After Amanda VanWagenen finished her shift as a server in a Rockridge restaurant last week, she walked outside to her car to drive home, only to discover that it wasn’t there.
The satellite would use infrared sensors to detect fires as small as one quarter of an acre in size and could scan the entire Western US in under three minutes.
At the corner of 23rd Street and San Pablo in West Oakland, dozens of people form a packed queue leading in to the free dining room run by The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County.
“Another strike in the Bay Area is the last thing we need,” said Brown in a press release. “I urge the parties to resolve their differences, keeping the bus-riding public in mind.”
BART would normally provide over 400,000 rides to people in the Bay Area on an average weekday, according to the group’s most recent ridership report.
Assembly Bill 999, sponsored by Democrat Rob Bonta of Oakland, would have required the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to develop a five-year plan to offer condoms in all California prisons.
Governor Jerry Brown is weighing a request by AC Transit management for a 60-day cooling off period in the planned strike by the bus line’s workers, which otherwise could happen as early as this Thursday.
The Superior Court of Alameda County issued a decision at the end of August in favor of the company seeking to build a crematorium at 9850 Kitty Lane in East Oakland, making it more likely that the project will move forward.
Roughly 70 firefighters battled in vain to save a nearly century-old house of worship in West Oakland late Monday after the Zion First Church of God in Christ erupted into flames.
Amid the clacking of keys and the slurping of Red Bull energy drinks, about 30 computer hackers recently gathered in Oakland. Their goal: to make solar energy easier, cheaper and more fun to use. The hackers –- mostly web developers, engineers and solar energy entrepreneurs –- descended last weekend on the sprawling 12,000-square-foot headquarters of SfunCube LLC in Jack London Square. The solar energy incubator and accelerator nurtures enterprising young solar ventures and shelters startups in the industry. Its mission…