Three Bay Area counties had the fastest-growing populations in California over the past year, according to new data from the state.
San Francisco, San Mateo and Alameda counties all had growth rates of more than 1 percent between January 2012 and the beginning of this year, according to Department of Finance figures released Wednesday.
Statewide, the population grew by nearly 300,000 to 37.97 million, which was a 0.8 percent jump. Read More
A man accused of burglarizing the late Steve Jobs’ Palo Alto home last month — making off with electronics, jewelry and even the Apple co-founder’s wallet, which contained a $1 bill — reportedly had no idea whose home it was before he broke in, authorities said.
Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda, was arrested Aug. 2 and charged with the July 17 burglary of Jobs’ home on Waverley Street, which had been vacant for renovations. Read More
Alameda actress and environmentalist Jessica Robinson — who made the short film “Recycle Woman” — recently joined Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps in hopes of expanding her knowledge of climate change. Read More
Alameda police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide Monday evening that claimed the lives of a woman and a man who appeared to have been a former couple, according to police.Around 6:35 p.m. police responded to calls of gunshots heard in the 2100 block of Alameda Avenue.Arriving officers found a 30-year-old Alameda woman and a 36-year-old Oakland man suffering form gunshot wounds. The man’s wounds were apparently self-inflicted, according to police. Read More
As Thursday’s tragic San Francisco fire that claimed the life of at least one truly heroic firefighter has shown, public safety jobs can at times be very dangerous. But a shocking incident across the Bay in Alameda earlier in the week also showed that some public safety agencies can be so mired in bureaucracy that their first-line responders fail to protect the public. Read More
Ferry service from Alameda to San Francisco is not running Monday because of damage to a floating dock at the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal.Heavy wind is responsible for the damage, which occurred over the weekend, officials at Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
Ferry riders who travel to San Francisco from the East Bay will get a chance to weigh in on separate proposals to change fares.The Water Emergency Transportation Authority, a newly formed regional agency, is to set to take over ferry operations between San Francisco and Oakland/Alameda this year. Read More