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How to Get to That Stunning New Bay Bridge Bike Path

September 8, 2013 | 2:44 pm

How to Get to That Stunning New Bay Bridge Bike Path

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The new Bay Bridge bike/pedestrian path is getting rave reviews. Here’s how to get there.

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America’s Cup Finals Begin: Hopes, Doubts and Disappointments

September 6, 2013 | 12:33 pm

America’s Cup Finals Begin: Hopes, Doubts and Disappointments

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The America’s Cup finals begin Saturday and the defending champion is already behind.

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Yosemite Still Stunning, Still Open This Weekend

August 30, 2013 | 12:24 pm

Yosemite Still Stunning, Still Open This Weekend

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Those keeping their holiday reservations in Yosemite will enjoy a beautiful, less-congested park.

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Once a Mighty Bay Bridge Span, Soon Just a Nifty T-Shirt

August 28, 2013 | 10:58 am

Once a Mighty Bay Bridge Span, Soon Just a Nifty T-Shirt

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Are you ready, Bay Area? Ye Olde East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is about to be retired. “Rest in pieces!” said KPIX reporter Elizabeth Cook in a recent report. Whatever you think of the new span — its design, how much it cost to build, the contentious politics that delayed construction — […]

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Timeline of San Francisco Bay Area Plane Crashes and Aviation Incidents, 1930-2013

July 9, 2013 | 1:28 pm

Timeline of San Francisco Bay Area Plane Crashes and Aviation Incidents, 1930-2013

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Ever since midday Saturday, our attention has been riveted to what happened over a span of a few seconds at the end of Runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport. That’s when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 from Seoul hit the seawall at the end of the runway, vaulted briefly back into the air, did […]

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The Treasures Living in the California State Parks Warehouse

July 5, 2013 | 11:19 am

The Treasures Living in the California State Parks Warehouse

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Northeast of Sacramento, on a remote part of the former McClellan Air Force Base, there’s a massive warehouse that holds a treasure trove of artifacts from early California — items ranging from historic railroad ledgers to enormous Gold Rush-era freight wagons. California State Parks curators Ross McGuire and Nancy Jenner, as well as State Parks […]

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San Francisco Considers Charging Drivers to Enter or Leave Downtown

June 11, 2013 | 6:30 am

San Francisco Considers Charging Drivers to Enter or Leave Downtown

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By Bryan Goebel If you think rush-hour traffic is bad in downtown San Francisco now, a new report from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority says it’s going to get even worse in the coming decade. “We’re going to be faced with severe congestion at some point. We’re not able to say exactly when, but […]

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Economist Challenges Estimates on Bay Area Super Bowl Benefits

May 23, 2013 | 2:58 pm

Economist Challenges Estimates on Bay Area Super Bowl Benefits

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Ka-ching! You could see the dollar signs dancing in the eyes of Bay Area leaders when the National Football League announced that the region would host the 2016 Super Bowl. The championship game will take place at the 49ers’ stadium now under construction in Santa Clara. And no one sounded more jubilant than Santa Clara […]

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Will Locals Keep Paying for State Parks They Saved?

May 22, 2013 | 5:50 am

Will Locals Keep Paying for State Parks They Saved?

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Two years ago this month, the California Department of Parks & Recreation announced a list of 70 parks it planned to close. Park lovers rallied, giving their time and money to pick up the parks the state was willing to drop off. There is no closure list now, and the department is under new management, […]

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San Francisco Online Rental Company Airbnb Suffers New York Setback

May 21, 2013 | 3:26 pm

San Francisco Online Rental Company Airbnb Suffers New York Setback

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Short-term rentals just got harder.  A New York judge has ruled against Airbnb, an online service that connects people with space to travelers who need lodging. Although the ruling in New York doesn’t immediately affect other cities where Airbnb operates, it’s a setback for the San Francisco-based company that hoped to make New York a […]

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