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A Fork Worth Taking

Randy Howder | Posted 10.12.2015 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

"If you hit a fork in the road, take it" is one of the late Yogi Berra's greatest lines, and, for me, it really captures the dilemma -- and the opportunity -- facing the Bay Area as we move deeper into the 21st Century.

How Universal Studios Hollywood Uses Krusty Burger to Keep Theme Park Guests from Peeking at Harry Potter

Jim Hill | Posted 09.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Fans of The Simpsons have been dreaming for decades now about getting the chance to visit Springfield. Well, that dream became a reality back on April 2nd of this year when Springfield officially opened at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Man Allegedly Shoots Himself During Scuffle With Transit Cops

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Crime

A 28-year-old man was in critical condition after he allegedly shot himself in the belly during a struggle with transit police in Oakland, C...

We Need Mobile Justice -- Not BART Watch

Zachary Norris | Posted 08.14.2015 | San Francisco
Zachary Norris

Last week, an investigation conducted by reporter Darwin BondGraham at the East Bay Express exposed how passengers are using the new BART security app, BART Watch, to racially profile fellow riders.

Is the Woman Sleeping on the Train Alone?

Maria Alejandra Casale-Hardin | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Maria Alejandra Casale-Hardin

The decision to sleep on a train is yours to make. The fact that I was asleep does not, in any way, excuse the drunk man's behavior. We need to respect people, especially in our shared spaces. We need people to keep speaking up. Not only for ourselves but for those around us as well -- we are not alone!

A Road Trip for Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Sometimes I need a good road trip to think about public transportation. Last week I took a much needed working vacation by flying to Reno. A friend met me there and we started our adventure, by car, in the rapidly hipsterfying Midtown neighborhood.

How to Get From San Francisco to Yosemite, Guilt-Free -- on Public Transit

Kristan Lawson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Kristan Lawson

While it's true that most national parks in the U.S. can only be reached with a private vehicle, it's not true for all of them.

A Letter From A Delayed BART Passenger

James Harrell | Posted 12.09.2014 | San Francisco
James Harrell

Glass is shattered surrounding my home in Berkeley, businesses' windows have been boarded up throughout the Bay, and folks are relatively uneasy in a community that, for the most part, is extraordinarily privileged. Thank you.

25 Years Ago -- The 'Big One' of '89

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This weekend's quake got plenty of news coverage, starting Sunday morning. So I thought it would be a good time to share my story from the "Big One," which starts with some generalized comments about earthquakes for the benefit of those who have never felt one.

Ex-Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Wins Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

A San Francisco civil jury today ruled in favor of a white, former transit officer who fatally shot an unarmed, black man in an infamous killing captu...

PATH Should Be Run By New Jersey Transit

Carol Kellermann | Posted 07.05.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

While PATH was never expected to be self-sufficient, its operating deficits have grown and are now a far greater burden on Port Authority finances than was anticipated when the Authority acquired PATH as part of a bi-state deal in 1961.

Now You Can Play With Legos Of Your Favorite 'Simpsons' Characters

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.27.2014 | TV

A new set of characters from "The Simpsons" have been brought to the world of Lego. In partnership with 20th Century Fox and in honor of the 25th anni...

Video Shows Police Using Taser On Floored Passenger

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Video of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer using his Taser on a prone passenger has surfaced, raising the question of whether the man, wh...

WATCH: Family Of Officer Killed By Fellow Cop Gives Touching Interview

AP | CHANNING JOSEPH and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The widow of a veteran San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer who was fatally shot says she cherished every mome...

'Give Us Some Time To Grieve' Chief Says About Cop Killed By Fellow Officer

AP | CHANNING JOSEPH and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A veteran San Francisco Bay Area transit police sergeant who was fatally shot by another officer during a search knew the dan...

BART Officer Accidentally Shot Dead By Fellow Officer During Home Search

AP | Posted 03.23.2014 | Crime

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accidentally shot and killed a fellow officer Tuesday in the first on-duty fatality in...

For Top Brass at Both BART and UC Berkeley, Impunity Prevails

Randy Shaw | Posted 02.04.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

We hear a lot about income inequality, but what about inequality in evaluating job performance?

9 Hospitalized After California Train Malfunction

AP | Posted 12.04.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say at least nine people were taken to the hospital following a brake problem that stranded hundreds of passenger...

Conservatives Contribute to Fallacy About Union Power

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Political parties and their corporate sponsors have made unsubstantiated hysteria the new norm in political discourse. Unfortunately, this means that we get groups devoted to a narrative that is not supported by data.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 10/25/13

John Zipperer | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: She is very verärgert; GOP has already announced it's DOA in 2013; shifting sands; no, not on eBay. Answers are at the bottom of the quiz.

Baseballs for Hugo Chavez: All in a Day's Work for Bill Richardson

Mehroz Baig | Posted 12.23.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

In addition to his tips on negotiating, Richardson also had advice for President Obama, after seeing the government shutdown and last-minute deal making in Washington.

BART Strike Ends, But Not Without Consequences

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD and LISA LEFF | Posted 10.23.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It took months of tortured talks, two strikes and the deaths of two workers for San Francisco's transit ra...

BART Strike Ends After Deal Struck

AP | Posted 12.21.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area's main commuter train system and its unions reached a tentative agreement on a new contract Monday...

BART Strike Enters Day Four, Snarls Commute

AP | LISA LEFF and SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 12.21.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Representatives of the San Francisco Bay Area's rail transit system and its striking unions returned ...

Transit Workers Killed By Train During Major Strike

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | San Francisco

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Police from the San Francisco Bay Area's rapid transit system say two employees performing maint...