Bad news for lovers of driving into San Francisco and uncrowded BART trains; the Bay Bridge is currently closed indefinitely after pieces from a repair made over Labor Day weekend came crashing down and hit three cars. The incident took place late Tuesday afternoon and was coincidentally in the same location as a critical flaw that was discovered and repaired during the bridge’s Labor Day  closure. read more »

earthquake UC Berkeley professor Richard Allen is helping to develop an earthquake warning system that could help give people a few seconds warning before an earthquake hits.

Now—given that we live in a ridiculously earthquake-prone area, read more »


Those of you with plans to sunbathe, surf or be outside for any extended period tomorrow might want to begin making alternate arrangements. A large storm, the remains of a typhoon that hit Japan, is headed toward the Bay Area. read more »


Well, we don’t mean to depress you, since the UC budget crisis, general economic malaise and midterm season were probably already doing that pretty effectively. But we thought we’d point you in the direction of this article by Paul Harris, US correspondent for the British newspaper “The Observer”, which argues—a little more convincingly than we’re comfortable with—that California may be well on its way to becoming America’s first failed state. read more »

emptyWe know this information is probably new to all of you–but we hear tell there’s going to be some sort of walkout tomorrow. Now, if you didn’t know about it, we can’t blame you, because it hasn’t gotten much coverage. Okay, maybe that was sarcasm. Maybe all of the things we linked to about it have been published in the past 48 hours and there are about 78,498,320 more.

In any case, expect to encounter a lot of picket lines and rallies if you’re planning on being anywhere in the vicinity of campus tomorrow. If you’re thinking of participating, and aren’t just doing it as an excuse to stay home and sleep all day, we at the Clog have put together this guide to help you keep straight the teach-ins, walk-outs and teach-outs. read more »

51Oh, AC Transit line 51, the bus everyone loves to hate. The inspiration for Facebook groups and random fits of rage through the East Bay.

The bus that, even when it was supposed to come every 10 minutes, you always seemed to spend at least 20 minutes waiting for.

But the simultaneously most popular and most reviled bus in the AC Transit system may soon be gone from us. Just one in a massive list of possible “service changes” announced by AC Transit is a proposal to eliminate the 51 and split its route into two separate lines–the 3 and the 4.

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