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BART’s first police auditor invites public to forum Tuesday

By dcuff
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 6:41 pm in BART

BART’s first independent police auditor invites the public to a forum on the new civilian review of BART police at a forum 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Oakland. The venue is the Allen Temple Baptist Church, Mary Morris Room, 8501 International Blvd. Read the rest of this entry »

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San Francisco D.A. clears BART cop in fatal shooting of homeless man

By dcuff
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 9:37 am in BART

A BART police officer will not be changed with any crime for fatally shooting a a knife-wielding homeless man in the San Francisco Civic Center station last July because the officer was acting in self defense, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon has decided. The announcement means no criminal trial will result from the death of Charles Hill, whose shooting touched off protests against the transit agency. But a civil lawsuit against BART will continue. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pro racers to bike Mt. Diablo, Livermore, Blackhawk, Walnut Creek, Concord & Clayton

By dcuff
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 1:45 pm in Bicycling

The Amgen Tour of California bike race will go up Mount Diablo for the first time on a May 15 stage – also bringing the racers through Blackhawk, Danville, Walnut Creek and Clayton  en route to a finish in Livermore. This will be a treat for cycling fans, but a challenge for traffic cops on some key roads. Read the rest of this entry »

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BART going to the dogs? Search drill at PH station

By dcuff
Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 4:50 pm in BART, Security

The Pleasant Hill BART station will have some unusual four-legged visitors Monday night: search and rescue dogs practicing their skills in a drill. Read the rest of this entry »

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Franklin of BART board to run for Oakland city council

By dcuff
Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 9:22 pm in BART, Buses

BART Director Bob Franklin announced he’s running for Oakland City Council in November - a decision forcing him not to defend his BART seat in the same fall election.

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Youth Clipper card signups in Richmond, El Cerrito & Berkeley

By dcuff
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 3:10 pm in AC Transit

AC Transit is holding three youth Clipper Card sign-up events this week  – including one at Richmond BART from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (today). People between 5 and 18 need Clipper Cards to ride for the discounted rate of $20 per month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Christmas/New Year’s holiday travel up 4.1 percent in Califronia this year, says AAA survey

By dcuff
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 10:23 am in holiday travel

More Californians are traveling for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays than last year, AAA reports. It is the second consecutive major holiday that travel is up, reversing a trend of reduced travel during a slow economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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MTC considers $1 million contract for move as senator prepares bill to suspend action on move

By dcuff
Monday, December 19th, 2011 at 10:37 am in Bay Area Toll Authority, DeSaulnier, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, tolls

A week after a state senator announced plans for a bill to block further work on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s planned move from Oakland to San Francisco, the agency is calling a special meeting for Wednesday to hire an architectural firm to remodel the new headquarters building in San Francisco. The $1 million architectural contract is the latest source of conflict over the move. Read the rest of this entry »

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McPartland elected BART board president for the next year

By dcuff
Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 7:35 pm in BART, rail

BART Director John McPartland of Castro Valley was elected the BART Board president Thursday. He will hold the rotating position for a year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Could there be a bike/ped. lane on Bay Bridge West Span?

By dcuff
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 12:15 pm in Bay Bridge, Bicycling, pedestrian

A public meeting on a proposal for  bike and pedestrian lanes on the Bay Bridge western span will be held by Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (tonight) in San Francisco. The site is the  the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, 100 Van Ness Ave., 26th floor. Read the rest of this entry »

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