Bicyclist who died in Oakland park was well-respected BART manager

OAKLAND, Calif. - The cyclist killed while riding Sunday in an Oakland park was a well-respected BART manager. Jamal Thompson, 41, was thrown from his bike while riding through Shepherd Canyon Park, authorities said. They still have not determined what caused Thompson to crash. Thompson was the manager of BART's...
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Silicon Valley

Google eyes hundreds of downtown San Jose homes over BART station site

SAN JOSE — Google intends to build several hundred homes on a downtown San Jose parcel atop the proposed site of a future BART station near the existing Diridon transit hub, according to public records that offer the first glimpse into the company’s plans for a specific plot of land within its Downtown West village.
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'BART Basel' guerrilla art pranksters take over San Francisco public transit

As art collectors and globe-trotting fashionistas descended on Miami last weekend for the yearly Art Basel conference, another far less exclusive event took place here in San Francisco. “BART Basel,” a roaming public transit pop-up where anyone could step up to a podium and present a piece of artwork, debuted for the first and likely only time.
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Mercury News

Bicyclist killed in Oakland hills crash was highly respected BART manager

OAKLAND — A bicyclist killed Sunday in a crash in the Oakland hills was a highly respected and beloved BART manager, the transit district said. Jamal Thompson, 41, of Oakland, died Sunday afternoon from injuries suffered when he crashed his bicycle in the 5900 block of Shepherd Canyon Drive. The crash remains under investigation by police; they are trying to determine if speed or a medical issue was a contributing fctor.

5 Bedroom Fremont Home Has Large Backyard: $2.7M

FREMONT, CA — If you have a large family or if you're seeking extra rooms for offices, workout, and other purposes, this Fremont home is loaded with space. See 60 photos of this home and property. It includes 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and soaring ceilings in the living room.

5-Bedroom Pacifica Home Near Beach, Trails Listed: $1.6M

PACIFICA, CA — This five-bedroom home in Pacifica is within walking distance of Linda Mar Beach and has easy access to coastal trails. Listing Description: Modern MOVE IN READY home, completely updated 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Nestled in the desirable Linda Mar area, within walking distance of Linda Mar Beach, grocery store, eateries, coffee & boba shops, pet store, and much more. Easy access to coastal trails, minutes away from the fishing pier, golfing & hiking trails. Enter into an open living & dining room space with well-lit natural lighting. Main level boasts of a Primary Bedroom & Bathroom, additional 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, office & a separate family room. The beautifully appointed kitchen is equipped with new stainless-steel appliances including a 6-burner gas stove. A spacious bedroom & full bath on the 2nd level can be used as a guest room, another primary room or office. All bathrooms have been updated. Detached two-car garage, washer/dryer hookups and ample space for storage. Conveniently located with access to Hwy 1 & 280 to San Francisco, or south towards Half Moon Bay/San Mateo. Minutes to BART, SFO & Sam Trans.

San Jose lawmakers establish design goals for BART extension

San Jose lawmakers and transit leaders are cautiously laying the groundwork for how to integrate new BART stations in San Jose. The City Council received an update Tuesday from VTA and BART officials on the latest stages of the BART Silicon Valley Phase II project. This major infrastructure development will extend BART service by six miles into downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, adding four new stations.
Streetsblog Capitol Hill

Commentary: San Jose BART Extension Needs a Rethink

Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California. Unless noted in the story, GJEL Accident Attorneys is not consulted for the content or editorial direction of the sponsored content. Narrow, crooked streets. Historic, medieval buildings. Older, legacy subway lines to go under. These are...

Thomas E. Keen Jr

Thomas E. Keen Jr (TJ), age 41, of New Baden, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021 in New Baden. He was born in Belleville on August 6, 1980, the son of Thomas E. Keen Sr. and Mary “Kathy” (Murphy) Keen. TJ worked at the Trenton Hexacomb plant. When he did take time for himself he liked to detail cars, work on projects around the house, hike, and attend concerts. TJ enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and his girlfriend Shanna and her children, as well as his beloved dog Tigg.

39 U.S. soldiers to receive Purple Hearts following CBS News investigation

39 U.S. soldiers to receive Purple Hearts following CBS News investigation. – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the video’s upper left hand corner. is the original blog post for this type of video-blog content. A CBS News investigation found at least 39 U.S....

Bay Area Council Employer Survey: Eight Months of Survey Data Confirms Three Day a Week In-Office Norm Post-Pandemic

Changes could mean 1.1 million fewer average daily commute trips, but not necessarily less traffic. San Francisco—The Bay Area commute may never be the same again, but what that means for the region’s highways and mass transit systems still remains to be seen. Eight months of data from a survey the Bay Area Council conducted of approximately 200 employers has consistently found that most don’t expect workers to return to offices or other workplaces more than three days a week after the pandemic passes and restrictions lift.

Dublin Planning Commission Approves Affordable Senior Units

DUBLIN — The planning commission has taken the next steps toward building Eden Housing’s fifth affordable housing development project within the city limits. In a unanimous vote Nov. 3, commissioners approved the site development review permit for the Eden project on Regional Street, in the downtown Dublin Transit-Oriented District, which would develop 113 units to serve very-low- and low-income seniors. The Dublin Transit-Oriented District is zoned for a mix of residential and commercial buildings, centered around easy access to transit, such as BART. The issuance of the permit enables Eden Housing to apply for the remainder of the funding needed to bring the project to fruition.
Contra Costa Herald

Annual BART Holiday Toy Drive to benefit hundreds of families in East County

East Contra Costa Community Alliance chosen as this year’s beneficiary. Sometimes the people we rely on to care for loved ones need a helping hand themselves. At Opportunity Junction in Antioch future care providers are getting the assistance they need to launch careers as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) through an innovative program that not only provides invaluable hands-on experience but also offers support in dealing with other life challenges. That helping hand can include coaching, connections to resources for housing and childcare, transportation assistance, and food support.

BART single-tracking in some areas to complete critical electrical work

BART has several projects underway to replace sections of its critical electrical network that powers their trains. Some of these components have reached the end of their useful life and need to be replaced. Here are two announcements from BART detailing some of the work, and outlining concurrent single track operation that will cause relatively minor delays during the work.