Q: Name the Bay Area town named after an Irish philosopher.
A: Berkeley. As in George Berkeley (1685-1753)
If you heard us this morning, your ears weren't deceiving you. Bridge officials ARE thinking about opening the new section of the Bay Bridge before it's complete. As we like to say on the KOIT More Music Morning Show: What could possibly go wrong? They say the new bridge will now open October of '13 instead of March '13. What's a few months? Not much when you consider that the original planned opening was 2004. The new span will now cost 6.2 billion, triple the original estimate. They're talking about opening the new span before architectural lighting is complete, and before temporary support structures are removed. If it's not finished when we cross it, you'd think they'd give us a break on the toll.