Q: Which Bay Area bridge picked up the largest increase in traffic during the Bay Bridge closure?
A:¬† 'Should be no surprise that it was the San Mateo Bridge with a 36 percent jump in traffic. The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge had a spike of about 25 percent, and the Dumbarton, 10. The Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission laments that about 2.4 million dollars went down the drain at the Bay Bridge toll plaza because of the shut-down.¬† But the increased traffic - and tolls - at the other bridges brought the net dollar loss down to to about 1.9 million, give or take.¬† 'Hope we don't have to go through THAT again.¬† Scratch that. They'll have to close the bridge again in a couple of months to make a permanent fix.
Thanks to the volunteers¬† working real hard to clean up the Alameda shoreline after that bunker oil spill¬† a few days ago.....some actually using spatulas to clean up the muck. Oil covered birds are being hauled off to the Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Center in Cordelia.¬† So far they've cleaned up 36 birds.¬† Sadly 11 have died.
Taylor Swift ("Love Story") is now dating actor Taylor Lautner. ¬† Let the confusion begin.
As heard on KOIT. The video for Michael Buble's "Haven't Met You Yet"¬† also stars his Argentinian actress girlfriend, Luisana Lopilato. As promised, here it is...