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  • Gov. Brown steps in to avert Alameda-Contra Costa bus strike

    Gov. Brown steps in to avert Alameda-Contra Costa bus strike
    SAN FRANCISCO — For the second time since August, Gov. Jerry Brown has used his authority to avert a transit strike — appointing a board to investigate the contract dispute between the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District and its union of bus...
  • BART workers renew threat of striking at midnight

    BART workers renew threat of striking at midnight
    OAKLAND — A union leader emerged from talks with Bay Area Rapid Transit leaders to say they are again at an impasse with management and will strike early Friday unless BART’s general manager and board reverse themselves. Service Employees...
  • BART talks: Federal mediator going home; midnight walkout looms

    OAKLAND -- The federal mediator leading efforts to avert a BART strike said Thursday afternoon that he was heading back to Washington, leaving little hope that a midnight walkout could be averted. George Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and...
  • Flying to SFO or Oakland this morning? Don't expect to use BART

    SAN FRANCISCO -- With transit workers on strike, people flying into or out of the airports in San Francisco and Oakland will find BART service unavailable, and officials are urging local residents to work at home if possible. The Bay Area Rapid Transit...
  • BART strike: Bursts of anger as well as shrugs from Bay Area commuters

    BART strike: Bursts of anger as well as shrugs from Bay Area commuters
    With another BART strike in full effect Friday, Bay Area commuters crammed onto extra ferries and buses to get around the lack of rail service. For some, the strike was a minor inconvenience, for others, the frustration of a protracted labor dispute...
  • BART strike: About 400,000 S.F.-area commuters to be affected

    Bay Area residents were without commuter rail service and facing a morning of frustration Friday as BART workers went on strike after a week of marathon negotiation collapsed overnight. Plans were in place for enhanced bus and ferry service, as well...
  • BART workers on strike after marathon talks break down

    OAKLAND -- BART workers went on strike early Friday after a week of marathon negotiations failed to produce a settlement, causing difficulties for hundreds of thousands of Bay Area commuters. There are plans for enhanced bus and ferry service as well as...
  • For travelers, there's a whole new rental world out there

    For travelers, there's a whole new rental world out there
    Halil pulled up in front of his apartment complex in San Francisco and turned off the engine. We sat in his car side by side, as if we were on an awkward first date. He asked for my driver's license and snapped a picture of it with his smartphone. I...
  • Treat every day like 'Carmageddon'

    Treat every day like 'Carmageddon'
    In 2011, the closure of the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles for an entire weekend spawned the term "Carmageddon" in anticipation of a colossal traffic nightmare. It didn't happen. This month, Caltrans closed the 405's northbound offramp to heavily used...
  • 'Fruitvale' starts strong, may benefit from Zimmerman acquittal

    'Fruitvale' starts strong, may benefit from Zimmerman acquittal
    In the hours after the acquittal of George Zimmerman late Saturday, the tweets began pouring out. "This might be in bad taste," wrote Questlove Jenkins of the Roots, "but in light of this verdict? i really INSIST you people see Fruitvale Station not now...
  • Pigeon rescue turns Angels' Dane De La Rosa into 'Birdman'

    Pigeon rescue turns Angels' Dane De La Rosa into 'Birdman'
    Your browser does not support iframes. OAKLAND — Dane De La Rosa was so scared by the creature scurrying at his feet in the third inning of Thursday night's game in the Oakland Coliseum that he jumped off the bullpen bench. "I thought it was a...
  • Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter

    Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter
    Najee Ali is an old hand at activism. Jesse Jackson was his mentor; he's Al Sharpton's protege. So Ali thought he had everything in place for a peaceful protest of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case this week. But somewhere between the opening...