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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Water taxi service Tideline looks to expand operations in Berkeley

Citing public transportation congestion in the Bay Area, Tideline Marine Group — a water taxi service operating out of the Port of San Francisco — is pushing the California Public Utilities Commission to allow the company to run its ferries from the Berkeley Marina to San Francisco on a regular schedule of times.
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Gov. Brown passes bill for more energy efficiency

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he signed a bill requesting the UC and requiring the CSU systems to consider expanding their current partnership with utilities in the eventual aim of further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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UC Berkeley to oversee statewide green job training initiative

The Donald Vial Center for Employment in the Green Economy – part of UC Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment – will begin consulting the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on developing new training programs for employees in the utilities industry as part of a statewide initiative to reduce carbon emissions and increase environmental sustainability.
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Gov. Brown appoints local resident as special advisor

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Berkeley resident Jeanne Clinton as special advisor to the California Public Utilities Commission, the governor’s office said Tuesday. Clinton, 60, has been a manager of the commission’s Climate Strategies Branch since 2009 and was an advisor on clean energy and policy planning to the commission
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