Housing

Future of BART dependent on increased public funding, officials say

Cutting BART service enough to shore up its projected nine-figure annual deficits in the coming years would result in a “death spiral” for the transit agency, officials said last week.BART planning officials prepared a five-year financial outlook at the behest of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the regional transit coordination agency, to estimate how three levels…

Dublin police identify man killed in apparent self-defense shooting

Dublin Police Services has named Kenneth Krainski, 38, as the decedent in a domestic disturbance in Dublin last month that escalated into his shooting death, with police continuing to believe that the shooting was in self-defense.Police described the Nov. 20 altercation at SoFi apartments in Dublin as resulting from a domestic dispute involving a woman…

Holiday Fund: Women’s shelter gives guests a place to stay during the year’s coldest months

Dec. 16, 2017, is a day forever etched into Christina Pressley’s memory. That’s when she found Heart and Home Collaborative, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit that she now calls her family.Everyone there cares about one another, from staff members who make sure shelter guests are comfortable to volunteers who cook meals and provide them with supplies.Last…

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All three LARPD board incumbents win reelection

Livermore residents voted for three at-large positions on the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Board of Directors, a governing body that establishes policy and provides guidance and general direction for district operation.Incumbents Philip Pierpont, David Furst and Maryalice Summers Faltings were all reelected for four-year terms from December 2022 to December 2026.According to the…