| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:37 AM
SACRAMENTO -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has been keeping a low public profile this summer, jetting off to Ireland and Germany for a two-week vacation and spending most of his time in his hometown of Oakland, where he’s been managing the affairs of...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:35 PM
OAKLAND — A state-sanctioned oversight panel on Thursday announced that officials would press ahead with plans to open the troubled eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to traffic around Labor Day weekend.
The single-tower, self-...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:48 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Despite questions raised about its safety, the much-maligned new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is set to open on schedule next month, just after the Labor Day weekend.
But the festivities to mark the ribbon-cutting...
| Aug 23, 2013
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...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
You might have thought Southern California freeways are difficult to negotiate during construction, but former Angels coach and Rays Manager Joe Maddon says it's worse in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the closing of the Bay Bridge to remove the old...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:18 AM
The massive Rim fire burning into Yosemite National Park is now 75% contained, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday morning.
Forest Service officials listed the Rim fire’s burned acreage at 235,841 acres, or roughly 368 square miles, making it the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:25 AM
An ammonia leak at a South Gate cheese factory sent two workers to the hospital early Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the report of an ammonia leak at 5 a.m. in the 5600 block of East Imperial...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Just after the San Francisco 49ers lost the Super Bowl in February, Gov. Jerry Brown took part in a live television special, sitting high above San Francisco Bay.
The event, produced by the Bay Area's CBS TV station, was billed as an official...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:40 AM
In Oakland, news helicopters began rumbling overhead by 4 a.m. Monday, assessing the mounting congestion on the tangle of freeways that feed the Bay Bridge because of the BART strike.
Manu Sidhu, a 30-year-old research associate at UC San Francisco,...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:36 AM
As the morning commute dragged on Monday morning -- traffic reports called the Bay Bridge "worse than a parking lot," with cars backed up east to Walnut Creek and south to San Lorenzo -- the stall in negotiations also persisted.
By 9:30 a.m., Bay Area...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is out of service again Tuesday as workers begin their second day of a strike over pay and other issues.
Talks between BART management and two unions broke down Sunday night, causing the 104-mile system to grind to a...