An East Bay teenager accused of setting the clothing of a gender-neutral teen on fire on a transit bus has been ordered to trial.
A man was killed in a gun battle stemming from an argument on an AC Transit bus in East Oakland Thursday afternoon. The shooting was among several that took place in the area over a five-hour span.
A judge on Thursday denied a bid by a 16-year-old boy to be tried as a juvenile, rather than an adult, on an aggravated mayhem charge for allegedly setting a skirt-wearing teenager’s clothing on fire on an AC Transit bus in November.
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit workers have ratified a tentative contract agreement, averting a possible strike threatened after union votes rejected two previous agreements earlier this year, AC Transit officials said.
AC Transit drivers and mechanics are voting Friday on a tentative deal reached just before a cooling off period ordered by the governor ended last week.
Along with the new year, commuters will find fare increases for the transit agencies across the Bay Area.
Starting in 2014, the program that allows Bay Area commuters to use pre-tax dollars from their paychecks to pay for transit and commuting will be slashed nearly in half.
AC Transit bus drivers and other workers were set to vote on a tentative contract this week, after management and union negotiators hammered out a last minute deal just as a 60-day cooling off period was set to expire.
AC Transit and the union representing its drivers and mechanics have been talking for the past two weeks ago, hoping to hammer out a deal before a 60-day cooling off period ends on Sunday.
Police were trying to piece together a possible kidnapping on Tuesday night at an AC Transit bus stop in Milpitas.