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Another Day of Record Warmth in Bay Area and Northern California

January 16, 2014 | 3:20 pm

Another Day of Record Warmth in Bay Area and Northern California

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Temperatures reached new highs as an unrelenting ridge of high pressure keeps creating weird weather.

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Listeners Weigh In: What Stories KQED Should Cover in 2014

January 9, 2014 | 7:00 am

Listeners Weigh In: What Stories KQED Should Cover in 2014

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Ideas run the gamut, from labyrinths and climate change to unemployment and retiring boomers.

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Regional Beauty Shot: The Bay Area, at Night, From Space

December 4, 2013 | 7:00 am

Regional Beauty Shot: The Bay Area, at Night, From Space

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Newly released photo shows our region in all its night-time splendor, a presence shining out into space.

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Bay Area Rain: If You Blinked, You Missed It

November 12, 2013 | 9:03 am

Bay Area Rain: If You Blinked, You Missed It

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Passing front gave the region a light moistening. Next: a possible red-flag fire warning by week’s end.

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BART Trains Running While Talks Continue; New Deadline on Sunday

October 10, 2013 | 11:30 pm

BART Trains Running While Talks Continue; New Deadline on Sunday

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The 60-day cooling-off period in the labor dispute expires, but both sides say talks will go on.

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Climate Change Could Transform Bay Area’s Cherished Parklands

September 9, 2013 | 1:25 pm

Climate Change Could Transform Bay Area’s Cherished Parklands

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KQED’s Lauren Sommer looks at the future of Bay Area open space as climate gets hotter and drier.

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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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Planning for Climate Change in a Growing Bay Area

April 30, 2013 | 6:00 am

Planning for Climate Change in a Growing Bay Area

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This won’t come as a surprise to Bay Area residents: the region is still growing. By one estimate, the Bay Area will add two million people by 2040, a 30 percent increase over today’s population of about seven million. More people means more housing and more traffic. But regional planning agencies have another target to […]

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San Francisco-Oakland Area has the Nation’s Second Worst Traffic

February 5, 2013 | 3:14 pm

San Francisco-Oakland Area has the Nation’s Second Worst Traffic

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Is your commute getting longer? You’re not the only one. The average San Francisco-Oakland Area commuter wasted 61 hours getting to work in 2011, one more hour than in 2010, according to a study released by Texas A&M University researchers on Tuesday. That made the San Francisco-Oakland Area the second most congested metropolitan area in […]

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Calif. Jobless Rate Steady, Bay Area Adds Jobs

January 18, 2013 | 11:59 am

Calif. Jobless Rate Steady, Bay Area Adds Jobs

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California’s jobless rate stayed stuck at 9.8 percent in December, but Bay Area rates were much lower, according to a report from the Employment Development Department. Statewide unemployment dipped below 10 percent in November for the first time since the beginning of the recession. All the Bay Area counties had jobless rates under 9 percent, […]

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