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KGO’s legendary Stan Burford calls it quits

After more than three decades of keeping his eye on Bay Area traffic congestion and guiding commuters through it, KGO radio’s Stan Burford is calling it quits. “I’m 69 and I turn 70 in December,” the dean of Bay Area traffic reporters explained when asked why he’s retiring. His 51-year career in radio and TV broadcasting — the last 32 at KGO radio 810 AM — ends Friday. When he started his traffic reports, Sonoma County traffic wasn’t on the… Read More »

State funds Hwy. 101 change near Sonoma/Marin line

Work is scheduled to start this fall on a project that will begin to reshape Highway 101 just south of the Sonoma-Marin County line. The state  Transportation Commission last week approved $29.7 million for remodeling of the interchange at the Redwood Landfill and  construction of frontage roads that will eliminate intersections with San Antonio Road, Olompali State Historic Park and a few private driveways. Dianne Steinhauser, executive director of the Transportation Authority of Marin, said one of the frontage roads will… Read More »