Local election results have big implications

While the focus Tuesday was on the national election and some statewide measures, voters also made decisions with local implications. Alameda County Measure A1 Measure A1, which would have established a 25-year tax to raise money for the Oakland Zoo, did not receive the two-thirds supermajority it needed to pass.
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BART board approves funding for new vinyl seats

A portion of the wool seats in BART cars — many of which are stained, ugly and smell unpleasant — will be replaced with more sanitary and aesthetically pleasing cushioned vinyl seats in the upcoming months. As part of ongoing interior upgrades, the BART Board of Directors voted Thursday to
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BART considers extending Friday night service

Following the failure of a similar proposal in June, BART is considering extending its hours Friday nights and delaying service on Saturday mornings. Because public input showed that Saturday delays would have adversely affected low-income and minority passengers, the BART Board of Directors deferred the previous proposal, which would have
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