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Silicon Valley, Travel Beat »

[By Tim Jue | 16 Mar 2016 | No Comments]
British Airways Boeing 787-9 arrives at London Heathrow on 30 September 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area travelers are finding plenty of new options as of late when it comes to flights for long-haul international travel. 

Starting May 4, they’ll have one more.

Oakland, Occupy Protests, Political Beat »

[By Vanessa Guerra | 20 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
The spot where President Obama's Oakland ground campaign was launched now sells stylish footwear to Uptown residents. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

Hundreds of East Bay volunteers working to get President Barack Obama re-elected showed up at the campaign’s Oakland office to get marching orders during the election.

If they visit now, though, they could be taking home some stylish footwear needed to win the next race.

Cops & Courts, San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 19 Nov 2012 | One Comment]
Someone stole a valuable designer bag from Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage in Downtown SF. (Courtesy Photo)

The co-host of the Discovery Channel TV program Mythbusters said Monday someone broke into his car in Downtown San Francisco and stole a distinctive and valuable designer bag.

“Car was robbed downtown on Saturday eve,” Adam Savage tweeted. “Stolen: my awesome Tom Sachs bag. Reward for its return.”

Bay Area Snapshots, San Francisco »

[By Andrew Leonard | 17 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
Andrew Leonard / CALIFORNIA BEAT

Like the Christmas tree in the center of Union Square or the lights at Embarcadero Center, the sight of adorable puppies and kittens has become synonymous with the holiday spirit in San Francisco.

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown did the honors to unveil this year’s SPCA holiday pet adoption display at the Macy’s department store Friday afternoon in front of a crowd of spectators who wanted to be among the first to say hello to the animals. 

Bay Area Snapshots, Political Beat, San Francisco, The Bay Area »

[By Andrew Leonard | 17 Nov 2012 | One Comment]
Andrew Leonard / CALIFORNIA BEAT

Sentiments about the violent conflict on the Gaza Strip between Israel and Palestine spilled onto the streets of San Francisco late Friday afternoon in a spirited but peacceful protest in front of the Israeli consulate.

Pro-Palestinian and Pro-Israel demonstrators chanted and waved banners at one another from opposite sides of Montgomery Street in the Financial District during the afternoon commute hour as part of Bay Area reaction to the conflict in Gaza.

San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 15 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments]
Two center lanes of Church St. will be converted to transit-only lanes as part of a pilot project to speed MUNI service. (Courtesy SFMTA)

A three-block stretch of Church Street will become part of an experiment to expedite service on two of San Francisco’s busiest and chronically late transit lines.

The city’s Municipal Transportation Agency will convert the two center lanes of traffic — one in each direction — of Church St. between Duboce Ave. and 16th St. for use exclusively by MUNI vehicles and taxis 24 hours a day.

Oakland, The Bay Area »

[By Andrew Leonard | 14 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
Shoppers enter the Safeway supermarket on College and Claremont Avenues. ANDREW LEONARD / CALIFORNIA BEAT

Neighbors of a Safeway store in Oakland’s Rockridge District have struck a deal with the company over a contentious proposal to tear down the existing location and build a much larger modern grocery store on the property.

Residents from the Oakland neighborhood, Berkeley, Safeway representatives and city councilwoman Jane Brunner held a 12-hour mediation session Nov. 8 to address long-held concerns about the project’s size and impact on neighborhood traffic.

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.

Insight, The Bay Area, Traffic & Transit »

[By Andrew Leonard | 13 Nov 2012 | One Comment]
A cyclist is treated for injuries after falling off of a bike while drunk.

Police have decided not to charge the driver of the SUV who struck and killed a Novato girl on a busy street in October, the department announced Nov. 8. The girl, who had been riding on West Novato Boulevard, was hit head-on by the SUV and died after she was taken to a local trauma center.

The cause of the accident remains a mystery to investigators. At the time, it was only known the Hailey Ratliff, 12, was new to the area and may have been unfamiliar with the roads.

Oakland »

[By Beat News Service | 13 Nov 2012 | One Comment]
WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN: An architectural rendering of a planned 55-story high-rise tower in Downtown Oakland that was later scrapped by the developer. (Courtesy SOM)

High-rise living could be an option in Uptown Oakland, if a San Francisco developer gets his way.

According to the San Francisco Business Times, developer Seth Hamalian is planning a 28-story residential tower to be built at 19th and Broadway Streets, just a short walk away from a BART Station and the heart of Oakland’s bustling Uptown scene.