Nearly $40 million in state funds were approved Thursday for Caltrain’s positive train control system, a key step in the transit agency’s ongoing quest to electrify its railway.
The funds were approved by the California Transportation Commission and will be used for projects designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, enforce speed restrictions and improve worker safety, according to Caltrain. Read More
It’s not easy being a Republican in the Bay Area. Not only are they outnumbered, but they live in a place that has come to symbolize liberal politics. “San Francisco Democrats” is used by some Republicans as a pejorative reference to our lefty sensibilities, and the whole state is now a bogeyman; a cautionary tale about what happens when Democrats are in charge. Read More
Think eco-friendly jobs are only in the white-collar workplace? Guess again.
While San Francisco likes to think of itself as a green environment, the website Thumbtack compiled a report that backs up that claim. The South of Market-based company said San Francisco has the highest number of environmentally conscious service professionals of any big city in the U.S. Read More
A jury in San Jose acquitted William Lynch on Thursday of two felony counts in connection with his 2010 attack on the Jesuit priest he said molested him during a camping trip more than 30 years ago.
Three female and nine male jurors found the 44-year-old not guilty on felony charges of assault causing great bodily injury and elder abuse, but were hung on the lesser charge of simple assault. Read More
The politics of Proposition A are exactly backward from what one might expect.The progressive activist who wants Recology to compete with other garbage companies for its franchise hopes voters endorse the fundamentals of capitalism on Election Day, June 5. Meanwhile, the venerable company and its coalition of friends in business, labor and government say competition would be harmful to The City’s role as a pioneer in recycling and waste diversion. Read More
A 14-year-old boy who was severely beaten at a park in downtown San Jose last week died Monday, police and school officials said.
Police responded to a report of a fight at Roosevelt Park on Friday evening. Officers found San Jose resident Heriberto Reyes, an eighth-grader at Bernal Intermediate School, seriously wounded, police said. The other people involved in the fight had fled the scene.
Investigators believe the fight was gang-related. Read More
SAN JOSE — They’ve been called the Buffalo Bills of hockey: always a favorite, never the champ. But now the Sharks are being cast into a new role that could reshape the team’s underachiever image.
After winning four straight Pacific Division titles, the Sharks — the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference — head into this year’s first-round Stanley Cup playoff matchup with the second-seeded St. Louis Blues in uncharted waters as the low-seed underdog. Read More
As expected, BART’s project to expand service south to Silicon Valley has secured a $900 million grant from the federal government. Ray LaHood, secretary of the Department of Transportation, announced the agreement Monday. The Federal Transit Administration, which administers the grant, recommended the allocation in January. Read More
PHOENIX -- The dynasty started 40 years ago in 1972. The A’s won a World Series. Then another. Then another, an achievement since unmatched.
This is going to be a season of celebration, of memories, and two of the greats from the era, Rollie Fingers and Bert Campaneris, stopped by spring training before a recent exhibition game, living reminders of the way it was.Such a glorious past for the A’s. Such a problematical future. Read More
Caltrain fares could be going up for passengers who use cash to pay for their travel.One-way cash fares, which can be purchased at ticket vending machines at Caltrain stations, could increase by 25 cents for each of the rail operator’s six zones, under a proposal being backed by the agency. Read More