Fri August 16, 2013

Cracked bolts and all, new Bay Bridge opening Labor Day

The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, which opens to traffic on Tuesday, September 3
Isabel Angell

The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open the day after Labor Day. After postponing the opening indefinitely in July, the bridge’s oversight committee voted to restore the original date at a meeting on Thursday. The cracked bolts in the new bridge are apparently better than the totally unsafe old bridge, which wouldn't survive a minor earthquake.

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Thu August 15, 2013

Youth Radio: Teens use Twitter to thumb rides

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Back in the 1970s, my mom turned 18 and got her dream car.

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Mon August 5, 2013

New Warriors arena in San Francisco not a slam dunk

Arena rendering by Snøhetta and AECOM

San Francisco’s waterfront is booming. It’s become a major destination for tourists and locals, celebrated two World Series wins, and is currently playing host to an international sailing race. There’s a new cruise ship terminal, and a re-invented Exploratorium. And now the waterfront is preparing itself for another huge makeover.

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Thu August 1, 2013

Transit-oriented developments are taking the Bay Area back to the future

The Contra Costa Centre, another TOD in unincorporated Walnut Creek (Isabel Angell)

The Bay Area is one of the most congested places in the whole country ­– behind Los Angeles and Honolulu. Over the next 30 years, another two million people are expected to move here. So, how are we are all going to fit?

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Wed July 31, 2013

SFPD starts Twitter account to combat bike theft

A screenshot of the SFPD's new Twitter feed devoted to bike theft (

The San Francisco Police Department estimated in a report this year that over 4,000 bicycles were stolen in the city in 2012. Police recovered 864 of those, but only got 142 back to their owners. So one enterprising officer, Matt Friedman, started a Twitter account devoted to bike theft, @SFPDBikeTheft, to help close that gap.

The account, which went live last Friday, puts out stolen bike alerts, pictures of bikes the SFPD has recovered, and tips to prevent getting a bike stolen in the first place.

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