort that asks attendees bring canned goods with a goal of providing up to one million meals.
San Francisco Taxi Drivers Protest Uber’s Market Street Offices; Cry Unfair Advantage You may have noticed how hard it was to get a cab in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon. That’s because many taxi drivers protested in front of Uber’s offices on Market Street between 10th and 11th streets.
Rep. Pelosi’s Chief Of Staff Tours Sunnydale Housing Project, Hears Complaints The Chief of Staff for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi toured San Francisco's Sunnydale housing project Thursday, after a deadly fire last April prompted concerns and complaints among residents.
Napa County Schools Closed As Earthquake Damage Assessment Is Underway; Kids Not Left Behind There have been three emergency declarations as a result of the Sunday morning’s earthquake that shook wine country. The state's Office of Emergency Services is working with FEMA to assess damage and school's are closed, but kids haven't been left behind.
California Senator Mark DeSaulnier Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Bay Bridge’s Flawed Construction State Senator Mark DeSaulnier thinks the construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was a fiasco. A recent investigation could result in criminal charges based on what he and many others consider substandard work.
Oakland Merchants Concerned AC Transit’s Rapid Bus Plans Will Hurt Local BusinessA number of East Oakland merchants want to put a detour in the path of AC Transit’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit along a stretch of International Blvd., because they're concerned with how it will affect their businesses.