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3:52pm

Wed January 30, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Golden Gate Bridge authority nixes toll-takers, Cal-OSHA fines refinery, and a bill to arm teachers

The toll booths on Golden Gate Bridge will no longer be staffed by humans during a testing period starting today.
Under CC license from Flickr user Yang and Yun

Human employees take a financial toll

Toll-takers on the Golden Gate Bridge are on their way out – human toll-takers, that is. Today marks the first day of a testing period for a new all-electronic toll collection system. In sixty days – if all goes according to plan – motorists crossing into San Francisco will have to use an automated payment system, or they will receive a bill by mail after the bridge authority takes a photo of their license plate.

Spokesperson Mary Currie says the change is mostly about the budget.

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4:45pm

Wed January 9, 2013
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Peace and quiet at the Mormon temple

The spectacularly lit Mormon Temple in the Oakland Hills has been a fixture in the East Bay skyline for over almost fifty years. As part of our place profiles series, KALW's Isabel Angell decided to see what the temple looked like up close.

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5:30pm

Tue January 8, 2013
Transportation

Listener feedback: More to the story on Uber

Back in December, we ran a story about Uber, the app that matches users to the closest town car or taxicab. Uber gets its money by charging its own rates, which can cost much more than a typical meter.

Listener Mark Gruberg called in to let us know that we missed something: that regular cabs are using apps, without the extra cost.

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6:19pm

Wed December 12, 2012
Transportation

Taxi alternative Uber faces legal hurdles

Hailing a taxi in San Francisco can be nearly impossible if you’re not downtown. Calling ahead isn’t a guarantee either – often, the cab is late and sometimes it never comes.

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5:41pm

Mon December 10, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Confusion at the gas pump: which grade is best?

Gas prices in California are always a big problem. And this year, the average price per gallon is set to hit four dollars – the highest average ever. It seems like there’s nothing the average driver can do to lower their fuel costs – except, maybe, change what grade of gasoline they buy. Most people, though, have no idea what that means for their car.

A choice at the pump

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