Authorities are looking for Charles J. Dowd, a San Mateo resident and former San Francisco firefighter, who mysteriously vanished after he boarded an Amtrak train in the East Bay earlier this week. Dowd, 69, boarded a train in Emeryville on Wednesday morning with plans to change trains in Chicago on ... More >>
For some reason we'll never know, ardent foes of the Central Subway chose, today, to hold a press conference in a children's playground. Attendees sat on slides and sidestepped miniature tricycles. But there was no playing around. And the Central Subway is not a project that will be paid for in play ... More >>
"You never call, you never write" isn't just the lament of parents and grandparents everywhere. It's come to be the gripe of several former city commissioners. Bruce Oka's four-year term as a Municipal Transportation Agency board member expired on April 29, and he says neither Mayor Ed Lee nor anyon ... More >>
There's a romance to railroad travel, especially when the destination is a special, spirited mountain town called Truckee.
A lawsuit alleging racism at Amtrak's Oakland yard has made it to the Supreme Court -- and could affect discrimination cases nationwide