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AFL-CIO Slates Bay Area To Invest In Low-Income Housing, Job Creation For Youth Of Color

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 4:16pm

AC Transit considers fare increases

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 3:29pm

Four fare proposals to receive directors' attention at today's meeting AC bus riders may face fare increases

AC Transit is considering a proposal to raise its regular bus fare from $1.75 to $2 as of July 1 to cope with expected state subsidy cuts and rising operating costs.

Board members for the agency, which serves western Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, will discuss four fare-raising scenarios to raise as much as $9 million at a meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. today.


Affordable housing doubled at old UC site

Submitted by Reporter on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 12:07pm

City and state officials announced an agreement Thursday with developers of the former UC Berkeley Extension site in San Francisco to include more affordable housing - more than doubling the number of such dwellings for the 413-unit project at 55 Laguna St.


The Behind the Scene Struggle of California and Other States with the EPA’s Air Standards

Submitted by Reporter on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 11:57am

Often we see politicians fronting for special interests…but not always do they actually headline that fact! But it’s happened with the ongoing behind-the-scenes struggle over EPA’s national smog standards. Read on for more on this… why we’re alarmed about a possible EPA move to kill lead standards… the hypocrisy of some big companies on global warming, and more.


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