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If there is one final concert at Candlestick Park before its scheduled tear-down next year, it might very well be Sir Paul McCartney playing there.
The decision to accept $2.2 million in federal dollars for the Domain Awareness Center was met with plenty of resistance, as protesters shouted “shame, shame” following the approval.
As negotiations are currently at a stalemate, issues like pension, health care and payback for unused sick days are coming to the forefront.
Bay Area Rapid Transit and its unions have returned to the bargaining table, trying to beat an early August deadline before the contract for workers expires.
The walkout by BART’s employees is now in full effect and Gov. Brown has been reluctant to call for a 60-day cooling-off period because that could likely have a bigger effect as the commute, at that time, will be flooded with people returning to school. But the dynamic between the transit agency and its union employees is just one example of the current state of public employee unions and management.
Amid the tense BART talks behind closed doors, both sides are trying to appeal to the public a day after workers voted to authorize a strike.
A group of law enforcement officials conducted a sweep of suspected child pornography users in Monterey County on Wednesday that resulted in seven arrests.
The fix for the broken bolts includes implementing steel saddles on the span.
Some are questioning who would actually want the job with a higher crime rate and depleted force in the city.
It looks like an answer won’t be coming anytime soon as to whether or not the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will be able to open as scheduled come Labor Day. Public reaction about the use of questionable bolts on the $6 billion span has transportation officials seeking to reassure the community that safety is the top priority.