New area code to ease 510 area code exhaustion in East Bay

Telecommunications service providers recommended that California Public Utilities Commission, or CPUC, use the overlay method, meaning it will add a new area code in the region, in addition to the 510 area code. The plan, pending CPUC approval, would add a new area code by December 2017, according to CPUC’s website.
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Private commuter ferries return to Berkeley Marina

Tideline Marine Group and PROP SF — two private water taxi operators in the Bay Area — will soon provide daily ferry services for the general public from Berkeley and Emeryville to San Francisco and Redwood City. Tideline operations will begin within 30 days at the Berkeley Marina and PROP SF plans to start in December or January.
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