Johnson lives on board a 44-foot boat in Marina Bay only 2.25 miles away from her job at KKMI, a boat repair and maintenance yard. A couple of times a week, she’ll wake up a little earlier than usual, prepare her kayak and make her way down the Harbor Channel at a pace of about 15 minutes per mile. … [Read more...] about Commute by Water: Bay Area Woman Avoids Rush Hour on Kayak
Bay Area refugees continue to migrate inland in search of more affordable housing. Will that trend continue? And at some point, will parts of the Valley — especially the northern part of the region near Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto — become too expensive and too congested to make the migration worth it? … [Read more...] about On the rise? The Central Valley is beating the Bay Area and L.A. in key measures
The Oro Loma Sanitary District, which includes Fairview, San Lorenzo and parts of San Leandro, will have an annual adjustment in August, general manager Jason Warner said. It’s based on inflation factors, such as the Bay Area consumer price index, retirement costs and health insurance for Waste Management workers. … [Read more...] about China policy partly to blame for Bay Area recycling, garbage rate increase
The flickering lights were noticed as early as 6 p.m. and continued as various videos began circulating on social media, leaving many to wonder what was causing the issue. (See footage of the flashing lights in the video above.) … [Read more...] about Here’s why the Bay Bridge lights were seen flashing on and off this evening.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- With as much rain that has fallen recently in the Bay Area, that's going to foster tree and vegetation growth. That, in turn, could lead to higher fire risk later in the year. Cal Fire has proposed an aggressive plan to reduce fuel loads in 35 high-priority areas, including several in the Bay Area. They include the Highway 17 corridor in the Santa Cruz mountains, the Kings Mountain Road area west of Woodside, and Aptos. The proposal goes now to Governor Gavin Newsom for review. Cal Fire Division Chief Rich Sampson says there are three projects in the San Mateo-Santa Cruz unit with a preliminary projected cost of $950,000. The goal is to have all of the 35 projects completed by the end of the year. He characterized the work as both to reduce the risk of wild land fires and forest management. To achieve the completion by year's end, the work would have to be fast-tracked to identify funding, to comply with permitting and possible environmental … [Read more...] about Cal Fire recommends aggressive plans to reduce fire risk in California, Bay Area