Tuesday May 14
East Bay Express
Three Awesome Bike Day Trips in the Bay Area
It's no secret that the Bay Area is heaven for cyclists. But you don't have to be an expert - or spend hundreds of dollars on gear - to enjoy a leisurely, scenic ride.
Sun May 12, 2013
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Amgen bike race takes over Escondido
Despite temperatures in the high 90s, avid cycling fans and newcomers to the sport jammed the sidewalks of downtown Escondido's Grand Avenue Sunday for the Amgen Tour of California.
Thu May 09, 2013
The Las Vegas Sun
Joe Downtown: Golden Gate not scrimping on National Shrimp Day
Friday, the originators of the Las Vegas shrimp cocktail are giving the crustacean-filled sundae glass, with sauce, its due.
Bike to Work Day This Thursday Mountain View
Residents will take to the streets by bike Thursday in the annual Bike to Work day, with a number of events planned throughout the Bay Area.
Wed May 08, 2013
Marin Independent Journal
Art Works Downtown in San Rafael hires new executive director
Art Works Downtown, a nonprofit art center in San Rafael, has hired its first executive director to take the reins Monday.
Sun May 05, 2013
Gas prices up a penny in two weeks
The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has gone up one penny over the past two weeks.
Thu May 02, 2013
Ventura County Reporter
The Homeless Person's Bill of Rights and Fairness Act is not so fair
Several years ago, when the economy was crashing, Ventura officials, in response to homeless people sleeping in their cars in random spots all over the city, decided to spearhead a program that would allow individuals who met certain qualifications to sleep in their cars on designated private property; these property owners were in partnership with ... (more)
A controversial method designed to rid downtown areas of homeless transients who sit on sidewalks or sleep in the doorways of businesses will be debated at the Chico City Council meeting May 7. The method usually takes the form of what are called "sit/lie" - aka "move on" - ordinances.
Wed May 01, 2013
The Press Democrat
Santa Rosa council votes to bring back parking meters
Santa Rosa is moving forward with a plan to rip out dozens of relatively new downtown parking stations that merchants said were baffling to their customers and bad for business.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Halfway To Concord
Bicycle use and its role in the urban planning process
At the risk of this writer being barred from residing within 200 yards of a public school, can we have a sane discussion of bicycles and their future role in the urban planning process? It seems that at virtually every public planning, as a "green alternative", cycling is treated like an entity akin to "holy water". This is not to say bicycle ... (more)
California Piece-Rate Employees Entitled To Compensation For Each Hour Worked
Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors , No. B235292 : A California Court of Appeal recently held that automobile service technicians who were paid on a "piece-rate" basis should have been paid their minimum hourly wage for the waiting time between repairs.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
First Look: All of the Cocktails at Tribune Tavern, Oakland CA
Note: First Looks give previews of new drinks and menus we're curious about. Since they are arranged photo shoots, we do not make critical evaluations or recommendations.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Postal Service Approves Sale of Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Despite the Berkeley community's solid and vocal opposition to a postal service plan to sell the historic downtown post office, postal officials announced Monday they intend to move forward with the sale.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Comparing Rent in San Rafael
Rent costs in San Rafael vary wildly between neighborhoods. Now you can see just how pricey renting is, and how those costs compare neighborhood-by-neighborhood. A new data-based website, Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks uses U.S. census information compiled from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey to show median household income and monthly rents by ... (more)
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Sat Apr 20, 2013
San Mateo Migration: Where Do Residents Come From and Move to?
Are any of your new San Mateo neighbors from a different California county or from a different state or country? Where did your old neighbors move? Between 2006 and 2010, San Mateo County grabbed 26 residents from Lewis and Clark County, Montana, and lost 19 residents to Hancock County, Maine, and lost another 61 residents to Washington County, ... (more)