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Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 1 Jul 2013 | No Comments]
An AC Transit bus off-loads passengers at a bus stop at the temporary Transit Center. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

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With BART train operators and station agents going out on strike starting Monday morning, Bay Area traffic is going to be a mess. Plan to leave at least 90 minutes additional time to get to your destination.

We offer a guide to getting around the Bay Area as quickly as possible without BART.

Bay Area Snapshots, Cover Stories, The Bay Area »

[By Nathan Wyss | 20 May 2013 | No Comments]
More than 100,000 people turned out for the Maker Faire at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds, a convention of creativity attracting engineers, hobbyists and artists. (Nathan Wyss/ CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

The San Mateo County Fairgrounds transformed into a hotbed for creativity over the weekend, playing host to the enormously popular do-it-yourself festival Maker Faire.

The festival offers hobbyists, engineers, and anyone with an imagination a chance to show-off their creations — from dizzying pieces of art to solar-powered inventions.

Political Beat, The Bay Area »

[By Nathan Wyss | 24 Nov 2012 | One Comment]
US Congressman George Miller joins OUR Walmart strikers at the store in Richmond, Calif. (Nathan Wyss/ CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

Amid the Black Friday shopping frenzy, workers, protesters, labor groups launched what they called a nationwide strike against big box retailer Walmart in protest of the company’s treatment of employees.

The company said the strikes, which took place at select stores around the country, were “made for TV” events attended largely by non-Walmart employees.

Bay Area Snapshots, San Francisco, Uncategorized »

[By California Beat | 15 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
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Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco

From the California Beat photography collection, Bay Area Snapshots is an occasional glimpse at daily life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bay Area Snapshots, San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By California Beat | 14 Nov 2012 | One Comment]
Muni's oldest streetcar in the fleet, No. 578 makes the turn onto Don Chee Way in front of the Ferry Building. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

From the California Beat photography collection, Bay Area Snapshots is an occasional glimpse at daily life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bay Area Snapshots, San Francisco »

[By California Beat | 12 May 2012 | No Comments]
Dolores Park

Dolores Park, San Francisco

From the California Beat photography collection, Bay Area Snapshots is an occasional glimpse at daily life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

BART Police Shooting, Insight, San Francisco »

[By California Beat | 12 Aug 2011 | 14 Comments]

BART officials admitted Friday that they shut off wireless communications for some stations in Downtown San Francisco to keep a planned protest from happening — a move that infuriated civil liberties groups and peeved passengers who likened the maneuver to former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak’s regime to crush a citizen uprising.

Bay Area Snapshots »

[By California Beat | 6 Jul 2011 | No Comments]
Jonathan Kapshure/ SPECIAL TO THE BEAT

From the California Beat photography collection, Bay Area Snapshots is an occasional glimpse at daily life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bay Area Snapshots, The Bay Area »

[By Jonathan / Kapshure | 10 Jun 2011 | No Comments]
EINE Mural

Geary and Larkin Streets, San Francisco, Calif.

From the California Beat photography collection, Bay Area Snapshots is an occasional glimpse at daily life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco »

[By California Beat | 2 Jun 2011 | 19 Comments]
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A veteran San Francisco firefighter was killed in the line of duty Thursday morning while fighting a dangerous four-story house fire in the city’s Diamond Heights neighborhood.

Lieutenant Vincent Perez, 48, served with the department for 21 years before he was fatally injured in the two-alarm fire.