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San Francisco turns former downtown bus terminal into temporary open space

A part of downtown San Francisco has been temporarily transformed into a new community space, hosting things like food trucks and a beer garden, city officials said. The 3.5-acre space, called The Crossing at East Cut, is located at the former site of the Temporary Transbay Terminal near Howard and Main streets, and will also host soccer events, outdoor movies, a children’s play area, a marketplace, and fitness space.
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Video: Water main break in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Crews are working to fix a water main break in the area of Brunswick and Pope Streets in San Francisco. Expect traffic delays, consider alternate routes, and allow for additional travel time. This story is breaking. Refresh for updates.
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San Rafael parking spots ease hillside fire risks

Work is underway on some narrow hillside streets in San Rafael to create designated parking boxes to ease the passage of emergency vehicles. The painted boxes are intended to show drivers where it is safe to park while still leaving enough room for fire engines and ambulances on roads near wildlands.
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Despite California's 'reopening,' Bay Area transit suffers slow recovery

OAKLAND, Calif. - Three full months since the state formally reopened, movement around the Bay is still very much a slow, recovering work in progress. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) says in addition to the freeways, the Bay Area has 27 different transit agencies; all of which are in slow recovery.

Tesla makes a deal with BART worth $433,000 so far

FREMONT — As Tesla continues to crank out more electric cars each month from its Fremont factory, parking woes for its many thousands of employees have only become worse, so it’s turned to its next door neighbor, BART, for help. For much of this year, the electric carmaker has been...
Silicon Valley

Bay Area prices jump: Food, meat, gasoline, electricity costs soar

The cost of living in the Bay Area is steadily becoming more expensive, fueled by increases in gasoline, food and electricity, a new report released Tuesday by federal officials shows. Consumer prices, measured by the inflation rate, rose by 3.7% in August compared with the same month the year before,...

San Francisco cable cars shut down for nearly two more weeks

San Francisco's iconic cable cars won't run through at least the end of next week. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency first halted cable car service on Sept. 9 after the Cable Car Barn lost power due to a discharge of the fire suppression system, the agency said in a release on Monday. Full service only resumed Sept. 4, following service closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daily Californian

Berkeley, WETA planning to potentially restore Pier ferry service

The city of Berkeley, in conjunction with the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority, or WETA, is planning to potentially reopen the Berkeley Pier for ferry service. The Berkeley Pier-Ferry Planning Project is currently in the planning and feasibility phase, according to Berkeley Parks and Waterfront Commission Secretary...

Letter to the Editor: PAR Against Proposed GGNRA Parking Fees

Please share this letter with your readers. The Planning Association for the Richmond (PAR) opposes the NPS proposal to create paid parking for Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s (GGNRA) spaces in San Francisco. This proposal would be especially detrimental to the Richmond District. PAR stands forefront in seeking to protect the quality of life in the Richmond neighborhood. Our members place a high value on our close proximity to the GGNRA and are very familiar with its use. Here are some of our comments and concerns:

Walnut Creek diesel prices: Comparison shows cheapest station saves $0.86

(WALNUT CREEK, CA) You could be saving up to $0.86 per gallon on diesel in Walnut Creek, according to a recent price survey. The survey looked at prices across the greater Walnut Creek area, and found that the cheapest gallon of diesel as of Tuesday was $3.99, at Costco at 2400 Monument Blvd. By comparison, the most expensive was $4.85, listed at 76 at 3523 Mt Diablo Blvd.

Novato Seeks Input From Residents On Infrastructure Plans for Bicyclists, Pedestrians

NOVATO (CBS SF/BCN) — Novato city officials this week asked residents to provide their thoughts on updates to infrastructure plans for bicyclists and pedestrians. A 30-day public review period for the addendum to the city’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan started Monday and will go through Oct. 13, and the City Council will then consider approving the plan at a meeting in November.

Letters: Diesel-free | Personal is public | Working infrastructure | Lifetime price | Twice as wrong | Divided nation | Other opinions

Be Diesel-Free by ’33? Good idea, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, but that’s 12 years away. Let’s speak up for the thousands of people who must live near the freeways and breathe in the heavily polluted air every minute of their days that heavy-duty trucks, trains and ships generate. Let’s push for a new goal of “Diesel-Free by ’23”. In fact, the Air District’s own rules require the most effective protections with the quickest implementation.

Survey of San Mateo diesel prices shows where to save $0.50 per gallon

(SAN MATEO, CA) You could be saving up to $0.50 per gallon on diesel in San Mateo, according to a recent price survey. The survey looked at prices across the greater San Mateo area, and found that the cheapest gallon of diesel as of Tuesday was $4.19, at A&A Gas at 1100 Broadway. By comparison, the most expensive was $4.69, listed at Chevron at 300 E Hillsdale Blvd.

Salesforce Dreamforce Moscone Center Street Closure

SAN FRANCISCO—The Muni service in the Moscone Center area may be delayed and streets are closed for a Salesforce conference from September 14 thru September 26. The South of Market region will be impacted. MUNI routes that will be impact include the following: 8 Bayshore 8AX Bayshore A Express (Suspended)...

Ongoing Issue of School Traffic Causes Controversy

With the overwhelming influx of 3400+ students attending Dublin High for the 2021-2022 school year, traffic has become a pressing and troublesome issue for parents, students, and staff alike. As early as 8 am on school days, it is common to see long strings of cars on Village Parkway and...