Monthly Archives: January 2019

Controversial Bay Area Housing Plan Heads to State Legislature

Originally posted at KQED An ambitious plan to tackle the Bay Area’s housing crisis is making its way to the state Capitol, where lawmakers could advance a wide-ranging set of compromises drafted by a coalition of often divergent local interests. … Continue reading

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BART – In 2019, a more systematic focus to modernizing elevators and escalators

      By MELISSA JORDAN BART Senior Web Producer The new year at BART is bringing a more systematic, prioritized focus on a state of good repair for elevators and escalators, the heavy-duty, people-moving machines that BART couldn’t operate without. … Continue reading

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SMELL THAT SMELL?

10 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Rabies During Skunk Mating Season For skunks, it’s the smell of love as male skunks seek females during mating season. For the rest of us, it’s the unmistakable scent of skunk spray – … Continue reading

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CDFW releases guidance document for Delta conservation planning

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) this week released the Delta Conservation Framework as a comprehensive resource and guide for conservation planning in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta through 2050. For more information, click here.

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February schedule change impacts weekdays and Sundays

BART is making major schedule changes beginning February 11th to accommodate Measure RR funded improvements to our infrastructure to keep BART safe and reliable. Projects to upgrade our electrical power system in downtown San Francisco and the Transbay Tube Seismic … Continue reading

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The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

complied by Fox and Hounds “All we say to America is, ‘Be true to what you said on paper.’ If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic … Continue reading

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Blue Monday

While Blue Monday isn’t officially a holiday — typically the third Monday of the new year — it does have the dubious distinction of being named one of the most depressing days of the year. So, if you wake up … Continue reading

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‘Blade Runner’ Was Set In 2019. What Does It Tell Us About The Cities And Real Estate Of Today And Tomorrow?

First posted: January 14, 2019 Mike Phillips, Bisnow London Los Angeles, 2019. It is jarring to realize, but we are living in the future, or at least, the future imagined by director Ridley Scott in his 1982 science fiction classic, … Continue reading

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New overnight homeless outreach team for Contra Costa County connects the homeless with services

BART’s partnerships with communities to address homelessness got a lift this week when an overnight outreach team began working in Contra Costa County, focusing on end-of-line stations. This important work is helping to shift homeless people who might be riding … Continue reading

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Now that you’re paying more to cross Bay Area bridges where is the money going

Bay Area voters approved RM3 in June 2018 authorizing a regional bridge toll increase on the seven state-owned bridges in the Bay Area. The three dollar increase will take place over a six-year period where the first increase will take … Continue reading

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As Fleet of the Future grows, the plan for decommissioning BART’s legacy fleet takes shape

With a steady flow of new Fleet of the Future trains arriving in 2019, BART is planning what to do with the fleet of the past – the “legacy” train cars that have served the Bay Area with many dating … Continue reading

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Oakley’s 55-acre Community Park

On Tuesday, January 9, the Oakley City Council will discuss the conceptual plan for the 55-acre Community Park to be located at the north end of Sellars Ave on the Dutch Slough proprieties as part of it’s agendized council meeting. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – 2019

May Light always surround you; Hope kindle and rebound you. May your Hurts turn to Healing; Your Heart embrace Feeling. May Wounds become Wisdom; Every Kindness a Prism. May Laughter infect you; Your Passion resurrect you. May Goodness inspire your … Continue reading

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