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Data shows nearly even racial mix in Silicon Valley - San Jose Mercury News
"A mix like the Bay Area's is rare. Alameda County could argue that its racial mix is even more balanced than Santa Clara's, because it has a more significant black population, although Santa Clara has larger Asian and Hispanic populations."
race  ethnicity  alamedacounty  santaclara  california  data  information  bayarea 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge | 09/28/2006 | Minor delays for BART to Peninsula
"Those switching problems, which have affected service off and on since Monday, mean a small delay but plenty of trains are providing service for those riders, the dispatcher said."
bart  transit  sanfrancisco  fremont  alamedacounty  contracostatimes 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 09/06/2006 | Tunnel crash clear; Hwy. 24 backup lingers
"The accident involved a gold Toyota Tundra with a camper shell, a white Toyota Corolla and a green Honda Accord just after 7 a.m. in the tunnel's center bore, Land said."
chp  alamedacounty  contracostatimes  contracosta  highway24 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 09/05/2006 | Bay Bridge's lower deck reopens
"'It opened, on time or earlier,' Land said. 'I told my [co-worker] 'Is it open? 'Cause if it's not, you have to stay [ at the office].'"
bayarea  sanfrancisco  alamedacounty  contracostatimes  chp  caltrans  traffic  transportation 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/31/2006 | Crashes, one fatal, slow I-580 traffic
"Two Interstate 580 accidents, one of which has claimed a life, have affected the morning commute in the East Bay, the Highway Patrol said."
interstate580  altamont  emeryville  alamedacounty  contracostatimes  traffic  chp 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/18/2006 | Alameda fire tied to gas main break
"Crews using heavy equipment appeared to be digging behind a warehouse near the intersection of Main Street and Navy Way about 7:40 a.m. when a 4-inch gas line ruptured, PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said."
alameda  alamedacounty  pge  fire  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/11/2006 | Bay Area airports, fliers adjust to terror alert
"'We've got extra staffing. The passengers know what the deal is. We're a lot better prepared than yesterday,' Davison said."
sfo  oakland  airport  police  terrorism  alamedacounty  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/10/2006 | Funeral motorcade reaches Pavilion
"Witnesses said eastbound traffic was stopped at the Caldecott Tunnel to allow the motorcade to drive through. On Treat Boulevard, drivers were stopped and waited about five minutes as the motorcade passed."
concord  oakland  chp  police  crime  death  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/04/2006 | Livermore karate instructor arrested
"Two juvenile victims reported Smith had inappropriately touched each of them at the karate studio. Smith was interviewed at the Livermore Police Department, where he admitted to inappropriately touching one victim, police said."
livermore  alamedacounty  crime  police  molestation  karate  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/25/2006 | Outages shrinking in East, South Bay
"Any extra conservation that they can manage today will help us relieve the strain and prevent new outages from occurring as the weather heats up today."
pge  power  outage  contracosta  alamedacounty  contracostatimes  heat  weather  eastbay 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/24/2006 | Heat wave notes
"Consuming cold water is best, between 40 to 50 degrees, because it empties out of the stomach quicker and it's actually absorbed in the intestines. Room-temperature water or warm water stays in the stomach longer. And obviously cold water tastes better."
water  heat  eastbay  pge  power  outage  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes  martinez  lafayette  oakland  orinda  pleasanthill  walnutcreek  concord  antioch  sanpablo  castrovalley  danville  brentwood 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/24/2006 | BART slows trains, cuts lights to conserve
"The district will cap train speeds throughout the system at 60 mph from now through 8 p.m. Johnson estimated that riders will need to add between 5 and 7 minutes to their trips."
pge  power  outage  bart  alamedacounty  contracosta  sanfrancisco  transit 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/24/2006 | Work week starts with new outages
"Swanson said 125 crews, made up of 350 employees, have been dispatched from less-affected areas in the utility's territory to assist repairs."
pge  power  outage  contracosta  alamedacounty  contracostatimes  heat  weather 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/24/2006 | Call or send in your heat tales
"The Times would like to hear from readers about how they are coping with and being affected by hot weather, related power outages and conservation requests."
heat  weather  pge  power  outage  eastbay  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/23/2006 | Bay Area feels new level of heat
"Not only is it hot, it does make it a little bit intense. Normal humidity is 10-15 percent, but we're seeing 20-25 percent humidity."
heat  weather  eastbay  contracosta  alamedacounty  contracostatimes  pge  power  outage 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/22/2006 | As heat gains, PG&E combats new outages
"We're obviously still asking consumers to set thermostats to 78 degrees, to leave lights off and to try to conserve as much as you can. We're hoping that mesage has gotten across."
pge  power  outage  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes  heat 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/22/2006 | Thousands lose power in East Bay
"Our reserve (power) levels dropped to 6 percent. We are seeing very, very high demand on the system especially (considering) that it's a Saturday. Weekend loads are usually low. We're just not sure where the load's going. We're over 48,000 megawatts, whi
pge  power  eastbay  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes  heat 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/20/2006 | Richmond teen held in foiled robbery of cop
"The officer was at a Circle K gas station in the 400 block of Hegenberger Street about 2 a.m. when two men walked up to him and tried to rob him at gunpoint. The officer produced a gun and the men fled. As they ran, one suspect shot at the officers but m
oakland  richmond  robbery  police  alamedacounty  westcontracosta  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/19/2006 | Lanes clear after Bay Bridge crash
"The incident began at 6:21 a.m. when a empty big rig struck a stalled vehicle, blocking the No. 5 lane near the right-hand side just east of the Alameda County line. The big rig then struck part of the bridge as well, damaging wiring."
caltrans  chp  alamedacounty  interstate80  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/18/2006 | Oakland crash hurts one; car into restaurant
"Police responded to the incident in the 300 block of 23rd Avenue at 5:55 a.m., and called Oakland fire units three minutes later, an Oakland fire dispatcher said."
oakland  alamedacounty  police  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/13/2006 | ACE cancels all trains, will resume Friday
"We are encouraging pasengers to check status for tomorrow on We anticipate we will resume service tomorrow. [... A]ll of our passengers obviously found alternate transportation. We also get into issues of layover for staff. They've been on t
acetrain  transit  interstate580  livermore  altamont  fire  alamedacounty  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/12/2006 | Fire flares up anew in Altamont hills
"The affected area was noticed near Patterson Pass and Midway roads, near the San Joaquin County line, around 5:40 a.m. No road closures or traffic alerts have been issued yet, CHP Officer Scott Cakebread said."
altamont  alamedacounty  fire  chp  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/11/2006 | Dublin man unhurt after I-680 crash in Fremont
"Julio R. Ruiz was heading north on Interstate 680 just south of Mission Boulevard at about 55 mph when he approached an earlier accident in the center divider and the No. 1 lane, the CHP said. Ruiz changed lanes into the No. 2 lane to avoid the accident,
fremont  dublin  chp  alamedacounty  interstate680  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/10/2006 | Castro Valley spill alert canceled
"The spill began when a large commercial truck began leaking chlorine around 6:30 a.m. Fire crews and a hazardous materials team responded to the site."
castrovalley  alamedacounty  chp  hazmat  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/05/2006 | Caldecott Tunnel reopens after head-on crash
"At 3:58 a.m., the driver of a blue Honda Fit with no plates began driving eastbound against the tunnel's westbound traffic flow when she reportedly passed out behind the wheel, CHP Officer Scott Cakebread said."
chp  caldecotttunnel  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes  traffic  highway24 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/03/2006 | None hurt as blaze hits Oakland apartments
"The fire appeared to have started in the building's concrete subbasement when a car fire caught a Dumpster, Oakland Fire Capt. Cedric Price said. Heavy amounts of smoke and flames were contained and did not spread to the apartments above. [...]"
fire  oakland  alamedacounty  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/27/2006 | Pleasanton store clerk robbed at knifepoint
"When the employee opened the cash register, the man ran around the counter, put the knife's blade against the victim and took several bills from the register. As the man fled, police said he told the employee 'Sorry, I have a family to feed.'"
crime  police  pleasanton  alamedacounty  contracostatimes  robbery 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/19/2006 | Vasco Road grass fire singes dozens of acres
"Some of our observing stations in that area have been registering sustained winds of 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. That's pretty strong. It's definitely going to be affecting the containment effort."
contracosta  alamedacounty  vascoroad  fire  traffic 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/15/2006 | A's pitcher arrested for suspicion of DUI
"[o]officers noticed a Ferrari driving on west on Interstate 580 toward Castro Valley at speeds of over 100 mph around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday. The officers pursued the Ferrari and stopped it on westbound Highway 238 in San Lorenzo."
interstate580  castrovalley  sanlorenzo  highway238  alamedacounty  traffic  chp  dui  baseball  oakland  mlb  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/13/2006 | BART near normal after outage report
"The problem began at 7:10 a.m. when a contractor working aboveground in Oakland hit a water line, flooding part of a communications facility, BART spokesman Jim Allison said."
bart  oakland  alamedacounty  transit  traffic  sanfrancisco  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/12/2006 | One arrested in I-80 hit-and-run in Hercules
"The off-duty officer's car was struck by a vehicle whose driver fled on foot, but was apprehended and taken into custody around 5 a.m., Kroncke said. The officer was taken to a hospital with head injuries."
hercules  chp  berkeley  police  hitandrun  interstate80  crime  alamedacounty  contracosta  westcontracosta  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/09/2006 | Pleasanton police seek exposure suspect
"The man is described as a white male in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thin build and 'spiky' blond or dirty blond hair."
pleasanton  exposure  alamedacounty  police  crime  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/08/2006 | I-580 lanes clear after collision
"CHP Officer Kevin Kroncke said emergency crews are taking one person with reportedly moderate injuries out of the vehicle, an overturned Toyota Tercel."
interstate580  chp  traffic  alamedacounty  pleasanton  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/06/2006 | East Bay voter turnout very light
Kelli Phillips led on this one; Danielle McNamara and Tanya Rose did a lot too.
contracosta  alamedacounty  elections 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/06/2006 | Westward Bay Bridge morning commute eases
"It's been quite a bit better than yesterday. It's been moving across at 25 to 35 (mph) most of the morning. It looks much cleaner than it did yesterday."
bridge  alamedacounty  traffic  transit  chp 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/05/2006 | New Bay Bridge lanes debut for drivers
"As far as incidents go, there's nothing working but there's just heavy traffic."
bridge  traffic  transit  alamedacounty  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/05/2006 | Tell us about the Monday commute
"Reporter George Kelly will be providing live traffic and public transit updates with information from readers." ;-)
traffic  transit  eastbay  alamedacounty  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/23/2006 | Man hit by truck dies on I-580 off-ramp
"Just before 3:30 a.m., a 29-year-old Tracy man was driving a 2006 Chevy pickup onto the El Charro Road off-ramp when the Porterville man -- who had pulled his big-rig truck off to the freeway shoulder -- walked into a traffic lane."
traffic  interstate580  livermore  tracy  porterville  chp  death  alamedacounty  contracostatimes 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/11/2006 | Problems slow BART trains
"As of 8:45 p.m., a dispatcher noted delays of 45 minutes from Oakland's Rockridge station to Pittsburg-Bay Point, 30 minutes from the Coliseum/Oakland Airport station to Dublin-Pleasanton and 25 minutes from El Cerrito Plaza to Richmond."
oakland  rockridge  pittsburg  baypoint  airport  dublin  pleasanton  elcerrito  richmond  westcontracosta  eastcontracosta  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes  bart  transit 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/09/2006 | Alameda boy's gunplay kills man
Officers arriving at the apartment found a young man around 20 years old who had been shot in the chest. The man was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he died.
death  alameda  alamedacounty  police  guns  contracostatimes  crime 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/05/2006 | One arrested, one held in I-80 fatal hit-and-run
"The driver, which Cross identified as a 55-year-old Hayward resident, got out of the big rig to lay reflective triangles on the roadway to alert traffic. While doing so, he was struck and killed by a car. The impact knocked him back 200 feet."
westcontracosta  contracosta  alamedacounty  interstate80  hayward  richmond  dui  pinole  hitandrun  oakland  chp  crime 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/05/2006 | Gas thieves hit pay dirt strolling parking lots
"It's a little more difficult these days. But at $3.25 a gallon, thieves will be exerting a little more effort."
gasoline  gas  petrol  theft  bart  transit  police  crime  pleasanthill  fruitvale  fremont  pittsburg  baypoint  eastcounty  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/04/2006 | Gas theft hits East Bay BART stations
"I think there are more important crimes for our cops to patrol. That said, we'll keep an eye on it. The smartest thing to do is for a person is to buy a locking gas cap."
bart  transit  theft  crime  police  pleasanthill  fremont  fruitvale  oakland  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes  eastbay 
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