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Union City is a city located in Alameda County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 66,869 but the current population is about 70,300. It was incorporated in 1959, combining two smaller communities, Alvarado and Decoto. Alvarado was the original county seat of... (More Info and Source) Union City Real Estate

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1 person dead after train crashes with vehicle

One man is dead after an Amtrak train accident involving a vehicle.

It happened just after 10 p.m. Monday on the tracks running by High Street between Coliseum Way and Watling Street in Oakland.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Fire officials say it appears he was the only person in the car. About 200 passengers on the train at the time of the crash were not injured.

At this point, additional details have not been released.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:00:01 -0700

Crews search for missing swimmer at Drakes Estero

Crews are searching for a swimmer who went missing Monday afternoon.

The Coast Guard and Marin County agencies are assisting in the search.

Officials say a family walked from Drakes Beach to Drakes Estero and swam across the water.

A young adult male was missing from the group when the family returned.

At this point, additional details have not been released.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:18:48 -0700

Northbound I-280 in San Francisco reopens ahead of schedule

Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco has reopened Monday night following a closure over the Labor Day holiday weekend for a construction project to strengthen the highway in the event of seismic activity, Caltrans officials said.

The seismic hinge replacements along a stretch of 280 were completed well ahead of schedule, opening about 9:35 p.m. Monday - ahead of the original deadline of Tuesday 5 a.m.

Labor Day was no picnic for the crews who were finishing up the work Monday, pouring concrete for the side guardrails in a race against the clock.

The safety upgrades involved replacing two seismic hinges along northbound 280 between the 101 junction and downtown San Francisco.

The hinges, which have a rubber bumper between the concrete parts will allow the bridge to absorb movement from a quake.

"They had been here since 1966 when they built this structure and they were just showing signs of wear and tear," said Steve Williams, a Caltrans spokesman, "This is something the department has been planning for a long time in an effort to keep this roadway safe."

Caltrans crews worked round the clock since Thursday. They were facing twice as much work than the previous closures on the Memorial Day and July Fourth holiday weekends, when only a single joint was replaced each time.

The shutdown closed ramps and caused detours for drivers between the 101 junction and downtown San Francisco.

By 7 p.m., Caltrans crews began to cleanup and clear out.

Evan Walters, a journeyman carpenter, is from Red Bluff, past Redding and told KTVU he was ready to get home and get some rest.

"We've just been plugging away at 12-hour days and just feels good to be done with it. Yeah, for sure tired," Walters told KTVU.

The project cost $4 million for the four hinges installed since Memorial Day.

Crews say the new hinges should last at least another 60 years or even longer.


Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:39:04 -0700

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