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BART Fined By State Officials For Incident In Which Two Workers Were Killed

April 17, 2014
State regulators have fined BART more than $200,000 for last year's accident, which killed two workers on the tracks in Walnut Creek. KCBS Reporter Bob Butler said Cal/OSHA calls the violations leading to the deaths "willful, and serious."
BART Fined By State Officials For Incident In Which Two Workers Were Killed
April 17, 2014
State regulators have fined BART more than $200,000 for last year's accident, which killed two workers on the tracks in Walnut Creek. KCBS Reporter Bob Butler said Cal/OSHA calls the violations leading to the deaths "willful, and serious."
California Health Care Sign-Ups Exceed Projections
April 17, 2014
Covered California said over 3 million residents have signed up for either health insurance through the state exchange or Medi-Cal. KCBS’ Barbara Taylor reports, April 15 was the last day to complete enrollment in the state's version of Obamacare.
CHP Investigators Recreate Fiery I-5 Crash In Orland
April 17, 2014
911 calls regarding the deadly collision in Orland between a Fed Ex truck and tour bus.
Infant Dies After Being Left In Car In San Jose
April 17, 2014
This is a very hard day for a family in West San Jose. KCBS' Mike Colgan reports, a 9-month-old baby died from heat stroke after his father forgot to drop him off at daycare.
New Turf Being Installed At Levi’s Stadium In Santa Clara
April 17, 2014
A major milestone is being reached in the construction of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. KCBS' Matt Bigler takes a closer look at the grass being installed this week at the venue, the future playing field for the San Francisco 49ers.
SF Supes Drum Up Support For Soda Tax Measure
April 17, 2014
KCBS' Barbara Taylor reports it was a long afternoon in the San Francisco supervisors chambers Wednesday, as supporters of a proposed ballot measure to tax sugary drinks as a way to combat childhood obesity tried to drown out the opposition from the beverage industry.
Sailor Killed In Redwood City Boating Accident Identified
April 17, 2014
KCBS' Tim Ryan reports the man killed in a sailing accident Wednesday during a race near Redwood City has been identified as Yong Son of Burlingame.
Tougher Sentences For Pot Growers Focus On Environmental Damage
April 17, 2014
KCBS' Jeffrey Schaub reports the US Sentencing Commission has proposed tougher sentences for illegal marijuana growers whose pot farms damage the environment, particularly on public lands and in national parks.
Report: State Improved Covered California Enrollment As Process Moved Along
April 17, 2014
KCBS' Chris Filippi says a new report on Covered California's first open enrollment addresses some of the flaws, but also says improvements were made as the process moved along.
‘Hippie Hill’ Crackdown Expected At SF’s Golden Gate Park, 4/20 Festivities
April 16, 2014
KCBS' Melissa Culross reports law enforcement will be out in full force for the expected annual 4/20 celebrations in Golden Gate Park.
Marine Mammal Stuffed To Gills With Wayward Animals In Need Of Help
April 16, 2014
KCBS' Anna Duckworth reports Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center is on the brink to having more animals in need than ever before.
Suspect Arrested In San Jose Fire That Destroyed Former KNTV Building
April 16, 2014
A man has been arrested on suspicion of setting a five-alarm fire on Sunday in downtown San Jose, that destroyed the building that formerly housed KNTV. KCBS’ Mike Colgan reports, 55-year-old Stillman Pfeffer is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.
Naked Teenage Girl Alleges She Was Kidnapped And Robbed In Oakland
April 16, 2014
An investigation is underway in Oakland into the apparent kidnapping and robbery of a teenaged girl. KCBS' Margie Shafer reports, the investigation into this incident is still in its preliminary stages.
Economist Feels Record Rents In Bay Area Could Severely Stunt Economic Growth
April 16, 2014
Stephen Levy, Director of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy in Palo Alto, discusses skyrocketing rental prices in the Bay Area, and the larger role it will play in affecting the region’s economy.
Field Poll Shows Californians Have Split Opinions On Drought
April 16, 2014
It appears an overwhelming majority of Californians agree that the state's drought is a serious issue. KCBS' Chris Filippi reports, the latest Field Poll also shows that most people want California's agriculture industry to cutback.
Protesters March On Twitter San Francisco Headquarters Over Tax Breaks
April 16, 2014
KCBS' Margie Shafer reports on the arrests of some SEIU union members who blocked the entrance at San Francisco's City Hall during an evening protest against the tax breaks for some tech companies.
Sea Lion Pup Rescued, Recovering At Sausalito Marine Mammal Center
April 16, 2014
KCBS' Anna Duckworth reports a sea lion pup was rescued from the same area as an adult sea lion 10 years ago and is being rehabilitated by the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center.
Martinez Family Devastated By Boston Marathon Bombings Returns To Site To Race Again
April 15, 2014
KCBS' Dave Padilla reports a Martinez family devastated by last year’s Boston Marathon bombings are returning to the site of the attack and plan on running the race this year.
‘Shrimp Boy’ Pleads Not Guilty In SF’s Wide-Ranging Conspiracy Case
April 15, 2014
KCBS' Jeffrey Schaub reports Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow pleaded not guilty to all charges in a wide ranging conspiracy case involving suspended State Senator Leland Yee, including money laundering.
Bay Area Gas Prices Up By 70 Cents At Some Stations
April 15, 2014
KCBS' Jeffrey Schaub reports on what could be behind the gas-price increase at Bay Area pumps.
Legislation In San Francisco Attempts To Regulate Growing Short-Term Rentals In The City
April 15, 2014
San Francisco's housing shortage has put a spotlight on landlords who are converting their units into short term vacation rentals. KCBS's Barbara Taylor reports on the details of new legislation that would allow Airbnb-type rentals in a person's primary, permanent residence.
Family Of Nine Escapes 2-Alarm Fire In San Jose
April 15, 2014
An East San Jose apartment complex was jolted awake by a fast moving fire this morning. KCBS' Matt Bigler reports that a family of nine managed to escape the flames thanks to working smoke detectors.
AC Transit Chief Financial Officer Accused Of Embezzling Funds From Oakland-Based Church
April 15, 2014
The chief financial officer for AC Transit has been placed on paid administrative leave - after he was charged with four felony counts of fraud and grand theft. KCBS' Chris Filippi reports the CFO is accused of embezzling more than half a million dollars from an Oakland church.
Napa County Jail Introduces Video Conferencing For Inmates
April 14, 2014
KCBS' Dave Padilla reports Napa County Jail has introduced a video conferencing system for inmates and their visitors aimed at improving security.
JCCSF Increases Security Measures After Weekend Hate Crime Shootings In Kansas
April 14, 2014
KCBS' Susan Kennedy reports security measures were heightened at the JCCSF after this weekend's slayings at Kansas Jewish centers.